If you want to experience authentic Italy, far away from the currents of mass tourism, you will get your money's worth in the Poggio delle Querce. Located right in the Gola della Rossa e di Frassasi nature park, guests can relax and take in the natural spectacle with a view of the impressive foliage of large elms and the sloping hills down to the sea. On clear days, the view extends to Cupramontana, approx. 25 km away, from the garden surrounded by holm oaks.
The approximately 250 year old farmhouse was completely renovated in 1996 by Susanna, her team and experienced craftsmen from the region. In order to preserve the originality as well as possible, they proceeded very carefully when installing the modern sanitary facilities as well as for gas and internet connections. As a result, a domicile suitable for allergy sufferers to relax and live in the midst of nature was created, which offers an "island of calm", far away from the city bustle.
The Marche region is known for its slow food movement and invites you to take a relaxing active holiday: be it a trip to the Adriatic Sea, a visit to the city of Urbino (World Heritage Site), the municipality of Macerata, the port city of Pesaro or the numerous medieval castelli around Arcevia - the diverse culinary and cultural offerings round off your stay in the Poggio delle Querce wonderfully.
ArchitectureThe architects particularly focused on sustainability and authenticity. Characteristic features have therefore been preserved: old doors have been extensively restored, the cotto has been revived and the solid oak and robinia roof beams dominate each of the light-flooded rooms. The surrounding nature can also be found inside the refuge through the use of orange-green tones. Guests will find a mixture of rustic style, German-Italian design and modern comfort. Nevertheless, care was taken not only in the materials used, but also in the interior to combine the highest quality with regionality. The kitchen equipment comes from the German quality brand Miele, the granite worktops from Italy.
FoodGuests of the Poggio delle Querce can enjoy the varied cuisine between the Apennines and the Adriatic at any time: mushrooms, truffles, sea and wild animals and a wide variety of vegetables. In-house fruit jelly for breakfast, quince liqueur to round off an extensive dinner or freshly pressed olive oil with bread are also served as regional specialties. As the property does not offer full catering, guests can use the extensive tips collector to find a variety of options for bio-regional purchases and can also cook dishes in the fully equipped kitchens.
The hostess maintains friendly and approachable dealings with employees at all times. At the same time, the payment is higher than normal and there are small gifts for various occasions. In addition, she supports numerous projects from Oxfam, an international network of various aid and development organizations.
EnvironmentFor reasons of sustainability, there is no pool in the nature park, no fertilizer is used in gardening, and care is taken to protect orchids when mowing, which is only carried out in consultation. Collected rainwater is reused for watering the garden. Guests are asked. Separate garbage. Low-temperature heaters, energy-saving lamps and the avoidance of one-way plastic ensure an environmentally-friendly recreational offer.
The Poggio delle Querce can be reached from Rome in about 3 hours (241 km). It takes just under 3 hours (229 km) from Florence, about 2.5 hours (219 km) from Bologna and about 4.5 hours (429 km) from Milan. You will receive the exact address and directions from the landlords when booking.
The closest train station is in Serra San Quirico Stazione. From there it is another half an hour's drive to the house.
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