Premio GIST_Urbino ResortDear Readers, Discovemarche has started talking about environmental quality and touristic excellence in the Marche region for several weeks. Today we are pleased to announce the assignment to URBINO RESORT of the 2015 Green Travel Award – Award for Best GIST “Eco Village”, during the BIT Fair in Milan.This prestigious reward is assigned to the best Italian accommodation with a focus on sustainable and responsible tourism.
URBINO RESORT lies a few km from Urbino and is definetely one of the kind spot. In the heart of Montefeltro, the Resort is the ideal place for a trip between nature, culture and wellness. Urbino Resort is the center of the delightful ESTATE of St James and Philip.Staying here means to be hosted inside the rural tradition and history of Le Marche region. The whole estate were previously part of an ancient village that now have been carefully renovated and expertly restored to finally be turned into a charming leisure resort.
The old farmhouses, now have become welcoming and sophisticated spaces. Today the barn houses a modern wellness center made of natural materials in harmony with the surrounding environment and with an amazing view on the hills.panoramica-urbino_resort
Interesting places to discover inside the resort are: the Abbey of SS. James and Philip dating back to the 300 AC, as well as the Botanical Garden containing rare plants and a “Cherry in the Water” just at the edge of the pool where an Organic Bar is located.
Close to two small lakes surrounded by centuries old oaks lies “Urbino dei Laghi – Ristorante e Naturalmente Pizza”. This small and exclusive restaurant offers the new eco-sustainable gastronomic project and is guided by the renowned chef Stefano Ciotti.
Here the concept of pizza is unique! Only top quality ingredients are used, such as: organic flour and a special sourdough that is 65 years old and which is named “Eleonor”. Fresh fruits and vegetables are picked daily from the “Orto dei Laghi” and used for cooking, as well as the herbs are from the Botanical Garden.Last novelty is the production of ORGANIC wines with names related to the tradition of the Bruscoli famil (owners of the estate) and the history of the place.
URBINO AGRICOLA directly produces organic oil, honey and wine, which are sold in the exclusive “Ecospaccio” store, inside a restored ancient oil mill.URBINO HORSES is a brand-new ranch, which offers to all horse lovers a unique and unforgettable experience.The area has long been a “SIC” (Site of Community Importance) and this implies precise requirements of preservation and conservation of the soil. Staying in this area is literally like being in paradise and living a 360° rejuvenating experience: for the body and mind… while delighting your palate!
For this reason, we would like to thank all friends from the URBINO RESORT (www.urbinoresort.it and http://www.tenutasantigiacomoefilippo.it) for their passion and commitment to enhance the territory and its traditions, offering their guests a one of the kind leisure destination.