in a spot of the greenest part of the Marches, Anna and Carlo Carotti will
Welcome you warmly, for a nice chatting in front of the fireplace sipping
a glass of wine (impossible refuse); you are in the heart of the area the
Verdicchio wine is produced, that is a sea of vineyards from which a
world-wide famous white wine is given birth, and a village, Montecarotto,
hidden by old walls where to take a walk between rural small houses with
flowers at their balconies, along tiny cobbled alleys.
The whole municipal land is cultivated using low environmental methods,
according to a project which has been the first in Europe;
all this will make of your staying in these places a holiday following
independent flats, both with central heating, for 3-4 people. Terracotta
floor, country-style furniture and a view upon the hills. Staying at least
three nights. One flat has two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The
other one has a three bedrooms and a kitchen/living room. Household linen
Starting from Montecarotto, you can get, after a few minutes driving,
to the coast and Mount Conero’s sea, or the ski slopes covered with snow
in the Mounts Sibillini. Next to Montecarotto are the picturesque town of
Jesi with its castles, then Fabriano, the Frasassi grottoes, the
Camaldolite Hermitage at Fonte Avellana, Cingoli, Arcevia and its walled
cities. If you have more time, don’t forget to visit Urbino, the
Montefeltro dukes’town, the Museum of Ancona, the Pinacoteca of Jesi,
the beautiful square of Ascoli Piceno, the castle of Tolentino, the
Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of tempting shopping: wine,
olive oil, honey, bread, cheese.
to get to Montecarotto
and Bologna’s Aeroports.
From the motorway Autostrada A14 Bologna/Bari, exit at Ancona Nord, then
follow the signs to the clearway Jesi/Fabriano/Roma. Once past Jesi, leave
the clearway at Castelbellino-Montecarotto exit.
“…Our house, once a cattle shed and peasant home, had been converted
with loving pride by Carlo and Anna, a reflection perhaps of thing to come
in Marche. Its stunning view, its old furniture and embroidered linen
sheets, its day-long scuffle of swallows in the eaves, were as much of
allure as anywhere else.
Juliet Clough, Home & Away, The Sunday Telegraph, 25 May
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