La Campana is an agriturismo situated in Grottammare, in the province Ascoli Piceno. My family and I spent a week at the agriturismo, staying in a two beautiful rooms. The rooms have a traditional Italian style with embroidered headboards on the beds and dark wooden beams. La Campana overlooks the stunning mountainous countryside and is very tranquil and secluded.
The family who live on the farm (and their five cats!) were extremely welcoming. We did half board which included breakfast and an evening meal. The majority of the food comes fresh from the farm and they source other produce such as meat, locally. For breakfast, they served up fresh cakes, bread, fruit and their own homemade juices and jams from the farm. For dinner, for each course we had the option between two. The first course consisted of either a pasta dish or soup and the second course was usually meat. Desert was a mixture of fruit, ice cream and jam tarts.
There was also a beautiful pool and hot tub overlooking the breathtaking views which is where I spent most of my time during the holiday; sunbathing and reading my book.
Nearby food recommendations
- Ice Cream at Gelateria Camelli, Grottammare
- Grilled Vegetables and frittata at Caffe Damiani Pasticceria, Ascoli Piceno
- Pear and Apricot chocolates at Yoghi, Ascoli Piceno
- Fritto misto at Il Contadino Hotel Ristorante, Massignano
Villa D’Este, Tivoli
Since we flew from Rome, on the way back to the airport we took a detour in Tivoli which is home to Villa D’Este, a 16th-century grand house and Italian Renaissance gardens. I was literally left speechless by the spectacular fountains and sculptures surrounding them- the photos shown here certainly don’t do them justice so I’d definitely recommend going to see them in the flesh!