Villa Casciano is a beautiful, newly restored villa offering very spacious accommodation and quality furniture and fittings. The house is south facing and very private but within walking distance of a lovely medieval hilltop village. The house has magnificent views, lovely gardens, patio and a heated pool (10 x 5 metres). Accommodation is situated on all three floors of the property. The house boasts original old beams and doors, brickwork, wrought iron and cotto floors and ceilings. The house has a large kitchen, dining room, TV room, games room, 6 large bedrooms with new beds and linen, double height ceilings and panoramic views. Bathrooms are newly fitted with quality Italian sanitary ware, tiles and taps.
There is an outdoor eating area with lovely views, covered by a pergola and a large second terrace and seating area, with panoramic views of the countryside. The house has a large, flat, secluded garden with grass all around it and a large car park that takes up to 6 cars. The swimming pool can be viewed from the kitchen windows and doors, making it safe for children. The house is accessed via its own private, newly built drive.
Skiing: Skiing is available in the nearby Sibillini mountains, 40 minutes drive from the villa. Local ski resorts with child and adult ski lifts and apres ski facilities are available
Beaches and water sports: Several typical Italian beach resorts are within 30+ minutes drive from the villa. These offer lovely shops, bars and restaurants. Some have been awarded blue flag status for cleanliness. The uncrowded sandy beaches are well-managed and a small charge is made for sunbeds, etc. Watersports, diving, etc are available in many resorts. An impressive water park is within 30 minutes drive.
Restaurants: There are many superb restaurants in the area, from inexpensive to those for a special occasion. All food and wine is typical of the region and the service is excellent.
There are also several vineyards nearby that organise inexpensive wine and food tasting events for families and small groups and where excellent local wines can be purchased for discount prices.
Macerata, a historic university city is within 15 minutes drive. Voted in the top six best places to live in Italy, Macerata boasts many restaurants, bars, trendy shops, historic buildings, museums and galleries. It also has a bustling weekly street market.
There are also many hilltop towns and villages to visit within 5 miles of the house, all with beautiful old buildings and picturesque village squares with coffee shops, gelateria, bars, restaurants and weekly markets.
A few examples of restaurants and trattoria within 5 miles of the villa:
Locanda del Cavaliere, in the historical centre of Petriolo. Great pizza, pasta, salad and local wine at a modest price. chocolate pizza and entertainment from the waiters for adults and children alike.
La Perla in Mogliano. Friendly local service. Pasta, meats, salads, Italian desserts and ice cream at reasonable prices.
Le Logge, Urbisaglia. A gastronomic treat for a special occasion. Taster menus including typical Marche antipasti, pasta, meats, vegetables and dessert. Excellent wines.
Osteria dei Fiori. Lovely, quaint, traditional restaurant in the historical centre of Macerata, with inside and outside eating area. High quality regional dishes beautifully cooked and great local wines.
Il Ceppo, Corridonia. Nice vaulted ceilings and good range of pizza, meats and buffet for starters.
La Lambada, Corridonia. Excellent family restaurant at amazing prices with extensive menu of starters, pasta, meats, fish and dessert. Outside eating area to watch the world go by.
Abbadia San Claudio, Corridonia. Lovely choice of regional dishes and local wines. A nice outside bar opposite and an abbey to look at.
Gira Rosta, Loro Piceno. Famous for home-made pasta; the best you will ever taste. Great service, excellent meats, salads and local specialities. Vaulted ceilings and honest home prepared food of the region.
Villa Cortese, outside Macerata. High quality, beautifully presented local specialities. You can sit outside under a canopy in their lovely Italian gardens, with linen table cloths and proper wines, whilst the kids run around the gardens.
There is a wide choice of food shopping in the area, from small local, family run shops to large supermarkets. Petriolo itself has 3 family-run small supermarkets where you can buy all you need, or you can visit the larger supermarkets in Corridonia. Petriolo also has a greengrocer, two butcher shops, a tobacco shop, dress shop, jewellers, hairdressers, stationers and take away pizza and pasta shop if you can't be bothered to cook. Petriolo also has two bars, one with amazing panoramic views of the countryside.