Marcheholiday Banci – Home 5438029 Villa
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- min stay varies
Marcheholiday Banci – Home 5438029
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- min stay varies
Villa / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 43 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
The villa welcomes you with a beautiful private garden. The property offers a parking space, and at the entrance there is a comfortable paved area with table and chairs to enjoy your meals outside.On the ground floor the front door opens into the large living room with fireplace, the kitchen is wide, comfortable and well equipped. On the first floor there is a bathroom with shower and washing machine, bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom.You can access the first floor either thanks to an internal staircase or through a separate entrance from the outside.First floor: kitchen, television room (large flat-screen TV and satellite), 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower.In the terraced area there is a large pool beside which you will find the dépendance with loggia equipped with sofas, a garden table and chairs for outdoor dining near the pool. A large built-in barbecue, a kitchen and living room with sofa bed for 2 people and bathroom with shower
The villa welcomes you with a beautiful private garden. The property offers a parking space, and at the entrance there is a comfortable paved area with table and chairs to enjoy your meals outside.On the ground floor the front door opens into the large living room with fireplace, the kitchen is wide, comfortable and well equipped. On the first floor there is a bathroom with shower and washing machine, bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom.You can access the first floor either thanks to an internal staircase or through a separate entrance from the outside.First floor: kitchen, television room (large flat-screen TV and satellite), 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower.In the terraced area there is a large pool beside which you will find the dépendance with loggia equipped with sofas, a garden table and chairs for outdoor dining near the pool. A large built-in barbecue, a kitchen and living room with sofa bed for 2 people and bathroom with shower complete the amenities of the dépendance. The villa offers exceptional conditions to enjoy the outside areas at their best. The beautiful city of Urbino, UNESCO world heritage , is located just 10 km away.
Location description from owner
The Marche region
The Marche: Italy in one region with : Sea, mountains, history,art, local traditions, spirituality, nature, typical food and wine: in the Marche you can find all the best features of Italian culture and way of life. The Marche is a distillation of Italy. The Marche offers 180 kilometres of coastline, 26 seaside resorts facing the Adriatic Sea defined by beautiful beaches, picturesque bays, 9 marinas and 16 Blue Flag beaches, that certify the water quality and further services. 500 squares, more than 1,000 important monuments, approximately one hundred cities of art, 37 fortresses, 106 castles, 15 strongholds. In the Marche there are 12 protected areas: 2 national parks, 4 regional parks, 6 nature reserves, 15 state forests.
Urbino remains one of the most important towns in the Marche - indeed in Italy - for the tourist in search of great Italian art and architecture and its beguiling streets well reward the curious traveller.
Its centro storico now boasts the honour of being included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
For the second half of the 15thC its windy hill was the setting for one of the most illustrious courts in Europe. Duke Federico da Montefeltro gathered around him the greatest painters, poets and scholars of his day and housed them in one of Italy's most beautiful Renaissance palaces, a palace that still stands as an eloquent memorial to this quintessential Renaissance man.
For the best first impression approach the town from Arezzo to see the fairy-tale twin towers of the palace that give Urbino its unmistakable skyline; already you will see that it was built by a benevolent and secure ruler who had no need to intimidate or brag.
The hub of the town is the animated triangle of Piazza della Repubblica that lies in a dip between the twin humps of a hill. From here follow the signs up to the Palazzo Ducale. The summer opening times are 9am to 7pm Tues-Sat, 9am to 2pm Monday and an impressive 9am to 10pm on Sundays.
As you arrive at the entrance you may feel let down - the palace presents an undistinguished face to the town. Once inside, however, you will find one of the most kindly and exhilarating palaces you will encounter in Italy. The courtyard sets the tone; a masterpiece of proportion and light carried out with the deftest of touches. Remember this was the first of its kind, the others you will see across Italy are mere copies.
None of the rooms of the palace were designed to oppress with grandeur but were built on a human scale and decorated with glad-hearted sobriety. Nowadays they house the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche - a remarkable collection of paintings including one of the world's greatest and most enigmatic images, Piero della Francesca's Flagellation of Christ.
