An Eco-friendly Farmhouse Urbino
Surrounded by beautiful rural landscape this recently renovated Eco farmhouse retains many original features yet affords luxurious spacious accommodation.
Though the property offers seclusion, the nearby village of Pieve Di Cagna, Urbania & Urbino are a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pesaro,Fano 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rimini 60 km, Nearest railway: Pesaro 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Placed between the Adriatic sea & the Apennine mountains Le Marche is an enchanting rural patchwork of old towns, hill country and long, sandy beaches. Medieval & Roman architecture are evident throughout.
Regional cuisine encompasses the truffles, wild boar, robust cheeses of the mountains, tender hams & salamis, olive ascolane (olives stuffed with meat & herbs) piadini (flat bread sold with fillings) crescia ( a richer Urbino variety) and endless varieties of freshly caught fish.
Visit Gabicce Mare to see the stunning Marina, Pesaro for a cosmopolitan, historic beach resort or Ancient Fano for a quieter fishing village atmosphere. San Marino is Europe's oldest republic & offers duty free bargains. Explore the smaller towns & discover what experiences Le Marche has for you. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places & moments that take our breath away(Anonymous)
Le Marche offers sea, mountains, unspoilt countryside & an area of Italy fiercely proud of its traditions & customs -with no desire to follow the cosmopolitan crowd !
The house is fortunate to be a short drive from one of the'1000 places to see before you die'-Urbino.
Urbino is only 20 mins from the house. It is a picturesque walled, medieval city which is a World Heritage Site. The Palazzo Ducale hosts one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. Urbino is Rafael's (Raffaello Sanzio) birthplace & the house is a museum to medieval architecture. It has also displayed some of Price Charles' own water colours following his sketching holiday in Urbino. The Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista (a small church with original frescoes) is well worth a visit ,as is the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, which houses many beautiful paintings.
Urbino's steep cobbled streets hold restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, shops & an amazing ice-cream shop. A weekly market, held on Saturdays, sells local produce, clothes & attracts many locals.
Urbania is a 15 minute scenic drive from the house. It is a lively medieval town which has a friendly small –town atmosphere & several supermarkets.
Urbania has been famous for handmade ceramics since the 15th century, has an important & historical Opera House ( Teatro Bramante)& churches where renaissance art work is represented. In the chiesa dei Morti 18 mummies are displayed. The Scuola Italia offers weekly classes with morning language courses combined with afternoon ceramics, painting, cooking, football & Italian opera classes. There is a weekly market & many festivals which offer good food, drink & free entertainment. Although Urbania is in a scenic position in the hills, the town itself is flat, making the cobbled streets easy to explore.