Want to relax?
Roberto Ferretti of La Scentella invites
you to the “garden of Le Marche”, the beautifull
valley of the river Aso and the surrounding hills. From
the Sibillini mountains to the Adriatic sea between
colourful hills and medieval villages, orchards and
olive groves, art, history and culture… a perfect
combination that goes with the fine flavours of excellent
La Scentella is a country house nestling in
the quiet countryside between woods and fields of lavender
and rosemary. The house is divided into individual apartments
and is located on the outskirts of the pretty village
of Petritoli just a few kilometres from the sea and
the mountains. At all times of the year we can arrange
visits, museums, the historical centres and villages
of the Piceno region. A spa and a swimming pool (covered
and heated in winter) are a few kilometres away. La Scentella offers special weekend breaks for
everyone in every season.
“Cooking and eating together” – the
preparation and tasting of traditional peasant cuisine
of the Fermano area. Soups, polenta, pasta and other
delicious dishes. We offer guided tasting tours of local
wine, oil, honey, jam and fruit syrups in company with
the producers. Relax and enjoy tournaments in traditional
games such as darts, burraco, chess and briscola (the
famous local card game).
Events not to miss: “Il Carnevale”
in Offida and in Ascoli Piceno during February.
Pleasant Walks in the countryside to search for and
gather wild herbs which we will cook
and enjoy together later. Roberto will tell you all
about the joy and magic of herbs. Cycling through the
countryside in full bloom and visit old villages and
Events not to miss: “Il Cavallo di Fuoco”
an historical spectacular with fireworks in Ripatransone
Mornings at the beach with picnics by the beautiful
Adriatic or hiking in the Sibillini mountains. Afternoons
walks in the countryside among fields of lavender, rosemary
and aromatic herbs and helping with the lavender harvest
to make essential oil production in July. Culinary experience
with herbs, vegetables and fruit of Valdaso. Making
jams, jellies and cordials with blackberry, elderberry,
cherry, and currants.
Events not to miss: “La Festa delle Cove”,
harvest festival, where the peasants take over the village
for a day – in Petritoli during July.
Time to harvest olives, grapes, rosemary and collect
mushrooms and walnuts. Try the experience of treading
grapes in the vats or take a trip to the mountains in
searh of chestnuts and truffles.
Events not to miss: “La Festa del Vino”
in Ortezzano in September and “I Diamanti
in Tavola” – white truffle festival
in Amandola in November.
TO GET THERE
Car: coming from Rome via the A24 motorway
Rome L’Aquila, Teramo, then the A14 motorway north
along the Atlantic coast, direction Ancona. Exit at
Pedaso and follow the valley road inland for around
15km to the village of Valmir. At the traffic lights
turn right signposted Petritoli and at exactly 2km turn
right, signposted La Scentella then follow the country
lane for 400 m and La Scentella will be found on the
An alternative route is using the Via Salaria SS4 from
Rome via Rieti and Acquasanta Terme. 10km out of Acquasanta
take the road signposted to Comunanza then follow the
signs to Pedaso. After 27 km you will reach Valmir and
then turn left towards Petritoli and follow the signs
to La Scentella as above. By coach: There are two bus routes
from Rome to Pedaso.
1. Operated by START leaving from Viale Castro Pretorio
– cost of round trip Rome-Pedaso-Rome €26.
2. Operated by Autolinea ROma MArche
Depart Tiburtina or Viale Castro Pretorio – cost
of round trip tickets Rome –Pedaso-Rome €29.
For further information and booking telephone
Roberto Ferretti on Home (0039) 0734655996 Mobile (0039)