Agriturismo Carincone is situated in a natural environment, surrounded on all sides by rolling hills, farmland and forests. In the distance the Apennine mountains can be seen. On the hills in front of us various animals can be seen regularly, like deer, boars, foxes, hawks and hares. Local people say that wolves can also be found,  but we have never seen them. At various places in the immediate vicinity of Carincone you can go hiking or mountain biking. Along the way there are nice restaurants, often with breathtaking views and with many local delicacies.

From May to November there are local festivals throughout the area, called ‘Sagre’. Such a festivity is usually dedicated to a particular food product, such as truffles, tagliatelle, wine, chop, etc. These are nice parties where the spotlight is on the food product and there are plenty of stalls that sell it in many varieties, accompanied by local music and dance. These are the meeting places where young and old have a great party.

The town of Pergola dates back the Middle Ages. It is a municipality in the province of Pesaro-Urbino (Marche region) and has about 7000 inhabitants. It borders the following municipalities: Arcevia (AN), Cagli, Fossombrone, Fratte Rosa, Frontone, San Lorenzo in Campo, Sassoferrato (AN), Serra Sant’Abbondio. The area is 113.5 km², the population density is 60 inhabitants per km². The city is best known for the discovery of the Bronzi Dorati, gilded bronze statues dating from 50 BC. to 30 AD., now exhibited in the local museum. Pergola has beautiful medieval buildings, charming small town shops (baker, butcher, etc.), a supermarket and cute little streets with panoramic views. Every Saturday morning there is a lively market where many local products are sold. This is where the locals meet, and congestion is created when the news is exchanged Italian style.

Montaiate is the name of the region that also includes Carincone. On the Montaiate hill there once was a castle called Castello La Rocca from where the Montaiate area was ruled. Unfortunately this castle has fallen into ruins, but the good foundations are still visible. According to the latest information the castle has been purchased and perhaps it is now protected. There is a nice walk to the castle of Montaiate.

DSCF2979_bewerkt-1Frontone has a beautiful castle, Castello di Frontone, that has been well preserved . It also has guided tours. It is situated on the top of a hill and along the village street leading to it there are some good restaurants and a great ice-cream parlour. Locals often come here in the evening just to have an ice cream and enjoy the beautiful view.

The Monte Catria is the highest mountain in this region, almost 1800 meters. On top are a cross and a plaque. The view from the top of the mountain is spectacular. On the mountain slopes cattle and horses are moving around freely. HPIM0991.JPGOn the Monte Catria there are several beautiful marked walks. The Monte Catria is the only mountain in the area with a ski slope and ski lift.

Halfway on the Monte Catria is an ancient monastery called “Fonte Avellana”. It is still in use, and there’s a nice guided tour. The view from the monastery is breathtaking. It also has a shop where you can buy local products, HPIM0992.JPGfor example a nice trattoria with wines or spirits that are distilled by the inhabitants of the monastery.

The Adriatic coast is easily accessible, and is at half an hour’s drive from Agriturismo Carincone. The first village on the coast that we run into is Marotta.
It is a cosy and charming place because there is little tourism. Here you can enjoy some great fresh fish omgeving 12in one of the many seafood restaurants. Marotta also has beautiful beaches with occasional stretches of pebble beach. There are several places where you can rent beach chairs, but also plenty of quieter areas.
If you like a more touristic place you will enjoy Senigallia. It is a nice seaside resort with sandy beaches, about 40 km away. Here you can enjoy strolling along the promenade in nice clothes. In summer, regular festivals or fairs are organized here.

In short, you will find many possibilities for a successful holiday in the immediate vicinity of Agriturismo Carincone. If you want more information and tips on places of interest, we can tell you all about it once you have arrived at Agriturismo Carincone.