Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set among the rolling hills of Le Marche, Casa Serafini with its traditional rustic charm and distinctive Italian style is the perfect retreat for those looking for a laid back pace of life. An exclusive self enclosed community of 39 fastidiously refurbished residences, Casa Serafini embodies the fusion of historical and modern traditions, with ancient terracotta tiling and exposed original brickwork. The swimming pool and tennis court provide the ideal way to spend those long lazy Italian days, or simply wander through the expansive (11 Acres) olive grove private to the development. The perfect setting to relax and absorb the Italian culture.
All requirements are meticulously catered for. The onsite 24 hrs guardian ensures a secure and safe community. Independent heating and air conditioning enable you to live in comfort all year round. Satellite TV with many channels and DVD player.
Newly installed WIFI Broadband so that you can keep in touch.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fano 18 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 50 km, Nearest railway: Fano 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This is a gated, private community with staff looking after the gardens, tennis court and pool area. We have a private decked garden with dining furniture for at least six people or a tiled terrace if you prefer for your al fresco dining. We have air conditioning and heating. The kitchen is very modern with stainless steel work surfaces and high tech appliances...all you need for cooking.
Two Tennis racquets and balls are provided.
We have board games, Scrabble etc. playing cards and felt tip pens.
English speaking help is only a phone call away, should the need arise.
There are two amazing restaurants within a two minute walk. Villa Federici being our favourite restaurant, offers, in our opinion, Michelin Star quality food at reasonable prices, not to be missed!
A five minute walk takes you to the local Spa that offers almost everything from a Foot Massage to Hot Stone Therapy Massage, Chocolate Massage, Lymph Drainage, Reiki, Manicure, Pedicure and more.
Fano is just 20 minutes away; where you can find a marina, public and private beaches. Shopping here is very good with many excellent shops, a weekly market and boutiques.
The nearest golf can be found just 12km away in Fano at Montegiove Golf Club & Country House. Offering a driving range, putting green and pitch and putt course, Montegiove Golf Club is in an ideal setting.
For those more serious golfers just 50 km away in Sirolo is the 18-hole Conero Golf Club, and in the other direction the 18-hole course in Rimini and the Camerata Picena Mia Golf Club near Ancona.
|Further details outdoors|
There are changing rooms, toilet and showering facilities next to the pool.
We have an enclosed underground and shaded carpark and a visitors carpark.
The front gate and the visitors carpark can be opened from the lounge and two closed circuit cameras lets you see who is calling.
No smoking in the apartment please.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Marche is an amazing combination of beautiful rolling countryside, mountain ranges, woodland, ancient hilltop villages, stunning coastline and beautiful cities. Marche offers the traveller a wealth of culture, art, crafts, excellent local cuisine and beautiful scenery and being fairly undiscovered you will rarely be faced with the crowds now associated with the tourist sites of Tuscany. The list of villages, towns and cities worth seeing is endless where you can visit the numerous historic attractions or simply roam the narrow streets and beautiful piazzas. For the traveller who simply enjoys soaking up the local atmosphere Marche is certainly the place. For those wishing to take part in more energetic activities the region offers it all - skiing, walking, golf, aqua parks, tennis, horse riding, twin-engine go karting, quad biking, hot air ballooning, fishing, sailing and scuba diving.
The Marche region, a rectangle measuring 9693kmsq or 3.2% of Italy's total surface area lies between the Marecchia and Tronto rivers and to the east of the Apennine Mountains. Historically Marche has been an isolated region sheltered by its natural mountain borders and by the Adriatic Sea. However, it is gradually gaining recognition as a stunning region of Italy. Bordering both Umbria and Tuscany, as well as Abruzzo, Lazio and Emilia-Romagna, the region has an identity all of its own.
In general, Marche has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot dry summers. Summer temperatures average between 25-30 degrees but can reach the mid 40s. April, May, September and October are lovely warm months but without the extreme summer temperatures.
The historic city of Macerata which holds the second largest open-air opera festival during July and August is only 1 hour 40 minutes by car and the ancient city of Urbino can be reached in 30 minutes.
