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Elegant dining room
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Arriving at the Locanda
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One of our apartments
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Perwinkle room
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Valle Nuova


Urbino, Le Marche,


  One-off feature  
  Come stay in our charming eco property on an Italian organic farm. Let us spoil you in one of our double bedrooms or enjoy your independence in our self-catering apartments. Perfect for touring Northern Le Marche, horse riding, walking or relaxing by the pool, enjoying a sweeping view of the landscape.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: House / Villa  
  Property Setting: Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity / Culture  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Our charming country house lies in a 185-acre organic farm in sight of Urbino nestling in a landscape of gentle, rolling hills, rich in wild flora and fauna. Always keeping in mind the philosophy that "one should tread lightly on the earth" we grow organically our own wheat, fruits and vegetables and raise our cattle, pigs and poultry with 100% natural feed; from our fresh organic produce we make our own bread and pasta, jams, wine and traditional home cooking. In Autumn we also have truffles from our woods. The home is fitted with solar collectors, the heating system is run using renewable energy and we produce 100% of the electricity that we use through photovoltaic panels. Our first priority is the comfort of our guests. This is the perfect location for exploring the delights of Central Italy and many famous Renaissance towns.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Discover unspoilt Le Marche region "Italy's best kept secret". Renaissance towns, art, breathtaking clinging fortresses, ceramics, handicraft, gorgeous organic food, doc wines. You'll be able to discover all of this away from the crowds! The Locanda is the perfect starting point for walks and treks: it stands just a few miles away from beautiful Riserva Naturale Gola del Furlo (Furlo Gorge) with its flora and fauna (including wolves and some pairs of golden eagles), and from Parco del Sasso Simone and Simoncello with its distinctive geological formations. The beaches and rocky coastlines of Parco del Monte San Bartolo and Conero represent an interesting option compared to the typical Adriatic sandy beaches. The Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves), among the biggest in Europe, include a chamber which is large enough to hold Milan cathedral.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: The nearest airports are Rimini (75 km, one hour drive), Ancona (95 km, one hour drive) and Bologna (215 km, two hours drive). Detailed driving directions given on booking.  
  Nearest airports: Rimini 75 km  
  Nearest train station: Fano 35 km  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Ancona 95 km  
  Nearest bus stop: Fermignano 5 km  
  Car Hire: Essential  
  Nearest restaurant: On site (book in advance). Good restaurants 2 km  
  Nearest beach: Fano, Pesaro, Monte S. Bartolo Natural Park  
  Nearest shop: 3,5 km  
  Nearest market: Fermignano 5 km  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Giulia
  Contact Phone No. +390722330303 / +393298975940
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Birdwatching / Climbing / Courses Available / Cycling / Horse Riding / Tennis / Walking  
  Interior Facilities Dishwasher / Internet Access / Linen provided / Maid Service / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details Five double bedrooms and one twin (B&B or Dinner B&B). All our rooms (located on the first floor) have an en suite bathroom with shower, little sitting area, ceiling fan, window screens, TV, safe-box and tea and coffee facilities. There are three self-catering apartments (2 for 2 and 1 for 4) with complete and well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting and dining room and separate bedroom(s) with queen size bed.  
  Exterior Facilities Garden / Parking / Swimming Pool  
  Exterior Details There is a big terrace with gorgeous views to the surrounding hills with chairs, tables, loungers and hammock. There is a swimming pool (shared with other guests). The apartments have their own deck and a bit of garden also with sun loungers, and chairs and table to enjoy your dinners al fresco. Horseriding available on site.  
  Further Details Our location, in the heart of Montefeltro (northern Le Marche) is perfect for daytripping to many città d’arte, hilltop towns and villages in Central Italy and visit their valuable cultural heritage along with works by Raphael, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Piero della Francesca and many other minor artists who worked in this area, birthplace of the Renaissance. We’ll be glad to suggest really interesting off-the-beaten-track itineraries in this little-known region where you’ll discover a different amazing view behind every ridge The Locanda is located only 12 km south of Urbino, the walled city centre of which is included in the UNESCO Heritage list. Sansepolcro, hometown of Piero della Francesca, stands just one hour drive away from the Locanda. At the Locanda you will find maps of walks and treks. We have stables available for those who bring their own horses. In addition, our own horses are at our guests' disposal for lessons and walks in the countryside.  
  Conditions of
There's a minimum stay of 3 nights required for the B&B bedrooms. 4 nights for the apartments. Prices include taxes, accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the swimming pool, fresh linens and towels twice a week. The half-board price does not include wine and beverages. Sorry no children under 12. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house.  
  Other Information Other rental properties on site / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Valle Nuova
What a wonderfully beautiful place! We feel very lucky to have been able to be guests at the Locanda. From the food to the hospitality, all was incredible. Accommodation, for me, is always so important. All of the rooms are painted in different colors. We stayed in the "blue" room. It can fit three people, so there is plenty of space to just hang out. The beds are comfortable and ... there are four pillows! The decor is clean and very cozy. What we liked best - besides all of the pillows - was the view. Just outside our windows were beautiful views of the valley. In the afternoon, we would take our naps with the window open and listen to the "free concert" that was put on every afternoon by the singing birds. (Quite a change from the Roman traffic.) The grounds of the locanda were very beautiful. We took walks around the property every day. My favorite bit were the horses and the very newly born kittens. There is also a wonderful 4 mile walk that loops around the surrounding countryside. It is moderate in difficulty, and took us approx one hour to stroll. It is a great way to check out the details of the surrounding land. Giulia, the hostess, drew a very good map for directions. There is also a pool which would be very nice in the summer months. I could go on for pages and pages about the food, but I won't. The food is almost all from the garden of valle nuova, and if not, they get it from other locals. The best part of it is that it is all organically grown. The breakfast food, is very, very good. We had a buffet of homemade jams, juice, cheese, bread and there was also cereal and coffee ... It is included in the price of the accommodation. There is an option for 25 euros each, to eat dinner at the Locanda. We didn't know what to expect the first night ... If there is one thing that you must do at this place, it is to have dinner at the Locanda as often as possible!!! They served 5 course home cooked meals. We ate three of the four nights we were there. We would have eaten there everynight, but they do not serve dinner on Wednesdays nights. We ate everything from saffron risotto, roasts, pasta, homemade onion jelly with cheese, differents meats, salads. In truth, it is an experience that you will not find in a restaurant. There is also wine from the farm. After dinner, there was, of course, homemade desserts, and homemade cordials. My favorite was the elderflower. I can not say enough about the Savini family, esp. Giulia!! They were kind, warm, and made us feel very, very comfortable during our stay. Giulia speaks english very well, which was nice for my husband who spoke no Italian, and we would often end our evening chatting over a glass of cordial. We also felt like we had ample space for relaxing on our own ... It was a very easy going, relaxing atmosphere. Ryan and I appreciated this balance of company and privacy which the Savini family have mastered so well. I also want to say that it felt very good to stay in a place that was so conscientious about solar energy use and organic farming. We felt a definite connection with the Savinis for the part that they have taken in being responsible. Logistically, you need to have a car to visit Locanda della Valle Nuova. There are plenty of charming hill top towns to visit during the day. Giulia has maps, advice etc., for all of this stuff. Fermingano is the little town down the hill. It is not much for site seeing, but you can pick up snacks there. I have traveled many places in Italy, and I have to say without reservation that the Locanda della Valle Nuova is an absolute Jewel. If you want a comfortable, relaxing, peaceful vacation, add this to your itinerary. We will definitely return. Grazie mille Giulia e famiglia!!
Ryan & Gina,  Santa Rosa, CA, USA 

