Our house sits on a parcel of about 3 acres, and we are buying an adjacent 6 acres which includes a hillside that was once an olive orchard; and two meadow fields, one on each side of the stream. We plan on replanting the orchard with olives, and with historical varieties of fruit from the nearby environmental NGO Archeologia Arborea.

The 600-meter gravel road into the property is also a national hiking trail that enters a 3,000-acre national park, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, two kilometers up hill. The area is full of wildlife.  We’ve seen wild boar and we frequently find boar rooting spots and deer tracks while hiking.  In October, the hills were full of truffle hunters, as the nearby Marche region is the self-proclaimed truffle capital of Italy .

The property is bordered on one side by a rocky creek, and on another side by a steep hillside of soft limestone. The nearest neighbors are in Monteromano, a medieval hilltop village about a 15- to 20-minute hike over the hill.