Villa Poggio del Noce is located in a strategic point between Marche and Umbria, a magnificent part of Italy that goes from the Conero Riviera to the Umbria-Marche Apennines. One hour by car you can reach the sea, the mountains, the lakes, visit cities of art and medieval villages. In the area you can find stables, cross-country tracks, down hill slopes, lakes for sport fishing and canoeing, as well as countless trekking routes to be tackled on foot or by mountain bike. There are also opportunities for shopping, from large shopping centers to small boutiques.
Villa Poggio del Noce is an ideal starting point for tourist, cultural and enogastronomic itineraries, for the tastes of the whole family.
BORGHI AND CITY OF ART
The Marche region is rich in history and traditions, the villages and the cities of art are the best evidence. Starting from the nearby San Severino Marche, with the thirteenth-century Piazza del Popolo and the Castle, the seat of the Mediovale city. A short distance away we find Camerino, city of the Varano and the Borgias, home of the ancient University. Cingoli is instead called “the balcony of the Marche”, while the Abbey of Fiastra is recognized as one of the best-preserved Cistercian abbeys in Italy. Within an hour’s drive you can reach Fabriano, Macerata, Montecassiano, Montecosaro, Recanati, San Ginesio, Sarnano, Tolentino, Urbisaglia and Visso, the pearl of the Sibillini. Also not to be missed are the nearby cities of art: Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Spello, Bevagna and Montefalco.
The Sibillini Mountains National Park is a protected natural area with great traditions. Ideal place for walks in nature, between history, legends and good food.
In the Park there are routes for hikers and trekking for all legs, more or less trained. You can choose whether to go hiking, horseback or mountain biking. The entire Great Ring of the Sibillini, within which the National Park develops, is about 120 km long and each side has its own peculiarity to be discovered: the flowery side, the historical side, the magic side, the sacred slope. A holiday for those who want to immerse themselves in nature.
Marche is one of the most hilly regions of Italy par excellence. Gentle hills that follow each other like so many waves until you reach the sea. Above the hills we find castles, fortresses and ancient villages. There are numerous routes to follow on foot, by bike or on horseback. From Villa Poggio del Noce there are paths for quiet walks. Near the house, in the Natural Reserve of Monte Canfaito, you can walk immersed in secular trees and meet the oldest beech of the Marche, inserted among the 300 monumental trees of Italy. You can also experience a meditative and spiritual experience with the “Magical Path of Aruna” for the well-being of body and mind. The WWF Oasis in the Torricchio Reserve or the Abbadia di Fiastra nature reserve, or Riserva della Gola del Furlo, are all ideal destinations for trekking enthusiasts or simply to admire the spectacle of nature.
With only 50 minutes by car you reach the sea, to discover one of the most beautiful areas of the Adriatic coast. Long beaches, free or with well-equipped bathing establishments, with fish restaurants where you can eat with two steps from the waves. You can choose the type of beach you prefer: sand, gravel, pebbles or rocks. Nature expresses its maximum beauty in the enchanting Riviera del Conero with white beaches still unspoiled. A surprising nature, green and sometimes wild, a crystalline sea, unforgettable, with solitary bays that alternate with beaches more easily accessible.
Between valleys and hills there are several lakes, of various sizes, ideal for walking or cycling, or to sail by renting boats, pedalos or canoes. The shores of these beautiful lakes are equipped with dining options, bars and picnic areas. Lakes where you can practice sport fishing.
The closest is the lake of Serrapetrona-Caccamo, equipped with barbecue area, games for children and many tables for picnics. The lake of Fiastra is instead the ideal starting point of the routes that lead to the peaks of Pizzo Berro and Monte Priora, the gorge of Fiastrone, the Lame Rosse, the Grotta dei Frati. The lack of Castreccioni is the largest artificial water basin in Central Italy. In the peaks of the Sibillini Mountains is the Lake of Pilato, located at 1,941 meters of height, it is the only natural lake of the Marche and one of the very few alpine glacial lakes in the Apennines. It can be reached only on foot through enchanting landscapes, uncontaminated environments and zoological and botanical peculiarities.
The area is a real jewel for lovers of food and wine tourism, with a wide variety of typical products. Villa Poggio del Noce is located in the land of the famous Vernaccia di Serrapetrona D.O.C.G. , a pearl of the Marche enology so rare (given that they produce very limited quantities) as ancient, having origins from the Middle Ages. The wine list, remaining in the area, continues with the Verdicchio di Matelica, Rosso Conero, Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG. For the end of the meal, the two traditional liqueurs of the area: Mistrà and Vin cotto.
The history of this territory is first of all that of transhumance: the most important cheese is pecorino, but there are also ricotta (fresh or seasoned). Extraordinary salami are produced such as larded lard and IGP ciauscolo. The gastronomic riches do not end here: this territory offers ancient varieties of apples, excellent productions of honey, truffles, mushrooms, chestnuts, chickpeas, cicerchie, lenticchia, vincisgrassi, trouts, flours, bread baked in a wood oven, biscuits, breadcrumbs and the cicerchiata. But it does not end there, there are many other flavors to be discovered and enjoyed.