Palazzo Dalla Casapiccola
Umbria and the Marches, Italy
Palazzo Dalla Casapiccola, an historical house built between the 17th and the 18th century, situated in Recanati, is opened to the guests who may enjoy the exclusiveness that this kind of accommodation provides. Recanati artistic and cultural town is located on a hill in the center of the Marche Region it is surrounded by a beautiful and quiet country side and it is not far from the local sea side resort.
For those who do not wish to lodge in a normal hotel, but would prefer to stay in a historical house, "Palazzo Dalla Casapiccola (P.D.C.)", located in the medieval center of Recanati (Marche region) offers the best opportunity. Bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, are decorated with antique furniture and paintings. Guests may choose between various types of solution: single or double bedrooms, junior suites, apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, living-room, dining-room and kitchen, satellite TV and telephone. Bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and apartments are all furnished with period furniture, antique carpets and paintings.
For breakfasts, guests can profit by a ground floor dining room that can easily seat one hundred persons and is used for luncheons, dinners and other events. P.D.C. has also a large and impressive wine cellar that has been refurbished for receptions, weddings, concerts, etc. A fitness-room equipped with a mini cold and warm water whirlpool, a sauna and various gym equipment are at disposal of P.D.C. guests. Guests of P.D.C. may receive, if they wish, useful tourist, cultural and sport information as well as the best advice on regional food and wine specialties. In this respect, Recanati, being situated at the centre of the Marche region, offers many opportunities: to visit artistic, historical and cultural places, to wander about in contact with a nature that stretches from the sea to the hills, to the valleys and to the mountains, to taste the well-known specialties of the Marche cuisine and wine, and, last but not least, to shop at very competitive prices in the factories and outlets.
The historic house and the garden: Built between the 17th and the 18th century to host high prelates who were on their way to pilgrimages at the nearby Sanctuary of Loreto. Many coats-of-arms adorn the walls in both the courtyard and on the main staircase, which are a memento of the prelate's stay in the house. In the mid 19th century, the present owner's great-great-grandfather, Domenico, who lived in Vienna, moved with his family to Recanati, where he bought the house that, from then on, has borne his family name.Though respecting its ancient beauty and structure, the house has been thoroughly refurbished in the recent years, in accordance with a modern way of living and the E.U. regulations. The ceilings of the main living-room were painted at the middle of the 19th century with mythological and grotesque frescos.
The large cellars date back to the 16th and 17th century and have maintained their original structure with decorative bricks and barrel and domical vaults. Until recently, they were used to stock cereals and to produce oil and wine. The long grottos, which were used in the past as a means of escape towards nearby houses and more recently to stock wine, were dug in the Middle Age. The Italian style garden, surrounded by brick walls that are a part of the ancient city walls, reflects the period in which the house was built. It looks westward towards the "Colle dell'infinito", (The Infinite hill), described by the poet Leopardi and the Apennine mountains beyond the Marche valleys. Its flower-beds are surrounded by hedges of century-old boxwood.
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Apartment A (5 people) from 460 Euros
Apartment B (6 people) from 474 Euros
Apartment C (2-3 people) from 206 Euros
Apartment D (2 people) from 141 Euros
Rooms rented individually as B & B
Single from 75 Euros
Standard double from 126 Euros
Superior double from 180 Euros
Suite from 185 Euros
Rates include VAT and use of fitness room/extra bed charge of 52 e