The Week Romagna Buon Vivere – Good Living – is an event that has reached its 5th edition and intends to show the land of Romagna through a series of different events linked to the person’s well-being.
Week Romagna Buon Vivere
Our blog had the honour of being chosen together with bloggers from The United States, Brazil, Ireland and Norway. We could discover different kinds of realities told live on the social network through all our channels. Now I’m here to tell you how we lived the Week Romagna Buon Vivere, far from it a bit of time and already told you about my feelings in the heat of the moment and mediated live.
The events that are jointed are an uninterrupted series and it’s impossible to attend all of them. But some of them were really exciting and allowed us to savour unique realities, work passions, passions for one’s own land, for one’s own roots that often are too difficult to find.
In this post I’ll give you a quick view about our Week Romagna Buon Vivere. Please, run the coming posts to go into details and discover the “secrets” of Romagna
Thermae of Riolo
They were the undiscussed protagonist of our Good Living Week. This water has really lots of therapeutic properties. Swimming pools, treatments, course of mud baths and much more wait for you in Riolo to recover your body and mind well-being. The attached Hotel is the most practical accommodation.
Let’s start here our tour by this video.
St. John the Baptist Abbey
St. John the Baptist Abbey in Valsenio is a real treasure. A building restored with masterly skill: it contains stories and legends in a delightful mix. It deserves a stop to discover the insides.
The Augusto Rinaldi Ceroni Herb Garden is a riot of senses: scents, smells, tastes will inebriate you whether you will walk among the endless plants and herbs or you’ll decide to taste the most particular salads to find out that even a simple salad can be good and savoury.
But…look out! There are poisonous plants, too!
A few installations with educational and sensory routes recently built attracts children so they can discover the nature and the surrounding landscape from a very particular point of view.
Locanda il Cardello (Cardello Inn)
In this peace place is possible to have lunch tasting traditional dishes revised in a masterly manner and there are also some comfortable rooms for a one or a few days stand.
Discover the surroundings, walk among the vineyards and…yeah, Valeria! A little playground where you can enjoy yourselves, too!
The Verdi theatre in Cesena is the wonderful location for the gala performance. The Hotel-management Schools challenges each other.
At the end of the evening the winner will be declared and during dinner good cuisine and art are mixed. The orchestra acts as a background. If this is not the best expression of the Week Romagna Buon Vivere…
We knew and met close up the youngsters of the Hotel–management school of Riolo Terme
Competence and skill together with the choice of high quality local products are the strong point for the realization of excellent dishes.
The Rocca of Riolo
The Rocca of Riolo really deserves a lot of time and a dedicated visit. You’ll be welcomed by Caterina Sforza that will tell you about the sights, its history and all vicissitudes of this really beautiful place. It’s embedded in the centre of Riolo and at sunset you can see the majesty of its reddening bricks.
Discover its rooms, its legends, its history. During the year there are lots of labs for children and a lot of events inside.
Then when it’s getting dark the light offers the best scene for a walk inside and outside.
Maybe before tasting some good wine in one of the many venues hereabouts. We chose Cantina Antica Grotta (Antica Grotta Winery).
The Week Romagna Buon Vivere can only belong also to sea in Romagna. On this day in early October that gives us still a summer hot weather, we are going to go into the sea to the mussels farming not far from the coast, after a very good seafood lunch on boat.
The buoys mark the boundary of this area that is invisible from the land and we find out that the mussel’s cycle is one year about.
Very impressing the work and the passion: they have a unique important place behind a mussels’ dish we naturally order at restaurant and we never realize it!
Did you know the fish auctions still exist at the seaside? I already told you about them when I had the chance to attend them in Savona, but here they are completely a different thing: all is automatic and technological. How delightful to discover these realities!
Then all the charm and work about the reparation of fishing nets and tools: we get lost in these stories and descriptions.
On this hot day someone is relaxing on sailing boat. Two world compared, work and fun, that are very closed to each other for a moment in this photo.
A beautiful group photo and we go on. Our Week Romagna Buon Vivere continue at fast pace.
St. George Hotel
In Riccione we stay at St. George Hotel. A luxury hotel with theme rooms. Ours is Giuseppe Ungaretti and…Okay, okay! We got it! Valeria likes it very much!
Or do you like most the panoramic swimming pool on the last floor?
It’s the perfect place for families: during rainy days children can enjoy themselves watching the River Otters feeding or discovering oceans’ seabed.
I must admit that adults really like River otters, too, and admiring them close up bewitches us: they are so playful animals!
Looking at Caribbean seabed you immediately dream other far-off destinations. Do you remember about the Maldives post and its reef? We met the same fishes there!
Did you ever try to prepare and eat a vegan dinner? We did it at Arboreto Cicchetti.
Strange ingredients, strange recipes, the preparation was very funny and…what else can I say? Of course! They are the makers of the very good carrot cake! Well done!
There is nothing left to do but arrange to meet you in the coming posts and above all at the regular appointment in Romagna! The Week Romagna Buon Vivere waits for you next year. And we have a nice night swim!