Casa Giulia is tucked under a small hilltop town called Monteleone di Fermo, which has a general store (sells everything) and a tip top restaurant/pizzeria with one of the best views in Italy. It is at the end of a kilometre of rough private track, nestled in fields planted with, variously, sunflowers, wheat or forage and dotted with olive trees. Across the valley, you look out to two other hilltop towns and the view is (barring one white warehouse) straight out of a renaissance painting. Around the house is mown grass and just above it is a beautiful swimming pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 shower rooms and 1 toilet only|
|Nearest beach||Porto San Giorgio 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ancona 100 km, Nearest railway: Porto san Giorgio 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (5), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
There is a swimming pool which is not fenced off. Children and non-swimmers should be supervised at all times.
The 700 m track to the house can be muddy after heavy rain.
Le Marche is a beautiful but little-known, central Italian region. Many consider it Italy's "best kept secret"! Bounded on the East by the Adriatic, and on the West by the watershed of the Appenines, Le Marche is a mountainous region of small farms and ancient hilltop villages. Less dry than Umbria and Tuscany to the West, it has been able to keep its productive small-holdings and thriving villages as well as its famous trees: oaks on the foothills and sweet chestnuts high in the mountains. Although it lacks the concentration of art treasures found in Tuscany, it also lacks the level of tourism: once off the beaten track, tourists are almost unknown.
This is the perfect place for you if you like to spend your time visiting beautiful towns and villages for a drink, meal or ice-cream; admiring architecture; sitting by a pool reading; going to the seaside; walking in the hills or mountains.
Servigliano is where we go for main shopping. It is a beautiful 18th century town, all built according to a uniform plan. Monteleone di Fermo has one shop which sells everything, and also a bar/ pizzeria whose view I challenge you to better.