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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“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.” Confucius

En evening in Marche with chef…. not a simple dinner.

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A wonderful experience with our friend, chef Roberto Dormicchi @trigliadibosco.

Marche’s typical products with a Marche’s modern chef.

Several starters, Truffles & Fish, handmade pastas, free-range chicken and other traditional cuisine ….. but in a modern version. Not forgetting Verdicchio and Rosso Conero wines: two of our land masterpieces.

A different dinner ….. for different tastes. The right way to be happy !!!!!

GRAZIE ROBERTO, GRAZIE MARCHE !!!!!!

 

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

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”.

 

 

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

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Flavors of Le Marche

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Today we speak about Verdicchio: “the more red of white wines”

Verdicchio is arguably Italy’s greatest native white grape variety. Grown in the hillsides of north-central and western Le Marche, Verdicchio is used to produce a variety of wines, from metodo classico to passito and, in between, some of the longest-lived dry whites found in Italy. The characteristics of these wine is quite varied, thanks to a series of factors including soil, climate and elevation. You can taste with fish, vegetables, but also meat and especially with Fabriano’s Salame DOP (another excellence of our area): this the reason why is named “the more red of white wines”.

There are two DOC zones for Verdicchio in Marche: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, the more famous of the two, and Verdicchio di Matelica. Sassoferrato is situated in the middle: the third valley close to the Apennines, near the border with Umbria.

In its 2015 Italian wine guide, Gambero Rosso awarded its highest rating of 3 Bicchieri (3 Glasses) to 11 examples of Verdicchio – more than any other white in the country.

We can help you to discover our tastes

Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews-tastings/13-top-verdicchio-wines-from-marche-48638/#hCgsIHFw1JXyF657.99