I Freschi: hospitality and nature
Holiday home in San Bartolomeo al Mare, Imperia, Liguria, Italy
For those who want to experience a charming and relaxing stay in the typical houses of an old rural village, among olive groves and dry stone walls, nestled on the first hills of Liguria and caressed by the sea breeze.
Dedicated to those who like to stay in agritourism, b&b, holiday home with respectful and evocative settings, offering the authentic character of the place.
Dedicated to those who enjoy nature and tranquility and to those who want to explore the beauties available: – excursions in the hills to discover the rugged and fascinating land of Liguria, – the search for authentic landscape, architectural, eno-gastronomic treasures, – the beaches and water sports, because the sea is only 4 km away and the resorts of the Riviera dei Fiori are well equipped for leisure time, – the horse-riding arena just 200 meters away, – the countless cultural events of Cervo, Apricale Dolceacqua, Borgio Verezzi with their Festivals and Reviews of music and theater…. Also dedicated to those who love worldliness and can reach in a few minutes the shows and parties that animate the coast, or famous places such as Alassio, Sanremo, Montecarlo …
The beaches and the city center of San Bartolomeo al Mare, with shops bars, and restaurants, are 4 km away: they can be reached by bicycle or by MareBus, a free minibus available in July and August.
The accurate recovery of the ancient village of I FRESCHI reveals the heart and soul of Liguria. We will guide our guests in search of the most authentic characteristics of rugged and fascinating land enclosed between the sea and steep hills.
On this site, you will find permanent pages indicating the itineraries to discover the landscape, nature, environment, history, culture, traditions, gastronomy of Liguria, while other temporary pages indicate events not to be missed. Other suggestions await you upon arrival at I FRESCHI.
Here are some examples: – sighting of dolphins and fin whales in the protected area of the Sanctuary of the Cetaceans, a triangle of sea between Liguria, Sardinia, and France, – paths along the Cycle-Pedestrian Track of the West, 30 km of enchantment overlooking the sea excursions in the hills on foot, with bikes, on horseback, -climbing on rock walls, -days at sea and beach between swimming, sun, snacks, sailing on laser or paddling on canoes and kayaks -visit Genoa and its splendor, – discover the botanical treasures of the English gardens on the Riviera, – taste the best farinata, trofie with pesto, fried fresh fish, stuffed squid, and anchovies, – buy the authentic extra virgin olive oil from Taggiasca olives, basil, Albenga artichokes, the fine local wines such as Vermentino, Pigato, Rossese, Ormeasco… And much, much more!
I Freschi have eight apartments rented in a self-catering formula, all equipped with their kitchen. The accommodations have original and unique environments, different from each other in size, shape, furnishings, colors, all characterized by wooden beams and ceilings, intimate and welcoming rooms surrounded by thick exposed stone walls that form arches, niches, steps ….
The restoration was based on respect for the spontaneous architecture typical of the Ligurian rural civilization and the original construction materials, accompanied by cheerful and harmonious colors, with interior and exterior design lighting and systems and services adapted to today’s times.
Furnishings have been the subject of precise research which, excluding standard solutions, has made it possible to recover old family furniture and other pieces found in local markets, reinterpreted by a creative restoration carried out by the owners themselves, which has given life to environments where the culture of the places and the traditions of its people relive in the era we are living in.