Like the previous reviewer I have nothing but praise for this gem of a place.
This was a one night stop over between Naples and Puglia for us and we would have stayed far longer if we had known what a delightful place it was. We were made to feel welcome and like honoured guests from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
The home made food is exceptionally good and I believe if you are staying for longer you can have 'tutored' sessions on how to make pasta, pastries etc ( 'cookery courses' always sound so formal: this sounded like a much less daunting 'come and have some fun and join in with me if you want to'). We had delicious meals at dinner and at breakfast and were welcomed with coffee and pastries on arrival.
The surrounding area is beautiful and would delight walkers of any standard.
The 10k journey up from the main road is winding and you may think you are never going to arrive. It is well signed until the final k . Do print off the directions off the website before you go.
We will definitely return, stay for longer, take our walking boots and our cooking aprons next time. It's one of those places you'd like to keep secret but ought not to!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Welcome to La Foresteria di San Leo”“La foresteria di San Leo” is a Lucanian stone farmhouse which was build from the restoration of a benedectine hermitage where are preserved the San Leone monastery’s remains dated back to the twelfth century. We would like to show you one of the best places of Basilicata where our family live and work from generation to generation…….Completely immerse into the green the Guestroom faces the Lucanian Dolomites ... more less
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