A meticulously restored ancient watch tower and surrounding stone buildings transformed into apartments with small terraces and the longest views. All cluster around the reception house and pool area, the centre of the hamlet. Beyond is a shady garden with hammocks for lazy afternoons, below you bushes of lavender and rosemary scent the air, interesting rock sculptures are scattered about. Owner Marco, a creative and bubbly personality, has created this unusual place as a mini gallery using cleverly recycled objects alongside his newly created ones in ceramic and stone. If you fall in love with something you can buy it. Each space has a different theme and all have kitchens so you can look after yourselves, but there is a restaurant just over the street, and a thrice weekly barbecue and pizza night should you want to join with other guests. You’re close to Pesaro and Urbino, the coast has a wealth of beach clubs and there’s grand hiking in the Natural Reserve Park. Giulia and Virginie look after reception and can order up breakfast in your room if you like. They’re also happy to give free transfers from and to Cattolica railway station.