The remote Oliveto Estate in Italy is a sprawling nine-acre property that sits on a tranquil hilltop, offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape of verdant hills, lush olive groves, and ancient vineyards. In this idyllic setting, guests can enjoy completely customized retreats and exclusive access to local life that emphasizes sustainable tourism practices.
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
With a big focus on sustainability, Oliveto Estate is designed to give guests that comforting sense of being at home, reflecting that through its facilities and its impeccable concierge service. The property consists of two luxurious Italian villas that can be rented together to accommodate 22 guests in total (perfect for hosting your own retreat) or rented individually, making it an ideal choice for families and groups.
Villa Olivo sleeps 14 across six king-size bedrooms and one attic bedroom, each with an ensuite bathroom. The regal villa also features a private gym, spa, and 12-meter infinity pool, a barbeque pit, and 600sqm of living space filled with a mix of contemporary and antique-looking furniture.
The more intimate – but no less opulent – Villa Oliveto is dressed in minimalist aesthetics with soothing shades of white and grey. It comes with a standalone pool house – the retractable doors can convert this into a yoga studio – tennis court, private gym, and four dining areas. With four elegant double bedrooms – one sits just outside the villa for more privacy – the villa can fit up to eight guests.
In between the two villas sits an elegant studio. Flooded with natural light and offering views across the surrounding olive groves, the studio and adjacent deck can be used for personalized activities. The team at Oliveto Estate can organize experts such as yoga and Pilates instructors or art teachers to lead private sessions in this calming oasis.
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Part of the mission at Oliveto Estate is to immerse guests in the local culture and landscape. “The location is in untouched Italy,” says Amanda Jennings, owner of Oliveto Estate. “We’re trying to offer guests an authentic experience in the real Italy and show them what living here is like.”
To offer this, the property is open all year, allowing visitors to experience the rich local surrounds throughout the different seasons. Depending on the time of year, guests can go truffle-hunting, take cooking lessons, enjoy wine tastings, go skiing or cycling in the Sibillini Mountains, or enjoy watersports in the Adriatic Sea. “October and November are a great time for wine-harvesting, as well as olive-picking and going to the olive press to see the traditional methods still being used,” adds Jennings. “Then, in spring, you can go trekking and hiking and explore the more than 70 cycle paths in the area.’ La Marche also hosts a robust festival calendar throughout the year and guests might find themselves at events celebrating truffles, salami, cheese, or wine.
Oliveto Estate also aims to protect the integrity of this part of Italy, so the property has taken steps to work with and give back to the local community. By creating a rolling roster of seasonal jobs, growing fruits and vegetables onsite, working with local suppliers, and using filtered water, sustainable tourism has been made a top priority here.
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A perfect wellness haven for boutique retreat leaders to bring their guests on a yoga or corporate retreat, Oliveto Estate is also a wonderful option for a luxury bespoke vacation.
Personalization is woven into the DNA at Oliveto Estate so that guests can enjoy a completely bespoke experience. “We design everything around the guest, so the entire experience is tailormade,” says Jennings. “It’s very important to me that we curate every single experience in the itinerary, so we spend a lot of time asking our guests what they want out of their experience, and what their preferences are. We can then use these to create custom experiences and itineraries under the themes of ‘Eat Well,’ ‘Be Well,’ and ‘Sleep Well.’”
The team here can cater to just about every need, so guests can rest assured that their stay will be exactly what they envision. Oliveto Estate’s “White-Glove Service” is designed to create the ultimate bespoke experience. Personal touches might include Prosecco on arrival, fresh flowers, and a curated magazine and newspaper selection, while other useful services include pre-stocking the pantry with your favorite foods, on-demand babysitters, and in-villa beauty and massage rituals.
Guests can also choose from a full menu of experiences to curate their personal itinerary. Wellbeing options include yoga, meditation, and spa treatments, while cultural day trips might include the 13th century walled commune of Civitanova Alta, the town of Loreto, and the UNESCO-listed Medieval city of Urbino. For gastronomes, there is also a range of immersive culinary experiences, from Michelin-starred restaurants and cooking classes with secret family recipes to private vineyard and wine-tasting tours and cheese-making demonstrations. The Le Marche region is also a mecca for luxury leather goods, and Oliveto Estate can also organize curated shopping trips.
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From its hilltop perch in Le Marche, Oliveto Estate is primed to offer guests a truly bespoke journey through undiscovered Italy. Check in and luxuriate in a sumptuous Italian villa while treating yourself to a wealth of wellness experiences and delving into the unexplored depths of the area’s regional cuisine and cultural riches. Perhaps the most luxurious element of all is the ability to tailor your authentic Italian retreat to suit your unique interests and passions.