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Spacious accommodation in a historical building in old town, 15 min from beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

historical building, large rooms, 3 bedrooms, 6+2 people

Palazzo Massi is situated directly on the main square in the medieval village of Cossignano. This charming, tranquil hamlet is off the main tourist routes. Located high on the hillside, 400 metres above sea level, it offers wonderful panoramic views of Gran Sasso (Abruzzi) and the Sibylline mountains, across to the Adriatic Sea, just 15 minutes drive away. Visitors can savour authentic Italian life here. A variety of excursions can be undertaken to enjoy the area's rich culture (Ascoli Piceno, Offida,Fermo etc.), the picturesque countryside of the Sibylline national parks and the nearby Adriatic Sea. Palazzo Massi with its old stonewalls and vaulted ceilings was formerly the residence of the Italian nobility. The accommodation consists of a spacious living-room with an open fireplace and frescoed ceiling (40 m2), 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The property now belongs to the Massi family, who run a small wine-cellar nearby offering organically produced wines.


Owner
Alessandra
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

Amenities

Cossignano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 double, 2 family bedrooms, 2 childrens beds, 2 cots
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a big library with Italian, German and English books. In the dining room is a piano. We have CDs. If you want you can taste our organic extra virgin olive oil and our organic white and red wine. We invite you to visit our wine cellar.

Reviews

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Spacious accommodation in a historical building in old town, 15 min from beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Best part of our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently took a long-awaited vacation in Italy, during which we stayed in Rome, Cossignano, and Venice. There were 8 of us traveling together, 6 adults and 2 teenagers. We stayed in flats at each location, and our stay at Palazzo Massi Fassitelli was the best by far.

When we arrived and met Adriana (we were about 4 hours late after a long series of unfortunate events), our mouths fell open at how beautiful it was! (Side note: we actually rented two flats; the main one upstairs, which has 3 bedrooms, and a smaller downstairs apartment with two bedrooms. Both were lovely, but it's the upstairs one that is listed, so I'll keep my review to it.)

The dining room has a beautiful table big enough for our whole group to enjoy our meals together, and the ceiling has an incredible fresco that we couldn't take our eyes off... until we went into the master bedroom, which also had a beautifully frescoed ceiling!

All three bedrooms were roomy and comfortable with clean sheets and bedding and plenty of extras to spare. There were two bathrooms, one attached to the master bedroom and one serving the other two bedrooms. They were also clean and tidy.

The kitchen was the best-equipped that we found by a far! Every single utensil we needed (we mostly cooked our own meals, so we used the kitchen a lot) was there. We also found plenty of dishes, silverware, and glasses (which is no small feat considering that there were 8 of us). The dishwasher worked very well, as did the washing machine.

Everything about our stay here was perfect. Before we arrived, we communicated extensively with Alessandra, who was really helpful and spoke excellent English. She helped us figure out how to get here from Rome and gave us a discount code to use when we rented our car in San Benedetto d. Tronto.

The whole reason we visited Cossignano was to visit the Fiorano Agriturismo, as I have been enjoying their organic olive oils at home for a while and wanted to see the grove. (Incidentally, I actually found the Palazzo through the Agriturismo, since they are both owned by the same family.) I highly recommend a visit to the farm for a wine and olive oil tasting. The entire farm is organic and produces the best wine and olive oil that we had in all of Italy, Paola and Paolo (husband and wife team) speak excellent English and gave us a fantastic tour of their farm and winery. We will definitely come back to visit both places again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, lovely hilltop village

  • 5 of 5

Palazzo Massi is a great house right in the center of a gorgeous medieval hilltop town in La Marche.

The house is right above a popular square and a bar/osteria that serves delicious food. In the late evenings, the neighborhood children play games in the square while the adults chat. The location at the top of the hill, together with good fans, vaulted ceilings, and large windows, helps encourage cooling breezes. The house is spacious, with lots of room for our family. The kitchen and laundry facilities are convenient for families, and the WiFi works great.

Cossignano is a good location, within an easy drive of the beach, good hikes in the Sibillini Mountains, and exploring in Offida and Ascoli Piceno. It's also a beautiful town to explore, with great views of the surrounding farm fields and very welcoming neighbors. There are a few small grocery stores, cafes and restaurants in the town. We had a yummy dinner at the osteria in the square, and a small bakery near the square can provide your morning cornetto.

For your visit to La Marche, it will be helpful to learn some Italian. Everyone has been accommodating of my rudimentary use of Italian phrases combined with hand gestures etc. (I studied sporadically using a computer program over the past couple of months), but when we return to Cossignano we will spend more time learning Italian before the trip to help make more connections with the many generous and friendly residents here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment in a delightful small, hilltop town. We enjoyed our stay and were quite comfortable. The village is charming and close to other hill towns to visit. It is helpful to speak at least some Italian, but help is just a phone call away, if needed. The bar next door has internet service and serves good food also. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We would recommend this apartment for those visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the owners. We had a wonderful stay. The apartment is just beautiful.

We just loved our stay. We will recommend the apartment to everybody.

