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    Sant’Ippolito was once a stop-over on the ancient pilgrimage route to Rome. The traffic today is much lighter – some shepherds minding their flock, some farmers, the occasional hooting owl and the constant presence of the Sibillini Mountain range.

    While easy to get to, Sant’Ippolito – the little hilltop hamlet in Amandola where our house stands – is far away from the teeming throngs of tourists. Better for you then to explore this placid idyll steeped in history.

    For UK travelers, Ryanair serves three airports (PerugiaAncona and Pescara) each no more than 80 minutes drive. For more distant travelers, we are a 3-hour drive from the international airports in Rome and 2.5 hours from airports in Bologna or Florence.

    Book with us today an unforgettable Italian holiday in the hills of Amandola.

    Sant’Ippolito is actually inside the national park where you can find hundreds of miles of hiking trails (for all skill sets), bike routes, refreshing mountain lakes, skiing, mountain biking, para-gliding, rock- and ice climbing, all just minutes from the house. If you love the sea, we’ve got you covered there too. We’re under an hour to the Adriatic coast and its Blue Flag beaches. This wealth of mare e monti (sea and mountains) makes for a particularly rich local cuisine. Marche is blessed with dozens of excellent Slow Food designated restaurants (we have a handy list here), and it has some of the finest chefs in the world perfecting new dishes. Che gusto!

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