House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
'Casa Nostra' is a 400 year old village house which has been beautifully restored to include 2 bathrooms (one en-suite) and modern kitchen facilities.
The house is in a quiet piazzale 30 metres from the Bakery and 2 minutes walk from a full range of village shops, bars and restaurants where you can practise your Italian and live "La Dolce Vita".
Here you will be able to experience the true magic of Italy away from the madding crowd. You will be able to get to a selection of seaside resorts and beaches; Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso, Cupra (all within 15 minutes drive) or head for the mountains for nature walks or skiing in the winter (45 minutes drive). Closest main commercial Centre is Fermo / Porto San Giorgio (15 minutes drive).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pedaso 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 80 km, Nearest railway: Pedaso 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 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|
|Further details indoors|
Accommodation is on 3 levels.
Basement - Bedroom 2 (2 single beds can be converted to a kingsize) & a Living Room with single sofa bed.
1st Floor - Well equipped kitchen with seating for 6 people, Dining Room to seat 6 people & 2nd Shower Room.
2nd Floor - Main Lounge with stairs to Roof Terrace and double sofa bed, Master Bedroom (Kingsize bed)with en-suite Shower Room.
All windows are equipped with mosquito nets should they be required.
A cool box and ice packs also available in the kitchen for guests to use for picnics during their stay.
In the living room, you will find the house compendium with details of local shops, restaurants, market days, local beaches and places of interest. It also contains detailed instructions on how to use certain appliances, such as the satellite TV, dishwasher and the washing machine etc. There is also a reasonable selection of DVDs and paperbacks for you to use at will during your stay.
All linen and towels provided for use in the house, but please take your own beach towels.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of space for parking close to the house. The roof terrace has a sun umbrella, table and 4 chairs.
Will consider small, well trained, dogs but no cats .
Smoking only on the roof terrace please.
Wi-fi and internet now available at the house for just £5 extra a week.
Although just a small village, we can recommend two restaurants including a wonderful new Pizzeria in the park, superb al fresco eating with delightful views of the valley below and Fermo. It's also a lovely place just to go for a coffee during the day or a drink in the evening.
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Le Marche enjoys Mediterranean summers with short Alpine winters providing the best of both worlds. The region is predominantly agricultural providing a wide selection of good food & wine - see website - http://www.italianmade.com/regions/region11.cfm
There are many historical centres to visit - Loreto, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Jesi. Rome & Florence are also within easy reach (2.5 hours drive) or by train from Pedaso.
The A14 Autostrada runs up the Adriatic coast providing fast and easy access to the region. Those in less of a hurry can choose the old 'Nazionale' which runs parallel through local towns and villages.
Monterubbiano is a beautiful village situated 463 metres above sea level on a hill top overlooking the Aso valley. It is just 8 Kms from the sea and boasts terrific views of the Adriatic, the Aso valley and the Sibillini Mountains.
In 268 B.C. it became a Roman town (Urbs Romana) and was later destroyed by the Goths. The existence of the town of Urbiano dates back to 9th century. In the Middle Ages, it held a very strong strategic position and in 1443 Francesco Sforza fortified its walls, leaving a rare example of military architecture.
The historical centre where our home is built dates back to 1600.
Agriculture is the main activity here, hence the wonderful fresh produce available from the local shops in the village, but both small artisan industry and tourist activities have been developed in recent times. There is a market on the 1st and 14th of every month.
Places to see in Monterubbiano:
Take some time to visit some of the beautiful buildings and churches in the village that bear witness to a thriving community of a bygone era. They are quite stunning!
The Pagani Theatre: built in 1875.
The Palazzo Comunale: Roman/Gothic XIV century.
Palazzo Onesti: Renaissance built in 1553.
The Palazzo Segreti: Built in 1443.
The Cimitero Monumentale (The Cemetery): Built in 1875 by the architect Luca Galli.
The Public Gardens known as the “Parco di San Rocco” where you can play five a side football, tennis, volley ball. There is also a stables if you wish to go horse riding.
The Archaeological Museum and the Picture Gallery.
There are 11 churches in Monterubbiano for the most part either Gothic or Romanesque, they are all quite lovely and it’s worth a visit to see some of the beautiful frescoes and paintings. Of special note is the Church of San Francesco ( now a museum) just off the main square with the most magnificent Baroque bell tower which was built in 1247. Another must is the Church of Crocefisso; just outside of the town towards Petritoli. This was built in 1590 and inside you can find paintings by Bonfini.
For tourist information the Council Buildings just off the main square are full of all kinds of information and we have prepared a compendium of useful information which you will find on your arrival at "Casa Nostra".
There is always something interesting either to see or do in Monterubbiano or the many other surrounding villages. The word “Sagra” in Italian means “Festival”, not to be confused with “Festa” which means “Feast Day”. This area of Le Marche has its fair share of both, particularly in the summer months.
