The house itself is set deep within the town walls, where the Italian resistance used passageways underneath the house to bring food and word into the village away from the gaze of the German guard. The passageway still exists, but now has a less exciting use..
Casa Liozzi is a beautiful, historic Italian townhouse set in the rolling foothills of the Macerata countryside. Over the last 10 years, a careful restoration of the property has taken place to bring us to where we are today, modern luxury and medieval charm.
Casa Liozzi is the birthplace of Antonio Liozzi, an 18th artist who studied in Rome under the tutelage of Marco Benefial during the early 1700's and whose work can be seen throughout the local area at numerous theatres and Cathedrals. Taking in the beauty of not only his home, the village of Penna San Giovanni and the surrounding natural area, it is easy to see where he found his inspiration.
The village itself is a charming hill-top town, with many a convenience that would surprise such as working bank, pharmacy, cafe’s, a pizzeria and numerous small shops which can sustain any want.
Le Marche is a perfect base for any holiday, offering culture, history and sports to relaxing beaches and lakes. We are not touched by the mass tourism of other regions and we still hold that real Italian feeling with many an unspoilt place to visit and attempting a few words of Italian will guarantee you a warm welcome and a friendly smile. Penna San Giovanni and Casa Liozzi provide a taste of the real Italy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porto San Giorgio 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 95 km, Nearest railway: Porto San Giorgio 40 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
Fantastic food, wine, coffee, beaches, mountains, art, medieval towns and Italian culture are never far away and unlike many parts of Italy, the region of Le Marche is untouched by mass-tourism.
There are many unspoilt places to visit and even attempting a few words of Italian will guarantee you a warm welcome and a friendly smile. Penna San Giovanni and Casa Liozzi provide a taste of the real Italy.
The Marche region lies in the east of central Italy, bordered by Umbria and Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Abruzzo. A long deep blue coastline to the east wild and mysterious Apennine mountains to the west.
The hills of the Macerata countryside are dotted with magical hilltop villages where you can admire the medieval architecture or simply sit outside a café, sipping a chilled glass of the local Verdicchio wine and watching the world go by.
A trip to Urbino, a pinnacle of Renaissance architecture and the birthplace of Raphael, is a must. The magnificent Palazzo Ducale houses works by Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Piero della Francesca. Other towns rich in art and culture include Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Fabriano, Macerata and Camerino.
For opera lovers, the wonderful neo-classical open-air amphitheatre in Macerata hosts an internationally renowned opera festival every July and August.
For the more energetic, the region is ideal for walking, cycling, mountain biking, watersports and horse riding. We are nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Sibillini National Park has peaks of over 2000 meters and is well worth a visit and the huge peaks visible from the balcony
Although quite small, Penna San Giovanni has a whole load of things you might not expect to find in a village of 500 people!
We have a bank open monday to friday, a butchers, a bakers, not sure if we still have a candle stick maker but Stefano is a carpenter and has hand crafted all the windows in Casa Liozzi!
We have 2 village stores, a pharmacy and a tobacconist, 2 bars and a fantastic Pizzeria. If you need a haircut then don’t fret, we have a local barber and a very busy and bustling hairdressers too. A petrol station and a florist, a few shops selling all sorts of wierd and wonderful and a fantastic Osteria, ‘Enoteca La Grotta‘ which opens in the summer with local wine, meats and cheeses, it is well worth a trip!
Lastly, the Teatro Flora, the local theatre which has to be seen to be believed, a most beautiful small theatre with paintings by Antonio Liozzi himself.