"A truly inspiring, relaxing and uplifting experience"
There are roughly two ways in which one can judge a place. First, there's
the 'hard-edged' criteria: are the houses and rooms clean and well equipped?
How big is the pool? is it well maintained? Is the place easy to reach,
how nearby can one find shops, supermarkets and other facilities, is it
close to places of touristic interest?
Those who are mainly interested in these objective criteria can feel reassured:
we have always found the different houses and appartments at Caravanserraglio
to be impeccably clean, tastefully decorated in a bohemian-Italian way
and have never missed any equipment; everything one reasonably needs is
there, and the linen is crispy-clean.
The pool is beautiful, big enough even when all houses and apartments
are filled and, like almost all of the terrain, it offers a stunning and
constantly changing view of the Sibellini mountains.
Although the village of Serrapetrona is close by and could be reached
walking, for most facilities one needs to get in the car for the 8 kilometre
drive to Tolentino, one of these charming small Italian towns that offers
everything from small shops to big supermarkets and from c offeebars in
bustling squares to medieval churches (and almost without a tourist in
But by focussing on the objective criteria, one would miss what makes
One would miss the quietness of the place, the air filled only with the
smell of herbs and the noise of crickets.
One would miss the countless intricate details of the houses and apartments.
One would miss the character of the terrain, a beautiful mixture of roughness
One would miss the 1959 Vespa, that, given enough loving attention, still
fires up to give children their first riding lessons.
Or the horse, almost as old as the Vespa, that patiently lets children
ride on its back.
Or the dog, almost as old as the horse, that quietly accompanies you when
you stroll over the terrain.
But most importantly, one would miss the person who lends Caravanserraglio
all these unique qualities,
with his culinary, handicraft and artistic talents, and with the warmth
of his personality.
It is Ennio Barbieri who makes Caravanserraglio so much more than your
A truly inspiring, relaxing and uplifting experience.