Sogni dei Santi is a beautifully restored rustic hill top farmhouse with the best of modern design and creature comforts. The house sleeps 14 (7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) has stunning views over unspoilt valleys and hills, a large private garden, a private out-door pool with pool-house and a large outdoor seating area under a shady vine. Sitting under a 12th century watchtower and surrounded by fields and woods, it enjoys lovely views. On the ground floor are a large fully equipped modern kitchen with two ovens, US style fridge/freezer and seating area, a large sitting room equipped with TV/Video/DVD and Game Cube a dining room seating 14, a study, laundry and entrance hall. On the first floor are three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a twin and a another double bedroom that share a bathroom. Up a spiral staircase under the eaves on the second floor there is a further double room, twin room and bathroom with restricted headroom.
Sogni dei Santi General Information: You will be greeted at the house by a wonderful local Italian who knows the house intimately and is on call for any problems that might occur. Many of your questions will be covered in the house notebook. You will be shown how to operate the security cover for the pool. Routine checks on the pool will be carried out during your stay and should cause minimal disruption. The pool has a diving board. There is a large airy garage with a ping-pong table, table football and comfy chairs for children to hang out in!
A gardener will come once a week to mow the lawn & carry out general garden maintenance.
Additional services available on request: Meet/ Greet and Emergency Assistance in English, Cook and Extra Cleaning, Baby Sitting.
The garden is fitted with an automatic irrigation system.
Hospital is 15 mins away in San Severino
Mountains and Coastline : Sogni dei Santi is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty -between the mountains and the sea. There are hiking and walking trails up into the nearby mountains. The ancient pilgrim route to Assisi runs through Aliforni hamlet. The Gola della Rossa-Frasassi National Park (30mins away) features a series of towering limestone gorges providing a habitat for rare golden eagles, peregrine falcons and eagle owls as well as Italy's largest and most interesting network of caves at Frasassi. The Cistercian Abbey of Fiastra (35 mins) is an inland nature reserve and home to a wide variety of animals and rare birds. 1 Hour from the house are the breathtaking mountains of the Sibillini National park. Monte Conero National Park, just south of Ancona, provides Le Marche with a dramatic and rugged stretch of coastline with secluded beaches & coves. It features thousands of species of maritime flora, is rich in bird life and has stunning views over the sea. European Blue Flags – 11.
Food and Wine: Situated in central Italy, Le Marche represents the meeting point between the culinary traditions of northern and southern Italy. It has a vast variety of local foods - from the strong flavours that dominate the food in the mountainous areas, such truffles, mushrooms, salami & tasty 'porchetta', to the more subtle flavours of the coastal cuisine - such as 'brodetto del mare'. Large and juicy olives are another feature of Le Marche's gastronomic tradition. The famous Italian 'gelato' is also something to be enjoyed! The cultivation of vines in Le Marche can be traced back to Roman times and viticulture in the regions thrives to this day with 24,000 hectares under vine, a third of which is doc. The most famous wine of the region is Verdicchio, a white wine produced in Jesi and Matellica (30mins away). Excellent reds are Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno and Lacrima del Morro d'Alba. Good sparkling wines and spirits are also produced in the region.