I live about a mile out of the town of Montappone (where they make hats) in a rustic 3 bedroom farmhouse with my dog. Even though it is a rural location, day to day living here can be surprisingly active! My lovely 'retired' Italian neighbours are always busy planting, chopping or harvesting....they keep animals, make their own wine and olive oil and are always ready to chat and involve me in their lives. This is definitely the real Italy, and it is a beautiful simple life. With stunning views from all sides..... I can see the snow capped Sibillini mountains from my front garden in winter and a far reaching valley view at the back dotted with olive groves, vineyards and ruins.
The house is simple but comfortable, you would ideally need to have your own transport to explore the many surrounding medieval hill top towns and fantastic restaurants. I am just over half an hour away from the coast, half an hour away from the mountains (and skiing!)
I am looking for someone who is very happy with dogs. My dog Mac is a medium sized cheeky monkey dog who loves a walk every day and gives a lot of affection. I also feed a stray dog we call Bobby who has a little bed under my porch.
This would be ideal for someone who wants to experience the real italian lifestyle ....best pizza in the world in the local restaurant!