We reserved two rooms for three nights, travelling with our two grown kids, and ended up extending our stay. We were completely comfortable - our rooms were stylishly appointed in the 1920's era farmhouse. The pool was a fine place to while away the siesta, especially so because Giulia's kittens would come out to play - and she has puppies, too. When you're missing your pets, thousands of miles away with the housesitter, there's something very wonderful about being able to spend some time with your host and hostess' kittens and puppies. And then, the food and drink.... I don't think I've ever tasted juice more delicious than the three homemade varieties Giulia offered us in the mornings with her breads, jams, and cheeses. Dinners were precisely the sort of hearty meals prepared from local organic sources that I'd hoped for, never having actually stayed at an agriturismo before. We reserved dinner for our first night and couldn't resist staying for dinner on the following evenings. Giulia helped us map out day trips - we'd heard about Le Marche's hilltowns, but we needed suggestions about particular places to visit. We saw Urbino, of course, which is very near Valle Nuova. But her suggestions led us to places like Mondavio, an unreally beautiful little city, and to the kind of ancient walled villages that make your heart sing. And Valle Nuova itself is a place that makes you want to get out the watercolors and paint, which my daughter and I did. Best surprise at the Locanda? The aperitifs that Giulia served after dinner. She infuses them herself - she told us it makes months to do it, and knocked me out with her green walnut variety in particular, although the honey liqueur ran it a very close second.
White family,  Oakland, CA, USA 

