Al Vecchio Convento, an Italian, hotel and restaurant in Italy is situated in the medieval village of Portico di Romagna high-up in the Apennine hills on the old road connecting Ravenna with Florence between the Regions of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.
The hotel-restaurant is 'housed" in an old Italian Palazzo which once belonged to one of the oldest families of the village.
All the rooms retain many original features and furnishings even if all modern services and comforts are available. The furniture and all fittings such as the curtains, the objects in wrought iron and hand painted ceramics are made by the local craftsmen and contribute to the charm of the hotel, its rooms and the local area..
The family of the hotel restaurant "Al Vecchio Convento" makes it possible that an cosy and informal atmosphere is created ensuring that the guests really feel at home through the welcoming traditions of Romagna and the spirit of the people who inhabit these beautiful lands near the Casentino Forests.
THE ART OF HOSPITALITY
The "Al Vecchio Convento", hotel and Restaurant in Italy, is the first Albergo Diffuso in the Region of Emilia Romagna. We offer a different type of vacation to our guests as the concept of the Albergo Diffuso hotel is like staying not only in a hotel but in an entire village, not having the usual hotel guest as your neighbour but being part of an Italian experience, with its typical daily life and having the opportunity to interact with the family of the hotel and with the local people.
The Slow Food cuisine, the cooking lessons and painting courses, truffle hunting, wine tasting, learning about the local products and how they are made, the local school where foreigners can learn the Italian language and its culture, the excursions in the National Park, cultural cities and their art, the landscape, its people i.e. the overall well-being factor which can all be enjoyed in the Slow Life village of Portico di Romagna and its hotel and restaurant Al Vecchio Convento.
The perfect vacation to be a real Ospite i.e. Guest! Therefore taking part of the traditional rhythms without all the habitual stress.