Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Marche area of Italy, the Country House il Girasole is the perfect place for rest and relaxation.
Visit the historic hilltop town of Fermo for spectacular views of the Marche landscape and Roman remains. Sample one of the regions 13 wines, many of them little known outside of Italy.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi is reckoned by many to be the best. Loreto is an important centre of pilgrimage, with an impressive medieval Basilica and the Holy House of the Virgin Mary.
Legend says that the house is built with stones transported from Nazareth by angels.
Take time to enjoy the local cuisine, including the famous Campofilone pasta, pecorino cheese, olive oil and unsalted bread, together with locally sourced fish and sea food.
Pork dishes are readily available in the Marche region, and ciauscolo, a smoked sausage is well worth sampling. A day in the beautiful town of Ascoli Piceno is one you will always remember, with its awe-inspiring main square surrounded by medieval churches.
Take some time to stroll along the banks of the Tronto river and the old town. Monte Conero, an area of natural beauty, offers beaches, cliffs and coves to explore, and no trip to the area would be complete without visiting Italy's most breath taking caves at Le Grotte di Frasassi.
High up in the mountains overlooking the Apecchio valley, the Country House il Girasole is the perfect place to stay. Apartments are simply decorated in keeping with the country style of the building, or you may want to choose a safari tent for a glmping experience. Relax by the pool as you listen to the cicadas.
Enjoy local cuisine and meat dishes from the spacious restaurant that looks out across the verdant gardens for that special Italian experience.
More informations: www.countryhouseilgirasole.it