6 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 4-12 people
- English, Italian
My passion for Italy started after watching a holiday programme on TV about Le Marche. I booked a trip and went to see some properties and found Villa Casciano during that 1st trip. It has been a labour of love to restore such a big house but I have enjoyed all of it!
Brian purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Brian chose Petriolo
I chose this property because of the amazing original features, fantastic views and its sheer size and scale. I wanted a house that family and friends could visit and stay, with lots of space both in and outside. It's a real party house and is great for special occasions like significant birthdays and reunions.
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits of this house include its large size and scale, so even with a large group there is plenty of space. There is also a very large open-plan kitchen, dining room and TV room so everyone can gather for a real Italian-style dinner and social gathering! There are also some fantastic features like original chestnut doors, oak beams and iron-work, which have all been restored, stripped back and beautifully polished. The garden is a special place. There is a large lawn all around the house with amazing views. We have 2 terraces, one for eating and one we call the 'gin and tonic terrace', which is great for early evening drinks before dinner, watching the sun go down!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We had two weeks in September into October 2015. The weather although not cool was overcast and we had a number of rainy days which spoiled the stay in Le Marche although it is a beautiful region. I would recommend Spring, summer and early Autumn however we were told that this was the worst Autumn in Le Marche for many years. This beautiful villa made up for the poor weather and is not far from the airport and directions from Brian (owner) were spot on. The villa is excellent and the restaurant recommendations were all tried and found to be well recommended and very good. The villa is in an excellent, peaceful and beautiful location. We also found a good trattoria on the road to Moliagno on the left which was excellent and great value for money. Brian the owner has thought of everything in the villa to make guests feel at home and comfortable and it cannot be faulted. I would definately return with a larger group and would not hesitate booking Villa Casciano again. All of the information provided i.e. supermarkets and visits by Brian was very helpful and helped make the holiday less stressful. I would definitely give this villa a five start rating and would not hesitate in returning as Brian and his colleague made sure we had a good time.
Carlo Crolla Edinburgh Scotland
Thank you Carlo for such a full review. I look forward to your return visit, hopefully with better weather!
Can't say enough good things about Villa Casciano!
We were a group of 13 cyclists coming from California to ride and enjoy the Italian countryside. I had never used VRBO before and was a little unsure. Brian's Villa Casciano looked amazing in the photos; could it really be that lovely? IT IS and is even better in person. Everything was as advertising on the VRBO site. The bedroom/bath situation worked out great and the open kitchen and dining room was perfect for our large group. The yard and pool are gorgeous and the views amazing. We enjoyed walking (30 minutes max) into the neighboring town of Petriolo where we ate delicious pasta and did a little marketing (we bought most of our groceries in Corridonia). Food and groceries in this area are so much less expensive than in the bigger cities like Florence and Rome. Last but not least, the cycling was awesome. Even though the roads are a little narrow, motorists are used to cyclists and gave us plenty of room when passing and even waited until it was safe to pass! The only down side, as cyclists, was the long, gravel, at times 12% grade, driveway to the villa. For sure that helped our biking skills! Thanks Brian for providing us with a wonderful place to enjoy our Italian adventure. We would love to return to your villa. Ciao!
Thank you for such a great review. I'm so pleased the whole party enjoyed it and you got what you wanted from such a well planned trip. Hopefully we'll see you again. All the best, Brian
Absolutely Amazing - wonderful villa and stunning
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, my family had a perfect stay in a perfect villa.
Everything was as you said it would be, your help and assistance leading up to our vacation was excellent.
We will most certainly be back.
Greg Hague and family
Thank you for your recommendation. I am so pleased you had a perfect stay and that we will have the opportunity to host you again. Many thanks again, Brian
Amazing views and plenty of room
A little tricky to find but once we arrived we had a wonderful stay. There were 9 of us visiting for a long weekend. We have family in Macerata and hosted them for dinner one night. We made them an American chicken dinner and they made us an Italian pasta dinner, carbonara. It was fantastic and 14 of us (for dinner) were very comfortable. The 9 of us who stayed were greeted with our own rooms. We used the pool for our Christmas photo. Watching the sunrise and moon was unbelievable. At first we thought we would miss not being plugged in (internet) but in the end, the peace and quite of the countryside was more desirable. The property was well maintained and the restoration of the villa was beautiful. We truly felt immersed in the Italian culture. If visiting Le Marche in the future with a large group, we would definitely put this villa at the top of our list. The villa was centrally located for our trips to Bel Forte, Cessapalombo, Caldarola, Macerata and Civitanova.
Thank you for the great comments, I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa. Nice to know the kitchen was used to build international relations between two cultures! Thanks again, Brian
PEACE GREAT WEATHER AND WONDERFUL VIEWS
2 FAMILIES STAYING WHO HAD A GREAT TIME AT THIS WELL EQUIPED HOUSE THAT HAS LOTS OF GREAT FEATURES INTERNALLY WITH ALL THE FACILITIES THAT YOU NEED .
THE HOUSE,THE GROUNDS AND THE VIEWS ARE SPECTACULAR AND THE KIDS WERE IN AND OUT OF THE POOL ALL DAY LONG SO PLENTY OF TIME TO ENJOY THEM.
GREAT LOCAL TOWN IN WALKING DISTANCE WITH A FEW BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE.
A SHORT DRIVE TAKES YOU TO A WIDER CHOICE OF GOOD EATING PLACES AND ALSO INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT.
THE COAST IS A NICE JOURNEY OUT AND WORTH A VISIT ALSO.
THE INFORMATION GIVEN ON THE VILLA AND THE RESTAURANTS RECOMENDED IN THE INFORMATION PACK RECIEVED WERE AS THEY SAID THEY WOULD BE AND REALLY ENJOYED BY ALL OF US.
RECOMEND TO ANYONE...WILL BE BACK...THANKS
Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the villa, and look forward to youreturn trip.
Thank you again for your review
We have had an amazing holiday. The villa is fantastic ( even better than the photos suggest) and so spacious. The gardens and pool are extremely well kept and the children were entertained for hours each day. The weather was beautiful and the food delicious. Although a little out of the way, Assisi is well worth a visit. The only downside was having to come home!
The villa is set in beautiful countryside at the end of a private gravel drive, but within walking distance of a historic hilltop village with bars, restaurants, pizzeria, supermarket, local bakery, grocers, butchers and banks. There are many other medieval villages and towns nearby with lovely restaurants, gelateria, architecture, historic places to see and summer festivals. Macerata, the atmospheric provincial capital, is within 7km offering sophisticated shopping and a market, restaurants, historic sights and the opera. Macerata has been voted in the top six places in Italy for quality of life. Lovely beaches are within 30 minutes drive and the mountains are 40 minutes away offering wonderful walks amongst the alpine flora and fauna.