Urbino holiday rentals pressPress and reviews

Comfort and sustainability, peace, relax, beautiful surrounding countryside, a pool with a view, gorgeous food and wine, local hosts with a wide knowledge of the area, this is what our guests appreciate about their stay with us.
Valle Nuova has been featured in many guidebooks, magazines and newspapers such as Lonely Planet (Top Choice accommodation), The Guardian, The Guardian Green Travel list, Travel and Leisure , I viaggi del Sole (Italy), Calcalist (Israel), Elle (Czeck Republic), Kathimerini – Oiko (Greece), Rick Steves guides, Gloria (Finland), The Sunday Times, Guides de Charme, Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel), Taxydromos (Greece), Italia (Russia), The Good Hotel Guide, Karen Brown, Great Escapes (Rough Guides) , Clean Breaks (Rough Guide to Green Travel), Green (AU), TCI Ospitalità di Charme, Cadogan Guides, , Gambero Rozzo, The Blue Guides (Recommended), 1000 Places to See Before you Die.


Valle Nuova was featured in two books Exotic Retreats by Julia Faiers
and The eco-travel handbook by Alastair Fuad-Luke.

The Good Hotel Guide

“This beguiling eco-friendly small country hotel is surrounded by a landscape of gently rolling hills that radiate beauty and tranquillity.”

The Sunday Times

“…after some authentic home cooking using the farm’s own produce, Guilia will tempt you with dozens of homemade liqueurs. Oh, go on: they’re organic, so they won’t give you a hangover. ”

The Guardian

“There are plenty of rural places to stay in Italy that offer local, organic produce, but La Locanda near the hilltop town of Urbino in Le Marche goes the extra mile to do its bit for energy conservation”.

Lonely Planet

“Ecology and comfort coexist in perfect balance at this working agriturismo.”

Go Slow Italy

“The Savinis’ commitment to organic farming and to the environment is almost unequalled.”

Turismo di Charme - TCI

“Della casa si coglie subito l’atmosfera… ambienti d’ampio respiro, di moderna eleganza, con i materiale della tradizione… a contatto con pezzi di design d’ispirazione nordica.”

Travel and Leisure

“Savini and her parents, who also live on site, are as passionate about the environment as they are about hospitality.”

The Guardian

“Urbino eco … organic food, green power, it doesn’t get better than this.”

Outdoor - Umbria e Marche

“La Locanda potrebbe fare concorrenza a uno di quegli spot dove ogni mattino è lieto e tutti sono felici in una casa inondata dal sole.”

Our guests

Comfort in a gorgeous, modern, organic farm/B&B, set in beautiful country with amazing views. Giulia and her family are extremely warm, friendly and helpful.
JG, (US)
Although you’re out in the country (on a real farm!), you’re never far away from the conveniences and interests that await you throughout the Marche. The host, Giulia, is incredibly helpful and gracious.
SN, (US)
Run by Giulia and her parents, the hosts are good company and helpful but also respect their guests’ privacy.
E, (UK)
What a wonderfully beautiful place! We feel very lucky to have been able to be guests at the Locanda. From the food to the hospitality, all was incredible.
G, (US)
In all of one’s life as a rover
from Amsterdam to Sydney and Dover
it’s been our perception
that no warmer reception
can be found than at the Valle Nuova
P&K, (Australia & The Netherlands)
Thanks a lot. We are very happy to stay here and enjoy slow life. I’ll come back again with my husband and daughter. She’ll be much pleased.
N, (Japan)
Thanks for your great hospitality! We never saw a traffic sign for cats before! But here it is.
C&L, (Netherlands)
Thanks for making our 25th Anniversary so memorable.
S&C, (UK)
Thank you very much for looking after us SO well, Giulia. We’ve had the most wonderful holiday – fabulous food, scenery, people and hammock – what more could you want?!
K&R, (US)
These last few days felt more like we had found and spent quality time with some long lost relatives than staying in a hotel. Yesterday when we were shown the very special parts of Urbino is a memory we will treasure for a long time. The atmosphere, the food and most of all the hospitality was truly memorable.
M&M N&J, (UK)
The farm was just as heavenly as we expected but the peaceful setting, delicious food and friendly welcome surpassed our hopes!
R&I, (UK)
Our wedding was wonderful!! Just as wonderful as the Casina!
L&J, (Denmark)
It has been great again, we love staying at the Locanda and we are sure to return again! We go for the 5th.
L&M, (NL)
Mamma mia che figata qua con Giulia e tutti i gatti…Ritornerò al più presto!!!
Lorenzo (9 anni), (Italy)
We booked a 3 nights stay and ended up staying 5 nights.
L&D, (Israel)
Living according to one’s values is very important to me. Your commitment to protecting nature was clear in everything you did. It was inspiring.
A, (US)
…e lasciare ogni volta un pezzetto di cuore…
A, (Italy)
This is a beautiful, relaxing setting made perfect by friendly, helpful hosts. A perfect family business that focusses on a quality service. Food is the best we’ve eaten in ITALY!! We made friends with many animal hosts and take home many pictures of them. We will miss all our hosts – both human and animal.
M&R, (Canada)
Thank you so much for making our stay so calm and relaxing. Travelling to Italy with my 92 year old father has been a joy – made so much easier by your sensitive hospitality, attention to detail and sense of houmour. I will always remember these few days.
S, (US)