La Vecchia Scuola

The Old Schoolhouse - A Restored Italian Villa
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Our Restored Italian Villa

La Vecchia Scuola (“The Old Schoolhouse”) is an exceptionally comfortable and welcoming stone and brick home dating from approximately the turn of the twentieth century. Immaculately restored by local craftsmen using original stones and beams, it looks out on an idyllic vista of patchwork fields, gnarled olive groves and orchards, and the occasional verdant grapevine. Its rose-filled garden tumbles down towards the superb, glossy pool which in turn mirrors the surrounding landscape.

Click here to see the details about our restored Italian villa in Le Marche which is available for bookings.

Make Yourself at Home, in stunning Italia

Our restored Italian Villa is situated only 10-15 minutes from several exquisite hill towns: San Ginesio (recently named one of Italy’s most beautiful hill towns), Colmurano and Urbisaglia being just three of them. Each of these stunning Italian towns are surrounded by ancient stone walls, and each has more than one beautiful church to wander through as well as many restaurants for a perfect Italian meal. Our villa in its picturesque location gives you an authentic Italian experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local rich history and culture while soaking up the breath-taking landscape surrounds.

Suitable for families, or up to four couples, our exceptional Restored Italian Villa is available for private hire. It makes for an idyllic escape from the regular tourist haunts; get to know the real Italy in this beautiful rural setting. With our years of knowledge and first-hand experience of all the beauty the local area has to offer, we’ll be more than happy to share our recommendations for a truly unforgettable visit to our villa and the surrounding Le Marche region. All enquiries are welcome. Click here to learn more.

As Seen In Italia Magazine

Our villa had a write up in the April 2017 issue of Italia Magazine (British publication).

The Villa Restoration

We fell in love with a neglected old home in Le Marche, Italy, and brought it back to life! Click on the button below to see photographs of how the property was when we first purchased it, and some of our story about the process. It’s been quite the journey!

Connect & Relax

Are you craving time to truly unwind from the stresses of everyday life? Would you love to spend your days in a peaceful, private space, rich with history and culture, allowing you to reconnect with your friends and family?

La Vecchia Scuola offers both large, open spaces and cosy intimate nooks – perfect for long relaxing days by the pool overlooking the gardens, great conversations over lunch in the sun-drenched terrace, and enjoying a glass of red by the living room fireplace.

The property was originally the home of a farmer and his extended family. What is now an exceptionally beautiful and spacious main bedroom with adjoining en suite bathroom was used as a school room for the children from the surrounding farms.

Explore & Discover

La Vecchia Scuola is uniquely placed within easy striking distance of the two extremes of the beautiful Italian landscape: the mountains and the sea.

Opportunities abound to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic or for the nature-lovers, hiking, mountain-biking and horse riding in the nearby Sibillini National Park.

For those with cultural interests, there are numerous picturesque hilltop villages within close proximity to the property where one can while away the hours wandering the narrow streets or visiting the many churches and museums. A number of significant works of art are located in the region such as the magnificent Crivelli Madonna and Child in Monte San Martino.

Enjoy & Delight

Food and wine are of vital importance to all Italians, but in Le Marche they take on a new significance. Peasant-based, the emphasis is on home-grown, local ingredients, freshly picked for immediate consumption.

There is an astonishing range of truly excellent restaurants within easy driving distance of La Vecchia Scuola.
The kitchen of La Vecchia Scuola has been set up with meticulous care and is equipped for gourmet cooking if guests wish to cater for themselves. There is a fully functional pizza oven and built-in outdoor stone barbecue.

For a true in-home Italian experience, our friend Claudia, who lives across the valley can prepare delicious, authentic meals for you using local fresh ingredients.

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