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NEW FOR 2013 - POOL!

We have teamed up with our friends at Villa Geminiani. If you book either La Torre Sotto or La Torre Terra you'll receive a FREE POOL PASS which gives you free use of pool at Villa Geminiani which is just 10 minutes away from Casa La Torre. You really will have the best of both worlds - all the advantages of a property in the historic centre combined with a countryside pool!

Le Marche is a truly beautiful region of Italy located on the Eastern side of the country on the Adriatic Coast. This is the REAL ITALY. Unspoilt by mass international tourism - this is where Italians come to holiday and is where you will find one of Italys best kept secrets.

Your accommodation will be in the historical centre (centro storico) of the picture postcard hill top town of Montalto delle Marche which is strategically positioned between award winning beaches on the coast (which is only 25 minutes away) and the mountains of the Sibillini National Park.

"La Torre Sotto" is a beautiful apartment set on the first floor of this impressive 500 year old townhouse and comfortably sleeps up to 4. It has a shared garden accessed by a staircase from your apartment. The garden has a couple of seating areas, ample sun loungers and a couple of tables so is perfect for dining al fresco. It also has some shaded areas which is great for cooling off in the hot Italian sun.

The oldest part of the townhouse is a 700 year old lookout tower and is one of the oldest buildings in Montalto. This is where youll find your double bedroom with its fantastic views!

The twin bedroom has beamed ceilings which are typical of this region of Italy. The beams are several hundred years old and give a wonderful atmosphere to the room.

There is a very large and airy lounge with dining table, flat panel television and a selection of DVDs. There is also a good selection of novels that you are welcome to take with you to the beach.

WIFI broadband Internet is available free of charge using either your own equipment or the supplied computer.

There is parking just 2 minutes from the property and you will need to hire a car to explore this stunning region of Italy.

Montalto delle Marche
The town has a population of about 2400 so has all the services that you would expect of a town this size including: restaurants, bars, a bank, post office, tobacconist, fresh pasta shop, greengrocer, butcher, cheese and salami store, fishmonger, childrens playground and a cake shop (that we highly recommend)!

Some of the cultural and historical highlights not to miss in Montalto include:

• Wander around the old town which is like entering a picture postcard
• Visit the convent of Saint Augustine
• See the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta built in 1587 by Pope Sisto. while you are there go downstairs and youll see that this is a church build on a church.
• The museums at the town hall include the Archaeology Museum, Civic Picture Gallery, Prison Museum and Ethnographic Museum
• If you are lucky you might even hear "La Cordata" - the famous Montalto male choir practising.
• Don’t miss the Wednesday morning market – pick up a bargain and great for foodies!

Out and About the Region
The only problem that you will have while you are here is fitting it all in. This is why many of our guests return year after year!

Some of the highlights to our beautiful region include:

• Visit Loreto - One of the holiest places in Italy.
• Have a day or more lazing on the blue flag beaches on the Adriatic coast.
• Go to the open air opera at Macerata
• Visit the provincial capital - Ascoli Piceno, which is thought to be older than Rome
• Take a walk in the Sibillini National Park with its breathtaking scenery.
• Go for a wine tasting in one of the local cantinas.
• Wonder around the local markets picking up a bargain or two.
• Enjoy a great firework display at one of the many festivals that take place throughout the year.
• Visit the Frasassi caves - thought to be the largest limestone caves in Europe.

Summary:

This is a beautiful apartment with garden set in 500 year old townhouse attached to a 700 year old tower. Set between the Adriatic Coast and Sibillini National Park set in a picture postcard village.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Skiing
Swimming
Tennis
Walking

Sights and attractions

Local Food Market
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 18.07.2012


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
4th October 2014 to 3rd October 2015 4

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st May 6 Months 10%
1st September to 31st December 6 Months 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st May 3 Weeks 12%
1st September to 31st December 3 Weeks 12%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Please supply a cot for the duration of our stay (this is FREE of charge) All year N/A £0.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Please supply a high chair for the duration of our stay (this is FREE of charge) All year N/A £0.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 25km
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1km
  • Nearest supermarket: 500m
  • Pescara Airport: 100km
  • Rimini Airport: 185km
  • Offida: 15km
  • Adriatic Coast Beaches: 25km
  • Sibillini National Park: 25km
  • Ascoli Piceno: 25km

