Malatesta Maison is a blissfully beautiful contemporary villa rental with 6 bedrooms in midst of the rolling hills of Le Marche.
How would you describe Le Marche Villa in a nutshell?
Le Marche Villa is a luxury vacation villa for 11 people in the rolling hills of the Marches, Italy. The outside of this 300-year old farmhouse is protected and was therefore left in its original state. The inside however, was completely redone to state-of-the-art contemporary minimalism interiors, flooded with light, and decorated in neutral colors. The outdoors boast panoramic views of the Adriatic sea and a large infinity pool.
Please tell us a bit about the restoration of the villa.
We discovered the old farmhouse in 2005, it was the last ruin we visited during our week of house hunting in Le Marche and it was the good one! It took us then 1 year to find the right architects and almost 4 years to complete the renovation which in Italy is always an exciting experience.
What was your inspiration to rent the villa to vacation guests?
Our project was from the very beginning to share the result of our work. We have rented so many houses in the past for our own vacations and we never found something we completely loved. With this villa, it was our contribution to bring something new or special to the market.
Please tell us a bit about the style of the interior and the architecture of the villa rental.
Well, I like to remember our first brief to our architects. We came with books and catalogues from Christian Liaigre, B&B Italia or Cote Sud... They listened to us very nicely, sometimes saying ‘yes, we understand...’. Then we got the first drawings of the concept which were amazing but rather different. The capacity to reflect our ideas and to surprise us always positively with their creativity is the proof of their great talent!
What would you describe to be the essence of the villa?
Our leitmotiv has always been to combine the best of Italy from tradition to modernity. The villa is a mix of all the talents we can find in this gorgeous country.
What do you particularly like about this part of Italy?
We had always dreamed about having our own house in Italy one day. We have lived in Modena for 3 years and we also love the Emilia Romagna. Tuscany was also an option but we found it more interesting to discover ‘territory’, the feeling to be in a place which is the Tuscany 30 years ago is just a luxury...
How would you like your vacation guests to remember their stay at the villa?
We hope people will remember the house for the atmosphere and the surrounding beauty they found there. Le Marche is a hidden secret, and so is our villa.
Is there something that you just have to do or see during a vacation in Le Marche?
It is difficult to suggest something as everyone has his own aspiration, passion or envy. We would just highly recommend to take the opportunity of a wine tasting ‘a casa’ with Amy and Mirco from ‘Il Casolare dei Segreti’, it’s just a must...
To you personally, what has been the biggest reward about running a villa rental?
We are just very proud to welcome people from all over the planet, German, French, Swiss, English, but also from the United States or Brazil. We are proud and we feel responsible to bring them the best from Le Marche.