From all of us at Genius Loci, best wishes for the Holidays and for a Happy New Year!
Mary, Michael, Maurizio, Mar, Elena…and the mascots Zlatan, Zelda and Glory
Mary, born and raised in California, graduated from the University of California. While studying art history in Italy, she met and married Maurizio. Mary is in charge of Reservations, enjoys sharing her unique expat perspective and her 40 years of acquired Italian culinary skills with guests.
In Roman mythology a Genius Loci was the guardian spirit of a place. Today, “Genius Loci” refers to a location’s distinctive atmosphere, its “spirit of place” and its unique and cherished aspects – those celebrated by artists and writers, folk tales and festivals. Genius Loci is as much in the invisible weave of culture as it is in the physical aspects of a place. The term is most often applied to a very special rural and pure landscape.