Surrounded by over thirty two acres of stunning natural beauty in the heart of Le Marche, this vacation home rental in Italy immerses you into the authentic history of the region in a thousand year old former water mill.
Nestled up against the Gola della Rossa national park, the ancient structure was lovingly and respectfully restored by a Dutch couple who while in search of their dream home, stumbled on the dilapidated ruins and fell in love.
Renovations took over three years and the painstaking process revealed ancient frescoes and many of the unique and original structural features.
The property played a dramatic role in history when previous owner signor Caverni sheltered the Alcalay family during Wolrld War II in the original kitchen on the second floor. Due to his efforts, the entire family survived the war including son Albert Alcalay who went on to become a world renowned abstract artist with exhibitions in the Guggenheim and around the world.
One of two apartments that were divided, this ground floor space is eye catching in its authenticity with huge rustic oak beams, limestone walls and rustic tiles with bright open spaces offering lovely views of the property. Entering from the grand hall covered in frescoes, you arrive into the spacious living and dining room with a big fireplace and sitting areas which connect to a large well equipped kitchen.
Adjacent to the living room is the master bedroom and an additional double bedoom, each with comfortable sitting areas. A third bedroom was designed from the original millers kitchen and sleeps two. The bedrooms share a spacious and modern double bathroom with a two person spa tub.
The grounds are ideal for wandering and exploring the beautiful countryside with a private stream, lagoons and waterfalls as well as acres of forests. Simple and rustic, this property offers a peaceful and authentic rural escape.
Welcome basket of Prosecco and antipasti. Optional welcome dinners and private chef with cooking workshops, wine tastings and truffle hunts available. Picnic services, mountain bike, scooter and quad rentals available. Wifi throughout. Luxury linens (changed weekly), orthopedic mattresses, shared laundry facilities. Games and books, trampoline and table tennis, child beds and seats available on request with optional child care services available. Firewood available at €5 per bundle. Parking.
Located in the Marche region, south of the capital coastal city of Pesaro and San Marino, the area is often described as one of Italy’s best kept secrets and offers spectacular mountain scenery, unspoiled beaches and picturesque villages full of beautifully preserved ancient architectural and cultural treasures. Nearby Arcevia is located in the foothills of the Appennine surrounded by the Gola della Rossa national park. Located a half an hour inland from the Adriatic, you’ll find some of the best and largest beaches in Italy. The province is surrounded by San Marino and Emilia Romagna in the north, Umbria and Tuscany in the west and Ancona and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The province is also known as “Riviera of Hills.”
Marche, Italy. Nearest Airport: Ancona Airport (58km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Le Marche is beautiful year round with high season and the best weather from Spring through Fall
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