About us ….

Agriturismo Le Perelle (Le Marche, Italy)

A nice meeting with Marco and Romina, the owners of Agriturismo Le Perelle in Le Marche, Italy. Romina is an Architect, Marco a Financial Consultant and a Naturalistic Guide, Elena is their wonderful daughter.

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Dear Marco, can you tell us something about the start of your accommodation ? When did you start ? Did You had any previous experiences in hospitality business ?

In september 2005 we bought our villa and the property, with fields (90.000sqm) and an old ruin. The house was and old holiday villa, but was abandoned for the last 20 years. We took care of the biggest part of the restoration, mainteining the structure of the old villa. In april 2007 we went to live here and we started to think a solution for the old ruin. In 2009 my wife finished the project of the new villa with pool, thought for tourism, in particular a slow tourism. In 2011 the old ruin became a new villa!!!!

Your guests are mostly European ? Mostly Italian ?

90% of our guests are from Northern Europe (Belgium, The Nederlands, England, Germany, Scandinavian area,….), and 10% is from Italy.

What type of guests do you attract ?

People who enjoy the quietness and nature, good food and good wine. Who like to go hiking or just come here to relax and read a book close the pool, or just enjoy the view on our Parks. Mainly people who don’t like mass tourism and searching for undiscovered places.

What do you offer ?

ONE Villa with pool in exclusivity !!!! It’s composed by 2 apartments with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom (4-5 beds each one). Villa is fully equipped: there is a kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, a wellness area (Jacuzzi and Finnish Sauna, more than a small private gym) and a living room in the mezzanine. There is also a swimming pool with sun loungers. And a big garden with a barbecue place and a volleyball field. People really enjoy the peace and quiet here, and a most common response of our guests is: you can hear the silence!Just in low season, when the pool is closed,we could book single apartments, not in exclusivity.


What is unique about your location? Why would people choose to stay in your neighborhood? What authentic local experiences will guests have access to?

The location of our agriturismo is unique: it is situated in the middle of nature, very close to Umbria region, 3.5km to Sassoferrato (one of “the most beautiful villages of Italy”). The only sounds you will ear here is from nature: birds, deers etc. and sometimes the howling of wolves. Fromout the house there a hikingpaths to walk and you can mountainbike here. In the villages all around there are a lot of beautifull architectural buildings and splendid views. There are also some very old cathedrals, churches and crypts to visit. There are also the Grotte di Frassasi (very beautiful, large caves that are discovered in 1971!)  The Apennine mountains are nearby and the Adriatic coast is also not very far (about 50 km). So guests can do a lot of different things and plan their days like it suits them best.

When is the best time to visit your area?

May and June are very beautifull months because nature is coming to life, there are a lot of different kinds of butterflies and at night you can see the fireflies. At the end of September and in October the forests chance their colours, that is also a beautifull experience. Every season has its own charms

Do You offer arrangements to your guests to visit the area ?

I’m a Naturalistic Guide, my wife an Architect: we are Le Marche history and arts enthusiasts and …… lovers of good wine and food. You can imagine !!!! We like to inform the guest as best as we can.

Any funny stories about running this accommodation ?

Every guest is different, we have made some real friends over the years.

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Is there any typical meal guests should try when visiting your region ?

Yes, there are some typical meals specifically in this region of Le Marche, for example crescia, some type of pancake (not sweet) that is prepared on something like a barbecue and we like to eat that with prosciutto, pecorino cheese and some vegetables. In this region truffles are found, so there are a variety of dishes with truffles. At the end of October there is always a festival dedicated to the truffle. Wines from the region are excellent: Verdicchio, Rosso Piceno, Rosso Conero, Lacrima di Morro D’alba are just some of our high quality most famous wines. For ladies (…and for men 😉 ) there is also a very special type of drink that is a sweet red wine with cherries.

Are You planning new services or activities in the next months or years to come?

Yes we have some plans…We will let you know later on..

What’s your favourite holiday destination ?

This kind of business does not leave us much time for holidays, but we like to discover Northern Europe.

What is your favourite part of your job / activity?

The interaction with our guests and making sure that they have a lovely holiday here.

Is it possible to use public transport to come to your accommodation?

Yes, but a car is recommended.

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Weekend in natura – camminando nel cuore dei Parchi fra Marche ed Umbria

Volete provare l’emozione di un viaggio nei Parchi e fra le Abbazie dell’Anno Mille anche se avete poco tempo e siete sufficientemente esperti o allenati?  Questo è il soggiorno che fa per voi!: la vacanza ideale per famiglie o coppie di amici !!!

Vi aspetta un piacevole cammino nel cuore dei Parchi fra Marche ed Umbria, e un’accoglienza a misura di escursionista nell’Agriturismo Le Perelle, di proprietà e gestito da Marco Giulietti, Guida Ambientale Escursionistica AIGAE, autorizzata dalla Regione Marche.

