Rambling around the old walled town of Amelia one suddenly, magically, comes across Restaurant Carleni, re-opened in May 2005 under new ownership. Housed in a wonderful historic building of medieval origin it exudes a warm, relaxing atmosphere for leisurely dining and good conversation. Offering fine food prepared with herbs from the restaurant garden and an interesting selection of wines, both local and from further afield, the menu is frequently varied to enable regular diners to enjoy new taste sensations. With welcoming armchairs in the bar, and tables in small dining rooms, the open courtyard, or the piano suite, customers can choose the spot to match their mood. Smokers, too, can feel at ease either indoors in the specially appointed room, or in the courtyard in the summer months. Winter months are warmed by the glow of the open fireplaces, and as Christmas approaches, mulled wine and chestnuts. Closeby can be found charming, comfortable rooms making a relaxing, romantic break easily organised. Cars can be parked 100 metres away in the Cathedral Square, the highest point in Amelia, from where one can enjoy a magnificent panorama before strolling down to the restaurant, or alternatively, in the hospital square below Via Pellegrino Carleni.
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