Casa Dindi has for generations been the holiday and meeting place for friendly families who wanted to find tranquility and well-being for the body and the spirit. It overlooks the square of the enchanting medieval village of Mercatello sul Metauro: we are in Montefeltro, home of the Renaissance, a few kilometers from Urbino (UNESCO), bordering Tuscany and Umbria. Here, thanks to Art, Architecture, Nature and Good Food, you breathe an atmosphere of beauty everywhere.
The house is for exclusive use for guests and with independent access.
The car park is 80 meters away and is free of charge. You can still access the car up to the front door for luggage loading and unloading. (Except during the public events where the historic center is due to close) The town has a convenient public transport network to Urbino, to reach the cities on the Adriatic Sea coast (Fano, Pesaro, Cattolica, Rimini, Senigallia) and for Umbria and Tuscany.
Of medieval origins, Mercatello sul Metauro is a small town of the Upper Metauro, nestled in the verdissima valley of this river, immersed in a still unbroken and harmonious landscape. In addition to the hilly and mountainous area, the Metauro river, with its natural gorghe (swimming pools), Mercatello is a very interesting village for important cultural, architectural and artistic realities. The medieval center, still intact in its original structure, recognizes the influences of the nearby Tuscany and Umbria, as well as of the urbined culture of whose Mercatello (Pieve d'Ico) ducat was an important center. Pleasantly embedded in the urban fabric are some valuable architectures such as the Pieve Collegiata (originally Pieve di San Pietro d'Ico) important already in the 12th century, where a precious Romanesque-Byzantine icon of the XI sec. as well as a rich collection of sacred objects and furnishings. The Franciscan Monumental Church dates back to the 13th century, a splendid container of an important pinacoteca with tables of the XII and XIV sec., And paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, frescoes and various precious carved architectural elements. Of great interest are also the 15th century Palazzo Ducale, attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Palazzo Gasparini dating back to the 17th century. Particularly charming is the ancient walled village of Castello della Pieve that stands on a relief overlooking the valley and which was of great importance since it was part of the chain of medieval fortifications that constituted the defensive system of Massa Trabaria.
The territory offers:
- Art and Museum Routes.
- Nature trails.
- Mountain bike.
- Climbing (At the Furlo Natural Reserve).
- Golf course with swimming pool (3 km.).
- Trails through river biotopes at the sources of the Metauro (5 Km.)
- Truffle market (season, November to January).
- Great cuisine, in traditional venues, some of which close to Dindi's home.