Villa Rosmarino, Montalto Delle Marche.
A lovely B&B / apartment rental. English owners. The house is in the valley below Montalto in a secluded location, with private garden and pool. There are 2 rental rooms available (both doubles, ensuite) and both rooms have air conditioning. 20 minutes from the sea.
Starting from 75 euro. Minimum stay of three nights. Self catering kitchen available.
Tel: (+39) 0736 828628
Mobile (UK): (+44) 7717 534634
Casa Delle Sorgenti, Montefiore Dell'Aso.
English-run B&B in a stone farmhouse, beautifully restored by the current owners and in a rural setting with swimming pool. Four double bedrooms. Close to the sea.
Rooms starting from 50 euros.
Contrada San Giovanni 57/58 Montefiore Dell`Aso
Tel: (+39) 0734 938 624
Villa Fiorano, Cossignano.
A beautiful country house with 1 apartment and 3 B&B rooms. It is a working farm set within its own vines and olive groves.
Rooms starting from 80 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0735 98446
The Language and Art Bed and Breakfast, Ascoli Piceno.
Located in a Renaissance period building in the centre of Ascoli Piceno on Dei Soderini street, the oldest street in the city. Weekly rates available.
Rooms starting from 122 euros.
Bookings: Click here
Tel : (+39) 347 531 2280
Ramuse, between Force and Ascoli Piceno.
A beautifully restored country B&B run by a renowned truffle hunter, famous for supplying top London restaurants. In a peaceful location 30 minutes from both the sea and the Sibillini National Park, there are 4 ensuite double rooms and a suite with 2 bedrooms. Local cuisine is available in the restaurant, and there are special events with cooking and truffle hunting. The private grounds and woodland offer good walking and there is a swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Rooms from 60 euros
Tel: (+39) 328 629 1859
Casa di Nonno, Massignano.
Dating back to 1906 this lovely farmhouse has been tastefully restored incorporating the original old style with the comforts of modern times. The wide garden adjacent to the house containing century-old olive trees and fruit trees is the ideal place to relax and rest in the peace and quiet of the countryside. Breakfast can be taken in the kitchen area or on the large terrace with its wonderful views. Open from June to September and at Easter.
Address: Contrada San Pietro 72/B, 63010 Massignano (AP)
Bookings: Click here
Contact: Silvia Vicere:
Tel: (+39) 0735 778648
Mobile: (+39) 349 412 8349
Casa San Ruffino, Montegiorgio.
B&B in beautifully renovated farmhouse with pool and stunning views. Four double guestrooms, two with sofabeds for family use. Clients of Magic Marche enjoy a 10% discount. Please speak to Ray or Claire Gorman.
Rooms from 80 euros.
Address: Contrada Montese 13 (FM), Montegiorgio
Info: Click here
Tel: (+39) 0734 962 753
Villa dei Priori, Stella di Monsampolo.
A pretty B&B just outside the resort of San Benedetto del Tronto, set in lovely grounds.
Rooms starting from 55 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0735 702334
Bookings: (+39) 335 816 4979
These are country house hotels, where the food served must come mainly from what they grow themselves. Staying at one of these is a lovely experience and a good introduction to the local foods and hospitality of the Marche people.
Villa Cicchi, Ascoli Piceno.
In the south of the region, just above Ascoli Piceno, you will find this splendid Agriturismo with great views, food and swimming pool. Ask for Alessandra or Lorissa and mention Magic Marche to obtain a 10% discount. Visit their website for images and prices.
Rooms starting from 80 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0736 252272
Villa San Raffaello, Sarnano.
This Italian villa has four very spacious rental apartments, a large swimming pool, extensive landscaped gardens and vineyards, all with absolutely stunning views of the exquisite medieval hill town of Sarnano, the Le Marche countryside and the bucolic Sibillini Mountains and Sibillini National Park beyond.
Rooms start from 400 euros a week.
Mobile UK (+44) (0)744 360 7620
Mobile: (+39) 340 261 0288
La Campana, Montefiore Dell'Aso. (Our favourite!)
A beautiful Agriturismo (up-market working farm), with guest rooms in a variety of rustic, beautifully restored buildings. Fantastic views across vineyards. 10 minutes from the beach. Big swimming pool. Restaurant.
Visit their website: www.lacampana.it Click on the English flag to view the site in English. Click on the left-hand button marked Virtual Visit to see photographs of this delightful collection of buildings... and the pool.