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21 out of 21 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 28 September 2013 with Family
This apartment and this area of Italy were highlights of our visit. We visited national parks, beaches, mountains, historic sights, wineries all within an interesting and easy drive of Montalto. The apartment is perfectly appointed in a unique and picturesque village. Our check in was easy and welcome dinner provided by Maria was really enjoyable and appreciated. To have a relaxed experience away from the tourist centres, yet still with plenty of activities for families, then Montalto is a beautiful must do stop and this apartment a perfect place to stay.
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Stayed Saturday 07 September 2013 with Couple
Excellent accommodation and base to explore his beautiful and unspoilt area of Italy from. The villa has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxed. The only down side of the villa and location is the steep cobbled streets leading to it and this will not be suitable for people with young families or adults with mobility issues. We would highly recommend this villa and location for people wishing to visit this area of Italy.
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Stayed Saturday 21 July 2012
A wonderful place with wonderful owners. Montalto really is the true Italy. Andy and Mark are great guys and very helpful with local places to visit. Welcome meal was superb. Take in brunch at Marias (real Italian home and welcome) just down the road from the apartment. Overall lovely visit. We wish the guys all the best for the future.
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Stayed Tuesday 12 June 2012
We have just returned home from another wonderful relaxing holiday in Montalto. We have been coming here for the past 8 years and we always find new places to explore. Our hosts, as always, were very hospitable and could not do enough to ensure that we had another enjoyable holiday. On arrival the apartment was spotless and fully equiped with everything we needed. After our long journey the welcome bottles of wine were much appreciated. The apartment has a private garden which gets the benefit of the sun all day long and we enjoyed several barbecues during our stay. Our favourite beach is about 30 minutes drive from Montalto and is located in Pedaso we would highly recommend having lunch in the Il Faro restuarant on the beach. We attended a wine tasting, which included a typical italian meal, at the local cantina all arranged by our hosts. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday far from the madding crowd then this is the place for you.
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Stayed Saturday 26 May 2012
This a a beautiful unspoilt area of Italy. The appartent is set in a very unique building with fantastic views across the countryside. The owners are very hospitable and the welcome meal is to be recommended. The steps downs to the garden are quite steep - expecially if carrying food/drink and perhaps a new BBQ wouldnt go amiss!
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Stayed Sunday 06 May 2012
From day one we could not have been made more welcome. Both Andy and Mark totally exceeded our expectations and helped us on numerous occasions with their vast knowledge of the area and with booking trips etc on line.The meal upon arrival was delicious and also the welcome pack we recieved was invaluable. There were so many things to thank the guys for and not least their wonderful sense of humour.Both rooms in our apartment were comfortable and the views were fantastic we only wish that our stay could have been longer.
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Stayed Friday 11 November 2011
I have had many bookings through VillaRenters but this is by far the best place I have stayed at so far and I will definately be returning. The reasons I say this are as follows: The area has so much to offer. Near to the sea, near to mountains and a national park and in a lovely rural setting. The town of Montalto is a hidden gem with quaint old medieval streets and a cathedral that is beyond description. It is stunning. The people in town are so friendly and welcoming. The accomodation has all that you need and there is a wonderful view from the window where you can see as far as 100km. The owners Andy and Mark live on site and are the most friendly and helpful (genuinely) hosts that you could possibly wish for. Nothing is too much trouble and they really make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. My grateful thanks to both of you. You, quite simply, could not have done more. I can, without reservation, thoroughly recommend this place. If you book a stay here you will not be disappointed.
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Stayed Saturday 10 September 2011
This is a really delightful property in a delightful town and the hosts were delightful too! Apart from skiing in the Alps/Dolomites, Italy was relatively unknown to us before this holiday and we could not have chosen a better region to savour the beauty of the Italian landscape. The Adriatic coast is easily accessible in about half an hour and the Sibillini National Park is just superb, but closer to home there are some very picturesque hilltop villages and towns. Montalto itself is a very pretty, small mediaeval town with a couple of very friendly bars in the main square and good shops for daily requirements. The appartment is light and airy with all the comforts of home and Andy and Mark are not only fonts of local knowledge, but also extremely helpful and generous. I would strongly recommend the welcoming meal on the first night - It was delicious! I have no hestiation at all in recommending this property . I would certainly be happy to go back anytime
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Stayed Saturday 03 September 2011
