The apartment has everything for a comfortable stay, clean and well equipped, with local shops, cafes and restaurants very close by and many church bells to wake you. Lucio made us very welcome, sharing pizza and wine, showing us how to haul the suitcases up 4 floors by pulley and telling us about places to visit locally. Take note that there are over 60 steps up to the apartment but the terrace is wonderful at any time of day. Sadly we never met Lucia as we arrived later than planned but she was extremely helpful throughout, always available by text/ email and her English is excellent.
Offida is a pleasant place, surrounded by rolling hills and distant snow topped mountains. Parking can be a problem at busy times, we were there on the Sunday of the Fusello d'Oro festival. Highlight of Offida is the S. Maria della Rocca Church, situated at a peaceful end of the town. Look out for events at the theatre, worth a visit.
Would recommend trips to Ascoli Piceno, the Sibiline Mountains and tour of places such as Castignano, Rotella, Cossignano, Ripatrasone and on to Grottammare on the coast, not too far and fairly easy driving.
This was our first visit to Le Marche, a very rural and pleasant region. We tried the local dishes, eating at Ophis restaurant, right next to apartment. Cantina del'Olma, also close, served its own wine with appetisers, good food and enough if only want light meal. Particularly enjoyed Ciu Ciu, tasting of 5 wines, with extra Offida red thrown in, for €5 each with appetisers, definitely good value and good experience.
Would definitely recommend a stay at this apartment.