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About the Villa


Casa Tranquilla is situated in the Le Marche region of Italy just over an hour's drive from Ancona Airport, with Pescara, Perugia, Rimini and Bologna as reasonable alternatives. From leaving the airport at Ancona you are quickly on good dual carriageway roads until you are about 15 kilometres from Loro Piceno.

The house itself is located in open countryside about 45 minutes inland from the coast. It is within easy reach of the majestic Sibillini Mountains and National Park as well as the clean, Blue Flag beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

The whole region of Le Marche offers a great deal of choice for visitors, so whether you prefer to be active or just want to relax, or prefer culture to nature, there is something for everyone to see and do whatever your interest.

The House and Grounds

Casa Tranquilla, our lovingly restored traditional 19th century farmhouse, is located in the heart of the peaceful Italian countryside on south-facing slopes just below the small medieval town of Loro Piceno. Situated in farmland beside a very quiet country lane, the property provides uninterrupted views of rolling hillsides across the valley and beyond.

The old farmhouse is surrounded by fifteen acres of our own arable land which is normally planted with wheat, sunflowers or chick peas. We also have a small vineyard next to the villa with rows of vines that provide us with both vino cotto (the local, sweet 'cooked' dessert wine) and a red table wine. In addition, there are over fifty olive trees which every autumn produce our own extra virgin olive oil: and yes, we do provide a little for all our guests!

In the garden below the apartments, guests have a private 12m by 6m internally lit swimming pool (normally open from mid-June until the end of September). There is also a summer house by the pool with shower and toilet facilities, and a barbecue for each apartent.

Ample parking space is available for both apartments in a gated courtyard at the entrance to the villa.

The Apartments

Casa Tranquilla has two well-appointed holiday apartments, each of 115 square metres floor space. Papavero on the ground floor accommodates five people, and Pipistrello on the first floor accommodates four to five people. Both have real 'cotto' tile floors (with under-floor heating), and beamed ceilings throughout.

The kitchens are modern and fully equipped with a wide range of equipment including microwave ovens, kettles, toasters and coffee makers - in fact, virtually everything you would look for. Crockery and cutlery provides for up to six people, with plenty of spare items. We provide bed linen and bath towels as part of the service and a weekly cleaning and laundry change.

Each bedroom has hand-made wrought iron bedsteads, a full height wardrobe with drawers, a table or chest of drawers, chairs and bed-side cabinets. There is comfortable seating in the living rooms to cater for all guests, as well as outside tables and chairs in the loggia upstairs, on the covered patio downstairs, and under the gazebo.