Casa dei sogni d'oro
Experience a genuine authentic Italy
Experience a genuine authentic Italy
We are a Flemish-Belgian couple.
We moved permanently to Italy in October 2015.
After working over 25 years and now that the children have reached the age at which they can independently go through life, we have decided to give a new twist to our lives and to ultimately realize our Italian dream. A dream which originated many years ago during one of our stays in Italy and only has become stronger over the years.
After an intensive search in the spring of 2014, we finally found our dream house in San Pietro di Arcevia, a small village in the province of Ancona in the Marche.
The house has a long history and was built 350 years ago as a shepherd house with sheep shed and was completely rebuilt from the ground by the previous owners between 1995 and 2000.
Currently there are 4 independent apartments furnished in different sizes with maximum preservation of the original features that are typical of the Italian houses.
All apartments have a separate entrance and a private terrace and have a small kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven and separate living and sleeping areas.
All apartments have gas heating with radiators and one apartment also has a wood stove.
There is wireless internet available in and around the entire house.
There is a large swimming pool of 12x6 meters (salt electrolysis) with stunning view on the surroundings and the Apennines, which has an elevated pool house with a portico.
For the youngest there is a small playground.
The frontside of the garden is dominated by a huge mulberry tree which has a trunk with a circumference of more than 6 meters. According to the locals it's probably one of the largest in the whole of Italy.
The guests can pick the fruit freshly from the trees in the garden : mulberry - cherries - apricots - plums - apples - figs - almonds - kaki.
Here no landscape pollution by big electricity lines, solar panels, cell phone towers or busy roads.
With some luck you can watch a herd of deer or wild boar pass by next to the casa, while a pair of eagles or falcons scout their territory from the air.
The house is located on the outskirts of San Pietro di Arcevia and is accessible via a 600 meter long gravel road (strada bianca).
The house is situated in a hilly landscape and surrounded by lands of the shepherd.
There are many nice restaurants in the area, offering the vaunted Marchegian dishes at very reasonable prices. Shopping is best done in San Lorenzo in Campo (6 km), where there are supermarkets, bars, restaurants, bank, pharmacy, etc.
The house is centrally located between the Adriatic beaches (25 km, about 30 minutes by car) and the Apennines (30 km, about 40 minutes by car).
The nearest airports:
Our house offers the perfect setting for experiencing Italy and to enjoy a sporting, culinary, cultural or an all-relax holiday, or better yet a combination of all that, why not!
For sports enthusiasts or those who just want to experience an unusual and adventurous activity, there are many possibilities-both for groups and individuals- such as Vespa, quad, tandem flight hang-gliding or paragliding, canyoning, caving, trekking, biking, .. . Detailed information can be found under the heading Eventing.
Those who prefer the culinary tour, this is paradise. There are a lot of typical restaurants in the immediate vicinity of our casa and at the coast you can fully enjoy the delicious dishes with fresh fish and shellfish. The Marchegian cuisine is based on the vaunted pure Italian cuisine with simple tasty dishes without fuss but with an abundance of organic ingredients and prepared with love in still exactly the same way as 100 years ago. In addition, a delicious local wine and you'll find yourself in the culinary heaven and all of that without having to burn a hole in your wallet.
Also at cultural level you do not have to stay on your hunger. Within driving distance are known cities such as Urbino and Gubbio (both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage), Assisi and Perugia; all gems of cultural heritage, which guarantee a great day out. You can also combine culture with a tax-free shopping in San Marino.
Also a day in Rome is one of the possible activities More Info »
For nature lovers there are many natural parks such as Gola della Rossa e Frassasi (with the spectacular caves), Monte Catria, Monte Cucco, Monte Nerone and Golla del Furlo, the Riviera of Monte Conero, ... You can perfectly explore these on your own, using the tourist information and hiking maps available at our casa.
You can also spend one or several more days on the beautiful Adriatic coast. There are the more sophisticated seaside towns as Senigallia and Sirolo, but also very quiet coastal towns like Marotta.
If you like to stay on the premises, you can also relax and enjoy: lounging by the pool with the occasional lovely cooling splash, enjoy a drink in the shade, play a board game, take a nap in the hammock, play a game of badminton or table tennis ....
We also regularly organize group activities without obligations: a wine tasting at the local winery, visiting the traditional local festivities (the typical sagra) in the surrounding villages, or a nice evening dinner at the casa.
Gino Roelandt and Véronique Baeyens
San Pietro di Arcevia
Fraz. San Pietro 37
60011 Arcevia (AN)
Lat: 43°33'42" N - Long: 12°55'07" E
Lat: 43,561465° N - Long: 12,918233° E
Cell phone (try fixed phone below first)
Véronique: +32 494 98 99 86
Gino: +39 366 489 66 48
+39 0719 60 53 11
Take the A14 motorway from Bologna to the Adriatic coast.
You will pass Rimini, Pesaro and Fano.
In Marotta, take the Marotta-Mondolfo exit and turn right after the payage direction Pergola (SP424). Follow this road to San Lorenzo in Campo (about 25 km).
Just past the center, take left exit for Arcevia (SP59).
After about 2 km you turn left towards Arcevia and Nidastore (SP14 - here is also indicated restaurant "Piccolo Ranch").
After Nidastore you get a split. Stay on the right direction Arcevia (also here indicated restaurant "Piccolo Ranch").
Just past the center of San Pietro is restaurant "Piccolo Ranch" on your right. You take the first right 150 m after restaurant.
After 100 m keep left at the fork and follow the gravel road downhill for 600 m.
Do not take the gravel road on your right hand side.
Casa dei Sogni d'oro is further downhill.
There is a parking lot next to the street.