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Casa Petrarca

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Sunny balcony with stunning views

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Casa Petrarca is a private detached townhouse with stunning views perched high in the medieval centre of a picture-postcard hilltop town. Its traffic-free location makes it ideal for families, and it is also a perfect retreat for couples - when you step through the front door you can be in a world of your own, or not - as you wish.

The town is a fantastic location for the blue-flag beaches of the azure Adriatic sea and also sits on the edge of the Sibillini Mounain National Park, making it perfect for walkers and hikers.

You are also close to the town's amenities: small food shops, bars for a cappucino or beer in the town square, 2 restaurants, Post Office, doctor's, weekly market and the imposing Cathedral, which dominates the landscape.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Grottammare 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ancona or Pescara 100 km, Nearest railway: San Benedetto 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is plenty of space in Casa Petrarca, 150 m2 over 2 floors, excluding the balcony and garden

DVDs, books, information leaflets are all provided to help enhance your stay

We also provide for our guests

~ Welcome pack so you can have some refreshment on arrival

~ Toilet paper, handsoap, dishwasher tablets and detergent

~ Linen, personal towels, but please bring beach towels

Further details outdoors

The sun shines in all directions on Casa Petrarca! You can choose to sit on

~ the balcony with its fabulous views extending to the Adriatic sea, or in

~ the quiet piazza which fronts the house, or in

~ the shady private herb garden below. Sun or shade - as you wish! Pick fresh rosemary, thyme & sage, etc

If you choose to go to the beach, we have a dedicated area of 2 sunbeds and an umbrella at Grottammare,

which is attached to an excellent fish restaurant, where you may dine al fresco and watch the herbs for your dish being freshly picked. Close to pizzerias, cafes etc. Extra deckchairs available at small extra cost

For wine-lovers, we offer information on the local wines, and selected bottles to try. We can also arrange wine tours

Free and safe parking available in the town - we will show you as part of our Meet and Greet service

Further details

We offer wifi by arrangement at our house 10 minutes away

Enquiries for longer lets welcome. This house is a perfect retreat for a month away, or as a base for house-hunting in Marche or Abruzzo

About this location

The Marche region

This area of Italy has been described as "the new Tuscany" with medieval walled towns sitting atop every hill, fields of olives and fruit trees and the blue Adriatic in the distance. There is both architectural and natural beauty almost everywhere you look, with very few tourists and an undeniable Italian culture - the markets, bars and restaurants here cater for the locals

There are two large national parks nearby - the Sibillini National Park and the Gran Sasso Park, which are the ideal destination for walkers and mountain climbers

Within half an hour are the blue-flag beaches of the Adriatic where you can relax on on hired sunbeds or bring your own beach stools to the public beaches. Grottammare is the nearest, approx 30 minutes away, with San Benedetto and the "Palm Coast" next.

The water park "Onda Blu" at Tortoreto is about 45 minutes away, a great day out for the kids

Average summer temperatures here reach a blissfully warm 25°C, with daily peaks reaching into the mid 30’s (°C). In winter, temperatures drop, and skiing is possible at Sassotetto and Gran Sasso

Montalto delle Marche

Montalto has the full range of food shops, cafes/restaurants, bank, Post-Office, Doctor's surgery, and weekly Wednesday market. There is an excellent and very reasonable pizzeria within walking distance of the house. There are many enchanting hill villages to explore within the Ascoli area, with typical stone houses, cobbled streets and panoramic views across the hills and Sibillini mountains and down onto the Tesino and Aso valleys. The city of Ascoli Piceno, an ancient Roman town, is only 25 km away, with its medieval and renaissance palazzos and grand piazzas in warm travertine stone. A visit here, with a gelato at the Caffe Meletti in Art Nouveau style, is a highlight for many visitors. Not to miss is the Quintana festival here in July and August - a medieval pageant with a jousting tournament.

Throughout the summer, there are many local 'festas', mostly food based, in the surrounding hilltop villages. Other sights nearby are the lacemakers of Offida, the Roman cisterns at Fermo, the Frasassi caves, and Jesus and Mary's house at Loreto.

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Review 1-6 of 6

12 Oct 2014


"spirit in the sky"

The best equipped holiday home we have been to, everything you could possibly need so you are not panicking on arrival if the shops are shut. Plenty of books and DVDs if that's your bag on holida… More

24 Jun 2014


"Wonderful view over the countryside"

Our week in Casa Petrarca was just perfect. The view from the veranda is fantastic, the house has everything one need for a good relaxing holiday. The village Montalto delle Marche is very beautiful, … More

11 Sep 2013


"Great relaxing holiday - amazing countryside views and close to the adriatic coast"

We stayed at Casa Petrarca for 1 week and enjoyed the house, sitting on the balcony- the fanstastic views and -as the weather was great - the beds on the Grottamare Beach that were a great bonus. Anne… More

20 May 2013


"Fantastic Place for relaxing"

We stayed at Casa Petrarca for 3 nights recently and loved everything about the experience. Anne and John were extremely friendly and helpful. The house was above and beyond our expectations. It was… More

27 Oct 2012


"A beautiful rural Italian outlook from an historic village"

We really enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of this village perched on top of a hill. We were lucky enough to be there for the weekly market which was great. Anne and John made us feel exceptionally wel… More

3 Oct 2012


"Great location. Peaceful hideaway or mix with the locals. Recommended."

Spent a wonderfully peaceful week at Casa Petrarca (our third visit). The owners are very helpful and accommodating. The house is a quiet hideaway or a base that's close enough for you to mix wit… More

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    Calendar last updated:10 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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