Locanda San Fantino
The estate is based in Cilento, described by Conde Nast Traveller as “Italy's best kept secret...pity there is nowhere to stay”. Amongst nature's wildest displays are fishermen's villages along the coast and farmers' ones on top of the hills. The sea is of an extraordinary beauty, with 10 miles of coastline accessible only by boat or on foot, as on a deserted island. Cilento's vast National Park lies on the Tyrrhenian coast south of Naples and in 1998 became Unesco's World Heritage Site. The landscape is dramatic with mountains as high as 1,890m (over 6,000 feet) only a few miles away from the sea, with orchards, vineyards, olive groves and thick forests in between. It has one of the world's highest biodiversity, with over 70 different species of wild orchid and 90% of medicinal and culinary herbs growing wild.