The well-known Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi caves) are one of the most complex karst systems in Italy. The caves offer an underground world of lakes, beautiful transparent alabaster formations, vaulted caverns and stalactites suspended like daggers. Guided tours are available throughout the year.
The origins and etymology of the town are still uncertain: it probably rose, like most part of fortified villages of the area, during the eighth and ninth centuries, as a result of the continuous battles for possession of new lands. The Castle of Bargni followed Serrungarina and was involved in the wars between the Malatesta of Fano and the Montefeltro of Urbino; the conquest of the Castle by Federico of Montefeltro in 1462 was a terrible event: the castle was sacked and many of its inhabitants killed. The vestiges left from the Middle Ages are the walls, some buildings and the church of Santa Trinita, dating from the sixteenth century, built on an ancient watch tower. The church kept two important paintings: a Madonna with Child, a 15th century tempera on panel from the school of the Venetian Michele Giambono; a Madonna and Child with San Sebastiano and San Rocco, a 16th century tempera on panel from Giuliano Persiutti from Fano. They both are now in the bishop curia. Just outside the walls lies the 16th century Church of Sant'Apollonia, patron saint of Bargni, now desacrated. Approval to renovate the church has recently been given. At the entrance of the village, you'll find the the villa belonging to the family who made its history: Villa Serafini.
The history of Serrungarina is scarcely documented: originally divided in two parts, Borgo Bello and Serra Longarina or Serra Ungarina, which probably derives its name from Ser Ungaro degli Atti, a well-known 14th century notary. Serrungarina was a centre of important historical events, and had been the battlefield of the war in 207 B.C. between the Romans and the Carthaginians in the Metauro Valley. Located along the Via Flaminia, it has been for centuries a resting place for travellers. Like most part of the communes of the region, during the 16th century the city was disputed between Byzantinians and Goths, and reached a perod of peace and prosperity only after many brutal battles and the rise to power of the Malatesta Family. An important event is closely entwined with the fortress built in this period, an imposing wall which still aligns the picturesque borgo: the attempted invasion by Pope Eugenio IV's troops in a bid to oust the Malatesta family from the Contado Fanese. The centre is still almost intact in its fortified circuit and its narrow alleys, around the main Piazza Serafini, decked with a linden tree several hundred years old. On the Piazza we can admire the town hall, the former Palazzo Malatestiano, and the parish church of Sant'Antonio Abate, which in 1665 replaced the Torre Malatestiana (the previous church was outside the walls), demolished in 1866 but rebuilt in 1870. Inside the church it is possible to admire the paintings of the Guerrieri (Visitation, 1620) and of the Presiutti (Immaculate Conception, 1560). Not to be missed is the romantic staircase, inside the fortress and the cistern from the Malatesta. For several years now you can find inside certain rooms of the parish a superb mechanised crib, displayed around Christmas that is annually visited by more than 10,000 people coming from all over the region and neighbouring areas. Another folkloric event is the Carnival of Serrungarina, with parade carts and sweet-throwing.
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3 Dec 2012
"A divine location with luxury to match..."
Aldo and Emily's Italian retreat at Bargni is a secret to be kept to yourself! A beautiful quiet area and comforts from home in the apartment which is well equipped and very nicely furnished. Our stay although out of season still allowed us to walk and drive extensively in sunshine, visit lovely hilltop villages and restaurants as well as fit in some tennis on the site. We cant recommend it enough but don't tell anyone else so as to savour this remote but accessible haven! We shall return with many thanks to Aldo and Emily!!
29 Sep 2011
"Perfect holiday apartment in beautiful Italian countryside."
I had a brilliant time staying here. I travelled with 4 friends and as the apartment can sleep 6, the 5 of us had plenty of space. The kitchen is in modern stainless steel and has all the appliances y… More
22 Aug 2011
"Casa Serafini was a beautiful and relaxing place to stay in Italy. It was beyond our expectations."
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Casa Serafini. The apartment with the secluded decking area was beyond our expectations. The apartment was very clean, and the beds and bed linen of a very high standard. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool, which was never crowded.
Thank you to Aldo and Emily for a very good holiday.
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