With the title of Piero Fornasetti’s famous wallpaper in mind, I based my idea for the Relais Regina Giovanni project in Capo di Sorrento on the theme of ‘secret keys’.
The Regina Giovanna complex is beautifully nestled in nature, hidden away between green hills and overlooking the sea.
To a visitor’s eye, it all unfolds as a process of constant discovery, starting with a long road leading up to the main building, then the front office, the courtyard, the eight rooms and the four lofts. From there, a line of rosemary bushes marks the path to the secondary building with its four apartments, before revealing a gentle slope amidst the limestone hills which leads to a private beach on the sea.
It was the lasting impression made by those colors that inspired my redesign of the rooms, restaurant and common areas, as well as the development of some brand new attractions: cinema, tea room, massage service, the Lemon Lounge, a fitness area and a private beach with its own bar and restaurant.