A paleo inspired Italian bed and breakfast where the ingredients are harvested straight from the picturesque surrounding natural environment sounds like an incredible concept that would make for a prime vacation destination.
Well, that’s everyday life for Stella Rossi, owner of the ValdericArte Bed & Breakfast and founder of the Paleo Italia Association. During my travels in Italy, I was fortunate enough to catch up with Stella and learn more about her story and outlook.
Her popular BnB features incredible paleo dishes and recipes that cannot be found anywhere else, and they will often forage in the neighboring forest for much of the ingredients. It’s not just about food with Stella, ValdericArte is a creative residence where you can relax and let yourself be inspired by the art that dwells in the residence. Her patrons often rave about the beauty of the surrounding landscape, their experiences related to art and nature, and the numerous art and cultural activities offered.
The “paleo” style proposed in this marvelous oasis goes beyond food to also include so much more. Their website mentions incorporating the following elements to create a unique an amazing experience for their visitors; sports, customs, science, history, archeology, art, culture, health, medicine, nature, herbs, wellbeing, agriculture, breeding, tourism, and creativity.
We cover a ton in this interview. Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The truth about paleo diets and reasons to go paleo
- How she came to own and operate a bed and breakfast sanctuary for paleo lovers
- Delicious paleo dishes and recipes
- We’ll also discuss some of the natural products that she offers at her bnb
- The importance of sustainability
- We’ll also learn how to forage and find food in the wild
Maria Stella Rossi was born in Fano on 10/08/1982.
She graduated in 2001 in engraving and book illustration at the School of Urbino.
Then he studied art at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Dijon (France) for three years earning the academic degree of the first level.
The fourth year she won a scholarship of six months in New York where he worked with an artist in a modern and contemporary art gallery.
In 2008 she graduated the two-year specialization in Visual Arts at the Academy of Brera in Milan. Already in the thesis presented the project Valdericarte and just returned in the Marche has now committed to start its realization. Meanwhile, she had also won a research grant for the study, extraction and application of natural colors derived from plants.
In 2010 she opened the cultural association Valdericarte Creative Residence with the aim of uniting art and nature, ethics and aesthetics.
In 2011 she opened the B & B of the same name at the same facility because convinced that nature, art and creativity can be everyone and can enrich our souls!
In 2012, meets her herbal “Maestra” (Loretta Stella) and begins to recognize and use the herbs in food and medicine.
In 2014 she opened the Paleo Italian Association for the purpose of disclosing the lifestyle that is inspired by the hunter-gatherer.
At Valdericarte organizes themed events, workshops, experiences for everyone.
Today still lives in Valdericarte, hosts tourists, scholars and curious; practicing the skills of survival and herbalism: collecting, cooking and preparing cosmetic remedies and medicines as well as colors and soaps.
Together with her partner Fabio, they cultivate a small vegetable garden with medicinal plants, dyes, fruits and vegetables, also jointly operate a small chicken coop and raise a bit ‘of bees …
Going forward with its project of life with love, she studied and experimented … without ever stopping to dream and to create …
Maria Stella Rossi Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/mstellarossi
The Valdericarte page https://www.facebook.com/ValdericArte/
The Valdericarte site: www.valdericarte.com
The Association page Paleo Italy: https://www.facebook.com/associazionepaleoitalia/
The site of the Paleo Italy: www.associazionepaleoitalia.com
Vivica has worked in a nutritional clinical practice of 4 years, coaching countless patients through detoxes and lifestyle changes.
In 2014 after her discovery of being pre-diabetic, she created a local ketogenic diet program to help people who were heading towards diabetes and obesity.
This program eventually developed into The Healing Foods Method. Vivica keeps teaching her course locally in addition to a number of classes on the ketogenic diet, traditional nourishing foods, and cooking classes.
The Healing Foods Method has been very successful from the very beginning, privately filling the program consistently until the recent release to the public.
- eliminate sugar
- carb cravings
- stop out-of-control eating
- reduce or eliminate costly prescription drugs
- punishing yourself with bland food,
- arduous amounts of exercise,
- constant pangs of hunger!
If you are ready to leave your old failed diets behind and blaze a trail to success and healthy living I invite you to take this journey of transformation with me!