With easy access to the Adriatic beach (250 meters) this spacious apartment occupies first floor of four-story house in own grounds with enclosed parking. Shops, banks and railway station are all within walking distance. Easy to locate on main road (SS16).
Airports: Ancona (25mins), Bologna 100 mins). Exit/entry to A14 motorway.
The spacious apartment (approx. 120 m2) consists of 3 double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fully equiped kitchen and a large bathroom. The lounge has a divan/bed and can thus be used as a fourth bedroom. The bathroom is divided into two areas separated by a door - the outer area has a washbasin + vanity unit and the inner area has a washbasin, shower, bidet, WC as well as a washing machine. On the exterior of the apartment there is a large ‘L’ shaped balcony where it is possible to have drinks and observe the surrounding activities under an extendable sun shade. At the rear of the premises there is a garden with a large patio with a six by three metre covered gazebo.
Marotta is a Blue Flag Resort and In the summer months the beachfront facilities cater particularly well for families with children of all ages as well as adults. The beach in the immediate vicinity consists of pebbles up to the water line (sand thereafter) but sandy beaches are nearby. There is no heavy industry in the area and, within brief driving distance of Marotta, there are numerous picturesque towns and villages with profound history set in spectacular scenery. Every Wednesday there is a colorful street market that sells everything under the sun (pun intended!)
During the summer months there are many "sagre" (street festivals) in the area orientated around gastronomic themes. The "Garagolo" (APORRHAIS PESPELECANI) featured in the opening photo is an edible mollusk which is the symbol of Marotta. The "Sagra of the Garagoi (plural of garagol)" is a culinary festival held in April. In late July another festival with the sea theme - the Festa della Tratta - takes place at the pier in Marotta. The festa is a revival of traditional fishing methods. At 5:00 am fishermen lay a net from a rowing boat and then haul it in manually to the shore. The event is very popular with photographers as the rising sun and the fishing scene provide a spectacular setting. In the evening there is food, music and dancing on the beach with live bands. The festival lasts for 3 days.
In early August the neighbouring town of Senigallia hosts the world famous Summer Jamboree. Lasting 10 days Senigallia swings back into the 40’s, 50’s & 60's. Revival bands from all over the world play their music well into the small hours and the visitors get into the spirit of the revival by dressing up in the fashions of the time. A popular part of the festival is the Hawain beach party, so bring your grass skirt, colourful shirt and roll those hips! You will also find stalls selling period memorabilia and parades of period cars and motorcycles cruising along the streets of Senigallia.
The many good fish restaurants that are in Marotta are noted for their cuisine - most of the seafood is caught locally and freshly served on the same day.
The apartment is completely self-contained. An enclosed parking area is available within the confines of the property. When in season guests can pick fresh figs from the two fig trees in the back garden.
Your hosts, Claudio and Ruth, who live in the apartment above will gladly advise you about local facilities and where to go for the best experiences. Ruth (who is Scottish with South African connections) and Claudio (who lived in East Africa for 20 years and in the UK for 40 years) speak fluent English and Claudio also speaks Italian and French.
Claudio who is a retired graphic designer/artist/photographer will be pleased to give guidance to guests about artistic events and photographic opportunities in the surrounding area.
A selection of books in English and Italian is at the disposal of our guests.
Highchairs and cots are available on request. A limited range of beach toys are also provided.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN MAROTTA!