Monterubbiano can also offer sports and recreational facilities: tennis, football, horse riding, walking, children's play area and cycling.
Fermo is just 15 minutes away from Monterubbiano. It is one of the oldest hill top cities in Italy and the provincial capital of the area. Like Monterubbiano it is full of pageantry and in August a palio is held (remarkably similar to that of Siena). There is a weekly market which should not be missed.
Loreto is just 45 minutes away to the north. It is the oldest Roman Catholic shrine in Europe.
Ascoli Piceno and Jesi are both approx. 1 hour away by car. They are beautiful historic towns in their own right but are perhaps better known for their wines. A must for the budding sommelier.
Rome and Florence are reachable by train, coach or car (Approx. 3 hours drive).
There are many beaches to choose from within 15 minutes drive of Monterubbiano from the parasol, chaise longue and waiter service of Porto San Giorgio and Grottamare to the quieter and more informal free beaches of Cupra Marittima.
Every single day of the week there is a market held in either Monterubbiano or one of the surrounding villages. Fresh fish is delivered to the village once or twice a week and the local shops are very well stocked with fresh produce. For more serious retail therapy and supermarkets, we recommend Porto San Giorgio, Pedaso or Fermo, just 15 minutes away by car.
It is difficult to speak ill of any of the restaurants in the area and we have listed many in our home compendium; however within easy reach of the village we would particularly recommend La Tenuta del Conte; wonderful food in a delightful location; see link http://www.latenutadelconte.eu
In the village, we can recommend two excellent restaurants including a wonderful, new pizzeria within walking distance of the house. At the pizzeria you can eat "al fresco" and not just Pizza, a main meal if you prefer. Here you can enjoy the delightful views of the valley below looking towards the sea and Fermo.
Comments from some of our guests:
In adition to the excellent Trip Advisor reviews of our home see below some of the other comments left by guests dating all the way back to 2008:
Thank you very much for the hire of your lovely house, so authentically Italian and in the heart of the town. We have had a wonderful two weeks holiday, so relaxing. We made great use of your balcony, enjoying a drink most evenings. Emlyn & Anne Walters, Winster, Derbyshire. July 2008
Your house is absolutely lovely, thank you. Dermott and Sarah Sales, Bray, UK; May 2009
It was a great trip and a wonderful experience as a first time renter. Your home is lovely and the town very special. Chuck and Denise Napolitano, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; June 2009
It was a pleasure to see your house and pretty village and we thought the baker's shop on the doorstep was a real treat. Such good bread too! Dr Ken and Alice Wright, Suffolk, UK; June 2009
Your house is absolutely lovely. It has been so thoughtfully restored and there is something special everywhere you look. Thanks for a lovely stay. Mr and Mrs McKay; Dubai; October 2010
We had a wonderful holiday; ‘Casa Nostra’ is a lovely house, very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. You really have provided everything anyone could possibly want. The information pack you provided was extremely helpful and we referred to it often when deciding on places to go or which restaurant to try. Your recommendations were excellent! We thought Monterubbiano was a charming village with enough shops for our everyday needs. The village is very well placed for exploring the region, and there is so much to see and do. When we had a day of stormy weather, it was nice to have such a comfortable house to stay in, the sitting room is so bright and comfortable (loved the blue and white colour scheme). Thanks again for everything - your friendly emails, all the information you provided, the brilliant directions from the airport etc. etc. etc.!!! Mr & Mrs Manno, Leicestershire UK Aug/Sept 2012.
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8 Jan 2013
Casa Nostra is real a find. We had an amazing holiday from the moment we arrived. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.The house is beautiful & immaculate. It has everyt… More
24 Oct 2012
"Everything one needs- like living at home."
This property has a good quiet location, close to the sea, the mountains and the countryside.
The local inhabitants are very friendly and all amenities such as baker, butcher and grocers are a stones throw away. There is even an ATM.
The kitchen was exceptionally well appointed with everything ones needs to prepare and eat meals.
The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and adequate.
Comfortable sofas and chairs in the airy and light lounge.
We happened to visit at the end of the season so we were a little disappointed with the choices on the menues in the local restaurants, but what we had was very tasty. All the proprieters were very welcoming.
Advice on local visits was excellent. Loads to see and enjoy in the area.
Overall, an excellent stay. Will hopefully visit again.
27 Aug 2012
"Monterubbiano- what a place!"
The house is beautiful and has been sensitively restored. It has everything you could need or want for a restful holiday and the town of Monterubbiano is delightful. Set high in the hills but close enough for easy visits to the beach, it is a stunning medieval town with very friendly locals and a great bakery and supermarket. Beaches close by are great- very child friendly, sandy and clean sea.. A taste of real Italy.