Thanks again

Robert

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
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5

Ein Traum zwischen Barock, Trattoria und Strandbar

  • 5 of 5

Eva: 13 Jahre schreibt:Unser Aufenthalt im Palazzo Fassitelli war sehr angenehm. Er liegt auf dem Dorfplatz von Cossignano, so kann man am Dorfleben teilhaben. Der Palazzo ist gut ausgestattet, vor allem in der Küche findet sich alles was der geübte Hobbykoch benötigt. Sogar eine Waschmaschine stand zur Verfügung. Das Wohnzimmer stach sofort ins Auge, man konnte unter dem wunderschönen Deckenfresco, speisen oder Klavier spielen. Die Schlafzimmer waren gut ausgestattet nur der Härtegrad der Matratzen liess zu wünschen übrig. Die zwei Bäder waren sauber und funktional. Der Aufenthalt wurde vom viertelstündigen Schlagen der Rathausglocke untermalt, ab morgens um 7:45 bis um 9:45. Für Langschläfer ist das natürlich nichts. Direkt neben dem Palazzo befand sich die Bar, die aber leider nur ein kleiner Ersatz für den fehlenden Balkon war. Besonders die Aussicht die man hatte war atemberaubend. Viele Felder und die Berge im Hintergrund-wie im Bilderbuch!

Martina 60 Jahre: Die Möglichkeit, die Männer vom Fenster heraus, vom Dämmerschoppen in der Bar zum Abendessen zu rufen, hatte etwas sehr italienisches und hat sich heiter unter die Geräuschkulisse der versteckspielenden Kindern und parlierenden Dorfbewohner gemischt. Mitten im Geschehen haben wir uns heimisch gefühlt und vergessen, dass wir Touristen sind. Unverzichtbar ist der Besuch im Weingut Fiorano, wo wir eine köstlche Degustation von biologischem Wein genossen haben.." i teseschi bevono molto " diesem Ruf haben wir alle Ehre gemacht. Die Großzügigkeit des Palazzo hat unsere Woche in den wunderschönen Marken, mit amüsanten Strandbesuchen für uns als Großfamilie(7Personen) zum Erlebnis gemacht. Ein herrliches Domizil, dem tatsächlich nur ein Balkon/Terrasse fehlt, das wir von Umbrien aus auf jeden Fall wieder aufsuchen werden.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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5

Urlaub im Palazzo

  • 5 of 5

Auch wir verbrachten 2 Wochen im Juni in Cossignano. Ein wunderschöner Ort

mit traumhafter Aussicht ! Die Wohnung ist beeindruckend, toll dekoriert,sehr großzügig und hat alles was man braucht,auch der Wein vom Gut Fiorana ist sehr zu empfehlen.

Mit der liebenswürdigen Signora Adriana haben wir uns in einem Sprachenmix

gut verständigt. Bedingt durch die große Hitze war auf der Piazza erst am Abend

bis in die Nacht einiges los,wir mußten halt auch den Rhythmus der Einheimischen

einhalten - lange Siesta und dann mit draussen herumsitzen,besonders in der netten Kneipe !

Wir würden gerne wieder mal hinfahren, allerdings zu einer kühleren Jahreszeit,

wenn beim Wandern die Sonne nicht so extrem brennt !

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Ancona, Pescara
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Castello de Marte, Fabio's
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Massignano
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
San Benedetto del Tronto
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Grottammare
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Castello de Marte, Fabio's
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Grottammare
Car: recommended

Situated at 400 metres above sea level on the peak of the hill, the medieval village of Cossignano (1000 inhabitants) still has pleasant temperatures even in the height of summer thanks to the refreshing breeze typical of the area. The hamlet is nestled among the beautiful hilly countryside of the Marches where wine and olives are cultivated. Palazzo Massi stands on the main square of the old town directly adjacent to the church, the town hall, a bakery and a small bar. Two supermarkets, the butcher's, a delicatessen specialising in homemade pasta ant the chemist's are just a 3 minute walk away. Fresh vegetables and fish are available from the market which visits the piazza twice a week. Guests can choose between local restaurants which offer a range of authentic dishes and specialities at reasonable prices or take the 15 minute journey down to the coast where numerous restaurants serve excellent fish.

Golf: Golf Club i Lauri, Montefiore dell'Aso - 3 holes. Green Fee including equipment Eur 10 (Status November 2004)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $58.96
Reinigungsgebühr $58.96
Refundable damage deposit $294.78

Um die Wohnung fest zu buchen, muss eine Anzahlung in Höhe von ca. 50% des Gesamtpreises bezahlt werden. Die Restzahlung ist fällig bei Ankunft, am ersten Urlaubstag. Bei Stornierung wird die Anzahlung nicht zurückerstattet. If you reserve you must pay a deposit of ca. 50% of all costs. The balance is to be paid on the first day by arrival.In case of cancellation by customer deposit will not be refunded.In case of cancellation by customer deposit will not be refunded.In den Wintermonaten pauschal 50 € pro Woche Heizkosten.Die Preise pro Woche verstehen sich für 6 Personen. Jede weitere Person-15 Euro pro Tag.Kinder unter 3 Jahre kostenlos. Max.8 ( davon zwei Kinder) Pers. Platz.Die Wohnung kann ab 16.00 Uhr bezogen werden. Check out 10.00h.Nach Absprache- andere Zeiten auch möglich.Vergünstigung ab drei Wochen (dritte Woche- 550 € in der Vor- und Nachsaison. Dritte Woche 650 € in der Hochsaison).Ab 24.12-2015 bis 06.01- 2016 1000 €/Wo; 150 € p.Tag ( 6 Pers).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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