From friary to villa
Purchased by the Vichi family in 1975, over the years the lovely Villa Conventino, Gradara has regained its authentic flavour thanks to painstaking, loving restoration, which has highlighted its original features while neglecting none of the amenities and comforts of a modern home.
The cloister, the rooms
The perfectly conserved cloister, with the simple lines typical of the Order’s architectural style throughout the Sixteenth Century, is still redolent with the meditative life of the community of Capuchin friars.
The same atmosphere is found in the nine bedrooms, adorned with small religious frescoes, which emphasise the rooms’ relaxing mood: the “Stanza delle Pecorelle” [“Room of the Sheep”], with a splendid fresco on its main wall, is particularly fine.
Less eye-catching reminders of the building's monastic origins are also to be found in the great saloon which has replaced the original refectory, in the living rooms and study and in the ground floor lounge accessible directly from the panoramic terrace, an excellent place for socialisation with its comfortable furnishings and warm, friendly atmosphere.
The church and the garden
The most secluded corner of the complex still contains the church, an exquisite building which conserves intact not only its fine original woodwork but also impressive works of art, especially a delicate Madonna with Child and Saints, attributed to Pesaro-born painter Terenzio Terenzi, known as the Rondolino.
The Conventino’s tennis court and pool are located on its northern side, in the shade of Gradara Castle, while the large terrace, partly arcaded, is in its most panoramic point.
The complex is completed by gardens and corners planted with flowers, and a large open area on the southern side with a barbecue zone communicating with the villa’s kitchen.
A stay at Villa Conventino, Gradara, is an ideal opportunity for making the best use of leisure time, with access to the many sports facilities available in the immediate vicinity, attending cultural events and shows, and relaxing on the beaches or enjoying the entertainment offered along the Adriatic Riviera.
Spaces and availability
Area 8000 m2 Indoor area 1500 m2 Friary Church seats 150
“Swallows” Cloister seats 80 “Fireplace” Room seats 50 “Angel” Saloon seats 60 Ground Floor Lounge seats 50
Panoramic Terrace seats 150 Barbecue Area seats 150 Swimming-Pool Garden seats 100 “Tower” Terrace seats 40 “Sheep” Study seats 40
“Sheep” Room 2+2 “Ship” Suite 2+2+1 “Tower” Suite 2+1 “Cloister” Suite 2 Capuchin Cells
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