Frasassi Caves at Genga
Discovered in 1971, the Frasassi Caves boast the largest cave system in Europe. Only a 30 minute drive from Casale Romita, you can also reach them via a short train ride from Castelplanio station to Genga station.
If you only do one trip while you are here we strongly recommend you visit this wonderful site.
A guided tour usually lasts just over an hour and will take you through 1,500 metres of the cave system. We assure you will be captivated by the sheer size of the stalagmites and stalactites. It is truly jaw dropping.
There is also much to see in the surrounding area like the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Infra Saxa.
Monte Conero National Park
South of Ancona, the Conero with its parks and beaches are just a 40 minute drive from Casale Romita. Dubbed the Riviera of Le Marche, it's easy to see why.
Explore the towns of Sirolo, Numana & Portonovo along the winding roads of the coast or walk the quiet beaches, it has a more Mediterranean feel than any other coastline in Le Marche.
The rock caves and white limestone cliffs are also unlike any found on the Adriatic coast of Italy.
At the top the remains of a Paleolithic village dating back 100,000 years have been found, the earliest signs of settlement in the region.
Local Medieval Towns
Visit the many walled Medieval towns where time stood still, all within a 30 minutes drive of Casale Romita.
Le Marche is peppered with these hilltop towns, it's one of the great beauties of the region. Wander the silent streets of Corinaldo voted the most beautiful hamlet in Italy in 2007.
Others nearby of note are Cingoli, "the Balcony of Marche" and the cosmopolitan seaside town of Senigallia which dates back to Roman times. Walk its grid pattern streets bustling with life and boutique shops or walk along its long stretch of beaches. A site here worth seeing is the Rocca Roveresca, a fully preserved 15th century duke's fortress.
Other towns of note are Arcevia, cradled in the arms of the mountains or the quiet, charming hamlet of Piticchio, both of which can be seen in the distance from Casale Romita.
If you wish to travel further afield then we would recommend visiting the beautiful cities of Perugia and Gubbio, situated to the west over the mountains in Umbria and just under 1 hour drive from Casale Romita. Further north, the immaculate World Heritage Site of Urbino, with its Palazzo Ducale and collection of Renaissance paintings will feel like stepping back in history. Further south, you can feast your eyes on the open air theatre of Macerata and Ascoli Piceno's stunning main square.