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Marche is a territory that is rich in artistic heritage, an area that is famous for its inspirational landscapes and the birth place of distinguished personalities. But Marche is still a well kept secret to the wider world. The charm of Marche is a landscape of sunny plains, that is dotted with little villages, precious churches and large basilicas also isolated fortified centres in reach of populated Cities. Caravanserraglio lies in a beautiful area of the Marches. It is situated on top of a hill that overlooks the Chienti valley. Around us stretches the territory of the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains. In the winter you can ski in these mountains and in the summer you can make excursions by foot, by mountain bike or by horse. Within just a few minutes you can reach some small towns that are fascinating for their historic and artistic heritage. Like San Ginesio, Urbisaglia –well known for the Roman ruins and the wonderful Abbey of Fiastra-, furthermore Camerino and San Severino, two cities of importance for Renaissance art of the Marches, and last but not least Tolentino with its famed basilica of Saint Nicola with wonderful fresco's. At the small village of Serrapetrona, which you can reach by foot in about 15 minutes, the church of Saint Franciscus houses an important altarpiece of Lorenzo d’Alessandro (end 15th century). At Castel S. Venanzio you can admire the painted “Crucifixion” of Giovanni Angelo d'Antonio, Renaissance painter from Camerino who worked a lot in the area. In the nearby village Belforte del Chienti another imposing artwork of that period, painted by Giovanni Boccati for the church of Saint Eastachio. Towards the North of Serrapetrona lies the city of Urbino – the cradle of Renaissance culture- where you can find the National Gallery of Marche- and Loreto with its fortified basilica that overlooks the sea. If you would like to spend a day on the beach it takes just half an hour to reach the Adriatic sea. There are various attractive seaside places, like Civitanova Marche, Porto Recanati and Numana with beach tents, bars and disco’s. There are also quiet remote beaches like 'le due sorelle' and 'sassi neri'. The most unspoilt beautiful beaches are at the Park of the Conero. The Conero is surrounded by a National Park and from the rocks the view is magnificent. Caravanserraglio is situated within easy reach by car from the West side of the cities Perugia and Assisi [one hour]. Florence, Siena and Rome are about three hours driving from us.