Other great pictures here are Piero's Madonna di Senigallia that could almost be an interior painting by Vermeer, Raphael's La Muta, the Silent One, an anonymous portrait of a gentlewoman who we feel might talk to us if she only wished to, and a famous vision of the Ideal City by an unknown hand (possibly Piero della Francesca's) and much used by art designers to illustrate books on the Renaissance.
The Duke's Studiolo is the most unusual room in the palace. His tiny study is entirely decorated in exquisite trompe l'oeil inlaid woodwork panels, some based on designs by Botticelli.
To understand the complex domestic organisation that propped up what W.B. Yeats called that grammar school of courtesies, visit the vast warren of cellars, kitchens, laundry rooms, stables and even an ice store in the sotterranei or basements. No single architect can be credited as the creative genius behind this blueprint for the unfortified Renaissance dwelling, although Luciano Laurana and Francesco di Giorgio Martini figure large. It has to be seen rather as the sum total of Duke Federico's enlightened patronage.
Few traces remain of earlier Roman Urbinum Metaurense - see some in the exhaustive collection of ancient stone inscriptions in the Museo Archeologico on the ground floor of the Ducal Palace - and virtually the entire city within the walls dates from the 15th and 16thC; the ghost of Federico would still not lose his way in the maze of pink-bricked alleys.
Giovanni Santi was a court painter at Urbino who might have been consigned to the lumber room of art history if he hadn't been the father of the divine Raphael. Few can doubt that Raphael's childhood at the court helped mould his genius. The house where he was born is now a delightful little museum - a simple fresco of the Madonna and Child in one of the rooms may have been one of his earliest works. You will find it in Via Raffaello that runs up from Piazza della Repubblica.
Stagger on up to the summit of the steep hill to find a striking statue of the painter and grandstand views of the countryside around Urbino.
If you are not sated with art, hunt out the Oratorio di S. Giovanni Battista in Via Barocci to see a small church entirely decorated in 1416 with wall-to-ceiling frescoes by the Marchegiani painters Jacopo and Lorenzo Salimbeni. Ignore the fact that few outside the Marches have ever heard of the brothers; use your own eyes and enjoy the brilliance of their earthy vision of the life of St John the Baptist and a terrifying Crucifixion - or just count the number of playful small dogs you can spot in the lively scenes.
A rarely visited but nevertheless delightful stop is the Orto Botanico. This small, walled botanic garden is full of rare plants, the shade is welcome, and there are definitely no paintings. The entrance is in Via Bramante.
As you leave Urbino pause to pay your last respects at the tombs of Duke Federico and his son, Guidobaldo, in the fine church of San Bernardino. It was built in 1491 by Francesco di Giorgio Martini and stands on the hill above the junction for the Pesaro road - follow the signs.
Pesaro, with nearly one hundred thousand inhabitants, is the second largest city population in the region after the capital city, Ancona: with its old town that still shows the splendor of the seigneury of the Della Robere family and its precious museums, the city was the birthplace of Gioachino Rossini. The annual Rossini opera Festival is devoted to him and his work is protected by the Rossini Foundation. The city hosts the International Festival of the New Cinema.
Besides the capital cities of the province, The Marche boasts a number of art cities spread all over the region. In Gradara, the fortress and the ancient village are the best preserved Medieval structures in Italy.
The city walls which protect the fortress, make it one of the most impressive.
The castle was home to Lucrezia Borgia and Francesca di Rimini, who was the protagonist, together with Paolo, of one of the most famous love stories narrated by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
Fano, governed by the Malatesta family and deeply afflicted in Roman times, known for its Arch of Augustus, is now home to the Centro Studi Vitruviani; Urbania and the upper valley of the Metauro river feature many ducal monuments and their majolica.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 5: Sofa Bed
- 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 29 Apr 2017
- Years listed:
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian
This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Nov 2014. Located in Province of Pesaro and Urbino, the average weekly rate varies from £1060 to £2204.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Apr 2017.
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