Calajala is a tastefully restored old country house situated in a very quiet area only 4 km (2.5 miles) from Urbino – a world-renowned town famed for its spectacular Ducal Palace and unique Renaissance architecture. Because of it’s advantageous location, the house is ideal for those seeking the peace and privacy of the countryside, the celebrated artistic sights and cultural events of Urbino, as well as the entertainment value of the beach which is only 30 minutes away. Calajala consists of two apartments: our residence and a second separate dwelling which we rent – both homes have their own private entrance. The house is fenced and only accessible through an automated gate with intercom. The spacious garden (4000m2) is framed by ancient oaks, fruit trees and even includes a mini-playground for children complete with swings and a teeter-tooter. The breathtaking view includes the surrounding green “Cesane” hills, an ancient stone town protected by the ruins of a medieval tower and a vast valley leading to the seashore.
"Excellent comfortable, spacious accommodation close to Urbino. A good base for exploring the northern Le Marche. Beautiful views, very tranquil setting. We highly recommend this property and found the hosts warm, friendly and very helpful."
"We were delighted to find such a pleasant place to stay within quick and easy reach of Urbino, its surrounding towns,and the coast. Very clean, quiet, private, and comfortable with a lovely view of the surrounding hills from the small terrace off the kitchen. While it was a perfect base from which to explore the area and take the side trips to Bologna and Ravenna we'd planned,it was also a peaceful haven to enjoy in and for itself -- writing, sketching, dining outdoors, or taking a walk down the road with the friendly dog who lives in the garden.
Our hosts provided a warm welcome and many excellent recommendations for places to go and things to see in the area. We look forward to returning and exploring more."
"The rental property was very comfortable with a garden quiet and a splendid view on the mild hills. We appreciate the proximity of some spectacular towns like, of course Urbino, but also Urbania, and others and also Pesaro and the seafront not so far. And the hospitality of the family Balduini was also a part of the pleasure to spend some time in this part of Italy. The kids were mad of the cats and the dog."
Casa immersa nella quiete assoluta ad un passo da Urbino anche se è indispensabile l'auto. Proprietari fantastici e prodighi di consigli per visitare le località ed i monumenti più belli. I due cani sono tranquillissimi ed anche per chi ha paura, come il sottoscritto, si fanno amare. La presenza del gatto Fusillo ha "spezzato" il cuore di mio figlio. L'arredamento,come tutta la casa, ben curato e funzionale. Consigliamo a tutti Calajala per una bella vacanza alla scoperta delle Marche.
The house is less than 30 minutes from the beach and it is ideally located to provide comfortable access to the rest of central Italy, including the numerous towns in the Montefeltro area – renowned for its art and traditions.
The Umbria region (featuring the towns of Gubbio, Assisi, Todi) and Emilia Romagna (Rimini, Bologna, Ravenna) are less than one hour away. Tuscany, Rome and Venice are all within 4-5 hour driving distance.
The nearest international airport is in the nearby city of Bologna (approx. 2.5 hours away).
The apartment is new and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer and kitchenware. The living room includes a satellite TV. Children’s furniture including cribs and high chairs is also available upon request.