Farmhouse nr San Ginesio, Le Marche, Italy
Casa Tuttavia is located near the hilltop town of San Ginesio and within easy reach of Sarnano, the gateway to the Sibillini mountains. Set in a peaceful location, the farmhouse is positioned 200m from its nearest neighbour and 1km from shops, restaurants and bars. Easy access to both the mountains and the local beaches of Civitanova Marche and Porto San Giorgio. The old walled town of Macerata is just a 20-minute drive and provides an excellent sightseeing opportunity and hosts the Macerata open air Opera. Whether you prefer winter sports, summer sun, wining, dining, walking, cycling or sightseeing, our all year round availability makes this your ideal holiday choice! 'Le Marche' will provide travellers who want an alternative to the mass tourism of Tuscany, with a vast selection of picturesque villages and towns where time really has stood still.
Top Traveller Review
Get away from it all
About the Owner
Casa Tuttavia has been owned by Barrie and Matthew since 2003. We have fully restored the property and designed it to accommodate 2 large families or groups of friends. We have enjoyed numerous holidays at Casa Tuttavia and we have ensured our guests also enjoy there stay by providing unrivalled service. We insist on the service we expect from a holiday is provided to our guests at all times. Le Marche is a beautiful and unique part of the world and Casa Tuttavia is an excellent base to explore it from being positioned in the heart of the area.
Barrie purchased this farmhouse in 2003
Why Barrie chose Macerata
We explored Le Marche for over 3 months traveling the length of the region, during this time we viewed and stayed in 100's of properties before finding Casa Tuttavia. The moment we arrived we felt like we were on holiday. The views of the Sibillini Mountains and the sounds of the birds meant we had found what we were looking for. Casa Tuttavia is perfectly positioned amongst olive and mature trees allowing total privacy. But that said it has easy access to the main routes to explore the treasures of Le Marche. This is very important as you can drive for miles around twisty roads before getting anywhere which does tend to become laborious. All we had to do now was develop the property to allow for years of shared and enjoyed family holidays of which it has achieved.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Our guests always comment on the excellent location and facilities that Casa Tuttavia provides. We have put a lot of thought and effort into passing on the years of experience we have gained from visiting the local area. I myself spent 22 years traveling the remotest corners of the world within the armed forces. My time spent in Le Marche revealed something very special. The landscape provides unrivaled beauty and the local people are some of the friendliest I have ever met. The Local's do not see you as a tourist or an intruder but as a future friend. This is what makes the difference between other areas of Italy and the world. Casa Tuttavia was picked not but chance but through planning and hard work so we would never feel jaded of visiting the house and years on this is still the way.
(5 traveller reviews)
Get away from it all
Lovely house and pool, halfway up a hill without another house in sight, but with shops and towns just a short drive away. The mountain views get under your skin in no time. The house is well appointed with everything you need for a trip away. There are beaches within a 40 min drive, and mountains about 30 mins away. The area is unspoilt. The owner is great.
Great villa overlooking the beautiful Marche rolling landscape
Lovely stay in a great villa with very good comfort level, swimming pool and nice garden. Close to some beautiful top hill mountains and half hour from the sea side. Perfect place for a peaceful stay enjoying the lovely Marche region. Definitely recommended as a great place to stay.
Casa Tuttavia and the surrounding area remains an undiscoverered nirvana
My family and I have been 3 times now to "Casa Tutti" and already can't wait to return! It is an amazing sun trap and so peaceful with the most amazing views to wake up to. The property if obviously loved and well looked after and there are all the facilities any family could want. We did get one showery afternoon, but the TV there could only view DVD's, however, after mentioning this to the owner, the next day he had internet TV installed!
The local restaurants still remain restaurants for the locals, which although means the decor isn't quite "Michelin" standard, the food is amazing quality and great value for money. Our favourite evening out still remains: a 3minute drive to L'Approdo, a huge steak meal, then a 30 second walk to the best Gelato in Italy! There are too many amazing town/villages locally to mention, but my favourites have to be:
Sant Angelo in Pontano
We still have to come back to explore the Roman remains at Urbisaglia and maybe get the timing right for the jousting at Ascoli Piceno next time.
Overall we had another amazing time here and can't believe how unspoiled this area is by tourism.
Versatile Villa in a peaceful location
The booking process was smooth and the owner responded quickly to queries. We flew to Bologna which meant a three hour drive although it's an easy drive on the motorway. The villa was easy to find and we were delighted with it; it's tucked away down a little track so totally private. It's about 1km away from the main road so it's very quiet and peaceful.
We're a family of four so had loads of space in a Villa that can sleep 11! The beds were comfortable with nice linen and towels. Outside there's a choice of patios for eating out and of course the lovely pool.
Nearby there are some great places to eat and the hill towns and villages are great to explore. Not far away is the Mt Sibillini National; Park which is great for hiking or just lazing by the reservoir and taking in the scenery.
All in all a great place to visit.
