This splendid villa is found on an organic farming estate boasting some of the loveliest countryside in Marche and wonderful views. The property is surrounded by vineyards and is reached by a private country lane lined with a mix of cypresses, olives, mulberry trees and oaks. The villa is close to three national parks, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, Maiella and the Monti Sibillini, together providing almost 3,000 sq km of uncontaminated countryside and wildlife. Views from the property take all of these parks and the mountains of Abruzzo, Marche-Umbria and Lazio. Very close there are towns and cities of great cultural, historical importance and beauty - with historical figures and legends: St Francis of Assisi, the mythical Sybil, Guerrin Meschino, painter Raffael and poet Giacomo Leopardi. Photovoltaic panels produce electricity, solar panel hot water and there is a rainwater collection tank. We are green friends.
WHAT YOU WILL HAVE
FOOD, WINE AND OLIVE OIL - Free daily cook and maid service (4 hours a day except Sunday and the weeks from the 1st of March to the 1st of June).
Free organic red, rose and withe wine; all these wines are produced from the vineyards surrounding the villa. My guests can drink as much as they want!
Free organic olive oil produced from the olive trees of the villa.
Free products from the vegetable garden (with tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines, salad and other vegetable) and the herbs garden (chilli pepper, sage, basil, parsley and rosemary).
Free assistance in organizing food and wine tours and wine tasting.
Cooking class (not free) for all the experience levels and with the duration from 6 hours to 5 half days. The teachers will be a well known and well rated cook of the area.
TO KNOW THE AREA - Free assistance to arrange cultural, historical and naturalistic tours:
- in Ascoli Piceno with Romanesque and Gothic churches, the hundred towers of the medieval palaces, the Renaissance squares, the Roman and pre-Roman ruins, the museums with the history of the pre-Roman people of the Picenes and with the works of the Renaissance painters who worked in Ascoli (Tiepolo, Cola d'Amatrice e Crivelli);
- in the medieval small towns of the area: Offida, Ripatransone, Castignano, Acquaviva Picena and so on;
- in the castles and fortress of the area: the Civitella gigantic fortress, the Ascoli Malatesta castle and the Roman walls, the Acquaviva castle and so on:
- in the two National Parks (Gran Sasso/Laga and Sibillini) with their falls, their peaks and their wild nature.
BEACH - Free umbrellas with sun loungers and beach chairs on the blue flag beach of Grottammare.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA
THE GARDEN - There is a large country garden (more than 50.000 square feet) with a splendid view of the hills with vineyard, the olive trees groves and the mountains; inside the garden the heated swimming pool (12,5 x 4,5 mt.) with whirlpool and waterfall, the glass house with jacuzzi (for 6 persons) and relax and massage area. From the garden you can reach the cave under the villa where there is a sauna with a chromoterapy shower.
In the garden you have very ancient olive trees that with their large foliage give a shadow under which to relax and dream.
There are many gazebos made of climbing vines under which to eat, play and rest by sunbathing around the pool. The gazebos are both near the pool and blocks; in those isolated privacy is guaranteed to make a nap or reflect on the beauty of life.
Next to the swimming pool there is a bar with fridge that you can use to drink something cold around or inside the pool.
The garden is very big and you have a small wood that hides comfortable hammocks , many cypresses and fruit trees too, the vegetable garden (with tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines, salad and other vegetable) and the herbs garden (chilli pepper, sage, basil, parsley and rosemary).
A footpath starts from the garden; it runs inside the olive trees grove and down to the small river that surround the estate.
The garden starts from the large covered patio of the villa and is a unique body with it, with the glass house and with the sauna area.
A part of the patio (the west one) can be closed during the less hot periods. In those period there is a kind of winter garden heated that connect the villa with the glass house and this winter garden system is very large and comfortable; basically it is an unique open area of 2.800 square feet (all heated) that includes the glass house, the western patio and the ground floor of the villa.
This winter garden is completely immersed in nature and surrounded by centuries-old olive trees; it enjoys a spectacular view of the surrounding hills, vineyards and mountains.
The fabulous winter garden with the massage area and the relaxation area will make you live the autumn and early spring periods with the same warmth and the same pleasure of the summer and always immersed in nature.
on the patio of the villa, in the large garden, in the isolated patios covered by vine plants and around the pool there are all kinds of outdoor furniture (in wood) that can be used; there are also outdoor armchairs and sofas, equipped lounges and the bar near the pool.
THE VILLA - It is very beautiful, very comfortable and very large.
Everything inside is of high quality; antique furniture and modern design give the villa a strong personality.
Every detail is carefully chosen: ancient Berber carpets; nineteenth-century furniture of the country manor villas, lamps of Artemide and Flos; tables by Carlo Scarpa and Cassina; armchairs by Le Corbousier.
The same structure of the villa, revisited by a prestigious architect, is creative.
The ground floor is a large open space of 1.600 sq. feet in which there is the professional kitchen area with everything you might need, the dining area with the large Carlo Scarpa table, three sitting areas and the billiards; three fire places can create a warm atmosfere during the not hot seasons. The surface of the ground floor becomes almost double with the covered patio where you normally have the big summer lunches.
Six large bedrooms, with their bathrooms, can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people.
The photos can describe better than the words how rich and comfortable are those bedrooms.
In the villa there is free wifi, flat 42" smart television set, stereo system and all up to date electronic devices.
There is a library of books and DVD.
You will have washing machine and dryer; two dish washers; two fridge; a professional oven with 5 pans with induction and steam cooking and a normal oven; there is also a microwave oven; ice machine, all kinds of pans, pressure cooker, mixer, Kitchen Aid equipment and so on
Children are welcome and some games for children are available.