What a brilliant place in every way. Stylish, comfortable, bright and airy with everything we needed, including a delicious meal on our first night and a handy wine supply on the landing! There are magnificent views from the windows (its a 700 year old watch tower), and it was lovely to open the shutters in the morning and breath in the atmosphere of this historic town. This really is Real Italy. The wee terrace was a great place to relax, and the pool (small but perfectly formed!) was great for freshening up at the end of a long day on the Sibillinis. Mark and Andy were the perfect hosts, charming, helpful and always cheery. Nothing was too much trouble. Cant recommend this place highly enough. Just book it!
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Stayed Saturday 20 August 2011
Nicely situated in the old town, wonderful athmosphere in the stilishly renovadd appartment, best hosts we ever had. Splendid
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Stayed Saturday 18 September 2010
Fantastic apartment in a lovely building situated within a friendly hilltop town in Italy. You could not wish to meet a nicer couple than the guys that own the property who have done wonders in converting this old rustic building into a stunning and comfortable living accommodation, whilst retaining (and highlighting) the buildings own unique historic charm. Well furnished property with everything you could need. Plenty to see and do around the region (although much would require car hire but I think this is well advised by the owners). I think it says it all when the guestbook in the property is full with glowing references one after the other and not one bad word to say about the accommodation, town, and most notably the owners. Highly recommended!
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Stayed Friday 11 December 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Torre Soto, very warm and friendly welcome with a delightful evening meal on our arrival. Comfortable spacious accommodation and nice and warm - we were out in December! Mark and Andy very friendly and helpful not forgetting Mutley as well! Highly recommended.
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Stayed Friday 25 September 2009
We had a wonderful stay in Le Marche - the apartment really lived up to its description on the website. Our hosts were incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. It more than lived up to our expectations. We hope to return one day and would thoroughly recommend a stay there.
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Stayed Tuesday 12 June 2007
A beautiful apartment, with everything you need provided. stunning views across the mountains. Pretty garden with pool. Montalto Delle Marche is a fantastic place to visit. The owners of this property, Andy and Mark are the most friendly and hospitable people you could ever want to meet on holiday and nothing is too much trouble for them, they picked us up in the middle of the night, when we was lost, brought us cakes, fresh vegetables and water, they was always ready to help but never intruding. Thankyou for a fantastic holiday. Perfect..x
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Stayed Tuesday 12 June 2007
La Torre Sotto is lovley apartment well equipped very comfortable,garden & pool nice,wonderful views.owners are lovely very helpful.The Town of Montalto has bags of character take your camrea you wont stop napping.Hope to go back in the near furture. thank you. xx
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Stayed Tuesday 12 June 2007
We found a phantastic apartment in a wonderful landscape. The owners were absolutly friendly and helpfully, it was one of the best experiences we made within 15 years hollidays in Italy. Excuse my English!
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Lovely property, well equipped and great location. Owners very helpful - great welcome meal and always on hand for advice.
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We had such a fantastic week at this property we were SO well looked after by the owners and never felt intruded on or that anything was too much trouble. They were delightful company and full of good tips and hints. Also, I did not feel guilty about doing ABSOLUTELY nothing , except read and rest and eat. The apartment was beautiful and my only complaint was that we didnt book it for longer than a week. We hope to return and feel that we have the beginning of a friendship with the lovely Mark and Andy kindest of men and wonderful hosts!And the two boys absolutely loved it. xxxx
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We felt very welcomed and we appreciated ours hosts Andrew and Mark very much. They were attentive but not atall intrusive. They are simply the nicest people you could meet. The accomodation more than met our expectations, being comfortable, tastefully furnished and well equipped (we have stayed at 17 different places in the last year and this one is way at the top of our list of the best). The private pool and garden are delightful with spectacular views of the rolling landscape. This hilltop medieval town is picture perfect and immaculate. There is a small grocery store within walking distance and safe on street parking can be found also within walking distance. The area is very beautiful, you can visit historic sites nearby, head to the gorgeous ocean for the day or just hang out by the pool with a good book. Go ahead and book, you wont be disappointed!
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Very well presented in a great location. Knowledge and information by owners was super. Lots to see and visit and food in the area was fantastic. We took advantage of the meal provided on the first night which set the high tone for the week. Great place in an old town location
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The apartment was great, although small it was well equipped and very tastefully furnished with fantastic views from the bedroom. There were useful guides and books on the area and owners Mark and Andy were great hosts, very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble for them. I would certainly recomend either of the two apartments to friends and we will almost certainly be booking again.

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