Back again to Villa San Raffaello after a 5 year break and it's just as good as the first time.
This time I brought some old footballing buddies with me for a long weekend of hiking and reminiscing. We had a very enjoyable time exploring the Sibillini mountains and Lago Fiastra, courtesy of our host and guide, Damien.
The hamlet of Sarnano is particularly interesting, especially the Centro Storico which exudes historical character.
The villa itself provides a great deal for visitors, including a swimming pool, recently planted vineyard, various loggias and varied gardens. If you manage to stay in Apartment Elise, you'll love the verandah above the courtile with its spectacular views of Sarnano, nestling in the hillside just below the Sibillini peaks.
Altogether a great place to visit and highly recommended. AGAIN!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully restored Italian farmhouse; nestling in 8 acres of wonderful Le Marche countryside, divided into 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with original architectural features, stylish interiors, gardens, loggia, vineyard and a large pool with stunning 360' views. Situated 1km outside the bustling medieval town of Sarnano and the mountainous Sibillini National Park, the area boasts a dramatic landscape, medieval villages, art, history, beaches, delicious food & wine, over 20 great restaurants and bars and fantastic summer festas within 5 minutes of the Villa. Baby sitting service, high speed internet throughout, board games, movies, music and book library, pick our own free organic fruit, vegetables and herbs. Free hiking and cycling intineraries, comprehensive tips on where to go and what to do. ... more less