Things to do


Outside the peak summer season the villa holds cookery courses for a group of friends who wish to combine a relaxing holiday with the love for good Italian food, learn about wines and discover some hidden treasure cities of central Italy.

The cookery courses are normally intended on a fully inclusive basis, comprise cookery demonstrations, wine tasting tours and some visits to the historic towns of Fermo, Offida, Ascoli Piceno and Assisi or Spello.

Courses need a minimum number of 5 to 8 participants.

The combination of its proximity to the sea and the mountains, the surrounding countryside, national parks, coastline and trails make the villa an ideal point for cyclists, walkers, photographers, painters and nature lovers. Please contact us if you are interested in wine tours, cycling, walking holidays, photography, yoga or pilates holidays


The Marche is one of Italy’s last untouched wine regions, but now gaining a reputation internationally as home to some of Italy’s best wines. Once a week we offer to take 4 of you to a wine tasting tour of some of the best local cellars and wineries.

Depending on your preference we can make it a half a day or full day experience, in the latter case it will include a tasty Italian lunch. During your tour you will visit medium-small wineries, usually family run businesses, to taste genuine wines and learn the proper techniques to taste wine.

Beaches, mountains and National parks

The fine sandy beaches of the Adriatic sea are 15 minutes from the Villa.  Ideal for families with many blue flag beaches, seafront promenades, restaurants, ice cream shops, beach bars and beach activities.

Porto San Giorgio is a lively local coastal resort, perfect place for twice weekly markets, designer shopping, great parks for the children and many other shops, bars and activities.

The choice is really never ending of how many activities or places to visit, so we recommend guests do their own research via the Le Marche regional website.

  • Beaches:      Porto San Giorgio – 15 minutes
  •                       Conero – 50 minutes
  • Water parks:  Riva Verde – 20 minutes
  •                         Onda Blu – 50 mintues
  • Lakes:             San ruffino – 30 minutes
  •                          Fiastra – 1 hour
  • Mountains:     Amandola – 50 mintues
  •                           Sarnano – 1 hour

Historic places

Looking around the Villa, every hilltop boasts a medieval village, with its ancient town walls and castle where time seems to have stood still for centuries. The area is an open-air museum with archaeological sites, superb abbeys, solitaire churches, medieval towers and noble palaces. Many suggestions for tours available at the Villa

Le Marche is a region rich in culture, artistic and architectural beauty, the ideal destination for cultural holidays in search of art treasures, offering numerous cities of art of great value and importance, among which are: Urbino, Recanati,  Macerata, Loreto, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno.

The villa setting offers a peaceful and magical place to regenerate and unwind, which many guests find hard to leave, however the local area and region offers endless attractions, events and activities to all ages.

At the villa guests will find a vast selection of information and guides.

Fermo  – 10 minutes’ drive

Grottammare – 40 minutes

Ascoli Piceno – 50 minutes

Loreto – 50 minutes

Offida – 50 minutes

  • OPERA IN MACERATA – 50 minutes
  • Recanati – 50 minutes
  • Tolentino – 50 minutes
  • Assisi – 90 minutes
  • Urbino – 110 minutes
  • San Marino – 2 hours’ drive

We can also suggest numerous short itineraries directly from the villa via some smaller medieval villages, such as:

We can also suggest numerous short itineraries directly from the villa via some smaller medieval villages, such as:

Towards the Adriatic Coast:            Monterubbiano, Moresco, Lapedona, Campofilone and Torre di Palme.

Towards the Sibylline Mountains:  Ponzano di Fermo, Monte Giberto, Petritoli, Ortezzano and Santa Vittoria.

GROTTE DI FRASASSI (80 minutes’ drive)

The caves of Frasassi are a remarkable cave system discovered by chance in 1971 and considered one of the most unique and spectacular in Europe. The ‘Abisso Ancona’ is an enormous cave, one of the largest in Europe and the world, measuring 180m in length, 120 in width and 200m high.

A tour of the caves takes about 75 minutes, at a constant temperature of 14° C, offering a fantastic underworld experience. The ‘Grotte di Frasassi’ are a great option in case of bad weather.