The Town

Penna San Giovanni is a short walk away along a pathway through the grounds of the house.  In the village you will find two grocery stores providing all the essentials, a bakery for fresh bread and cakes, a butchers, a pharmacy and a newsagent/tobacconists where the owner, Umberto who speaks fluent English, will be delighted to meet you and help with your enquiries about the local area.  There are two bars in the village one of which has a restaurant and pizzeria where the owner, Paulo, makes the best pizza for miles around.  Both serve delicious Italian ice-cream.  Piane di Fallerone is 15 minutes away and has two large supermarkets.

In the Palazzo Priorale (the Prior’s Palace), which dates from the 13th century, there is the elegant Teatro Comunale constructed in wood in the 18th century. 


 The town walls

In the centro storico of the old walled town there are a number of ancient churches, the oldest being La Pieve di San Giovanni Battista (the Church of St. John the Baptist - after whom the town is named), which was completed in 1256.  Penna derives from a pre-Latin term meaning “rocky height with a sharp outline”


View south across to Monte San Martino

At the top of the town there is a small park from which there are spectacular views of the Marches and on a clear day the Adriatic is visible. Close by is a communal area for summer festivals.
We will provide an information pack giving details of the places of interest and restaurants to help you enjoy to discover for yourself the pleasures of this beautiful part of Italy.


Milano:495 Km
Roma: 195 Km
Pescara: 150 Km
Ancona: 90 Km



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