Ca’Betania is located at the foot of the Apennines. All around it, there are green hills up to 1.500 metres above sea level. The people here reside in small villages or centuries-old “borghi” (hamlets). These villages are connected by small, steep roads with astonishing views. This area is not affected by mass tourism. Perhaps that’s the reason why outsiders get welcomed very warmly.
Thanks to Ca’Betania’s central location, Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia Romagna can easily be reached.
Also the Adriatic coast is easy to reach by car.
The surroundings of Ca’Betania offer a lot of possibilities for sports or active recreation, both for practiced athletes and for beginners. From our yard you can start hiking, cycling or Nordic walking. Horseback riding is a good and exciting way to explore these beautiful green hills.
Mercatello sul Metauro is linked to Umbria and Tuscany by a good paved road called ‘Strada Statale di Bocca Trabaria’ (SS73bis). This road is perfect for advanced cyclists. The road winds up the mountain to 1.050 m above sea level, where the road descends into Umbria and Tuscany.
Golfers can enjoy a nice golf course on the hills around Borgo Pace, about 5 kilometres away from Ca’Betania.
From Ca'Betania you can have easy access to many cultural highlights and often the ride will lead you to impressive and surprising places. In addition to an endless choice of museums, monasteries, abbeys and archaeological sites in Montefeltro, there are numerous picturesque towns to visit. Ca’Betania is not far from medieval treasures like Urbino, Gubbio, San Leo, Gradara and San Marino.
It is also possible to make daytrips to cities like Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia and Città di Castello. Moreover, the Montefeltro hills are dotted with small villages and hamlets, where a jovial meeting with the local population is inevitable.
The National and Regional nature parks all around the Apennines are not very famous, but they are breathtaking. Impressive and uniquely shaped mountains, very old oak forests and meandering rivers that have cut deep into the rocks make this area excellent for painters and photographers. Nature lovers will love the beautiful areas around the “Gola del Furlo” and the “Caves of Frasassi”.
Le Marche is known for its unique and flavourful dishes. Although the Marchigiana cuisine is unmistakably Italian, the traditional dishes are based on local cooking. The cook is mainly guided by what ingredients can be found in the vicinity and according to the season.
"Local slow food ' can best describe the food of this area. The most famous dishes are obviously those with truffles (tartufo) but vegetables (verdure) also play an important role. In autumn, you can go hunting truffles under the supervision of a truffle hunter in the woods of Ca'Betania. All kinds of vegetables and fruits are grown in our vegetable garden and orchard.