Nella prima e nella seconda giornata potrete scegliere tra diversi itinerari e diverse attività, come un facile e bellissimo tour alla scoperta dei panorami di Frasassi, nel Parco Regionale Gola della Rossa – Frasassi, sede delle famose Grotte di Frasassi, o se preferite un cammino più spirituale potrete inoltrarvi alla scoperta di Eremi, Abbazie e Monasteri dell’Anno Mille, ad esempio verso il Monastero di Fonte Avellana.

IDEA PER UN ITINERARIO

  • Giorno 1: Arrivo a Sassoferrato, uno dei “Borghi più Belli d’Italia” – Benvenuto all’agriturismo Le Perelle – Eventuali visite o escursione pomeridiana
  • Giorno 2: Scelta tra vari cammini e/o tour delle Abbazie Millenarie
  • Giorno 3: Scelta tra vari cammini e/o Visita alle Grotte di Frasassi o del Monte Cucco

Alcuni consigli della nostra Guida:

  • Raccoglietevi in silenzio nell’Abbazia di Santa Croce, la meravigliosa chiesa romanica del mistero;
  • Ammirate il tramonto sui panorami di Frasassi sorseggiando un bicchiere di Verdicchio o Rosso Piceno;
  • Rilassatevi nella Jacuzzi dell’agriturismo e pianificate le vostre prossime escursioni con le numerose guide informative disponibili
  • Visitate le bellissime grotte (nei Parchi Gola della Rossa-Frasassi e Monte Cucco), abbinando una cena scegliendo fra gusti moderni o gusti della tradizione.

Pernottamento con prima colazione in agriturismo
Le Perelle Agriturismo – Sassoferrato è una splendida villa con piscina, ma è anche un “rifugio” per escursionisti, un luogo di pace e di condivisione nelle colline prospicenti l’Appennino centrale umbro-marchigiano. La villa è dedicata ad ogni tipo di turismo lento: d’estate alle famiglie che desiderano un’oasi incontaminata per il loro riposo; nelle altre stagioni anche a chi vuole scoprire le bellezze di un territorio fuori dai percorsi turistici tradizionali, che offre tantissime alternative agli amanti della natura (escursionisti, climbers, speleologi, bikers,….), ma anche meravigliose e inattese esperienze culturali fra Eremi, Abbazie, Monasteri dell’Anno Mille, Rocche, Castelli, Musei e città d’arte. Sassoferrato è uno dei “Borghi più Belli d’Italia” e si trova a 70 km da Ancona, 70 km da Perugia. http://www.leperelle.com

La quota è di 65,00€/persona (minimo 3 persone) e comprende
. Due pernottamenti in appartamento con due camere doppie, con prima colazione
. 1 uso Jacuzzi e Sauna
• Drink di benvenuto

La quota non comprende
. viaggio per raggiungere le località di arrivo e partenza
• i pranzi e le cene.
• le visite e gli ingressi – le mance
• gli extra di carattere personale
• tutto quanto non specificato sotto la voce “la quota comprende.

Saremo a vostra completa disposizione per aiutarvi con
Escursioni con Guida Naturalistica – Offerte su notti supplementari – Convenzioni con ristoranti nella zona – Briefing e spiegazione delle escursioni – Descrizioni dettagliate del percorso e mappe cartacee – Itinerario dettagliato su App

295 before Christ – SENTINUM – The Battle of Nations

Historical re-enactment
Every year the last weekend of July in Sentinum, Sassoferrato (Marche, Italy)5

The battle of Sentinum was the decisive battle of the Third Samnite War, fought in 295 BC near Sentinum (next to the modern town of Sassoferrato, in the Marche region of Italy), in which the Romans were able to overcome a formidable coalition of SamnitesEtruscansUmbrians, and Senone Gauls. The Romans won a decisive victory which broke up this coalitions (the Etruscans, Umbrians and Senones pulled out of the war) and paved the way for their winning this war. The Romans were commanded by consuls Publius Decius Mus and Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus.0

The two armies arrived at the Plain of Sentinum but waited for two days to battle each other. Finally, unable to control the eagerness of their troops, the Romans attacked. The Gauls stood on the right wing and the Samnites on the left. Quintus Fabius stood on the right and Publius Decius on the left.

Quintus Fabius fought defensively to prolong the battle into a test of endurance and wait for the enemy to flag. Publius Decius fought more aggressively and ordered a cavalry attack, which drove back the Senone cavalry twice. The second time they reached the enemy infantry, but suffered a chariot attack and were scattered and overthrown. The line of Decius’ infantry was broken by the chariots and the Senone foot attacked. Publius Decius decided to devote himself. This term referred to a military commander offering prayers to the gods and launching himself into the enemy lines, effectively sacrificing himself, when his troops were in dire straits. His father had done the same at the Battle of Vesuvius (340 BC).

