The Mesogheo is an old farmhouse which has been
renovated with the original plan in mind...
On the upper floors you will find the residence of the
owners, on the ground floor a welcoming restaurant with small intimate
rooms and well stocked library.
A few paces away, in an environment designed
specifically to guarantee utmost privacy to all guests, the swimming
pool and a small building with a few lovely rooms, each one with a
fireplace, refrigerator, telephone and (for sudden symptoms of
withdrawal) a television.
All of this hidden in an olive grove, centuries old at
the foot of Camposauro mountain, which with the Taburno, dominates the
The little town is Melizzano, on the eastern border of
the province of Benevento.
A Special Vacation:
A special vacation is found at Mesogheo.
The philosophy of the hospitality found at Mesogheo is
inspired by an idea of familiarity. Nothing is imposed, not meals, not
conversation or anything else; you will be able to ask and obtain
The restaurant will offer you creative cooking which,
although starts with local products, doesn’t pretend to be
“typical” in a philological sense, but reflects the open personality
of the owners.
The atmosphere is ideal for making friends and pass the
time serenely with others; but it is also conducive to a desire to
remain alone in peace and quiet.
In any case, at Mesogheo we are at your command to give
you all the information you need on what is happening and what there is
to see in the area. A part of the library has books specifically
dedicated to this topic.
Peace and silence... splendid virgin nature along with
the simple beauty of antique farming centers is what you will find here.
In the distance, the snowy tops of high mountains, and
in the evening sky, innumerous stars which seem close enough to touch.
And yet the highway is not far away.
Rome is 1½ hours away and Naples is 40 minutes. Reggia di Caserta
is 20 minutes away and all the most famous tourist attraction of the Campania
Region - Pompei, Sorrento, Vesuvio, Capri, Positano, Ischia, and Paestum
- are easy to get to also.
Mesogheo can be your “base camp” for day trips to
all of these famous places. The evening return will be very pleasant.
Capodichino airport (Naples) is 30 minutes from Mesogheo.
Fiumicino airport (Rome) is 1½ hour. The nearest railways station is
Telese Terme, 6 km away
The pentry Sanniti, a proud and combative mountain
population who fought with Rome for the dominion of Italy, once where
On the coast, at Cuma, the Greeks, who preferred the
contact with the sea and maintained profitable commercial relations with
the Sanniti. A marvelous gift was the result of the meeting of these two
cultures, which reveals his noble origins in his name, Aglianico, or
Ellenikon in Greek, which has found its natural habitat at the base of
the Taburno and for more then two thousand years is part of exquisite
The area is perfect for pleasant walks and excursions.
Among the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves and fields of
tobacco, its lovely to discover medieval towns and cities. For example,
Sant’Agata dei Goti, with its perfect, elegant historic center.
Morcone, which sits on the hill that separates the province of Benevento
from Campobasso, where during the first days of January the population
participates en masse in the reenactment of one of the most important
Xmas crèches in Italy.
Guardia Sanframondi, home of great wines, where every
seven years at “ferragosto” the incredible penitential procession in
honor of the Assumption is held.
Cerreto Sannita, famous for its ceramics of exquisite
taste, a small city constructed by the Bourbons in the XVIII century on
an orthogonal design.
Benevento, the capital, a city of antique origins,
decorated with Roman monuments like the Arch of Traiano, which contains,
a unique example, historic records of the long domination by the
Longobardi and home to remote fascinating legends like the one of the
magic walnut tree used as a meeting point for witches.
The wines of sannite region are among the most famous in
To Aglianico del Taburno (already mentioned), prince of
red wines, one must add Solopaca and Barbera del sannio. Among the white
wines, one of the most famous is the Falanghina, pale straw colored,
with green highlights and slightly acidulous taste.
Cantines and wine makers praised by the best wine guides
(they also produce monovitigno grappa, walnut wine, and excellent
spumante) are found in Sant’Agata dei Goti, Castelvenere, Ponte,
Dugenta, Foglianise, Torrecuso, all of which are found at a short
distance from Mesogheo.
Typical agricultural products are an excellent virgin
olive oil, cheeses, milk products, taralli (special biscuits) and other
bread derivatives, juicy meats, and, last but not least, typical cakes
and cookies including the well known torroni.
As far as fruit is concerned, the most characteristic of
the area, the annurca apple, “brutta ma buona”, is never absent from
Just 6 km from Mesogheo, the termal baths of Telese
terme offer sulfuric waters, marvelous for inhalations and various
Various equestrian centers offer the possibility of
Skiing is found about an hours drive away at
Campitello Matese and Bocca della Selva.
In about one hour is the sea, with the beaches of Baia
Museums and Archaeology:
Museums at Benevento and Capua. Lovers of archaeology
can discover at San Salvatore Telesino the site of ancient Telesia,
totally destroyed during the Gothic war and an hour away by car the
ruins of Sepino, important Sannite center. Closer to home, Santa Maria
Capua Vetere, antique Capua, authentic Campania metropolis, second
only to Rome. A prehistoric park at Pietraroja, site of the finding of
the largest dinosaur skeleton in Italy. Nearby, the birthplace of
Padre Pio, Pietrelcina. In San Lorenzello you will find a lively
antique market is held every last week end of the month.