A Hidden Gem
This property is perfectly located in a quiet part of Italy but only an hour from skiing slopes or sunny beaches so you have the best of both worlds. We went with friends and had an amazing time
The property is well maintained spacious and homely with what sold it for me the view. From the patio and pool you can sit for hours lapping up the mountains and vineyards brilliant. This would be great for family holidays and gatherings. Highly recommend it
From the Owner
“We explored Le Marche for over 3 months traveling the length of the region, during this time we viewed and stayed in 100's of properties before finding Casa Tuttavia. The moment we arrived we felt like we were on holiday. The views of the Sibillini Mountains and the sounds of the birds meant we had found what we were looking for. Casa Tuttavia is perfectly positioned amongst olive and mature trees allowing total privacy. But that said it has easy access to the main routes to explore the treasures of Le Marche. This is very important as you can drive for miles around twisty roads before getting anywhere which does tend to become laborious. All we had to do now was develop the property to allow for years of shared and enjoyed family holidays of which it has achieved.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Macerata Open air Opera Festival. 41st Macerata Open-Air Opera Festival Macerata Sferisterio 15 July to 14 August, 2015. The open-air opera festival in July has found an international following and takes place in the 7,000-seater Sferisterio - a monster of a Neoclassical arena erected by private subscription in the 1820's. As you swoon to a Verdi aria, you might care to know that it was originally built as a stadium for pallone, or Italian football. Urbs Salvia. (Urbisaglia) 5km near to this small village lie the remains of Urbs Salvia. The city was founded in the 1st century BC and, like so many of the Marche's Roman towns, wiped out by Alaric in 408. For once this is an archaeological site with things you can actually see - the amphitheatre, built in the 2nd century AD, is one of the region's most conspicuous Roman ruins.
The beaches of Civitanova Marche and Porto San Giorgio are both within a 30min drive and give a wealth of fish restaurants and bars. Both beaches are spotless and lead into the calm waters of the Adriatic Sea. All amenities are at the beach itself including showers, toilets and places to eat.
The nearest Airport is Ancona and is approx 50 min drive to the house. Alternative airports are Pescara (1.30 hrs) and Bologna Forli (2hrs). All 3 airports are supported by Ryanair and Alitalia.
The village of Ripe San Giniseo is 1km away and has a variety shops, bars, restaurants and wine cantina which bottles wines produced from local grape varieties.
Casa Tuttavia is ideally located with access to all the surrounding towns and villages including San Giniseio 5km, Sant'Angelo in Pontano 5km, Gualdo 15km, Sarnono 25km and the large town of Macerata 25km all the towns mentioned have bars, restaurants, shopping and macerata has opera.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
9 Oct 2016 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2017 pre summer
4 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£350|
All rates are priced per week for the property and all facilities, a 25% deposit must be paid on confirmation and the balance paid 10 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £350 is required to cover any damage of property/facilities, the deposit is to be paid on confirmation of booking and will be refunded 7 days after cease of stay. Short breaks and daily rates are given on request.
Fully flexible to allow for use of cheap Ryanair deals and short stays.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
From the Owner
“Our guests always comment on the excellent location and facilities that Casa Tuttavia provides. We have put a lot of thought and effort into passing on the years of experience we have gained from visiting the local area. I myself spent 22 years traveling the remotest corners of the world within the armed forces. My time spent in Le Marche revealed something very special. The landscape provides unrivaled beauty and the local people are some of the friendliest I have ever met. The Local's do not see you as a tourist or an intruder but as a future friend. This is what makes the difference between other areas of Italy and the world. Casa Tuttavia was picked not but chance but through planning and hard work so we would never feel jaded of visiting the house and years on this is still the way.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- live theatre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski pass optional
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, see bathrom notes for full description
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, see bathrom notes for full description
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, see bathrom notes for full description
- Spacious en suite bathrooms to bedrooms 1, 2 and master with separate shower, wc, and large washbasin. Large family bathroom with large corner bath, separate shower, wc, bidet and large washbasin. Separate downstairs wc with small washbasin for pool use.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms,4 bathroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed.(en-suite) Bedroom 2 with twin beds.(en-suite) Bedroom 3 with single bed plus bunk beds. Master bedroom with king size bed.(en-suite)
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Max. occupancy: 11
- children welcome ...
- Notes on accommodation: The swimming pool is suitable for all ages as long as supervised by the parent/gaurdian. The farmhouse has full central heating ideal for winter breaks. Outside: The guests will have sole use of the 9 x 5m oval swimming pool and full use of all garden chairs, sunbeds and tables. The property has a balcony/terrace at the rear of the house ideal for enjoying an evening meal and a glass of wine while enjoying the uninterrupted views of the valley beyond. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A complimentary maid service is provided on changeover days for bookings of one week or more. Extra maid service can be arranged for short breaks and at customers request. All linen and towels provided (excluding beach towels).In-House chef available. Other: All bathrooms have luxury fittings and power showers.