Park and Viewpoint
Altafiumara Resort&Spa is surrounded by a magnificent 8 acre Park overlooking the sea, totally reinvented by the landscape architect Ernesto Viccardi. First of all, this project has preserved the pre-existent plants – oaks, pine trees and maritime pines, cypresses, olive trees, Indian fig, myrtle – to then integrate them with other essences typical of the Mediterranean brush. The garden built around the Islands (Le Isole), the water-lily pond and the “path of lemons, cedars and bergamots” are very charming; bergamot is the famous tree from where the essence for lots of perfumes is extracted. A corner of the Park is dedicated to the organic vegetable garden, where the eatable fresh vegetables are cultivated; another corner includes a huge variety of herbs and spices used to personalise our dishes: oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, different types of sagebrush, basil, chives, wild fennel, different types of mint for infusions, liquorice herb, different types of Calabrian chilli peppers.. a real walk among the Mediterranean aromas.
The Park hosts a unique international level modern contemporary Art Path that, year after year, has increased the collection of artworks inside the Castle and in different parts of the Park itself, summary of an expositive moment and a creative workshop where the protagonists not only are the works and the installations of the most important contemporary artists, but also the authors through their direct involvement. Artists such as Giuseppe Uncini, Agostino Bonalumi and Emilio Isgrò have enthusiastically decided to take part in this project. Other important authors will deal with this new reality, giving life to a permanent exhibition from always more innovative and not conventional contents.