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Monteleone di Fermo

Freelance decor writer Mila Crewe-Brown just came back from a blissful week in the Italian countryside. Home for that time was a generous old farmhouse in the sunflower scattered hills of Monteleone di Fermo in Marche, whose untouched beauty seemed almost too much to leave behind. The house, at the end of a fruit strewn private road is encircled by fields of sunflowers, olives and fruit trees while the micro village of Monteleone is a sleepy place where time has ground to a halt and the dusk sun casts a golden glow on the land. Inland of the east coast, Monteleone is an area blessed with fertile valleys and hillsides in a patchwork of warm hues, easily as beautiful as its famous sister Umbria but further off the beaten track. Think narrow cobbled streets, imposing church squares, shuttered facades and a string of endlessly winding country roads. From her base at Casa Giulia she explored the ancient hillside villages of Servigliano, Ascoli Piceno and the seaside town of Porto Giorgio...