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Casa Carceri Vecchie

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Casa Carceri Vecchie... beneath theses cobbles lies the dungeons of the old medieval prison

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Wander through the narrow medieval streets and alleyways of Santa Vittoria in Matenano, moments from the 13th century clock tower at the gateway to town, and you will find this welcoming cottage. Carceri Vecchie is not just the name of this pretty cobbled ally, it's also the site of this historic town's ancient prison and means just that. Today the house sits amongst historic palazzos and gardens, but the dungeons still exist two storeys down underneath the cobbles where today happily our neighbour stores wine and olive oil under the cool dark vaults and archways.

Relax amongst the lemon trees and vines on the sunny roof terrace or enjoy a lunch in the shade of the private courtyard. Completely renovated in 2013 the cottage has all the modern comforts of home, yet just footsteps from the award winning restaurants, shops and ice cream of this celebrated hill town.

Further afield, you are around 30mins away from the blue flag beaches of the Adriatic Riviera, the Monti Sibillini National Park and the renaissance splendour of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and countless other hill towns that dot this dramatic landscape.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pedaso - 30minutes
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ancona or Pescara airports 1-1.15hrs by car, Nearest railway: Pedaso - 30 minutes by car
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Marche region

Like neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria, Le Marche shares the essence of 'la bella vita'. Its rich heritage of art, culture, in food and wine, in architecture and landscapes are the equal of any in what is often described as the most beautiful country on Earth. What makes this region truly special is that it is still waiting to be discovered.

Explore for yourself the ancient hill top towns, olive groves and vineyards, beaches and mountains, the museums and renaissance churches, and leave the stresses of mass tourism behind. This is a region for those who love the best of Italy, from the morning cappuccino in the sleepy piazza, or the evening "passeggiata" stroll around town, ice cream in hand, to the exceptional hospitality and warmth of the welcome in elegant restaurant and humble trattoria alike.

Le Marche is well served by airports in Ancona, Pescara and Perugia with Ryanair, and via train to Rome and by a new Ancona-Milan high speed service.

Santa Vittoria in Matenano

Santa Vittoria in Matenano sits atop its own hill, between the Monti Sibillini National Park, the blue flag beaches of the Adriatic Riviera, and the main cultural and artistic centres of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo. All are reachable within around 30-40minutes. It is the ideal spot to explore and enjoy this remarkably diverse and rich landscape. Look out from the cobbled streets towards the high mountains, the numerous other medieval villages and churches that dot this landscape or turn around to see the blue waters of the Adriatic over the rolling hills and fields.

Whether you want to sunbathe and enjoy spaghetti alle vongole (clams) in the family friendly seaside town of Pedaso or hike and tuck into a plate of lenticche con salsiccia ( sausages and lentils) in the spectacular mountain vllage of Castelluccio it's all a short drive away. Alternatively head to the elegance of Ascoli Piceno, the famous Piazza del Popolo is said to be the most beautiful in Italy. Sit and enjoy an apertivo at the art deco Caffe Meletti and decide for yourself.

Closer to home the many sleepy hill top vlllages offer endless possibilities to explore, each with its own charms and special views of mountains and sea.

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Review 1-5 of 5

22 Jun 2015


"Great property in a lovely village"

My wife and I travelled to Santa Vittoria in June this year. This was our first experience renting a property from holiday lettings as we have always booked through travel agents. We could not have picked better property or person to deal with for our first attempt. Giles is a gentleman who is very helpful and informative. The cottage itself is impeccable , it has been restored to a very high standard. Top quality furnishings inside the cottage add to a great stay. Everything is catered for by Giles from the wifi to the crisp clean bedding. There is even a large map on the kitchen wall that was a great help to us as we chose where we would be exploring next by planning it straight from the wall. The village itself is very nice with two restaurants and a couple of cafe bars. The farfense restaurant is top class with John Pierro a real character who cannot help you enough GREAT PLACE!!! All in all it has been a brilliant week and would have no hesitation in returning. Rent this property in confidence from a genuine owner.

5 Jun 2015


"A magnificently restored house in a tremendous town"

The house has been beautifully restored and was a very comfortable place to stay. Although the unfortunate weather at the start of the week prevented us from using the outside spaces as much as we would have liked, the rooftop was an excellent place for a pre-dinner drink. The house is also really well equipped, especially the kitchen, and there are plenty of books and DVDs to borrow. Altogether a delight! Santa Vittoria is a really friendly town - there are excellent groceries, meat and bread just around the corner, and the restaurant in the Main Street is superb. Santa Vittoria was also an good hub for exploring tLe Marche more widely - day trips to Ascoli and Tolentino and environs were highlights. All in all, an excellent place to stay.

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      Languages spoken
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