Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
In the foothills of Marche's southern Apennine range with the Monti Sibillini National Park close by it offers good walking, the best in local traditional cuisine, beautiful surroundings and a friendly local population.
The property itself has been recently restored to a high standard, maintaining many traditional features such as the vaulted and beamed ceilings in the living room.
- Five bedrooms (three doubles and two twins) plus a sixth on request sleeping 12 guests
- Four bathrooms, one with bath the rest with showers
- Washing machine and dishwasher
- Cot available
- Cleaning service provided
- Fully equipped kitchen with five hob cooker, oven and large outdoor barbecue on the covered patio next to it
- 3 covered loggias on the ground floor providing plenty of space to relax outside in the shade
- Great walking
- Large private swimming pool with Roman steps
- Well kept mature garden, completely fenced to make it safe for families.
- Restaurant and bar one mile away
We also include a wine tasting and tour at the Umani Ronchi distillery.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Marche/Abruzzo region
Marche is an affluent zone with little crime and full of the warm welcome for which central and southern Italy is renowned - even the most basic attempt to speak Italian will guarantee you a warm and friendly reception.
Not surprisingly the Marche region is favoured by many Italian holiday-makers for the range of delights it offers, from the culinary wonders served up in its many restaurants to a richness of art and history which bears testimony to the region’s glorious cultural past.
On a more modern footing, Marche is the undisputed Italian capital of shoe-making, as a visit to any of the regular markets and shoe shops in the coastal towns of Civitanova-Marche, Porto San Giorgio and Porto Sant Elpidio will bear witness. For bargains for shoes look no further !
Quality leather goods, in particular bags and coats, are also a prominent part of the Marche economy.
During the summer months many towns hold their own outdoor antique markets. They stay open until at least midnight and are also a social occasion, combining wonderfully with that most Italian of pastimes, the passeggiata (stroll).
The walled medieval town of San Ginesio, by common consent one of Marche's most beautiful, is just four miles away and has a small but select group of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a bank and a post office. Closer to hand, but still a short drive, is another bar and restaurant.
The larger town of Sarnano, famed for its curative spa and as a ski resort town in winter, is if anything even busier in the summer months, offering tourists a traditional Italian town of great beauty and practicality, with numerous restaurants, bars and shops as well as a thriving weekly market.
Not far away are other pretty towns such as Amandola, Tolentino and Camerino. All are fascinating places to visit and experience some of Marche's unique history and architecture and taste its wines and prized cuisine.
Camerino is home to an ancient university and has been almost entirely restored since the earthquake of 1997. And nearby Caldarola is dominated by its renaissance castle, giving wonderful views over the town and countryside.
Situated very centrally the villa is also an ideal place from which to explore Italy in general, with Perugia, Bologna, Florence, Assisi, Siena and Rome all day-trip possibilities.
Yet there is also much to see and do closer to home. Southern Marche is also home to Ascoli Piceno with its unique marble piazza and to the north is the wonderful university town of Urbino, the birthplace of Raphael and the home of the Palazzo Ducale, an architectural masterpiece which houses Marche's most important museum, the Galleria nazionale delle Marche.
And with the Monti Sibillini National Park just 10 minutes drive away, nature lovers and walkers alike will undoubtedly want to spend much of their time in this truly spectacular wild place, which is home to a stable resident population of wolves and is also home to chamoix, golden eagle and eagle owls. There is even evidence of the return of the Marsicana brown bear from the adjoining national park to the south in Abruzzo and some evidence of the presence of the shy lynx.