A wonderfully relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. The location is perfect - peace and quiet but with a fabulous historic little town, with a great selection of restaurants, bars and shops, just a few minutes walk away. Dean and Lesley run perfect boutique self catering apartment accommodation with the added bonus of a fantastic swimming pool and immaculate gardens
We are a family of 3, and stayed in The 2 bed apartment which opens out straight into the garden. Perfect for families or two couples. Very well equipped, spotlessly clean with all things you need to make your stay very comfortable. The hosts welcome you as soon as you arrive and can’t do enough to make your stay perfect. Handbag shopping and wine tasting trips were our favourites.
Caserma Carina has it all: postcard-perfect views, lovely accommodation and welcoming hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble!
We stayed in Tulipano with our 20-month-old daughter for 5 nights in April. The apartment was perfect for a couple and a young child. It is set up so well with toys, books, DVDs to borrow, laundry facilities, baby bath, plastic cutlery and even wooden shutters so the bedroom was pitch black. And we appreciated the reliable Wifi, which I was not expecting! The bedroom is at the far end away from the kitchen/ diner and lounge area, so perfect for being able to enjoy an evening with baby in bed.
Outside and the surrounding area was even better. The sweeping views of rolling green hills all around as you drive in is breathtaking, and it never lost its effect on us. Eating on one of the patios outside is a must! Mogliano just up the hill was great for food (even a porchetta van on Saturday!), gelato and a lovely hidden playground and park where our daughter went almost every day. Visits to surrounding towns and the coast are easy too. We came out of the main season but the pool looked amazing, I imagine in summer you may never leave the site.
I must mention Lesley and Dean too, who were always friendly, full of good advice and so generous - Lesley even made our daughter an emergency cheese sandwich on arrival when she refused to eat our airport offering! We were guided by them and discovered so many gems nearby.
Le Marche and Caserma Carina hugely exceeded our expectations. Definitely go!
We love this place. Our family took over all 4 apartments including my 86 year old mum (sorry mum). Dean organised restaurant deals at excellent prices and the food was fantastic. Wild boar, wonderful pasta - italian food at its best - unfussy but delicious. This is peaceful restful rural Italy at its best. Sunshine, food , wine, great hosts (thanks Lesley and Dean). If you want real Italy without the crowds and bustle visit Caserma Carina. Sorry Dean and Lesley - we will return with mum and the gang.
Despite not usually being the type of people to go back to the same place twice on holiday, for caserma carina we made an exception and couldn't wait to go back for our second holiday here. We also took grandparents along this time and stayed in the larger ground floor apartment which worked out well with our 17month old daughter sleeping in a travel cot in our bedroom. We have found this to be a perfect holiday for children with a cupboard full of children's toys which kept her entertained, safe gardens for her to run about in and a fenced off pool area with inflatables. Dean, Lesley and daughter Grace are exceptional hosts, always on hand to offer advice/ recommendations when needed and our daughter loved spending time running round the gardens under the watchful eye of Grace. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again to further explore the brilliant food and surrounding area of Le Marche.