La Meridiana – the name chosen in honor of the nearby Castello del Carretto, known as “Della Meridiana” - opened its doors to guests in 1977 and already in 1978 joined the prestigious Relais & Chateaux chain. This boutique hotel in Liguria offers 25 comfortable rooms, all different, making each stay unique and exclusive. Located in Liguria - halfway between Monaco and Portofino - this delightful, charming hotel was designed and built-in 1971 by Luisa Berto de Segre, a few years after her sister Teresa Berto de Galleani had built the nearby golf course at eighteen holes, the beautiful Clubhouse and the houses that line the golf course. Everything is designed in neighboring Provence style - large arches and canopies, exposed stones, roofs in ancient tiles, warm and sunny colors.
La Meridiana - this is the name chosen in honor of the adjacent Castello del Carretto, called "Della Meridiana" - opens its doors to guests in 1977 and already in 1978 became part of the prestigious French chain Relais & Chateaux. Alessandra and Edmondo, as genuine owners of the house, where luxury lies in hospitality and attention to detail, give the hotel a very personal elegance, full of authenticity, sharing with guests the fruits of their passions.
Interior decorations, gardening, and flowers are Alessandra's passions, and pretty fresh flower arrangements are always present in the lobby and at the restaurant's top tables. Edmondo amazes with his endless wine list. You will find an exquisite selection of the best Italian wines with rare vintages of the most famous wine growers and most quoted emerging producers. Each evening Edmondo will welcome you in Il Rosmarino Restaurant or Il Bistrot to embark on a journey of discovery of Liguria.
Alessandra and Edmondo, as masters of a home where luxury is made of hospitality and attention to detail, give the hotel a personalized elegance, full of authenticity, sharing their passions with guests. The decoration of the rooms, the garden's care, and the plants are Alessandra's passions, and the graceful compositions of fresh flowers never fail in the hall and the restaurant. Edmondo amazes with its endless wine list. There is a splendid collection of the best Italian wines with rare vintages of the most famous winemakers and the newest listed emerging producers. You will always find it in the evening to welcome you to the Il Rosmarino restaurant or at the Bistrot to accompany you in the discovery of Liguria. Born in Turin, Edmondo deeply loves Liguria and its aromas, the scent of thyme, sage, and delicate basil. Always research the best products on the market, local artisans, the most ancient traditions. Attentive discoverer of talents, Carlo Cracco, Kasten Heidsieck, Ernst Kim, Luigi Taglienti passed through his kitchen.
In a more informal environment, but always warm and welcoming, the Bistrot de la Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort offers the Albenga plain's freshest products, offering them simple and tasty preparations. Open every day for lunch until lunch by the pool, the Bistrot is one of the best gourmet restaurants in Liguria, reserving a special place for the typical local cuisine: ravioli with borage and ricotta, pesto-flavored traffic, minestrone Ligurian style, potato and anchovy patties, stuffed pumpkin flowers ... Olive paté and hot focaccia, panissa and other delicious specialties await you for a simple and quick meal. At the Bistrot de la Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort, meat and fish are often prepared "in small pieces" with the addition of Pigato wine and tasty black taggiasche olives.
Worthy of being part of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, La Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort invites you to the ideal place to discover the true Ligurian cuisine. Open only in the evening. Il Rosmarino restaurant is lit by a discreet light that illuminates the olive tree on the inner patio. The flame of the candles on the white tablecloths of white linen makes the atmosphere magical and brings out the details: antique silverware, nineteenth-century paintings, delightful flower arrangements. The simple homemade pasta, freshly baked bread and breadsticks, focaccia and marinate blend in with the Il Rosmarino restaurant with the Chef's elaborate preparations, which reproduces the cuisine of the rich canteens of the ancient popes and Genoese doges, such as the refined thin capon, artistic preparation of vegetables, fish and shellfish. All the dishes, tasty and at the same time very delicate, find the ideal combination in the Rosmarino cellar where the best wines of the region and Italians rest. An endless card, continuously updated, will allow you to choose your wine among the best producers and emerging young people.
From the tasting of Ligurian wines to those of the most famous Italian vineyards: lovers of vertical tastings will be able to find all the vintages of Solaia, Sassicaia, and Tignanello from 1978 until today, and commit themselves to quibble about the evolution of wine through the climate and the years. The author of the first selection of wines was his friend Aldo Griffa, who from Edmondo lovingly led Edmondo to discover the Piedmontese wine world, accompanying him to the most renowned cellars winemakers. In 1988 the friendship with Veronelli, a deep lover of Ligurian cuisine, passed on to him the passion for "good food," for the earth, for those who know how to give life and dignity to flavors. Gino Veronelli, through his admirable wine stories, his travels, his "walking the earth," surely inspired the path that La Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort undertook, made of passion, simple refinement, hypersensitivity in the pursuit of quality.
Golf Club - A stone's throw from La Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort - among ancient olive trees and green hills - is the most beautiful 18-hole golf course in Liguria. The delightful playing field winds among centuries-old olive trees and maritime pine trees and has been the scene of important national championships. From the highest holes, players can enjoy a few minutes of pause while admiring the wonderful panorama that stretches from the Maritime Alps to the sea. The Garlenda Golf Club was founded in 1964, designed by the English designers John Morrison and John Harris. From the championship tees, his path represents a demanding test for the most experienced players and a challenge for golfers with higher handicaps from normal departures.