piazza del popolo Piazza del Popolo, San Severino Marche
The location    

The house lies in the middle of rolling hills in The Marches region, in the province of Macerata and the municipality of San Severino Marche.
The Marches region lies literally off the beaten track of mass tourism and its effects. It is bordered to the north by Emilia Romagna where it starts a few miles south of Rimini, to the south by Abruzzo, to the west by Tuscany and Umbria and to the east by the Adriatic.
Nevertheless San Severino is within easy reach. There are flights to Rome and to Ancona/Falconara several times a day*; from Rome it takes about three hours by car and from Ancona just above one hour. There is also the motorway A14 from Bologna southwards - from the Civitanova exit it is just half an hour, mainly on a 4-lane expressway.

The house is what the Italians call a rustico. In plain English: a former farmhouse standing on agricultural land, and as such it will retain its idyllic surroundings and beautiful views. You might obtain a permission to restore and - within limits - extend an rustico or ruin listed in the land registry but you most definitely will not be allowed to build anything that is not, even if you go on your knees.

San Severino Marche is a medieval town with about 13,000 inhabitants. An inviting town that has almost been spared by the building boom of the seventies- not because of lack of money but probably sheer stubbornness - the people here are very proud of their historic surroundings.

We don't want to sound presumptious, but... The location of our rustico is not easily surpassed. Here you are on your own without being alone, in the midst of lovely countryside but also close to every amenity. On top you have excellent views all around.


  The Marches
*For example from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino with BA or Alitalia, and from Stansted to Rome Ciampino or Ancona Falconara with Ryanair.    
Our house is situated - like all our neighbours' - next to a public road. Don't let yourself be put off because this road serves as access to only a few houses and saves you from the upkeep of a long private driveway. It is rarely used (our rush hour count amounted to approximately three cars) except on Mother's Day and All Saints when the traffic volume increases dramatically to about 15 cars to and from lunch - due to a small local restaurant within 800 m from here.


   
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