Things to do in Le Marche

Things to do in Le Marche

Le Marche is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most beautiful regions and its rural nature means it has remained very traditional and relatively untouched by international tourism.

But there is so much to see and do in this part of central Italy during your stay at one of our exclusive range of holiday villas in Le Marche.

Marche Holiday Homes organises a whole range of Marche holiday activities designed to suit all tastes and ages – from the peace lovers searching for R&R among the rolling hills of Le Marche’s entroterra to the adrenalin junkies seeking thrills on dry land, on the water or even in the air, in the mystical Sibillini Mountains or on the Adriatic coast, from Conero to San Benedetto del Tronto.

From wine tours and art classes, to skydiving and quad-biking, from chilling out on our two chartered yachts to white water rafting, it is our pleasure to organise it all for you.

Activity Holidays

Cycling & Walking:

We organise day cycling tours and longer cycling holidays up to ten days through the Sibillini mountains and other beautiful locations in the Marche region.

We offer guided treks and walking holidays which take advantage of our wide and exclusive holiday accommodation venues across Marche and our partnerships with park guides, refuges and the national park infrastructure, enabling us to provide a unique opportunity to trek through and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery Italy has to offer.

Our organised walks and treks take you into unspoilt Italy, taking advantage of little trodden paths through stunning countryside where you have the chance to really commune with nature and perhaps even the possibility of seeing some of the region's rare wildlife.


We also offer nature photography courses combined with nature walks, run by qualified park guides and experienced professional photographers.

Trips begin at a meeting point, normally one of the Sibillini mountain towns' piazzas, from where you will be driven up into the mountains for an unforgettable day photographing beautiful landscapes and if you are lucky, some wildlife too.

Our photographers work with the national park providing images for their publications and are renowned for their mesmerizing shots across the region, so you will have first class tuition and prized advice on hand to help you take shots like the professionals.

White Water Rafting:

We work closely with professional, fully qualified local guides on rivers in Marche and Umbria to offer you a really fun day out river rafting. The rivers are small and slow flowing so "white" water is only a small part of the day.

But you will spend the day rafting and paddling down a beautiful river with professional river guides. You will pass through beautiful gorges, perhaps have the chance to see a kingfisher, and for those who would like to there is also the opportunity to jump in the river and have a swim in one of the river pools towards the end of your trip.

And all of this will be recorded on video and photographed for you so you can remember this fun day out for years to come.

Paragliding & Parascending:

If you are an adrenalin junkie or like trying new exciting things then why not spend the day hang-gliding or parascending along the gentle slopes of the eastern Sibillini above Sarnano. Here is a well established school with professional and very friendly instructors and staff.

The thermals here are conducive to gentler flights unlike the more challenging currents on the other side of the mountains around the plains of Castelluccio, which are ideal for more experienced proponents of this fantastic sport.

We can organise your day for you which will include a reasonably early start to be at the school in time for safety instructions and lessons before taking your tandem ride into the air to soar above Le Marche (and quite possibly meet a golden eagle). Meals are also available at the school's restaurant and bar.

Skydiving & Flying Lessons:

Come and spend a week or two in beautiful Marche and take advantage of the fine weather to get some valuable flying hours under your belt.

Flying lessons in Italy can be a very efficient and pleasant way of building up your flying hours and experience when the weather at home may not be so amenable.

We work exclusively with two flying schools in central and southern Marche which have english speaking flying instructors, so you can carry on your training seemlessly.

The schools also have skydiving instructors taking groups up throughout the year, ideal for first time or experienced sky divers.

Hot Air Ballooning:

What could be better than seeing one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy from the air? Contact us well in advance if you have a party of between two and five people and would like to see Marche from the skies.

There are take off points at several points around Le Marche, including the Sibillini Mountains, Offida, San Ginesio and Recanati. So what are you waiting for? Book your Marche Holiday Home now and take advantage of the chance to see your holiday home from the quiet skies of Marche.

Quad Biking:

Available at various locations around Marche. Participants must be 14 years-old or over.
Mountain Biking in the Monti Sibillini National Park:

Marche Holiday Homes has worked exclusively with the Sibillini National Park to promote a series of routes for all abilities. We translated the park's trusted mountain biking guidebook, Pedallando nel Parco, and we can provide a great wealth of experience to those looking to enjoy a cycling holiday in and around the park.

Whether you are a large group, a family, or on your own we can help you with routes, accommodation, bikes and equipment and the necessary insurance. We also helped organise the Dallaglio/Flintoff Cycle Slam when it passed through the region in 2012. So if you would like to experience a cycling holiday or excursion in one of Italy's most mesmerising regions, please contact us and we will be only too happy to help.
Horse Riding excursions in the Apennines:
We have close links with several riding stables in the area which organise day treks for beginners as well as longer overnight treks on horseback, riding through stunning scenery. One of THE best ways to see Marche and its flora and fauna

Olive Picking & Wine Harvesting Breaks:

Look no further - we organise olive picking and wine harvesting breaks throughout the region. Spend the day helping pick the harvest and then enjoy the fruits of your labour over a long lazy dinner with like minded people. What could be better!

