The place is peaceful and ideal for a holiday fully immersed in nature. However, it has a strategic position for a cultural holiday thanks to the closeness of towns characterized by important vestiges of the Italian renaissance (Urbino, Urbania, Gubbio, etc.) and a spectacular natural environment (Gola del Furlo, Mount Nerone, etc.) in an area of the Marches between Tuscany and Umbria.
Attractions of the Surrounding Territory
The nearest town, just 5 km away,, is Piobbico with its Brancaleoni Castle, while just 10 km away is the town of Urbania (http://www.urbania-casteldurante.it/), the former Casteldurante, renowned for its precious pottery and rich in historical vestiges (the Palazzo Ducale houses the Museum and the Pinacoteca; the Barco Ducale is the ancient hunting lodge of the Dukes of Urbino).
About 30 km away is the town of Urbino (http://www.urbino.com/), birthplace of Raphael and UNESCO heritage site with its Palazzo Ducale and the annexed Galleria Nazionale.
Other easily reachable places with a significant cultural or naturalistic value are:
Pesaro (http://www.turismopesaro.com/), birthplace of Rossini and home to the Rossini Opera Festival.
Gradara (http://www.gradara.org/) with the Castle of Paolo and Francesca.
Fano (http://www.turismofano.com/), the ancient Fanum Fortunae of the Caesars.
San Leo (http://www.san-leo.it/) with the Fortress where Cagliostro was imprisoned.
Gubbio (http://www.comune.gubbio.pg.it/), a beautiful Medieval town.
Eremo di Fonte Avellana (http://www.fonteavellana.it/)
Gola del Furlo (about 20 minutes away)
Frasassi Caves (about 45 minutes away)
The holiday farm is in a strategic position for guided tours of Francesco di Giorgio Martini's fortresses (Sassocorvaro, Cagli, Fossombrone, Mondavio) and the territory Roman vestiges (Cartoceto Bronzes, Fanum Fortunae, Forum Sempronii and Villa di Sant’Angelo in Vado).
The uncontaminated nature and close mountains give the opportunity of both quite walks for the whole family along wooded paths properly signalled and mapped and more challenging activities such as trekking along the many mapped paths of Mount Nerone (which offers also several caves for caving enthusiasts) and the excursionist circuit “Montiego e Monte Vicino”.
One of these paths (Path 469) corresponds to the private access road to the holiday farm and, passing close to it, climbs up the wood top and crosses Path 463 that continues for other directions.
There are also several signalled and mapped routes for cycling and mountain bike enthusiasts, which allow to reach places with breathtaking views.
Two free mountain bikes are available to guests.
The manages nearby give the opportunity of horseback rides.