Casa Zazza was originally a 19th Century farmhouse.
After careful restoration it is now a charming country villa.
The setting is 'heaven', said one guest: mountain views, surrounded by fields and, occasionally, sheep making the local pecorino cheese.
The established large garden is lined with oak trees. The villages of Gualdo (small shops) and Sarnano (supermarkets) are minutes away. The vista changes by season: red poppies in spring, golden wheat in summer.
The 'mod. cons.' include free broadband, Jacuzzi bath, satellite TV, and a 5 burner/2-oven stove.
Entertaining and dining under the large portico (terrace) are favourite pastimes.
There are 4 good-sized bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Shopping, dining and exploring are on hand. Le Marche is home to Italy's famous shoe makers like Tods. The food is simple, fresh and seasonal.
The Sibillini National Park is 30 minutes away.
Or relax in the garden by the pool!
Guest comment: This is heaven, and God is in trouble.
A very pleasant stay.
It felt like being at home.
We are searching for our own house in the area!
Our son and daughter in law have been several times to Casa Zazza and told us we should go as we would love it. Well they were right. We loved it so much that we are going back this September!! A wonderful house (my wife said the minute she walked through the door she could live there), beautiful gardens with a lovely swimming pool and absolutely incredible views. This is probably the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Usually we are off sight seeing all the time but not this time. The house is so well equipped and furnished and the Guest Coordinator Janet was just fantastic and so helpful - including arranging a local chef to come in and cook for us which was a real treat and a highlight of the holiday. It was also great to meet up with the owners Ken and Akiko who really do everything they can to make your stay perfect - and ours was!
Russell and Mary Chalmers (Scotland)
We have spent a memorable holiday at Casa Zazza in July 2010. You always feel a slight tension when you arrive at a holiday home; is it as nice as the upfront pictures and description tell you so...? Well, I can now say from experience; it is as nice and so much more! All our family members have had 2 delightful holiday weeks; kitchen princesses (3 & 5 yrs!) were born, live music on the patio, exploring the beautiful Le Marche and everybody got the well needed relaxation due to the house, pool and beautiful scenery. Casa Zazza & Le Marche; we love you!
A wonderful house in the most beautiful, peaceful setting with views of the mountains. The garden, with its pool, is a great bonus providing plenty of shade for those really hot days.
The kitchen is well equipped for those wanting to cook, and the bathrooms clean and modern.
Plenty of local restaurants to try - all within a few minutes drive. Very useful notes in the house. The nearest town Sarnano has an excellent weekly market and further afield is Macerata with the opera festival.
We have just booked for the third year running - what more can I say!
WOW! What a villa. Tucked away in the hill tops Cassa Zazza offers a quiet, relaxing heaven for all who adore the Italian way of life.
A brisk walk up the farm tracks takes you to the local village for a fabulous mid morning Expresso, or fresh bread baked on the premises!
But it doesn't stop there. You can drive to local hilltops and lakes for amazing walks and views you will never forget!
Cassa Zazza ticked EVERY box for us...
We loved Cassa Zazza! Six of us stayed, and we had plenty of room - in fact we did not use one bedroom. The facilities were very good and the setting was blissful. A quiet country hillside, with great sun and views. The little town of Gualdo was great fun, and we loved the weekend market.
Nearby the town of Sarnano provided supermarket and other shopping, plus a good selection of restaurant and bars.
Within an hours drive were a great selection of outlet shops so the few days when the weather was ordainary we went spending!
We had a wonderful holiday with Cassa Zazza as our base. The only warning - using our GPS we found more than one home had address similarities, so finding it required human help.
I would recommend this great property to others, but please don't book when we want to return!
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Local attractions include:
The mountains: skiing in winter at the local ski-field, wild-flower viewing in spring, and hiking in summer.
Historic hilltop towns--San Ginesio, Loro Piceno, Fermo, Camerino, to mention some.
Seafood, and beach, at the coast, 40 mins. away.
Pampering at the local Terme.
Hot air ballooning.
Local food--prepared at home after a market visit, or enjoyed in the many resaurants.
Tasting local wines; specialities include Verdicchio from Matelica and Jesi, Conero Rosso, Rosso Piceno, plus a unique local bubbly red from Serrapatrona.
Europe's largest caves at Frasassi, within 1.5 hours.
A Roman amphiteatre at Urbisaglia.
The famous summer outdoor opera season in Macerata.
Or, just sitting by the pool!
Other Activities: Hot air balloon