Trips & Excursions

Chartered Yacht:
Book your Marche holiday villa with us and take advantage of this wonderful exclusive offer to take you and your loved ones on a once in a lifetime trip aboard a classic sailing yacht in the azure blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Only available for clients of Marche Holiday Homes.

Come and sail along the Adriatic Coast courtesy of Marche Holiday Homes on board our exclusive 56ft mahogany and teak classic sailing yacht.

See Marche from another angle, look back along the coastal towns of Ancona, Portonovo, Sirolo, Numana, Porto Recanati, Civitanova Marche, Porto Sant'Elpidio, Porto San Giorgio, Grottammare, Pedaso and San Benedetto from the peace and tranquillity of the Adriatic, aboard our sleek racing yacht.

Exclusively for our clients we offer day trips aboard the Mistral 1952 epoch yacht, including a simple but tasty cold lunch on board (seafood, rice, cheese, salad, bread, etc.) and drinks throughout the day, plus a chance to moor up off the beautiful Conero Riviera and cool off with a refreshing dip, diving off the boat into the clear blue waters along the Marche coastline.

You will be accompanied by our very experienced skipper Michele, who has experience working with teams in the Americas Cup as a sailmaker, and a second mate. The trips last from morning until late afternoon and we are happy to cater for special requests so please email us to find out more details.

Wine Tours:
Wine tours can also be arranged on demand – Marche Holiday Homes’ “Visit a Vineyard” initiative encourages our clients to take advantage of our local contacts to try some of the wonderful local wines in a very relaxed way, tasting them in the vineyards where they were produced, accompanied and guided by the expert winemakers who produce them.

Shopping trips:
Marche is home to some of the world’s major shoe labels and is the perfect place to come and choose some special footwear. We organise outlet shopping, not just taking you to the main names like Prada and Tods but also to some of the finest artisans and producers of leather goods and shoes in Italy.

Many of these outlets are found close to the coast so beaches and beach bars and restaurants can accommodate those less interested in shopping!

Fishing Trips:
The local Adriatic ports are also home to some of the fishing boats which provide the restaurants with their ingredients and we organise fishing trips with local skippers with whom we are partners.

Hiking & Treking:
Our organised walks and treks take you into unspoilt Italy, taking advantage of little trodden paths through stunning countryside where you have the chance to really commune with nature and perhaps even the possibility of seeing some of the region's rare wildlife.

We also offer nature photography courses combined with nature walks, run by qualified park guides and experienced professional photographers.


Cookery Courses:
For those interested in learning some of the secrets of Italian cooking and the strong Marche culinary traditions we offer cookery courses, from one day courses right up to week long residential courses, run by professional local chefs versed in the fine craft of Italian cuisine.

Learn Italian:
We organise Italian language courses, formal and informal, for all ages and levels. Take advantage of our network of fully qualified language teachers living in Le Marche, both mother tongue Italian and English mother-tongue, but all fluent in Italian.

Photography Courses:
We also offer nature photography courses combined with nature walks in the stunningly beautiful Sibillini Mountains, run by qualified park guides and experienced professional photographers.

Art & Painting Courses:
Several of our properties in Le Marche run established and successful residential painting courses. You will be taken to various locations, all hand-picked for their stupendous vistas, architectural beauty and history and for their amazing light. So take advantage of one of Italy's most mesmerizing regions and let your artistic juices flow!

Yoga weeks:
We have an established team of international and local staff who provide the very best in yoga classes at several of our properties. Also on offer are various artistic and nature activities, and you will also have time to go on excursions into the Appenines, relax, swim and soak-up the atmosphere of Italian rural life.

Wedding Planning

Planning your wedding in Marche or Tuscany?

Thinking about a Marche villa wedding? We have a wide variety of villas and country houses available in Marche and Tuscany which make the perfect location for Italian wedding parties, wedding receptions and marriage ceremonies of all types.

Whether you are planning a small and intimate gathering or a lavish celebration we have the wedding locations in Italy and the wedding planners in Italy to make your day the perfect one.

Some of our wedding villas are close to the Adriatic Coast, while others are founding in the rolling hills of Tuscany and Marche. All are special locations with something unique about them, so whether your celebration is large or small, we may well have the Italian wedding venue for you in Marche or Tuscany.

All of our chosen wedding villa locations have private swimming pools and grounds and all have plentiful and high quality accommodation in the vicinity for your wedding guests.

Our network of wedding planners have experience in the local areas they are from to ensure the greatest attention to detail, the best local cuisine and the best local service.

Whether you prefer to be closely involved in all the decisions about your wedding day, reception and accommodation from start to finish or you prefer to have the organising done for you, we can help you make your dream Italian wedding become reality.
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