Casa della Luna has been recently restored to a high standard with warm maple wood floors on top levels accessed by softly-lit travertine staircases and lies in a quiet lane in the historic center of Amandola, a few minutes walk from the medieval piazza.
The villa retains original 19th century stenciled and domed ceiling, oak beams and an open fireplace in the living room that leads to a pretty patio with a fountain for al fresco dining and a tranquil garden with a palm tree, flowering jasmine, roses and fruit trees.
Set over 3 floors with 2 large and airy double bedrooms, a 3rd bedroom/study and 3 bathrooms, the bedrooms offer breathtaking views over rooftops and church spire, beautifully lit at night, to the changing vistas of the Sibillini mountains beyond, which offer walking and hiking on well marked paths suitable for all levels of fitness and other outdoor activities.
The middle floor has a relaxing living-dining room and galley kitchen leading directly onto the patio and garden, offering space to relax away from the bustle of main piazza with its historic café-bar, delicious gelateria, a convenient small supermarket with well stocked delicatessen, bakery, banks with ATMs and other small shops.
The sandy beaches of the Adriatic and, in winter, ski slopes, are less than an hour’s drive away, as are many pretty neighbouring medieval hill towns and villages with year-round festivals of food, wine, jazz, theatre, opera. Amandola is renowned for its truffles and every November a truffle festival is held in the main square with music and local produce.
The sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast are just 30-40 minutes away by car as is a freshwater lake with its own beach. In winter skiing is available in neighbouring Sarnano.
This area of Le Marche is truly an undiscovered gem with stunning scenery and a warm welcome by the local people.