October 17, 2014

Fortino Napoleonico & Portonovo Bay, Italy

By Toni Tran In Hotels, Italy, Travel
HOTEL FORTINO NAPOLEONICO 4****
Rising sloped hilltops, snake maze roads, it was a roller coaster travelling up the Portonovo roads (that is if you had a lack of sleep & wine from the previous night). Release your hand break, rolling the car wheels into the forest evergreen surroundings of Conero's Park. The balance of natural woods and blue seas of Portonovo Bay, has left the remains of the Ancient Military fortress from the 18th Century, known as Hotel Fortino Napoleonico, Italy. Magnicicently positioned on the beach, it was for a defending unit to protect against the British invaders, and apparently even Pirates (that is if your recreating Pirates of the Caribbean).   Walking under the Arched gateway, there the staff stand like guards ready to take my Tumi Luggage & Aspinal of London bag to my room. The characteristics still remains important to the history of the Fort, original brick meets Limestone Architecture. The essences of greenery shrubs, fresh air, seaside ripples were just some of the natural aromas that makes you feel like your on holiday. Besides escaping the from City Pollution, there was no sight of sky scrapers or office buildings here. With the most panoramic and peaceful sceneries, you probably couldn't imagine a battle here in this day in age. I mean who would want to destroy this beautiful hotel with a central courtyard view. 
PORTONOVO BAY The experience and the view just get's more breathe taking, that is if you can't breathe. After I had jumped on the bed, slapped my face that this is not reality and began to tackle the wifi code. I think it was a wifi free zone, who needs to connect with the world when the sunset is descending behind the mountain tops. Discovering new hidden pathways, for every stairs is another journey. Here I discovered I was crawling distance from the beach. I wouldn't recommend high heels on this occasion, the rocky stones is asking for a twisted ankle incident and is calling for a fashion emergency. Neither would it be comfortable to slap on lotion and sun bathe on these rocks, unless you find a flat surface. With a matching sunset attire, I like to play chameleon mode when it comes to Fashitect's photos. My white sneakers from All saint's has had me in relief, as I am glad I brought my only practical footwear besides my smarter Brogues on this trip. Thanks to the tour Guide, we got to visit forbidden private locations like the Church & the lost lake, a hidden gem that was only accessible with a key.  A decisions 4 set meal course at Imolo Ristorante with local mountain and sea muscle ingredients added to the Italian cruisines. Bon Appetite!  
Thanks to Le Marche Region Tourism for being a part of the experience in Portonovo, Italy. Follow the hashtag #destinazionemarche & #IlikeMarche for other snaps! 
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