To prepare for your holiday in Le Marche, the following websites may be of help to you:
To give you an idea of the versatility of the region below is an overview.
They say that Le Marche is all of Italy in one province, and it is certainly one of the greenest, prettiest, friendliest, and most civilized corners of Italy. The region is relatively undiscovered, yet surprisingly accessible.
The region is flanked on its western side by the Sibillini mountains; which are one of the highest sections of the Appenines, are 40km long and contain 20 peaks in excess of 2000m. Between, mountain and sea, the landscape consists of vine-clad hills, medieval villages and a rich mosaic of farmland. The whole area is a walkers and cyclists paradise with many mountain paths and guided walks, and the stunning array of wildlife and wild flowers will appeal to twitchers and nature lovers.
The Marchiaghiani, or people of Le Marche, remain closely linked to the land and life here is centred on family and the self-sufficient communities of farmers and craftsmen, where the local market consumes most of the local produce.
The wonderful medieval towns offer the visitor an amazing range of historic architecture, that ranges from Art Nouveaux villas to characteristic stone cottages, and are home to wonderful art, over 1000 working theatres, fantastic markets and year round festas where you can sing and dance, eat and drink great local fayre, and enjoy the local crafts and customs
More information on all aspects of Le Marche is available at the excellent Marche tourism site link here.
You can relax on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches in the nearby resorts of Pedaso and Porto San Giorgio. There is also the charming Grottamare and the fashionable San Benedetto del Tronto. The special Sirolo beaches further north are definitely worth a day trip! Please see link here for further information on all the beautiful beaches that the region has to offer.
Hiking and cycling / mountain biking is possible in the immediate vicinity of Casa Bellini and slightly further away are the national parks Monte Sibilini and Rosso Conero.
Cycling is also lovely to do along the promenades which stretch for several kilometres (bicycle rental is available).
Water sports and boat rentals can be found in the various seaside resorts and nearby lakes.
If you are interested in golfing there are several golf courses in the area or within an hour’s drive:
Montefiore Dell’Aso, a 9-hole course (Golf Club I Lauri)
Sirolo, an18-hole course Conero Golf Club (Conero Golfclub)
Pescara, an 18-hole course Adriatico Golf Club Spa (Adriatico Golf Club Spa)
Pescara, an 18-hole course Miglianico Golf (Miglianico Golf)
Horse riding is possible in the area. There are a number of stables which organize outdoor trips through the woods, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and the foothills of the impressive mountain range.
There are a large variety of restaurants in the area. From simple pizzerias to restaurants with typical regional dishes, seafood restaurants, enoteca’s and pure organic restaurants.
Le Marche is a versatile wine region, making white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. Numerous wineries can be visited where you can take a walk through the vineyards to admire the fantastic landscape of the Marches and to discuss the history and evolution of wine production in the area. Guided wine tasting is also available.
During the summer, there are many markets with regional specialties (including Porchetta, Salumi, Truffles) and trips can be organized.
Casa Bellini is an excellent starting point for short or long trips. Wherever you go you will be treated to the most stunning views. You can see the azure adriatic sea and snowcapped mountains. In any one of the numerous medieval villages you can enjoy a coffee, drink or ice cream at the local bar or on the terrace and you can really enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Le Marche. Combine your trip with a visit to a winery, a local market, a walk around a lake or an afternoon beach stroll! Guided tours of the village of Petritoli are available. Further details can be provided depending on where you would like to go and what you would like to do.