Deep in the heart of the Monti Azzuri district of Le Marche, yet just 1km from the village of Penna San Giovanni and half-way between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Borgo Fosse and its organic farm is surrounded by 20 hectares of land in a green and tranquil valley. Whether you want to go hiking or just soak up the countryside, surrounded by woods and green fields or walk through the vines and organic orchards, there is nowhere better to sample the joys of life in the country.
The old Borgo and the Villa were totally restored in 2005 and opened as an 'agriturismo' in order to share their passion for nature and the land, with their guests and to offer them a unique country experience.
Il Borgo consists of 4, 2-bedroom cottages, dating from the 19th century, a swimming pool, park, woods and barbecue area.
La Villa has 5 apartments with a swimming pool, car park, park, woods and barbecue area.
The restaurant specialises in traditional Marchigiani cuisine, using only the finest home-grown, seasonal, organic produce. Vegetables and bruschette are dressed with their own extra virgin olive oil. Salamis, cheeses and home-made jams form part of the mouth-watering 'antipasto'. Their pasta is home-made, using traditional recipes. Traditional Marchigiani main courses are based around meats, grilled over an open fire; the essence of the cuisine is simple; first class ingredients, perfectly cooked, with all the lamb, chicken, pork and rabbit, home-reared! Wash it all down with their red and white wines and finish off with a coffee and a shot of their own Mistrà.
During the high season every week a BBQ evening is organised for the guests in the park as well as a pizza evening, preparing pizza in the wood burning oven!
"Il Gelso" is a restructured hamlet dated back to year 1800. Developed on three levels, it includes two comfortable bedrooms, one bathroom with shower, and one big open space which includes a functional kitchenette and a well equipped living room.
The apartment is provided with heating, television, fireplace and all facilities needed to spend a pleasant holiday.
Previously this was the old storehouse for the farm produce and parking area for the farm equipment. The apartment "La Quercia" is situated on ground level. Entering in the open plan kitchen with its fireplace one feels directly at home. Of the corridor there are three bedrooms, one double and two twins. The bathroom has a shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet.
Going out the door one stands on the private terrace where one can enjoy pranzo (lunch) or cena (dinner) al fresco or use the wood burning pizza oven that is situated at the site of the house.
"Il Noce" is the other apartment in the three story house in which also Il Gelso is situated.
Here one enters the living room with it's fire place, which is divided from the kitchen. Through the kitchen one goes up the stairs and enters the first floor where there is a double bedroom in which a staircase goes up, up to the sopalco (loft) where there are another two single beds. Here there is a bathroom with shower, wash basin, toilet and bidet.
Going down the stairs, towards the kitchen there is another stair that leads to the cellar where there is the third bedroom (a double) with its private bathroom.
La Villa, an old manor house, has been renovated in 2005. Both apartments "L'Acacia" and "La Betulla" are located on the ground floor.
Il AcaciaL'Acacia has a veranda, two comfortable bedrooms, and two bathrooms with shower. The apartment has an open living/kitchen room.
It is also equipped with central heating, dishwasher, oven, satellite TV and all what is necessary to have a pleasant holiday.
La BetullaLa Betulla, the birch, has a veranda, two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower. Furthermore, it has a large open kitchen/living room.
It is also equipped with central heating, dishwasher, oven, satellite TV and all that is necessary to have a pleasant holiday. The apartment can accommodate people with disabilities.
La Villa, an old manor house, has been renovated in 2005. Apartment "Il Faggio", the beech, is located on the first floor. It has a terrace, a comfortable bedroom, a bathroom with shower.
Furthermore, it has an open kitchen/living room. The apartment is further equipped with central heating, dishwasher, oven, satellite TV. All what is necessary to enjoy your holiday.
La Villa, an old manor house has been renovated in 2005. Apartment "Il Ginepro", juniper, is located on the first floor. It has a terrace, a comfortable bedroom, a bathroom with shower. Furthermore it has open living/kitchen room.
The apartment is equipped with central heating, dishwasher, oven, satellite TV. All ready and necessary to enjoy your holiday.
|Price per week||Il Gelso||La Quercia||Il Noce||La Betulla & L'Acacia||Il Ginepro & Il Faggio|
|No. persons||4||6||6||4+1||2+1, 2+2|
|29 May - 1 April||790||1000||1100||660||550|
|July & August||1050||1450||1450||950||690|
|29 October - 5 November||790||1000||1100||660||550|
|Easter, Christmas & New Year's Eve||1050||1450||1450||950||690|
The Sibillini Mountains offer wonderful walking and the beaches on the Adriatic are within 30 minutes' drive. Loreto is a fascinating town to visit and is a famous pilgrimage spot. In the medieval village of Falerone, lies the ancient settlement of Falerio Picenus, established by the Romans in 29 BC. There is a Roman amphitheatre which hosts open air performances during July. This is an excellent base for exploring the area as there are many hill top towns and ancient Roman sites nearby such as Urbsalvia, Ascoli Piceno and Fermo.
Le Marche is great for shopping. Many of the towns have a weekly market selling local products at reasonable prices. Each town and village specialises in specific products. Porto Sant 'Elipidio is renowned for handcrafting high quality, designer shoes.
During the summer months there is a variety of festivals and fairs that take place in the nearby towns. Don't miss the sagra del prosciutto ( the ham festival) in the town of Offida, in August.