It might probably sound boring, but being returning guests, we have to say it was great again! Love the atmosphere and great family dinners (see Giulia how we call them family dinners :) ). Thanks again for the hospitality and a wonderful vacation. We will definitely return to get some more.
Lennard & Marsha,  Utrecht, NL 

These last few days felt more like we had found and spent quality time with some long lost relatives than staying in a hotel. Yesterday when we were shown the very special parts of Urbino is a memory we will treasure for a long time. The atmosphere, the food and most of all the hospitality was truly memorable. If you are ever in the North of England please look us up.
Michael & Mary, Norman & Judith,  Leeds & London, UK 

Thanks a lot. We are very happy to stay here and enjoy slow life. I'll come back again with my husband and daughter. She'll be much pleased. Thank you for your kindress and everything. See you!!
Taiichi & Nobuko,  Kyoto, Japan 

In all of one's life as a rover from Amsterdam to Sydney and Dover, it's been our perception that no warmer reception can be found than at the Valle Nuova
Paul & Kien,  Sydney & Amsterdam 

Dear Giulia and family, thank you so much for everything! In a country where little people speak English it was great that you helped us! Our wedding was wonderfull! Just as wonderfull as the Casina. Blessings
Ludy & Jeroen,  The Netherlands 

This is a beautiful, relaxing setting made perfect by friendly, helpful hosts. A perfect family business that focusses on a quality service. Food is the best we've eaten in ITALY!! We made friends with many animal hosts and take home many pictures of them. We will miss all our hosts - both human and animal. A special thank you to Julia's mother for medical attention that was very much needed and most appreciated. Again, thank you for a wonderful stay.
Mary & Ron,  Almonte, Ontario, Canada 

We have had a really lovely time here - admiring your passion for good food and cooking and enjoying the results! You have inspired us to develop our own ideas and plans further... Thank you so much for your kindness, time and hospitality. THis is a truly special place and we hope to return one day. When we have our special place you are all invited!
Anna & Matt,  London, UK 

Hai Giulia e Famiglia It has been great again, we love staying at the Locanda and we are sure to return again! We go for the 5th The food was really great. You and your mom keep surprising and spoiling us :) Next year we will speak Italian Grazie a voi
Lennard & Marsha,  Utrecht, NL 

We booked a 3 nite stay and ended up staying 5 nites. We througly enjoyed our time with you, from the lovely accommodations, the warm friendliness of your family and the absolutely delicious meals. Thank you so much for an absolutely delightful stay. Enjoy your winter break.
Linda & David,  Israel 

Giulia & family, what a wonderful place - you are such gracious hosts! This is such a gem. Thank you for everything! Best wishes for the perfect combination of rain & sun & the fragrance of flowers!
Becky & Tom,  USA 

What a wonderful, wonderful holiday we've had. We feel SO relazed and refreshed after 2 weeks at the beautiful Locanda. We've enjoyed making friends with the horses, cows, cats, dog... but especially YOU ALL. Thank you so much for everything!
Lisa and Paul,  London 

Thank you so much for making our stay so calm and relaxing. Travelling to Italy with my 92 year old father has been a joy - made so much easier by your sensitive hospitality, attention to detail and sense of houmour. I will always remember these few days.
Sarah,  UK 

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