THE PICENO ... A WORLD THAT WELCOMES YOU WITH OPEN ARMS
Immersed in the Marche valley at stone’s throw from the sea and dominated by ancient medieval castles, Ciarrocchi nurseries are situated in a prime location, enhanced by the sun and the Mediterranean climate.
Due to these unique characteristics of the Marche region and to our passion for quality of life, our Gardenias and Camellias grow lush , healthy and ” bright ” …. just as our spirit !
History And Culture In The Midst Of Camelie And Gardenias
The Ciarrocchi nurseries are located in a place surrounded by history and culture: you can find inside the area a small ancient church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel
Historical documents, stored in the Episcopal Curia of Montalto Marche, does not specify the period of the foundation of the small building, but in the notes made by Bishop Monacelli during his visit in 1825 it is stated that the church “was erected from immemorial time to the glory of S. Michael the Archangel”.
Currently you can only guess the original plant since the damage and neglect over the centuries have left standing only part of the perimeter load-bearing walls. In fact, there are no traces of the ancient covering and massive deposits of soil have covered the external walls and the inner flooring. The Superintendence for the Architectural and Landscape of the province of Ascoli Piceno, together with the Ciarrocchi family, presented a renovation project for the church of S. Michael the Archangel, to return to the people the beauty of this little gem nestled in the Picene hills !
The Piceno : Always “Door Of The East “ Of Our Country
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea in central Italy, on the Italian territory, Piceno is characterized by the presence of the Apennines , which gently slope along valleys parallel to the sea. The Marche region is characterized by the rare beauty that has made it a land of great personalities, such as Giacomo Leopardi, Raffaello, Giovan Battista Pergolesi, Gioachino Rossini, Gaspare Spontini, Father Matteo Ricci, Frederick II, who were born here . The quality of water and facilities is certified by as many as 18 blue flags, for an area that includes 180 kilometers of coastline, 26 towns bordering the Adriatic Sea, 9 marinas : this is the certified high quality beach holiday in the Marche.
The historic villages that surround our nurseries are places deeply involved with life in balance with the natural rhythms of the seasons and in harmony with nature. They are places of history and tradition, where time and space are on a human scale. Places that know how to welcome its visitors with the warmth hospitality of the Marche, the same that are still alive in all of us working in nurseries Ciarrocchi.
Just one look and there you can see the rock of Acquaviva Picena, a breath and you are on the promenade of San Benedetto del Tronto, on the ancient castle of Grottammare, be enchanted by the ancient Offida, take a tour of the hundred towers of Ascoli Piceno, or excited in front of the cathedral of Montalto Marche, visit the ancient village of Monsampolo del Tronto or get lost in the narrow streets of Ripatransone: this is only part of the emotion that you will experience coming to visit Ciarrocchi Nurseries !
There are so many places to discover when you come to visit us in our nurseries: just watch the pictures to prove it (not to mention our plants, wonders of the region and our passion !)
Culture Flavoured With The Pleasures Of The Table
Marche are a widespread museum, in a network of cities and historic villages set in a sea of cultivated hills that overlook valleys ranging from the sea to the Apennines, in which you can admire masterpieces by Piero della Francesca and Lorenzo Lotto, Rubens and Tiziano, roman theaters and roads, ceramic workshops. A region where culture is at the top of the chain value because, being thousands of years old it has been internalized in the modus operandi, in lifestyle, in the final products of the regional economic fabric. Food and wine from the Marche region are rich in history and charm starting from the flavours of the fish from the Adriatic to the dishes typical of the hills and mountains, truffle oil, processed meat and cheese protected by the IGP, Marches offers an incredible variety of dishes, prepared in compliance the cookbooks and old traditions .
In this land, each flavour has its own wine and to every mutation of the landscape correspond more or less intense aromas.
If you want to directly experience our quality and our hospitality, come and visit us, between a good glass of our wine and a mountain bike ride; between our hills you’ll discover how nice is to stay in our area !
Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.- Gifford Pinchot