The Guardian: Poggio di Luna, one of the best country hotels in Italy with great food
A love of food is synonymous with Italy, and these family-run hotels chosen by Alastair Sawday showcase regional cuisine and local produce as well as being gorgeous places to stay.
Set amid 200-year-old olive and fruit trees, and with views over the Foresta Umbra, this handsome whitewashed building – all staircases, arches and terraces – feels anciently rooted in its spot, but is only 10 years old. Using the farm’s abundant organic produce, it offers gourmet pugliese cuisine – mussels, orecchiette pasta with greens, creamy ricotta – and wine tastings, too. Meals are served on the large terrace overlooking the pool and colourful gardens.