Part of a large Liberty villa, restored with the help of local artisans to a high standard, and set within extensive private grounds, the apartment is completely private and self-contained, with its own entrance and a large west-facing terrace. The well-equipped kitchen-dining room is on the ground floor and a marble stairway leads up to the spacious sitting room on the first floor, with views of close by Offida and the surrounding countryside. There is also a large family bathroom and two south-facing double bedrooms, with plenty of space to accommodate up to 4 or 5 guests. Cots and highchairs are available for families with small children. The apartment offers cool and contemporary interior design with quality fixtures and fittings.
The large infinity pool, 15m x 7m, is surrounded by ample marble terracing, providing the perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxing.
The Games room in the villa has table-tennis, table football and mountain bikes for guests to use.
Offida is one of the "Borghi piu Belli di Italia" with a medieval centro storico. Here you can find exquisite hand made lace, (merletto a tombolo) - in the afternoons and evenings you can see people sitting outside their houses making lace. The area is ideally located to try some of the award winning wines such as Rosso Piceno and Pecorino, with many cantinas and wineries within easy reach.
In Offida "si mangia bene, si spende poco!" Our visitors are always amazed by the quality and value of the local restaurants and osterias in Offida. In fact, in this small but lively market town (5500 pop), you will find everything you need to enjoy your holiday. A centro storico with a weekly market, small shops and delicatessens, several supermarkets, a museum of local history and archeology and a great little playground for the kids. And a good choice of bars, cafes, ice cream shops and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is mainly vine and olive growing - an excellent area to taste some of the local wines at the many cantinas or at Offida's Enoteca, the Regional Wine Centre of Le Marche, housed in a former monastery. Offida's Piazza del Popolo provides the perfect place for an outdoor concert or an artisans' market during a warm summer evening, or eat, drink and dance the night away at one of the many local festas where you will be welcome guests.
Within easy reach (15 km) the spectacular Riviera delle Palme offers its visitors clean sparkling seawater and a coastline of unspoilt beaches, with the highest award of Bandiera Blu. A palm and oleander-lined promenade/cycle route extends 25 km along the coast from south of San Benedetto to Cupra Marittima, where you can hire bikes, roller blades or walk, with plenty of opportunities for refreshments en route. Also, a great selection of fish restaurants.
There are many little medieval hillside and coastal towns to visit. Ripatransone (10 km) and Macerata (40 km) perform outdoor opera in the summer months. In every local town or paese you can find a good selection of local cuisine and wines.
The capital city of Ascoli Piceno is only 20 minutes away. In July/August, you can see some expert flag throwing and jousting at the Quintana, a celebration of the city's medieval history.
For those who like a bit of wild countryside, the National Parks of the Sibillini Mountains and the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga are within an hour's drive from Offida.
Your accommodation: The apartment is attached to the main villa, which is occupied by the owners. It has been carefully designed so that guests can enjoy their holiday in privacy, with their own entrance and terrace. The swimming pool may be shared with the owners but there are no other guests.
The owners are available for guests, to give any help or advice when required. Their aim is for you to enjoy your holiday and to enjoy getting to know this part of Italy