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We had a lovely two weeks here in September 2018. Having visited this part of the Marche before we were looking for somewhere that was close to familiar favourite spots (e.g. Lago di Fiastra for swimming, Sarnano and San Ginesio) and this really ticked all the boxes. The view from the patio is stunning, looking towards the mountains so that sunsets are available to order, weather permitting. The pool is large and deep enough to dive at one end. The house itself is simply decorated and furnished and was equipped with everything we needed. We found the owner to be very helpful and responsive during our stay, and the people who came to change the beds and clean the pool were very pleasant. The unmade road to the house requires some care at first but very good advice is provided by the owner and it worked for us.
San Ginesio is about 30 mins walk from the house up hill, where you will find a bar serving coffees and ice creams, and a nice restaurant, Terra Nostra that we visitied three times in our two weeks. San Ginesio has a baker, grocer and greengrocer on the road from the main square towards the south gate to the town, although you may miss them - look for bead curtains!
Sarnano has a market on Thursdays and more cafes to get a coffee. Other nice villages we went to were Urbisaglia (which has a castle), Penna San Giovanna and Amandola.
All in all we had a wonderful relaxing time, read lots of books, saw wildlife (deer outside the house and on the road to the Lago) and ate well. This is a great part of Italy to visit: not too touristy, not too hilly, lots of rolling hill farms, hill top villages with the inevitable stunning church interior, and great swimming in the Lago (we avoid the coast, too may sunbeds).
We cannot recommend this house highly enough for a great family holiday.
There are simply no faults with Casa Sonia from the moment being greeted by our fantastic hosts with a wonderful fridge full of absolutely quality goods, well above the normal standard of a welcome pack. The extra supplied for a celebration we had during our stay was absolutely amazing, in quality and with such kindness and thoughtfulness.
The house is so well equipped, beautifully located for total tranquility and views with friendly neighbours, though with 100% privacy. The local Agriturismo within a few minutes walk is very good and there are many other restaurants within 15 minutes drive in each direction. The house is quality throughout and you will not be disappointed, loads of space, lovely pool, table tennis and football table. The outdoor speakers are a nice touch if that suits, it did us.
Nothing was too much trouble which was demonstrated with a vehicle issue we had which Dario sorted on our leaving day through a number of calls and favours asked, even whilst it delayed our departure Dario could not have been more helpful.and Sonia's very good English clarified anything we needed to know.
Thank you Dario and Sonia, we have stayed in many villas over the years and can honestly say we have never had nicer hosts and had the pleasure of a higher quality Villa in any way.
Thanks you and would love to see you again.