Locanda Della Luna Cesena Review
The Locanda Della Luna Hotel is nestled in the hillsides of Longiano near Cesena, Italy. The hotel, is set in an old Italian farm house, with olive groves as a backdrop. Located about 90 minutes from Bologna, and only 5 miles from the coast, the Locanda Della Luna (which translates to Moon Inn) offers a picturesque location with which to immerse oneself in the local food, culture and lifestyle.
Housing 9 rooms, a restaurant, shop and working olive farm means there is lots going on for quiet little spot, and a beautiful little spot it is too. The exterior is typical of this type of farm building with roughly applied render and clay roof tiles, shutters and a large welcoming front door.
Once inside, the period features are immediately obvious with small staircases linking the entrance hall to the living room, which itself has all original wooden beams on show. The theme of the hotel is distinctly ethnic, with hints of the middle east, and an abundance of terracotta, cream and brown tones lifted with patchwork upholstery and brightly coloured earthenware, there are also a few modern twists with contemporary suspended lighting and perspex furniture.
Bedrooms continue this theme with funky combinations of reds and blues, creams and browns, each with a rug suspended above the bed, open beams and chunky oak chests with vintage padlocks and feature furniture pieces. Modern comforts are included with your booking including cable TV and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms come with fresh white modern suites offering a pleasant juxtaposition with the clay render and earthy colourscheme, although there are hints of Italian style with the odd pop of colour here and there. The shower features a bench-like seat to allow you to take a load off while having a cleanse, and the bathroom mirrors are pretty jazzy too feeling more like a movie dressing room than an rustic Italian farmhouse.
The hotel offers bed and breakfast in the restaurant which doubles up as the farmhouse shop, where the products produced in the basement (including olive oil, fresh olives, white wine vinegar, and red & white wine) are available to buy. Breakfast is a local version of a continental breakfast with freshly baked cakes and home made bread sitting alongside fresh eggs and blood orange juice in a shabby chic duck egg blue setting. In the evening the restaurant serves an a la carte offering with Italian inspiration.
Outside, the scenery is stunning. There is a water feature which you can sit around and enjoy an espresso as well as a pretty pleasant view of the surrounding areas, groves and land.
There is room to park, and it strikes me that the Locanda Della Luna would be ideal for those driving abroad, as the remote nature of the farm make it a reasonable distance to the hustle and bustle of cities such as Rimini and Bologna, however if it is a quiet and secluded get away you fancy, and don’t want be disturbed, and like exploring 13th century castles, traditional Italian restaurants, boutiques, and grocery shops then it may just be the place for you.
The Locanda Della Luna Hotel offers a super comfortable stay in a genuinely homely environment, set in a beautiful area of northern Italy. We love the mix of old and new, done in a tasteful way, whilst maintaining the hotels traditional qualities yet not compromising you being able to check your email, or post on twitter if you have to do that on holiday.