A romantic location, private , with superb mountain view surrounded by woodland at the top of a vineyard on a small organic farm with animals.
The roulotte has a roof built over it and the sheltered eating and cooking washing area outside. Well lit in and out.
Cooking equipment,linen towels provided. Fridge and 3 burner gas stove.
Mondaino (2 kms) a lovely medieval hill top village . Only 25kms from Urbino and 22 kms from the sea. Autostrada Cattolica 20 kms. Airports Ancona, Bologna.
You can see the sunrise and sunset every evening, you will hear the ringing of sheep bells , eat while star gazing and hear cocks crowing at dawn !
Please note that our lane from the main road is not all asphalted and is bumpy and steep in places.
You will be able to access the camp quite autonomously.
We have a communal barbecue area. There is a wood burning oven if you wish to make your own bread/pizza near by.( once a week )
WiFi is free towards the bottom of the small vineyard ( see photo )
Public transport up here is not very good especially in the summer when the school buses don't run.
We give our guests total privacy.
If they wish to find us, we are always nearby and happy to help.
There is the possibility to put up a tent if you are more than 3 persons.
This is an extra 7.50 euros a person.
Mondaino is a very friendly, busy village with all the necessary shops, a bank, bars and a handful of nearby excellent proper Italian restaurants.
Though only 25 km drive from the beaches of the Adriatic coast, it is an area unspoilt by tourism where Italian rural life still thrives.
There are many other lovely neighbouring villages to visit and it is only a 30-minute drive to the magical city of Urbino. Bologna, Ravenna, Gubbio, Assisi, and even Venice are all in reach for day outings. In mid-August Mondaino has its very own four-day medieval "palio
Wherever you see umbrellas and sun beds thickly together, there is a fee for using these beaches. This varies but in high season the cost for an umbrella and 2 sunbeds is around 20 euros.This includes the use of toilets and showers.
There are however plenty of free beaches scattered about.
The free beach in Cattolica is found near “Le Nave”near the Aquarium and there is a free beach just outside Cattolica (more scenic) at Baia Vallugola, passing past the restaurant towards the right, just walk past it and then you will see quite a large more natural beach. This is not so good for young children
Gabbice is a sandy and slighty less chaotic alternative to Cattolica .
At Fiorenzuola di Focara there is a wild beach. You cannot drive to it but must leave the car in the little town and descend 1.5 kms to the beach.A lovely walk down though a hot climb back up.
There is now a little bus which can take you down and up, or just up…charge 1 euro each way, children free.But this only runs in very high season.
If you go to the sea on week days rather than weekends, there are far less people.
There is a long strip of free beach to be found on the coast road out of Pesaro towards Fano.
This begins just after a couple of camp sites on the beach.
You access the beaches by parking in a field, just after a ristorante called “Baia del Re “ and taking an underpass beneath the railway by foot.
This is quite low and you will have to walk “bent ” to pass through it.
Immediately on the beach to the left there is a little paying beach and bar, but to either side, it is all free.
Fano is a pleasant town to visit.
There is an outside swimming pool in Morciano called “Acqua Mania”. good for children.snack bar.You take a left before entering the centre
For more peaceful swimming you can drive to Cagli.
Cagli is about an hour drive, via Urbino from where you take the road direction Rome) The route via The Furlo Pass is beautiful ( sometimes closed due to landslides )
Below this beautiful mountain area you will find the wonderful river “Bosso” running alongside the road which leaves Cagli for Secchiano. There are may different points of descent from this road to choose from . Again you will notice where these are by the numerous cars/bikes parked in lay bys.Gets busy at weekends.
The mountains Petrano, Catria, Nerone in the National Park are worth visiting for incredible views, flowers, walking, picnics…
The tracks are perfectly drivable .These routes are indicated by brown and white signs.
. There are many quite unknown towns to visit also. Fossombrone , market day Monday, (via Urbino). Sassocovaro,Urbania, Sant Angelo in Vado.
Sant Archangelo di Romagna , just north of Rimini but a lovely cross country drive via Tavoleto, Mercatino Conca, San Marino ), you could then return via autostrada from Rimini Nord.
PLACES TO EAT. (check before the opening and closing days as these vary throughout the year )
There is a pizzeria just before the arch in Mondaino, also does takeaways.
Il Puledro Mondaino 2 kms along via Pieggia. Closed Mondays.
Pizzeria I due Ruscelli Montespino. An informal sort of local’s place. They make food other than pizza. Noisy fun family venue at weekends. Open Thursdays to Sundays
San Tiador. Follow signs for San Teodoro. (drive to top of lane and turn left then right when the road divides into 3)
Excellent place, sweet people, good food, large portions.
Open only Thursdays to Sundays incl.(evenings only)
If you are carnivorous, try the “tagliate”.There are 2 versions One with rosemary and rock salt, the other parmesan and balsamic vinegar.Castrato also excellent. Delicious antipasti too.
Best to book, we can do that for you…
In Tavoleto the Trattoria “La Posta” da Renata is good. Traditional sort of family place.
Venerina , just outside Saludecio, Take the little road which goes down hill from opposite the mini market there. Very good food in a nice setting, possible to have a table outside. Closed Wednesdays.
Il Mulino Bianco, past Montegridolfo, down via San Pietro towards Trebbio on the left.
Good pizza, closed Tuesdays.
A good old fashioned family run pizzeria “Baita dei Sette Nani” is an amusing place, in Auditore having passed through Tavoleto.
For fish. On the coast, we like “da Betta/Trattoria Il Marittimo” in Cattolica on the port, busy setting good value .You need to book at weekends.
More or less opposite is “La Lampara,” excellent but rather expensive but probably worth it ?
In the centre of Cattolica the is a very good fish place called “Gambero Rozzo” medium priced.
Bar Falco right on the beach at the secluded bay of La Vallugola just outside Cattolica.Beautiful setting.
Romantic to eat outside at sunset.Very good food a bit expensive.
It is very popular during the summer, so probably best to book, at least at weekends.
There is wonderful local sheep milk cheese for sale nearby at Azienda Agricola Il Buon Pastore, via ca’Santino . From here in the direction of Tavoleto turn right before where signposted Levola and Ca’Santino….
I and my husband Phelan are both English though we have lived in Italy for 30 years now.
We are both artists and also run a family farm here with a few animals and good vegetable gardens.
I also run mosaic workshops and help Phelan with his house decorating work.
We have 2 grown up children.
We have been renting out our apartment and nearby farm house happily for many years.