Not only that, but I also happen to be living with some local celebs, I guess you could say...
Arrigo Sacchi (who's name you would recognize if you followed Italian football in the late 80s and early 90s...) is a famous Italian football coach. And also the grandfather of little Giulia, the girl I nanny. "He was twice manager of A.C. Milan (1987–1991, 1996–1997), with great success... To this day, Milan are the last team that became European champions and successfully defended their title in the following season. From 1991 to 1996 he was head coach of Italy and led them to the World Cup Final in 1994, only to lose to Brazil in a penalty shoot-out."
So, he's a kind of a big deal here in Italy... But behind the fame, he's a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He's extremely welcoming and easy to talk to, and loves to practice his English with me (and if I'm being honest... does need some practice).
Now, the Sacchi family owns a magnificent, modern, four star luxury hotel, The Hotel Perla Verde. Take a peak...
I love the textured cow skin on the bar. It just adds something fun to the pallet.
The clear furniture is right on trend, and brilliantly efficient for a hotel.
"The chef, Daniele Calderoni, proposes the discovery of ancient flavors of Romagna tradition, such as the salt from Cervia, extra virgin olive oil from Brisighella, cheeses from Cesena and fresh fruit from the surrounding area, with national and international recipes... And a rich selection of fine wines."
Gotta have the championship photo!
"The sixth floor hosts heated swimming pool and large solarium, from which you can admire a breathtaking views over the sea while sipping tasty cocktails." ... Sign me up!
The Hotel Perla Verde is a wonderful example of contemporary luxury design.
For more information on this fantastic hotel, check out their website! http://www.hotelperlaverde.it/eng/