This act galvanised the Romans left which were also joined by two reserve contingents which Quintus Fabius had called in to help. On the right, Quintus Fabius told the cavalry to outflank the Samnite wing and attack it in the flank and ordered his infantry to push forward. He then called in the other reserves. The Samnites fled past the Senone line. The Senones formed a testudo (tortoise) formation – where the men aligned their shields in a compact formation covered with shields at the front and top. Quintus Fabius ordered 500 Campanian lancers to attack them at the rear. This was to be combined with push by the middle line of one of the legions and an attack by the cavalry. Meanwhile, Quintus Fabius took the Samnite camp by storm and cut off the Senones in the rear. The Senone Gauls were defeated. According to Livy the Romans lost 8,700 men and their enemy 20,000.

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Flying between Le Marche and Umbria

At the border between Le Marche and the near region Umbria it will be quite impossibile to stay within Le Marche’s geographical limits!

Mountains between Le Marche and Umbria are quite famous within the paragliding and the hang glider’s lovers.
There are some exceptional spots from where you can literally fly and discover the area from above and there are a lot of schools and experts that can assure you a unique and wonderful experience.

One of these places is the Monte Cucco, one of the most known “fly sites” in Europe that hosted the Hang Gliding world championship. Here there are the right winds that create the perfect environment for hang gliding and paragliding. The Monte Cucco is a mountain lying just between Le Marche and Umbria and from here you can fly for long distances and for a long  time!

The amazing thing is that you don’t need to be a “pilot”. Of course you can bring your own gear and fly all by yourself (in that case you’ll need to have a pilot’s license and to be authorized), otherwise you can book a flight with an expert pilot and fly in pair, leaving all the work to the others and simply enjoying this thrilling experience!
You can choose between paragliding and the hang glider and prepare yourself. There are a lot of schools, such as Monte Cucco in volo or Volo libero Monte Cucco.

Salamis and … environs

prodotti tipici dintorniMucca al pascolopecore PiaggiaseccaOne can not overlook the local pork cold cuts that are traditional in these zones and represent a local typical product. A typical tasting consists of a platter with a splay of locally made salamis and cheeses accompanied by a basket of ‘Crescia’ (a type of locally made focaccia) and a glass of Rosso Piceno or, why not, an organic Verdicchio superiore. You cannot miss a tasting of the renowned ‘Salame di Fabriano’ (Fabriano salami), one of the Slow Food approved products of the Marche region. Another must is the mountain Prosciutto, and Pecorino and Ricotta accompanied by honey or marmalade. Meat lovers must try the Fabriano bred lamb and the Marchigian beef which is one of the more esteemed bovine breeds in Italy, sanctioned by the brands “5R” and “PGI-Central Apennine White beef”.

Norcineria e dintorni

Non potrete dire di aver assaggiato qualcosa di tipico, se non avrete degustato un tagliere di salumi e formaggi del territorio accompagnato da un cestino di crescia e da un bicchiere di Rosso Piceno o, perchè  no, di Verdicchio superiore biologico. Non fatevi mancare il Salame di Fabriano, uno dei sei presidi slow food nelle Marche, né un gustoso prosciutto di montagna, né un buon pecorino o un assaggio di ricotta da degustare magari con mieli o marmellate. E per gli appassionati della carne, da provare l’agnello di razza fabrianese, e la marchigiana, una delle più pregiate razze bovine italiane, tutelata con i marchi “5R” e “IGP-Vitellone bianco dell’Appennino Centrale”.

 

 

TAKE YOUR TIME, CHOOSE THE APENNINES

A whole area with uncommon historical, artistic, socio-economic and geographic identities, united by the Umbria-Marche Apennines, and by the great heritage of parishes, abbeys and monasteries. Destination for people who love active tourism in nature, the discovering of unusual routes along paths of the history, art and faith, and for people who appreciate the authenticity and pleasures of good food.

Bon voyage!

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Frasassi Park

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Hisilicon Balong

 

IT IS TIME TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAYS !!! SMALL GROUPS SPECIAL OFFER

Have you already planned your vacation?

The Guardian, one of the major British press organizations, has included Le Marche region as one of the places to visit in 2017.

What are you waiting for? Book your stay at our VILLA now!

For all customers who like to travel in small groups and want to book their holidays before April 30th 2018 Le Perelle will reserve a special discount from 10% to 30% on the list prices (see below).

Hurry up and come and discover the countless artistic, natural and enogastronomic beauties that our territory has to offer.

SCONTI SMALL GROUPS

INCLUDED: 
1 USE OF WELLNESS AREA
 
NOT INCLUDED: 
HEATING IN LOW SEASON – 15€/DAY
EASTER AND PENTECOST WEEKS

CONTACT US:

leperelle@gmail.com – +39.334.8335882

Skylines from Marche, Italia

If you gaze at the skyline,
at the hour of twilight,
you will see the thin line
dividing dark from light.
In this hour of darkness,
beneath the starlight,
watch as dawn breaks,
then breaches the horizon.
In this moment at sunrise,
your mind will arrive,
to the presence of daybreak,
and the blessings of first light.
In this hour of daylight,
your mind will realize,
we must see the darkness,
in order to see the light.

“TWILIGHT”  by Hannah http://hellopoetry.com/GypsyMoon/

#Sassoferrato is #art …  Sassoferrato is #nature … #Sassoferrato is #history …

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