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If you are ready for a vacation and you dream of a typical Italian village, then I now have the ultimate tip for you. I think it’s almost a little cheesy, but you just can’t escape the magic of the Relais del Maro in Borgomaro. This hotel was actually the reason for our trip to Italy: Last year there was an event by Green Pearls in Hamburgthat Ruben and I were on. There we were introduced to some hotels and the Relais del Maro as one of the favorite hotels of the owner Stefany Seipp. The description of the family hotel, which is located in a small village, just sounded too fantastic for us to miss this opportunity. So be prepared for a travel report that will hopefully enchant you as much as the description of Green Pearls a few months earlier.
The Relais del Maro is arguably the dreamiest place I’ve ever been and shows Italian romance at its best.
When we arrived in the tranquil Borgomaro it unfortunately poured out of buckets. But that has not necessarily harmed the idyll of the small village. There were always short breaks from the rain and then a pleasant coolness lay over the streets. So we could look directly at the area for the next three days. Narrow alleys, colorful house facades, some of which had their best days behind them, a market square with a church and a small shop. This is Borgomaro. A river and a road separate the Relais del Maro from the rest of the village. The terrace of the hotel has probably the best view of the tranquil village.
In addition to this beautiful cliché of the Italian model village, we also immediately noticed the warmth in the hotel. And not an artificial, detached courtesy – you are welcomed into a family for a few days. Without having to forego the convenience of being a guest.
I felt a little like Julia Roberts in “Eat. Pray. Love. “
If you feel like you are in a film set on vacation, then you start to move differently. Do you know what I mean? Suddenly you always have a melody in your head and feel like everyday life is light years away. Our room was unfortunately not in the main building, but so we could enjoy the walk across the river every morning. Romy was especially looking forward to the spoiled ducks, who were no longer keen on the bread that is given to them every day in the river. And we were attracted by the delicious and regional food at the breakfast buffet.
In the meantime, I’m used to the fact that, as a vegan, I can eat quite well on vacation. But I don’t see surprises that often. On the first day I was told that they would bake a vegan croissant especially for me. I was served it every morning and experienced the absolute breakfast heaven with almond spread and croissant. There was also latte macchiato with soy milk and lots of other delicacies
After a refreshment we could just drift.
Well fed, we spent the mornings in the village or on the green garden terrace of the Relais del Maro. Just frolic a little on the lawn, read a book and then have pasta served for lunch. We felt like part of the family throughout our stay. There was always a little joke made with Romy, no matter how much there was to do. Tips for dinner and day trips were also given to us.
So we ate both an extensive menu in an agriturismo and a wonderful Italian pizza in the evening. The beach in Imperia is only a few minutes’ drive away and you can relax in one of the bagnis there. Unfortunately, we weren’t given the typical Italian summer weather at this time, but at least we had a lot of sunny sections.
If you have a hard time saying goodbye, come back.
It was actually particularly difficult for us to say goodbye here. Simply because it was so warm at the Relais del Maro. Where do you hug when you check out at reception? Just! But it’s not just this cozy feeling that makes the Relais del Maro so special. It’s the many sustainable aspects, the special location and that everything is coordinated.