Clients of Magic Marche enjoy a 10% discount, so mention this when you book.
Tel: (+39) 0734 939012 / 938229
Il Nascondiglio di Bacco (Bacchus Hide Out), Offida.
In southern Marche, just 25 minutes from the beach at San Benedetto del Tronto. This peaceful venue offers the visitor splendid views with good local food and wine if required. Fluent English is spoken.
Rooms starting from 65 euros.
Tel/Fax: (+39) 0736 889 537
Hotel Leone, Montelparo.
Madeline & Tim Jones will introduce you to their intimate boutique style hotel situated in the picturesque hilltop town of Montelparo. The hotel, in the historic centre of the town, has been thoughtfully restored and retains the charm and character of the original building. The hotel's facilities include an original vaulted ceiling restaurant with a garden courtyard dining area, an intimate lounge and an art deco bar leading to a large terrace with stunning panoramic views. Beyond the courtyard there is a beautifully landscaped garden area with an inviting swimming pool to relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Hotel Leone exudes warmth and intimacy: its 8 individual en-suite bedrooms / suites have their own distinctive personality with traditional furniture and opulent furnishings blending style with modern comforts to ensure a memorable experience.
Rooms hotel around 280 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0734 782041
Hotel Palazzo Guiderocchi, Ascoli Piceno.
A beautiful hotel in the centre of Ascoli. Magic Marche clients enjoy a discount here.
Late booking (after 9.00 p.m.) and Sundays are offered at huge discounts .
Rooms starting from 70 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0736 244011
Hotel Albergo Piceno, Ascoli Piceno.
The building has been restored to its original beauty and offers all modern services: whirlpool shower or bathtub, air-conditioning, safe, minibar, internet connection. A Relax Room with Teuco whirlpool, cyclette and step. Everything to give guests warm hospitality and an unforgettable stay. Magic Marche clients enjoy a 10% discount here.
Rooms around 62 euros.
Address: Via Minucia 10, 63100 Ascoli Piceno .
Tel: (+39) 0736 253017
Castel di Luco, Ascoli Piceno.
Mediaeval castle (11th century) surrounded by Picenum woods with 4 suites and a restaurant that offers excellent wines and traditional local dishes.
Address: 63040 Acquasanta Terme, Ascoli Piceno.
Tel: (+39) 0736 802319
Villa Helvetia, Grottammare.
This hotel is an elegant 19th century villa in the centre of Grottammare. There are 15 rooms and a suite which has a private roof terrace.
Magic Marche clients enjoy a 10% discount (speak to Carolina Perfetti)
Rooms starting from 55 euros.
Address: Via Salvi, 9 – I – 63013 Grottammare.
Tel. (+39) 0735 73549
Villa Castellani, Mogliano.
Luxurious and stylish hotel with swimming pool and beautiful Italian garden. There are 11 bedrooms and one suite, all with air conditioning and wifi.
Rooms starting from 50 euros.
Tel: (+39) 0733 557743
Hotel Villa Aniana, Massignano.
A medium-sized, simple, no-frills hotel with swimming pool, air-conditioning and a free shuttle bus to the beach and the station in the summer months. It offers good value accommodation and food. Clients of Magic Marche enjoy a 10% discount.
Rooms starting from 40 euros.
Tel: (+39) 01277 410443
Antica Tenuta Le Piane
Self-catering apartments in the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains. Suitable all year round, with two large swimming pools and just 15 km away from the ski slopes at Sarnano. The estate owners offer guided walks, bike tours, and courses in cooking and photography. Discounts are often available out of the high season.
Rooms starting from 30-40 euros.
Email : email@example.com
Tel: (+39) 0736 847641 / (+39) 387 307918
Casal dei Fichi
Self-catering apartments set within a farmhouse in the rolling countryside between Macerata and Fermo. The accommodation is highly rated, and offers very well-equipped apartments each with its own private, furnished terrace or garden. Some apartments have open fireplaces for the cooler months. There is a large, beautiful pool and the English owners offer pizza evenings, airport collection and free use of the produce from their vegetable garden.
3 days accommodation starting from 252 euros.
Clients of Magic Marche receive a 10% discount outside of July and August, mention this on booking to Ian Richards.
Tel: (+39) 0734 959018
Casale del Levriero, Montefiore Dell'Aso.