2 Jun 2012
"Wonderful Holiday Home in a Perfect Setting"
This was our first time in The Marche and Casa Nostra could not have been better placed for us to explore this stunning region of Italy. The house is very well appointed and equipped with everything … More
1 Apr 2012
Very rustic, well-equipped house located in the medieval little town. The house was total refurbished and very tasteful decorated. The only drawback is a imitated space on balcony.Charming surroundings close to the sea, with plenty nice beaches. The perfect place for the quite holiday.
26 Mar 2012
"A truly amazing, beautiful place to stay set in a wondeful traditional italian town. Simply stunning!"
My family and I went on this amazing holiday to Casa Nostra in the beginning of August for 2 weeks and as soon as we embarked on our journey from the airport to via car I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the countryside and coastal views. The drive up the hills to Monterubbiano were breath taking and I had to keep blinking to make sure I wasn't in a beautiful dream!
The house itself, Casa Nostra is a beautifully restored italian home which has a lovely warm and welcoming feel to it. It is extremely clean and well maintained and all rooms are of a good size. My favourite part of the house was the roof terrace which overlooks the town of Monterubbiano and also provides an impressive view of the coast. We spent many nights watching the sunset from here whilst having pre-dinner drinks before venturing to one of the many restaurants that the town has to offer.
The town where Casa Nostra is situated is a traditional town with many churches and historic buildings, Monterubbiano has its very own Opera House which is definatley worth a visit. Casa Nostra also has many amenities on its door step; the patiserrie is a stone throw away and you can smell the fresh bread being made in the morning, the pan au chocolats are a must!! Along with this there are some amazing, very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes. The two I enjoyed the most were Patsy's which do the most delicious 'Tagliatelle Fritte', wow!! And the pizzeria which has spectacular views of the Sibillini mountains and in the distance the sea. It is a place where you can take your book and relax with a tasty pizza! Another fantastic restaurant which is most certainly my favourite and is only a short drive away from the town itself is called the Roma. The Roma has an exceptionally good menu at a very good price, the amount of food you get for your money is astonishing and the quality is superb.
There are some excellent beaches close by and the drive there offers lovely, panoramic views! There are many beaches to choose from - Porto San Giorgio; if you are wanting a busy, bustling beach with lots of restaurants, cafes and sun loungers to hire then this is the beach for you. Or Cupra which was one that was highly recommended by the owner of the property in the 'handy' guide (which was brilliantly put together and helpful). Cupra was the beach which we used regularly, it was much quieter than Porto San Giorgio and we could take our own sun loungers for free, which was kindly provided by the property owner.
If it is the 'real' italy you seek then you will not be disappointed!! We had the most amazing time on this holiday and I would recommend Casa Nostra to anyone! Thank you to the owners of the property for opening up your beautiful home for me and my family to experience the beauty that italy has to offer.
25 Mar 2012
"Casa Nostra has a nice personal feeling with a wonderful roofrerrace"
Casa Nostra has a nice homely and personal feeling. The house has a perfect layout with a wonderful roofterrace where we had al our meals and spent the evenings looking at the stunning view towards Fermo and the Adriatic. Even our three teenagers liked Casa Nostra
Monterubbiano is a smal hilltop town with al necessery ameneties and a nice piazza with
a bar. There are a couple of restaurants among witch we would like to mention Ristorante Pazzi with fantastic Tagliatelli Fritti.
Casa Nostra has a ideal location, close to the lovely beaches in Pedaso and Porto San Giorgio anl to a lot of other wonderful hilltop villages.
If you want more hustle and bustle San Benedetto del Tronto is just 30 minutes away.
Thank you for your review, my husband and I really appreciate it and we take your point with regard to the number of restaurants in Monterubbiano. At that time there were only 2 in the village. However, since your visit in 2009 we have a wonderful new Pizzeria in the park, superb al fresco eating, not just pizza, with delightful views of the valley below and Fermo. It's also a lovely place just to go for a coffee during the day or a drink in the evening. Thanks once again. Sue and Simon Ferris
22 Mar 2012
"Delightful cottage, wonderful break"
We had been recommended to Casa Nosta by friends who stayed previously as being "a world away from London" and what a marvellous time we had. Casa Nostra is easily located being 2 mins from… More
21 Mar 2012
"Authentic Italian Experience"
We spent 3 delightful nights in Monterubbiano at a wonderful house there called Casa Nostra. The house was spacious and recently remodeled. We were greeted with a bottle of wine on our arrival. We … More
20 Mar 2012
"Real Italy, wonderful location and lovely accomodation"
We stayed at Casa Nostra in the last week of May/first week of June and I just wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had! I've never felt compelled to write a review for Trip Advisor or any o… More
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