About the home
Bella Val’lone offers 5 star, eco-friendly self-catering accommodation for those whose expectation exceeds the everyday. Bella Val’lone is nestled in five acres of a beautiful valley deep in the heart of Le Marche, where the only sound you may hear is that of goat bells. The accommodation and landscape provide a sense of freedom and tranquillity seldom experienced, giving you a fantastic base to discover the hidden treasures of this stunning region!
Bella Val’lone is delightfully situated between the beautiful hill-towns of San Ginesio, Urbisaglia and Colmurano, each are well worth visiting for their unique architecture, sense of history and restaurants. San Ginesio, less than ten minutes away, is a typical medieval town where the walls and gateways remain as they were hundreds of years ago. San Ginesio has been designated a place of historic interest and was described by La Repubblica as ‘Un piccolo borgo delizioso’ (‘a delicious little place’).
Urbisaglia, some ten minutes away is also a town of great historical significance, and is home to considerable remains of the original city walls and of the buildings within them, together with brickwork of the Imperial period. Buildings from the time include baths, tombs, an amphitheatre and other ruins. Colmurano, famous for it’s chocolate festival, is yet another town where watching the world go by is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
Bella Val'lone offers three co-located self-catering properties, ideal for a large family or group of friends who want to holiday together, but still have some privacy. Set in 5 acres of stunning valley Cottage Sereno and two studio apartment, Tranquilo and Riposo offer luxury self catering with private teraces and gardens.
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
All properties have private terrace and gardens.
The Marche / Abruzzo / Marche region
Those in the know head for Le Marche, which along with Umbria and Tuscany, constitutes the central region of Italy. Le Marche is situated in the east of the peninsula, and sits between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains. While the Adriatic coast is well known for its many excellent beaches, the interior remains unspoiled by tourism, and you will find towns and villages where the pressures of modern life seem worlds away.
Le Marche is a virtual treasure chest, rich in history, bursting with nature, art, folklore, and culinary traditions. Here you will find incredibly picturesque hilltop towns and villages enjoying panoramic views of lush, verdant valleys.
Renaissance palazzos and beautiful churches with fine works of art appear around every corner, and watching the impact of the changes in seasons on the mountainous countryside is a phenomenal experience and a privilege. Italy of course is well known for its wide and deep sense of culture and history. Le Marche is a major contributor to that, and within the region there are several prehistoric settlements, roman ruins and so forth. There are some 3000+ years of history and various sites provide evidence of prehistoric human Palaeolithic and Neolithic settlements. There are settlements of the Picena, Roman and Barbaric civilisations, fifty-seven historical town centres (Centri Storici), with countless abbeys, castles and fortresses, patrician villas, some seventy plus art galleries and both archaeological and ‘theme’ museums, all of which play their part in preserving the rich history.
Food and Wine.
For a true taste of history, you will discover that the cucina povera (peasant food) is simply outstanding. Le Marche is well known for the quality of it’s local produce, and many restaurants do not have menu’s but prepare whatever is best on the day. Lunch is the main meal for most and typically includes an anti-pasti dish (starter), a prima (first) course of pasta and a seconda course of meat. Dolci, or dessert, is of course available for those feeling brave enough. Do not be intimidated though by the menu, and ordering only one or two courses is more than acceptable.
Depending where you find yourself at lunchtime will influence the choices available. If you have driven down to the coast you will find fresh seafood specialities such as fish soup (brodetto) together with a wide selection of caught that morning fish dishes. If you find yourself further inland, meat is the mainstay of the menu with poultry, beef, lamb, goat, rabbit, pork, and wild boar widely featured. For those of you who normally shop in supermarkets, you will find the range of fresh, seasonal ingredients, home-made pastas,local cheeses, truffles and bread extraordinary. Most villages and towns host weekly markets that provide an invaluable source for buying fresh food at more competitive prices. The Le Marche region also produces an extraordinary range of wines, including 13 varieties of DOC designated wines.
The San Ginesio area
We are nestled in a beautiful valley so much of the surrounding landscaping is a mother nature intended - green rolling hills, woodland and streams at the bottom of our garden. Each of the properties have their own terrace and garden for relaxing in privacy and enjoy al fresco dining looking over the valley. We are planning a pool, lavender walk and other unique landscaping plans which will evolve with the property.
The fantastic beaches of the Adriatic Riveria are just over a thirty minute drive away down the S77. These include the more typical tourist destinations that prove popular with locals and tourists. If however you are looking for something quieter, there are many secluded coves a short distance from Civitanova. A drive down the coast is well worth doing as there are several traditional seaside towns worth spending time in.
If golf is a part of your holiday plans, there is a championship standard golf course around an hour's drive away in Sirolo ( in the middle of the Riviera del Conero). It is open all year, and has an 18-hole championship standard course, a 5-hole 'executive' course, a driving range and putting greens. The 18 holes are a a pretty challenging par 71 and you will probably need that all your clubs! Carts are available for hire, but it would be a shame to miss out on the pleasure of walking through such a magnificent setting. The course is normally quiet on weekdays (ideal for those here on holiday!), booking advisable at weekends. Great clubhouse with full range of good meals at reasonable prices available, friendly staff and comfortable surroundings.
Skiing is widely available in the Sibillini National Park, around a twenty minute drive away. Sassotetto, close to St Mary Magdalene, comprises one of the best, and most modern, ski areas in Le Marche. The resort boasts modern lifts serving a network of ski runs on a mountain side slope suitable for both beginners and the more experienced. The ski related activities that can be practised in the area range from downhill skiing to cross-country, through to snowboarding. Nivea station has a modern system of artificial snow on all slopes which can often extend the length of the ski season through till March.
How to get there
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Whether you are planning to fly, take the train or drive, getting to Le Marche is easy. The closest airports to Bella Val’lone are Ancona and Perugia, both just over an hour away, and further afield there are many airports serving the Italian peninsula. Rome, for example is only around three (sensible driving) hours away, while depending on your country of departure, many other regional airports are easily accessible. If you do need transfer facilities, please advise prior to departure and we will organise on your behalf.
The Italian railway network (www.trenitalia.com) offers phenomenal value for money. There are fantastic connections throughout the country, trains are very reliable, and tickets and seats can be reserved on line prior to your journey or simply purchased on arrival. All airports and many railway stations also offer a wide range of car hire operators.
Driving is easy with good roads (strada’s) running North to South and East to West, meaning that Le Marche is easy to get to irrespective of your starting point. There are service stations throughout, many of which offer a wide range of food and beverages, refreshment facilities and so forth.
Activities near San Ginesio
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
24 Sep 2012
Myself & my partner visited bella vallone in early September, having never been to Italy before we were immiadiatly greeted with a very warm welcoming. Having no satellite navigation in our car the... more
Thanks for a wonderful review :)
28 Jun 2011
If you're thinking of visiting Bella Val'lone don't think twice - it's alright! In fact it's more than alright - it's perfect and we can't wait to return.
It was such a pleasure to have you both here, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to seeing you again later in the Summer and we will have the Proseco on ice ready!... more
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|Prices for group size 7|
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|Mid Season||22 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||1 Jul 12||16 Sep 12||£ 1680||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Season||16 Sep 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1575||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter Season||1 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Renting all three properties at Bella Val'lone is ideal from a group of 8 who want to holiday together but want some privacy too. A cottage for 4 people and two studio apartments each sleeping two gives you the best of both worlds.Book
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