No, you do not have to speak Italian to enjoy the Marche! Almost every restaurant has someone that speaks English, many have English menus, and if not, a translator app will get you through. Many of the area's winemakers, tour guides, and shop owners speak English.
We have a portable bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy your music on the loggia or in the casetta. There is a soundbar in the living room.
We have a Smart TV with HDMI inputs, an Apple TV, and a DVD player, so you can sign into your account to access your content.
The house book is available as an app you can put on your phone without using data or requiring a login. You can also translate it into a variety of languages and print it.
Every bedroom has at least one USB plug in socket, and we have additional USB outlets. There is a triple-USB plug in on the credenza in the dining room. We have several universal power adapters.
We have two hairdryers and supply shampoo, body wash, lotion, and soap.
Our WiFi is very fast for Italy and we have strong coverage throughout the house, the pool area, casetta, and outdoor seating area.
Yes, rent a car. It’s really the best way to explore the area. We are one hour from Ancona’s airport and about 2.5 hours from the Rome airports. Despite what you might have heard about driving in Italy, it’s pretty straight-forward and not as terrifying as you think. Italians drive on the right-hand side. If you are from the USA or Britain, you will need an International Driving Permit in addition to your driver’s license. For Americans, they are available at AAA offices, there is no need to be a member. In Britain, you can get one at a post office. We have parking for 4-5 cars. All of our nearby roads are paved and in good condition.
If you want to hire a driver and a van, please let me know and I can arrange it.
We love pets but we also love our custom-made leather furniture and therefore do not allow pets in the house.
Smoking is allowed only outdoors.
We do not have air conditioning, which is very common in Italy. We do have fans and mosquito nets in every room. An advantage to our hilltop location is the cooling breezes.
We have a washing machine and a clothesline and drying racks. Detergent is included.
We have six lounge chairs and two hanging chairs by the pool and plenty of beach towels.
We have three external security cameras for the entrances. There are no cameras inside the house.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the house or Le Marche.