Almost halfway between the Adriatic coast and the mountains of the Sibillini National Park is a gracious rural retreat that features four luxury suites and sleeps 8 people. Casale Monastero sul Colle is a villa for rent situated in the heart of Italy’s spectacular Marche countryside on a promontory high above the vineyards and orchards of the Aso Valley, looking across to three medieval hilltop towns – Force, Santa Vittoria in Matenano, and Montelparo. In the distance, the Sibillini Mountains offer snow-clad views in the winter, glorious wildflowers in the spring, and shimmering grandeur through the summer haze.
The home was named for a small group of Farfa Monks who were thought to once live in this very property. The Farfa are a Benedictine Order that first came to Le Marche at the end of the 9th century when they fled the onslaught of the Saracens and settled in the Fermo region. [...]