Top Tips For Ascoli Piceno

Looking to explore Ascoli Piceno? Here’s all the top tips from where to dine, where to stay and what to see and do! WHAT TO SEE AND DO ➤ Pinoteca Civica Piazza Arringo The Pinoteca Civica, Ascoli Piceno’s principal art gallery, is housed in the grand Palazzo Arringo and has more than 800 works of […]

Casa Tre Archi Fractional Ownership

Immerse yourself in traditional Italian life in the beautiful medieval town of Petritoli. Casa Tre Archi is a 210 m, 3-bedroom town house attached to the ancient turrets and entrance arches of the charming medieval town of Petritoli. There are three levels of outside space, including a stunning 50m2 roof terrace with sea views, 3 modern bathrooms, beamed […]

Monti Sibillini

The Monti Sibillini, or Sibylline Mountains, to give them their English name, will be familiar to our regular readers. Their name crops up often in Italia!, but how often do we represent their beauty in pictures? And what’s in that name? The Sibylline range forms part of the central Apennines where they pass through Umbria […]

Italian Regional Guide: Abruzzo

The central Italian region of Abruzzo is bordered by Le Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and tiny Molise to the south… Its eastern side is taken up by a long sweep of Atlantic coastline, more than 100km long, and around a third of the region is made up of nature reserves and […]

Italian Regional Guide: Le Marche

Le Marche is on the eastern side of Italy, east of Umbria, between the statuesque mountains and the inviting sea… The region is split into five provinces: Pesaro-Urbino, Ancona, Macerata and Ascoli Piceno, and the very recently instituted Fermo. It is easy to get to both the mountains and the sea, which is very appealing […]

Life in Italy: Le Marche

MARINA WEBSTER and husband Pete Robinson own a large property called Sei Camini (meaning ‘six chimneys’) in the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains… It’s actually two stone houses linked together by a loggia, and stands in spacious grounds full of cypress, fruit and olive trees, with a pool gazing out over two medieval villages. The […]

Life in Italy: Fractional Ownership

Leicestershire-based Debora and Chris Everard own a one-tenth share of a large, luxurious farmhouse in Le Marche. They have the run of the whole property for five weeks a year, and have no complaints about their experience of fractional ownership… “We’d never heard of fractional ownership before we read an article in a lifestyle magazine,” […]

Italian Regional Guide: Umbria

Umbria is known as the ‘green heart of Italy’, thanks to the fact that more than 30 per cent of the region is made up of woodland… This is a tranquil and historically rich region, landlocked on all sides by Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche and situated right in the middle of Italy, although the […]