At the end of a mild flight of steps, along which you’ll find the family chapel, you can access the ‘Bridge’, one the very few still negotiable in Europe. The ‘Bridge’, named Ponte Ronaco (or Ponte degli Aurunci), was built in the II century a.C. to link the ancient town of Sessa Aurunca to the Appian Way, one of the renowned Roman roads

The ‘Bridge’ consists of 21 Roman round arches, resting on pillars with dry masonry pillars covered with bricks and reticulated work; the paving features the characteristic volcan trachyte basoli of the era of Emperor Traianus, which have been preserved almost entirely. At the time of the construction of the ‘Bridge’, given the particular orography of this area, an engineering solution of formidable level allowed to overcome the wide valley path of the torrent Travata

Two fragments of trabeazioni dating back to the Middle Age, leaning against the house, act as characteristic seats and invite to the conversation in a re-enacted rural agorà.

Inside: the original, thickened, porous terracotta tiles warming the rooms; the typical ceramics from Vietri, here fused with those coming from the nearer town of Cascano, the ‘young cocks’ from the region Apulia and the unique colours of region Sicily, witness the passion of Italian people for handcraft. Outside: walls breached by the flow of the time, old bent tiles made in warm rosy terracotta, cement brightened by the sunlight, nude bricks, sandy travertine coming from the close Aurunci Mountains which change nuances during daylight.

And then: mosses covered with low boundary borders, wild figs, secular eucalyptus, purple jujube, fragrant field irises, citrus fruits, cherries and walnuts, as well as numerous olive trees, are the naturalistic elements that make this «working land» a collage of colors that brightens the gaze of the heart.

The absence of pressing daily life gives way to silence, to slow rhythms that regenerate ideas and release well-being in proportion to the time of administration. Here, relaxation is sacred.

We tried to preserve the primordial structure using the materials present and those of recovery, in an almost total absence of superfluous decoration. The only colors granted are those of nature; for the rest, the absolute white in its declinations dominates, from the lime of the walls to the rough of the fabrics.

Even the names of the rooms have remained those of the family names of all time. The "White and Blue" room, with its characteristic hand-painted two-colour floor; the "Lemon" and the "Olivo" rooms, dedicated to the queen plants of the place; and then the "Cantinola", the "Mangiatoia", the "Cantina", which are inspired by the ancient use of the premises.

What we feel is what we would like to leave to our guests:
the memory of a state of mind so similar to happiness.