Renovated Village House in Charming Medieval Town In Le Marche Near Adriatic

Renovated Village House in Charming Medieval Town In Le Marche Near Adriatic

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

My home, relatively new in my village of Carassai, is only about 200 years old. It is being entirely redone and I have come to live here in retirement. In addition to a gourmet kitchen, the house has a lovely separate dining room and a large music room where I play chamber music with friends. Upstairs is a very sunny living room with double sofabed. From here you can see views of the distant mountains. From my bedroom I see the Town Hall and the main piazza. From the other rooms upstairs (guest bedroom and my study) we look on the 15th century ramparts of the Castello Vecchio. The marchighani are very friendly and happy to welcome you to their lovely land.

Most exchangers bring their own cell phones for easy communication. Internet cafes about 20 minutes away.

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Who we are

  1. I am Jane/Juana/Giovanna, depending on which country I am in at the time. I am a retired American who loves to play chamber music with friends (viola/violin) and meet new people in interesting places. I live part of the year in Spain, part of the year in Italy. Formerly from New York, I travel to the States (New York City and Dutchess County) about once a year to keep up with family and friends there. I describe myself as a "compulsive flyer" and am usually prepared to make an interesting trip on short notice if I have no other committments. However, because I also sometimes rent my homes when I am not there, I am prepared to make plans far in advance too. I have been doing home exchanges, off and on, for about 35 years and have never had a bad experience.

    I TRY TO ANSWER ALL INQUIRIES, BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO DO AN EXCHANGE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND.

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I TRY TO ANSWER ALL OFFERS BUT I AM NOT INTERESTED IN AN EXCHANGE IN NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIA

This part of Italy, as yet largely undiscovered by tourists from outside of Italy, is very beautiful and unspoiled. In addition to the shoe-making industry centered around Porto St. Elpidio, it is mainly an agricultural area (fruit trees, nurseries, vineyards), and is lovely in all the seasons. The Adriatic Sea is just 15 km. from my house, with all the summer activities you can imagine. Plenty of beach-side seafood restaurants, chic shops, bicycles, bikinis, some of the best gelato bars on earth, etc. Because most of the towns in Le Marche are ancient, fortified places built on hilltops, you can see the sea from quite far inland. If you look inwards, you will see some of the highest mountains in Italy, the Sibilini, where there is good skiing in the winter. A main train line runs north-south along the coast, as does the autopista, connecting Carassai easily to airports in Pescara and Ancona (RyanAir arrives at both from London). Vineyards in the region have won international prizes. And music and music festivals abound. Le Marche is renowned for its over 20 remarkable jewelbox theaters and opera houses, built mostly in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Art and architecture are quite special as well(Urbino, Loretto, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata). Near Ancona, the Monte Conero National Park is a lovely excursion for the day. And from Ancona you can take a boat to Croatia, or visit Castelfidardo, the world center of accordian making.

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