|Tenuta Le Piane, owned by Alessandra Pasqualetti Ricci, has been in the Pasqualetti Ricci family since the 1700's. It is 700 metres above sea level, near the village of Taccarelli, in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, in an area well connected to the principal roads of the region, a few kilomtres from two beautiful medieval centres; Amandola and Sarnano.
The restoration of the buildings into holiday accommodation has been carried out with passion, respecting the fabric of the original buildings their history. They offer the holidaymaker the unique experience of staying in accommodation redolent with history but with full modern facilities. The apartments are all named after local trees and plants.
La Tenuta has grounds of more than 150 hectares with fascinating natural panoramas. The ancient woods have paths dating back centuries that wind through them, giving many opportunities to enjoy the natural history of the area. There are many old hunting shelters along these paths, which have been restored maintaining their original fireplaces, offering guest the opportunity to sit under pergolas, or picnic at the tables provided, surrounded by magnificent trees. Many animals can be seen in the woods; deer, wild boar, squirrels, martens and foxes.
The backdrop to the National Park is the astounding panorama of the Sibillini Mountains (Mount Azzurri is 2400metres high) home of the mysterious Sibilla Appenninica, the legend who gave her name to these peaks. The National Park, abounding with fabulous views, is populated by the wolf of the appenines, and the royal eagle, who reign over the high snow covered peaks, world of myths and legends.
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All the apartments form part of an original sixteenth century hamlet, constructed with local materials; sandstone, brickwork, exposed wooden beam ceilings with terracotta tiles.
They have been restored with immaculate attention to detail to offer an authentic atmosphere, with all the modern facilities necessary to make your stay comfortable. There are two big swimming pools available for the guests, within easy reach of each apartment.
Villa Il Cerro, is close to Le Piane estate. It has been beautifully restored with attention to detail, maintaining the original features of the building.
It has spectacular views of the Gran Sasso mountains, and is in the heart of the Sibillini National Park.It is ideal for families or large groups, with generous accommodation for eight people. The swimming pool is completely private and guests can enjoy a holiday in the midst of abundant nature, without sacrificing any modern comforts.