This 14th century barn converted into a contemporary B&B is located in the quiet, lush Tuscan countryside, only a short drive away from Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Chianti wineries.
How would you describe Panorama Cinque in a nutshell?
Panorama Cinque is a small Bed and Breakfast, intimate and cozy, where design found its home. We are a 15 minute walk from the beautiful promenade of Salò on Lake Garda, Italy, with its elegant shops and beautiful architecture.
What was your inspiration to open a small B&B on Lake Garda?
The place inspired me. When I first saw this ramshackle house it felt so familiar, the perfect union between our home and a B&B. I imagined myself living here with my husband and I realized that this building has exactly what it takes to be a bed and breakfast.
My longtime dream has always been to create a place to live in harmony with myself. And I knew that this was the place! We travelled a lot and we developed a precise idea of what would make our dream B&B. And this is still our target when we travel today. We do it because we get inspired to improve the quality of what we can offer to our guests. I’m happy to say that we reached our goal thanks to the help of our architect, Stefania Pellegrinelli, who was able to translate our vision into reality with refined, accurate details and harmony.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Panorama Cinque?
In my opinion every corner of this place is like a part of a symphony. One of my favourite composers is Ludovico Einaudi, and often his notes expand in these rooms filling them with sweetness, creating a warm and intimate atmosphere. The soft shapes and neat lines of the furniture together with variety of colours, instill peace and tranquillity, not only to our guests, but also to us who live here all year long.
Everything here is designed to create a feeling of relaxation: from the green bright garden to the stylish porch, from the kitchen to the common living room, the bedrooms and bathrooms – every detail follows this vision.
To you personally, what is so special about staying at Panorama Cinque?
I wanted to create Panorama Cinque based my own necessities as a traveller. Our holiday guests who, just like me, love neatness, kindness, natural beauty, human relationships along with respect for everybody’s space, good quality food and friendly conversation, can feel at home here.
To you personally, what has been the biggest reward since opening Panorama Cinque?
Discovering that what I was dreaming about, now that it has become reality, is even more beautiful. I’m very grateful for this place that welcomed us offering us all of its beauty. I’m also grateful for the people who have visited us, with whom we enjoyed unforgettable moments. It is a source of great satisfaction to share our own luck with those who can appreciate it. I’m sure that this is the best choice that we could ever make to continue our journey in this wonderful experience that we call life.