Holiday apartments in the farmhouse of a former Benedictine monastery. The property is set within olive groves and vineyards and there are panoramic views of sea, hills and mountains. Locally grown produce always available.
There are two apartments, each sleeping up to 4 people, and with its own terrace.
Tel: (+39) 334 698 8564
A lot of the coastal restaurants are closed between November and April, but the following should be open. Inland you will always find a good choice.
This is reputed to be one of the finest restaurants in Ascoli. Be sure to book in advance.
Tel: (+39) 0736 263 535
8km from Ascoli in the village of Venarotta. NB: Limited opening hours so phone in advance.
Tel: (+39) 0736 362 162
A cosy little place with an inspired menu of local fare that changes weekly. Here you can buy home-made products (marmalade, biscuits, pasta etc.)
Piazza della Viola 13.
Tel: (+39) 0736 259358
Overlooking the beautiful Piazza del Popolo, they use traditional recipes to create an experience that is impressive yet unpretentious.
Piazza del Popolo ,36.
Tel: (+39) 0736 254151
Charming interior and good atmosphere with delectable dishes and enthusiastic staff.
Rua delle Lupa 5.
Tel: (+39) 0736 251135
This restaurant is situated outside the historic centre. The menu offers the best local and classic specialities. The waiters are very professional and want to serve you as good as possible.
Via Vidacilio 10, 63100 Ascoli Piceno
Tel : (+39) 0736 250757
An elegant, cozy and affordable restaurant with local and typical Ascolana cuisine. They serve good quality fish and fresh truffle. During a warm summer day you can enjoy a lovely glass of cold wine or one of the many beers that they offer.
Via dei Bonaccorsi, 7, 63100 Ascoli Piceno AP
Tel: (+39) 0736 259535
Bar Castello di Marte
Fabio's bar/restaurant is under the arches in what looks like a setting for a Puccini opera. Just the spot for a light lunch or dinner.
Piazza Umberto I, 8.
Tel: (+39) 0735 98108
Cupra Marittima Alta (The old part of town)
Fabulous restaurant high up in the old part of town. Set price menu and you can take your own wine (if you choose to). The owner, Michele is quite a character and a wine expert, and speaks passable English too.
Tel: (+39) 335 611 5534
Locanda del Palio
This is an excellent, traditional trattoria (around €25 per head)
Piazzle Azzolino 6.
Tel: (+39) 0734 229221
A great pizzeria. Like Locanda del Palio, this is down a sidestreet off the main, beautiful, town square.
P. le Brancadoro, 1.
Tel: (+39) 0734 226 723
For something even more special, try L'Enoteca right on the corner of the main square.
Piazza del Popolo.
Tel: (+39) 0348 9035 257
Ristorante Chalet Baloo
A wonderful seafood restaurant right on the beach, at the San Benedetto end of Grottamare beach. All the locals know it. The food is fantastic, and not expensive (€20 per head for lunch, including wine).
V.De Gasperi, 5.
Tel: (+39) 0735 633543
There is a second Chalet Baloo restaurant called Puerto Baloo in the old port of San Benedetto. Right on the seafront and always busy with local Italians.
Via Amerigo Vespucci, 30 San Benedetto del Tronto
Tel: (+39) 0735 593551
A wonderful seafood restaurant, locally very famous, and right on the beach. Ask anyone for directions.
Chalet no.60, Lungomare Colombo 16.
Tel: (+39) 0735 735873
Excellent fish restaurant with seaside location. Let yourself be guided by the waiters!
V. de Gasperi 33, Grottammare.
Tel: (+39) 0735 582 533
Cantina del Picchio
Elegant ambience with well-prepared regional dishes and an extensive wine selection in the mediaeval heart of Offida
Via Macelli, 12.
Tel: (+39) 0736 880254
A favourite of ours. Situated in the old historical part of Ortezzano this restaurant has fabulous food and views. Great wine list and knowledgeable staff.
Tel: (+39) 0734 778000
Delightful fish restaurant in the old back streets of Pedaso.
Via Cristoforo Colombo 32.
Tel: (+39) 0734 933152 (closed Mondays)
San Benedetto del Tronto
A fabulous fish restaurant just 50m from the fishing port and sitting beside the beach. Superb seafood, straight from the daily fish market or the trawlers themselves. Good value too.
Via A. Vespucci 30, San Benedetto Del Tronto.
Tel: (+39) 0735 593551