Built in 1892 among the rolling hills of the Marche region, this luxury villa in Italy is tucked away in the countryside just a short drive from the famous beaches of Mt. Conero on the Adriatic.
Originally a farmhouse, the extensive restoration has transformed it into a sophisticated and lovingly detailed retreat that bridges the old and new. Featured in numerous leading magazines, it’s located near a characteristic village and some of the area’s most interesting cultural and historic heritage cities.
Constructed of ancient stone and developed on three levels, the traditional Marchigiana farmhouse’s dominant vantage point on the hilltop offers panoramic views surrounded by olive-groves and Mediterranean gardens.
The large glass windows allow the landscape to become part of the architecture, creating a space filled with natural light where the outdoors becomes the indoors, and where the hills are an integral part of the house itself.
The house has been restored using traditional local and recycled materials with colorful and authentic “Cementina” tiles creating uniquely beautiful patchwork walls in the bathrooms and kitchen. Imposing rustic beams, stone, marble, laser-cut iron shutters, and old terracotta tiles add texture and timeless style.
There are two expansive living spaces, one on the lower floor and one on the upper and a spacious dining area off of the double sided kitchen that opens out to the poolside gardens. With a total of five bedrooms, the villa sleeps up to ten guests, making it a great getaway for a large group of family or friends.
Great attention is paid to detail, with a chic and simple mix of modern and vintage furnishings and finishes.
The large outdoor spaces invite you to spend relaxing days by the swimming pool or in the dining area underneath a large pergola overlooking the scenic countryside.
Optional private chef and additional housekeeping available with fees. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV with DVD player, stereo audio system and CD player, laundry facilities, BBQ grill, gated parking.
Optional in-home yoga and massage services, restaurant and beach resort reservations, boat and bicycle rentals and wine tasting from the best area wineries.
Often described as one of Italy’s best kept secrets, Le Marche offers spectacular mountain scenery, unspoiled beaches and the best in traditional Italian culture where picturesque villages are full of beautifully preserved ancient architectural and cultural treasures.
The small village of Filottrano borders the municipalities of Appignano, the hilltop town of Cingoli, known as the “balcony of Le Marche” for its panoramic views, Jesi, Montefano, Osimo and Santa Maria Nuova.
Less than an hour from the Adriatic coast you’ll find some of the best and largest beaches in Italy including Mt. Conero (Portonovo, Sirolo and Numana) along with Marche’s coastal capital of Ancona. During summertime the surrounding area offers many festivals and local celebrations including the town of Macerata where you can catch the summer open-air opera festival if your timing is right. The area is also home to the beautiful and protected Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi national park at the foothills of the Appennine mountains.
Le Marche, Italy. Nearest Airport: Falconara, Ancona (30km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Starting in Spring through Summer when the sunflowers are in bloom and early September when the surroundings are not crowded and the weather is still warm
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