Your splendid apartment is located on an organic farm and boast some of the loveliest countryside in the Le Marche region and offers 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 apartments are close to three national parks, the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, the Maiella and the Monti Sibillini, 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 region, Le Marche region, Umbria region and Lazio.
HISTORY, CULTURE AND ARTS
We are in the true hearth of Italy. It is the cultural and historical cradle of our Italy.
Very close are cities of great cultural, historical importance and beauty - with historical figures and legends: San Francesco d'Assisi, the mythical Sibilla, Guerrini Meschino, painter Raffaello and the medieval court of Urbino, poet Leopardi and his village of Recanati, Cecco d'Ascoli (Ascoli's Middle Age Magician), the Brigantaggio against the just born Italian kingdom.
There are medieval small towns: Acquaviva (5km), Monteprandone (6km), Ripatransone (8km), Offida (11km), Castignano (18km), Montalto Marche (25km) that in the past were very important with deep traditions and important history. In summer period each of them has medieval representation or jazz and opera evenings.
Ascoli (30km), Norcia (80km), Spoleto (120km), Perugia (170km), Urbino (190) are well known for their history and monuments.
Everywhere around the year there is pagan and sacred festival: the Offida Offida'carnival is the worst way of life for the cholesterol, the liver and the raciality; the sanctuaries of the mountains and the ancient christian rites purify the mind and the body (beautiful and long hiking in wood and springs); Spoleto and its Festival give moments of worldliness; Umbria Jazz (summer and winter editions) and Pescara Jazz have been and, today, they are among the best European jazz festivals.
A 15 minute drive away there are the popular Adriatic resorts of San Benedetto del Tronto, with its long seafront and wide promenades lined with hundreds of palm trees, and the smaller resort of Grottammare
Here you can enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and tranquil seas, or relax at one of the many beach side chalets, where wonderful seafood dishes can be washed off with a cool glass of local Falerio or Pecorino chilled white wines.
There are three golf courses near your apartment:
Conero Golf Club, near Ancona is 80km far, 18 holes, very nice and close to the sea, technical golf course.
Miglianico Golf Club Near Pescara is 60km far, 18 holes.
And Lauri Golf Club is the nearest: it is a 9 hole small golf course, 20km far.
Le Marche region produces very good wines but they are not internationally well known. The Verdicchio wine is one of the most known.
We are in the southern part of Le Marche region. In our area there are very good and strong vines.
Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pecorino, Passerina are vines by which it is possible to produce pure wine or blended vine wine.
In our area they produce the following wines: Rosso Piceno Superiore, Rosso Piceno, Red Offida, Offida Pecorino, Offida Passerina, Falerio.
It is possible to have more technical information about our wines and wines in Wines from all Le Marche Region.
Around your apartment there are some of the best winemakers: Ciu 'Ciu', Sansavino, Aurora, Cocci Grifoni,
RESTAURANTS - SUGGESTIONS
In Acquaviva: The Paesana (2 kms); not expensive, traditional country food
In Offida - Borgo Miriam (5 kms: La Botte; not expensive, traditional and creative country food, VERY NICE !!!
In Grottammare: The Grecale; medium level cost; fish food
HOW TO BUY FOOD
There is a small shop in San Savino cross road
In Acquaviva you can find a good supermarket called COAL; open on Sunday morning too.
Around the coast town there are many big supermarket open on Sunday too.
If you book one week stay, there is a welcome pack on arrival
• a form of pecorino cheese made from the milk of the sheep that graze in the hills around your apartment
• 1 bottle of organic red wine + 1 bottle of organic white wine produced by Ciu 'Ciu' from the vineyard around your apartment
• The voucher for all your family has a free guided tasting of wine and typical products in the Ciu 'Ciu' show room in Offida (in the central square of Piazza del Popolo - of the medieval village of OFFIDA)
You can leave your trash in the specific place of collection on the road to Acquaviva (from the country lane you have to turn on your right and after 0.2 kms, and before the San Savino cross road)
Your apartment has enough electrical power but, please do not use TOGHETER, too many household appliances to avoid electricity black out.
You have free wifi with one router for each apartment (with its own password). Every day you can use one gigabyte
You have a free umbrella with beach beds and bicycles, depending on the availability, on the beach in Grottammare.