“Parva sed apta mihi” is the writing that the Italian poet Ariosto engraved into the facade of his house, that is to say: small though suitable for me.
It calls to my mind the aspect of this adorable Trabocco Farmhouse, still very precious because it is so uncommon to find something similar in the region Marche, other than that it is definitely easier to manage.
It is located in the municipality of Poggio San Marcello, one of the most typical towns of the march of Ancona upon a hill where you can look over the sea, surrounded by a natural landscape and enjoying a mild climate during Summer, as well as during Winter.
Definitely, a lovely building which was wisely renovated in 2015, with new insulated roof and foundations, reinforced ceilings in accordance with earthquake-proof regulations in force. There is public water, electricity, phone connection, independent heating system and sewage system compliant with legal standards. The house can be reached by a comfortable and paved road, it is only 700 meters far from the old town of Poggio San Marcello, close to public school, shops, post office, church and swimming pool.
Trabocco Farmhouse includes a fenced-in garden over a surface of averagely 3000 square meters, with a vegetable garden, fruit orchard and independent well for irrigation. The house covers a perimeter surface of averagely 130 square meters and net surface of 100 square meters, including: a large kitchen with a masonry sink and a wood stove that heats the whole ground floor, a bathroom with a bathtub and boiler that is fired by electricity and wood (this area is particularly rich in woods!). On the first floor there are two large and bright bedrooms, a sitting room with a large thermal fireplace to heat the first floor. There is also a large laundry room and cellar on the ground floor.
There is also an outbuilding over a surface of 56 square meters made in iron, that could be possibly turned into a second house.
Both buildings could be enlarged in their surface, up to 20 to 30% in their present volume.
There is an ancient and restored wood-burning oven, that is particularly suitable to prepare a roast, and bake homemade bread, pizza, and biscuits.
The floorings of the house are made of anti-slippery porcelain stoneware tiles, windows are double-glazed windows and equipped with window screens, ceilings with original exposed beams.
Trabocco Farmhouse is located very close to the Trabocco park, an area which is particularly known for its phyto-naturalistic features and several organic farms.