Just 20 Minutes drive from Ancona airport, you can find a bit of Paradise in the coutryside of Italy.
Perfect choice for spending your holidays with family and friends.
We stayed 10 days in Fattoria Fontegeloni in a 1 bedroom flat (w/ sofá-bed in the living room), in a house next to the swimming pool (so no need to rush to the beach every day).
Arrival: delicious apricot cake prepared by Silvana was waiting for us. She also included in our arrival "kit" organic memelade, juice and olive oil produced in the farm - all wonderful products, On top of that, there was organic milk, butter, and (from the farm) eggs. Not to mention the wonderful bread (also organic). I hope I did not forget any of the lovely surprises Silvana and Loris organise in their guests' arrival kit. It is wonderful not to have to run to the supermarket to buy the basics for the first breakfast - they already thought of if and provided the service!
The owners of the Fattoria kindly offer their vegetable garden so the clients can pick their own tomatoes, onions, basil, courgettes, green beens, watermelon, pumpkin, pepper, rosemary, and thyme. (Never had tomatoes as sweet in my life) Fantastic experience!
Although isolated enough to feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the country side in the afternoon after a busy day visiting the many close-by atractions, you will never be more than an hour away from the main points of interest in the province.
As it was only a small drive from Fattoria Fontegeloni, we visited Gubbio, Perugia, Camerano (amazing ancient underground city, which the inhabitants have used during IIWW as bomb shelter), Jesi, Serra San Quirico (where you can visit the most amazing wall painting decoration in St.Lucia church) and so many other beautiful historical villages - all exquisite.
We also had the opportunity to see how marmelade and tomato sauce are prepared, as well as leaning how to prepare a lavender wand (all the buds are kept in a bunch using the lavander stems) which we took home. When I miss Fontegeloni I smell my lavender wand - it takes me back to the fields of lavender.
I hope this testimonial was useful, it was certainly a pleasure for me to write and remember the lovely holidays spent at Fattoria Fontegeloni.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ideal place for a delightful and relaxing stay, Fattoria Fontegeloni gives hospitality in old farmhouses with nice apartments and double rooms with B & B basis. Set in one of the most typical landscapes of the Marche countryside, it is the ideal starting point for daily excursions in the most charming and interesting settings of Marche and Umbria: Jesi and its Castles, Loreto, Recanati, Fabriano, Camerino, Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia. ... more less