Villa Rivo

Montottone, Fermo
+39 351 7458065
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Winter fires, a summer pool, and gorgeous food all year round... Live slow in the hills of "the new Tuscany": the peaceful, pastoral Marche


10 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Pick artichokes from the garden, apricots from the trees… and sit down for lunch facing the stunning Marchian hills.

Arrive to two houses facing different directions: the old stone farmhouse restored for the owners, and the large luminous barn. Inside: bedrooms with terraces upstairs and down, an open kitchen that’s thrilling for chefs, Asian art on immaculate walls, a vast sofa, logs for winter, and every desirable digital thing. Outside are mountain bikes, a pizza oven and a saltwater pool.

Stride up the hill to medieval Montottone, for organic pizza at La Rosita, and a vast panorama. For walks, head for the peaks of Sibillini; for crystal-clear waters, the beaches of Portonovo. Marche is a food lover’s delight: find cheeses in Belmonte, porchetta in Monte Vidon Combatte, and unique wines at Monsampietro Morico. Recover with yoga in your yoga space… slip into the glassy pool.

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We think you'll love

  • Your hosts, who understand every guest's need
  • Lying in a deep-soak bath tub, immersing yourself in the view
  • The superb yoga room, for yoga and meditation
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You should know

  • You won't be bounding up the hill into Montottone in summer - take the car
  • The final piece of dirt track leading to the house is steep
  • The owners live next door, but discreetly, and the pool is all yours


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: 10% off and 2 catered dinners during your stay. Valid for bookings in September 2022

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €300
Weekly price
from €1500
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From €30010 beds4 bedrooms


This area of the Marche is full of local wonders to explore in the immediate countryside and down on the Adriatic coast 30 minutes away, yet pampered guests will find it difficult to tear oneself away from the mesmerizing and calming views from every angle of the contemporary residence. Take walks to the nearby village, bike even further, and gain a real sense of living slow and authentically.

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The neighbourhood

Apart from the odd tractor, an utterly peaceful spot - yet only 5 minutes (3km) from Montottone. This charming hilltop village is home to a supermarket, small shops, two restaurants, and Bottega Bozzi Ceramics (est. 1851). Discover ancient villages: hike and bike in the hills. For more restaurant choices, visit hilltop Fermo (16km) with its fine palazzi, tourist-free piazza, and handy station.

Local points of interest from Rossana Colombo

  • Da Sebastiani: Located a short drive away in the charming village of Ortezzana this newly opened restaurant by young chef Carlo Sebbastiani is making waves. Just listed in the new Gambero Rosso 2022 guide. A gem.
  • Vicolocielo - This newly opened burger bar is a welcome addition to the charming village of Monteleone. Head there in the afternoons and be rewarded with stunning views and sunsets over the Sibillini Mountains.
  • Collina Vecchia - This abandonded town lies a short drive or a beautiful 1 hr hike away from Montottone and the ruined church and buildings slowly being reclaimed by nature are a marvel to see. Also a lovely spot for a picnic.
  • Risorgimarche: This music festival was created to help rejuvenate the region culturally and is spread over towns and villages througout the summer while the big event is held an 8KM hike up to a high mountain plain. A unique exprerience.
  • Tennis: For the tennis lovers out there our neck of Le Marche is a real gem. Each village seems to have a communal court set in a breathtaking location that will have you losing track of the balls. We can help get the keys from the local town halls.
  • Located 20 minutes away from the house lie the Roman ruins of "Falerio Picenus" in the modern town town of Falerone. The ruins have been lovingly excated and the amphitheatre sometimes hosts concerts. One of many incredible historical sights to be visited.


Rossana Colombo

After "the better part of 20 years" living in Shanghai, your hosts (Henri a Canadian architect, Rosanna an Italian yoga teacher cum chef) came home to Montottone in 2019, "so happy to call Villa Rivo home." They offer everything to their guests, from cookery classes, picnics and in-house chefs, to dazzling white linen and organic soaps. When travelling, an English speaking assistant takes over.