As I wrote before, the Locanda has been included in a new Rough Guide: Clean Breaks. Today an article about the author’s favourites in the Mediterranean is out on the Green Travel section in The Observer. You can read it here.

Locanda della Valle Nuova – an organically run farm in the Le Marche region of central Italy – is a 1920s farmhouse that has been converted into a well-insulated, modern country house with six double rooms and a self-catering apartment for two. There is an outdoor swimming pool with wonderful views over rolling hills and five-course evening meals. Water is purified, heating is solar-powered and there’s a wood-fired stove fuelled by coppicing from the farm woods. In autumn you can go truffle-hunting with neighbour Giovanni and his dog, and the renaissance town of Urbino is 12km away.