Casa Vicino Rita is a self contained private apartment adjoining a charming, secluded, farmhouse. It is set within 4 acres of grounds with olive trees, flower gardens, and fish ponds with panoramic views over the Sibillini mountains.
This is an almost tourist free agricultural area. To eat and shop in local villages is like stepping back in time with local produce and old fashioned service. The little house is self contained with freedom of the garden, barbeques and pool area. It has a sitting room/kitchen downstairs and double bedroom with en-suite upstairs. It is well equipped and comfortable. The house lies between the Sibillini National Park and the sandy beaches of the Adriatic with its many fabulous fish restaurants. Both sea and mountains are about half an hour drive away. Nature lovers will also enjoy the wildlife. Badgers, foxes and hares abound also deer, wild boar, martens and my friends the porcupines who have a great taste for flower bulbs. Excellent location for bird lovers, especially birds of prey.
The little house has:
a quiet and simple bedroom with a big double bed. It is bright and airy with windows in 3 sides, all with pleasant views over the garden and landscape. It has a high, beamed ceiling and polished wood floor.
An en suite bathroom with a large enclosed shower, vanity unit and toilet, beautifully finished with tiled walls and polished wood floor. There are always plenty of fresh towels and hot water. Soap, toilet rolls and hairdryer provided.
Kitchen:/ living room, well equipped with oak worktops. It is fitted with oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc. and Crockery and utensils for 4 people. Guests are also welcome to use the outdoor summer kitchen and BBQ beside the pool.
The living area of the kitchen/diner has table and chairs for 4, sofa bed and easy chairs, television and DVD player. It is simply furnished but comfortable and interesting. It has a wood burning stove for those cool evenings early or late in the season.
The little house is not equipped with a washing machine but guests are welcome to use the washing machine in the main house. Iron and ironing board are supplied.
Casa Vicino Rita used to be the cantina to the main farmhouse. It has been completely restored to its original design with high beamed ceilings, lots of windows and tiled floor. Its character has been retained without compromising comfort.
All linen and towels are included. Fresh bedding is provided weekly and plenty of towels, including beach towels, are also provided. Cleaning is done at changeover although more frequent cleaning can be arranged at extra cost if required.
There is ample parking (you will need a car), a huge garden with lots of places to sit and relax in the shade or bask in the sun. There is also an outside kitchen with water, fridge, hob and 2 BBQs.
It also has a small (4 metres diameter) pool with lovely views for your exclusive use
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porta San Giorgio, approx 45 mins|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona, Nearest railway: Civitanova marche|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
We are between 2 villages, either will meet all your daily needs such as post office, bank, baker, butcher, grocer etc. There are excellent restaurants and friendly bars.
At Sevigliano, 5 kms away ther is a lovely little night market on Mondays in July and August. All of the little hill towns have a weekly market.
A bit further afield that are larger towns such as Fermo. Here, as well as excellent shopping there are many interesting and beautiful building such as the 1st Century underground cisterns, the Piscina Epuratoria, akin to a flooded Cathedral, which supplied the Roman fleet with fresh water. Every Thursday evening in summer there is an outdoor antiques market with lovely little restaurants serving dinner on balconies overlooking the square.
In the other direction is Macerata, famous for it's outdoor Opera House and with a great street market on Wednesdays.
We must remember the Outlet shops. Many world famous designers have workshops in Le Marche and fashion addicts could spend their entire holidays seeking out the incredible bargains in shoes, bags, knitwear and other garments at astonishing reductions.
Also in summer months many towns and villages hold Palio, horse back competitions in medieaval style, and re-enactments of the courts of those days in superb period dress. These really are an experience not to miss.
There are lovely clean sandy beaches and excellent fish resaurants within easy reach. Within about 45 minutes you have a choice of several with all the usual seaside delights.
There is excellent sking in the Sibillinis at very reasonable prices and all the usual facilities. The ski slopes are approx 45mins from the house.
Special Interest Holidays
Olives are very important to life here and the local variety is especially renowned. Almost everyone has a few trees to ensure supplies of good quality oil for the family. The olives are usually picked at the end of October. I have 25 trees and many neighbours who are grateful for help with the picking. Visits to the local presses can be arranged.
Pruning takes place in Spring and is interesting and diverting. It is skilled work as the plants must be trained into a specific shape to produce good yields. Learn as you work or have personal tuition.
Of course everyone speaks Italian, but all my neighbours as well as shops and restaurants are endlessly patient with those who do not. Why not learn a little of the language whilst you have chance to practice? Lessons can be arranged and are not expensive.
Other activities. This season we have made a small craft studio and will have facilities for small hand craft including pottery, at extra cost.
How to get there
The closest airport (about one and a half hours and an easy drive) is Ancona. Pescara is a little further and so is Perugia. With the new road over the mountians it is about one and a half hours away.some people choose to fly to Rimini or Forli. All are served by the budget airlines, Ryanair or Easyjet. You will almost certainly want to hire a car.
The house is about 2 km from the medieval hill town of Falerone, famous for its Roman remains which include a restored amphitheatre. It lies between the Sibillini National Park and the sandy beaches of the Adriatic. The Sibillini mountains are snow capped for much of the year and are a stunning backdrop the the natural beauty of the area. Country lovers will be fascinated by the wildlife including porcupines, wild boar, martens, deer etc. All within a drive of half an hour or so.