Villa Trina is perched on a knoll in the rolling hills of The Marches (Le Marche) region of Italy about 20 miles inland from the Adriatic Sea and at an elevation of 1500 feet. The Villa overlooks several medieval hill towns near and far, Treia being one of them. On clear days several patches of the Adriatic Sea beckon from the East. The Villa consist of two residences surveying twenty acres of farmed fields surrounding the buildings and complemented by an olive grove across the road. The larger of the two houses, Casa Grande, is available for rental May through September. Casa Grande features an entryway foyer with 1/2 bath, a large kitchen, dining room, study, living room with fireplace, bedroom with 2 twin beds and full bath, all on the ground floor. The second floor offers four bedrooms (two with 1 queen sized bed each and two with 2 twin beds each), 3 full baths including one with tub and shower, and a covered patio (with fireplace) accessible from 2 of the bedrooms.
Chef prepared dinners at the Villa.: Once or twice a week, guest have the option of inviting a local chef to come to the Villa to prepare a complete meal from appetizer to pasta course to meat course to dessert in the local tradition. Table wines are included.
The cost is 40 euro per person with a minimum of 4 persons.
Rest and Relaxation: Villa Trina, in it's rural tranquille location, has the ideal ambiance for a wind down period after a hectic sightseeing trip to other parts of Italy. If your body is aching and weary from your travels you can schedule a Massage Therapist or Physical Therapist to come to the Villa to provide a therapeutic healing, relaxing and rejuvenating massage.
Nancy LeBlanc to me
Your villa is very beautiful! Ray and I marveled at the views, the spaciousness, the really cool windows, the perfect kitchen, the private sitting area off the master suite (Bonny allowed us to visit), the beautiful wooden furniture and the overall ambiance of your Italian villa. We understand why you love it there. It was a little difficult to find but Sasha came to the rescue!
We discovered the magic of Treia, the neat little town on the hill that we could see from the villa as well as Cingoli and the other little town that starts with an "A"). On Sunday we attended the Polenta festival nearby Treia.
On the following Tues., Ray and I set out alone and journeyed to Sirolo. What a place! We parked near the center and enjoyed the vista from the little park. We couldn't resist the path and ended up walking the distance to the beach - ? a mile. The day was beautiful, the time was mid-afternoon and our suits were in the car!!! Many sunbathers were on the beach and some were in the water. I waded and found the water exceptionally warm and very, very pristine. We struggled back up to the village which, of course, was mid-siesta with no vittles available.
The night before we left, Ray and I were thrilled to enjoy dinner with your friends at Othello's Restaurnat. What a nice family; I think we met them all and they all spoke so highly of you. They must have anticipated our visit as, when we were seated, the young lady (can't remember her name) asked if we were staying at Villa Trina!!!
So, Dan and Maria, it is with sincere appreciation that Ray and I extend our thanks for your generosity. Our vacation was beyond our expection, both with the villa and with the essense of Italia. Hopefully, we will return -
Dinner is nearly ready, polenta tonight. We can't seem to get out of the Italian mode!!! Gratzie! nancy and ray leblanc
Una vacanza fantastica! Villa Trina è esattamente come viene descritta, anzi, forse più bella! Pulita, i camini funzionanti perfettamente, lavastoviglie efficiente, casa davvero calda! tutto questo grazie anche all'assistenza di Eralvio e Gianna, gli angeli custodi della villa.
L'unica stanza fredda, con relativo bagno, è quella che viene ricavata nell'ingresso se si supera la presenza di 8 persone; noi però eravamo 7 e quindi ci siamo goduti un bel calduccio!
noi eravamo 7 adulti, due provenienti da Roma, una da Bologna e 4 dalla provincia di Milano.
I dintorni sono splendidi, sia che ci si diriga verso il mare, con il Conero che meraviglia anche in versione invernale, sia che ci si addentri nelle campagne; Macerata bellissima città, i dintorni sono pieni di outlet di scarpe e borse, abbigliamento, accessori per la casa.
Ristoranti: poca la voglia di andarci perchè si stava troppo bene in casa! già sperimentato nell'incursione di novembre per la ricognizione e riproposto agli amici del capodanno il ristorante IL VILLINO: con una spesa davvero irrisoria abbiamo gustato una cena spettacolare in entrambe le nostre visite.
insomma, c'è da chiedersi perchè mai siano zone prese d'assalto in estate ma non in inverno!
Daniel, il proprietario, è sempre stato presente anche se lontano: via mail e sms si è sempre tenuto aggiornato sulla nostra vacanza e su eventuali nostre esigenze.
grazie davvero di cuore a Daniel e Maria per averci messo a disposizione la loro bellissima casa.
Each visit to Villa Trina has been exceptional. Dan and Maria are wonderful hosts, along with staff, Gianna, Aralvio and Sacha right down the road. This is a great spot from which to explore the little known Italian provinces from the Adriatic coastline to Tuscany. Most of the tourists seem to be from Europe, rather than the U.S. (Guess it's one of those "best kept secrets" that they don't want anyone else to find out about!!)
The "digs" are very comfortable and totally up to date as can be seen from the pics. The views are awesome--you can see to the Adriatic! I was able to walk most days, as the weather was great and the traffic almost non-existent.
Treia is a lovely walled city with a farmer's market once a week--lots of fun stuff to buy. The views from the top of the wall are spectacular--rolling hills and terraces as far as the eye can see. This is the real Italy!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the villa. I haven't stopped talking about how beautiful it was, and how comfortable and awesome the villa is! We had so much fun, ate so much, drank way too much wine, but really had a good rest!!!! The staff, Gianna, Eralvo and Sasha were wonderful. Gianna was so excited that we could understand and speak Italian (as bad as mine is,we really got along well!) She made us a blackberry torte one day and also brought over some hot pepper jam. We invited them to join us at Otello for dinner one night and had a ball. Graziella, the lady at Otello, is wonderful!
We walked every morning, from the villa to the bottom of the hill past the Otello restaurant and back again! Of course, we stopped for a capuccino at the bar before we turn onto the villa's street-that was really fun. The ladies in there were so nice!
We went to Assisi one day- beautiful! We did Frassasi and Jesi one day, San Severino for dinner one night, bought some pottery at Bozzi, went to Tolentino for a day. What a beautiful church! And my Dad's name is Nicholas, so it had special meaning for me-I brought him back some of the Church cards. They were getting ready for the Festa that was the weekend we left. I feel like we didn't even scratch the surface-there's so much to see!
One thing I noticed about the whole area is how seemingly well-off it is. Well, maybe it's better to say there didn't look to be a lot of poverty that you see in other places in the Italian countryside. We were also pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive it was to eat and drink, compared to all of the touristy areas. I loved Villa Trina just for that reason-no ugly Americans!!!! My Italian got a good workout, but it was great!
Villa Trina is located midway between the Sibilinni mountains and the Adriatic sea coast. Sibillini national park is about an hour’s drive and has many outdoor activities available such as mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking ,trekking, ,birdwatching, kayaking, paragliding, and hang gliding. There are several sites in the Sibilinni for skiing and snowboarding during the winter season.
On the Adriatic side the Villa is less than an hour's drive from the Ancona / Falconara Airport (AOI), and the spectacular seashore at Sirolo and Numana, the Santa Casa (Mary's Holy House) at Loreto, or the beautiful limestone caverns at Frasassi. The medieval town of Assisi is less than a two hour drive from the Villa. Supermarkets, pharmacies, shops of all sorts, several restaurants and catholic churches are all within a 10 minute drive. Summer Opera will be featured in the nearby city of Macerata at this summer's's open air Sferisterio Opera Festival 2011.