Secret Italy: finding perfection in Le Marche

The title of the Italian province of Le Marche literally means “the borderlands”, a neutral region neighbouring more important places. This makes a lot of sense when you consider that Tuscany lies to the north and Umbria to the south. Next to these titans of the tourist trade so beloved of the inglese, and hemmed in by the mountains and the sea on either side, you might call Le Marche something of a poor relation, rarely visited.

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What a great article about our stunning Le Marche area. Little known by the general tourist visiting Italy. Come and discover everything Le Marche has to offer this summer and book yourself a wonderful holiday at The Hideaway

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Three European hotspots | The Sunday Times

Three European hotspots Tim Palmer explores a trio of less familiar European destinations for buyers who want a bit of buzz to go with their sunshine Raise the roof: Budva’s old town (Alamy) Ascoli Piceno […]…

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A wonderful mention in The Times newspaper yesterday for our beautiful Ascoli Piceno and Le Marche. And the article only features 3 places in the whole of Europe!


Come and find out for yourselves how special it really is. Whether you are looking for property or just coming for a well deserved holiday, to sip appetitive in the stunning Piazza Del Popolo at the famous Meletti Cafe, we are only 25 minutes away.


So a stay at The Hideaway is perfect for exploring Ascoli and all its surroundings.

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Marche Owners Direct Special Spring Offers for Your Marche Holiday

Look for your last minute special offer to the beautiful Le Marche region and then book your holiday with confidence direct with the owners.


Marche Owners Direct are pleased to offer you some great opportunities this spring for your holiday to Le Marche. The group of holiday home, hotel, apartment and bed an breakfast owners work together to bring you the very best accommodation in the region. With years of experience between them, they can guide you and provide lots of information to make the most of your stay. Have a look today ‪#‎destinationmarche‬

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The Sibillini National Park, Le Marche. One of the top 10 national parks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Our article on Europe’s less-well-known national parks caught your attention and prompted hundreds of you to submit tips and suggestions for more areas to explore in the article’s comments section. Here is a selection of what you liked best …


How exciting – Marche’s very own Sibillini National Park featured in The Guardian. We are so lucky to live and work right next to the stunning Sibillini National Park and enjoy the views of the mountain range every day. This really is a very natural special, unspoilt place, in fact very few people have even heard of it. There are so many excellent agriturismos and restaurants in the area, which are not expensive. For a real treat, take a trip to Il Tiglio and you will be amazed. Hidden in a tiny hilltop village in the Sibillini Mountains, you will be treated to course after course of beautifully prepared food by Enrico the chef. This place certainly does deserve a Michelin Star! If you are looking to stay in the area, check out Marche Owners Direct, a new group of holiday home owners have come together to form a co-operative. They have a large selection of villas, farmhouses, apartments, bed and breakfasts and hotels to suit all needs. Their years of experience between them, provide you with an invaluable guide to the Sibillini Mountains, from truffle hunting to trekking, dining out to wine tours. If you do visit this summer, we are sure you will not be disappointed!

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Ten great reasons why you should book your holidays via Marche Owners Direct

The holiday website for your Le Marche farmhouse, apartment or villa rental. Book Italian holidays with confidence direct from the owners & get special offers.

Ten great reasons why you should book your holidays via Marche Owners Direct –

1/ Excellent value – you will not find any of our properties at lower prices elsewhere and they may even cost less via us. Watch out for special Spring saver offers coming soon! These offers will not be available anywhere else.

2/ You book directly with the owner – no middlemen or hidden fees. We are not agents.

3/ We probably have the perfect property for you – with a variety of places from fabulous small hotels, apartments for 2 to 6 people, country villas for small and large groups and organic agriturismos we have places to suit all size parties and pockets. If a pool and wifi is important for you we can help with that too.

4/ We are happy to advise you about the right place for you – do you want to be close to a town or village? Do you want to be a short drive to the beach? Is the house child friendly? Do you need seclusion in a peaceful place? Are you wondering about a wedding here? Do you want to go hiking or biking in a stunning national park? Just give us a call and we’ll try to help.

5/ You can trust us – we all know each other and can verify our places are real – no need to worry about scammers.

6/ We know our areas very well – we can tell you about the best restaurants, secret picnic spots, our favorite beaches, when the local markets are held, how to find amazing bargains in the outlet shops, we give you our top tips and insider knowledge to make sure you have the best possible holiday. Between us we have over 200 years of experience gathering this information – we are delighted to share it with you.

7/ We have loads of ideas about things to do – from cooking classes to quadbiking, horseriding, mountain biking, paraponting and hang gliding, opera going, clubbing on the beach, wine tasting and buying, foraging for wild foods, boat trips, shopping for designer goods at massive discounts – whether you are after a really active holiday or a totally indulgent one we can help.

8/ If you are thinking about buying a place for yourself here we can point you in the direction of agents we trust and advise about the whole process – we have all been through this ourselves.

9/ We may be small but we ARE beautifully formed – with the big boy rental sites becoming unwieldy in the amount of properties advertised – many of them by agents taking a slice of 10-20% on top of the true cost of your holiday – isn’t it cool to be dealing with a grassroots local group who really care about their guests? We have the places that are ‘the needle in the haystack’ to save you days of researching!

10/ Most importantly we are all passionate about our part of Italy and genuinely want to help our guests love it as much as we do, we will bend over backwards to help you have a brilliant time here.

Email us at or call us on our skype line – it is a UK number so charged at Uk prices 0115 714 1877


Marche Owners Direct is a great new initiative where a group of property owners in Marche have worked together to form a co-operative. Check out the beautiful range of properties on their website.

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Le Marche, between the rise of the hills

That is known for woods, witches and fairies. Placid and restful even cloaked in gray, and fresh. Patient even when it is windy and it is heavily rainy. A “soap and water” land – you think – because historically outside the major trade and military routes or because too close to the popular Romagna, Tuscany, and Umbria. And perhaps this is why you observe it with increasing curiosity and surprise. You are in the Marche.


Such a wonderful area to explore with something for everyone. We have a beautiful place for you to use as a base whilst exploring too. The Hideaway, near Amandola, is perfect for walking in the Sibillini National Park or relaxing on the beach. Hope to see you soon

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Ascoli Piceno fra le migliori 10 destinazioni turistiche per il Touring Club

La guida Touring Club inserisce la città di Ascoli Piceno fra le città imperdibili da visitare nel 2015


How fantastic to read that our wonderful Ascoli Piceno has been

mentioned by the Touring Club Italia as one of the top 10 places to visit in the world! It certainly is one of our favourite places to visit and wonder round the travertine piazzas and streets. Congratulations Ascoli Piceno!

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“Amazing, elegant and discreet”: these are the words used by the Italian Touring Club to describe our lovely city. The prestigious association, landmark in publishing and storytelling tourism can provide the traveler with the tools to responsible tourism and quality, has mentioned the Marches capital among the 10 destinations in the world must visit in 2015.

The city of a hundred towers in the month of January has been included among the 10 tourist locations that are worth a visit at least once in their lives alongside most famous cities like Florence and emblazoned, Città di Castello, Matera – the latter crowned their quest ‘year as European City of Culture in 2019 – but also on the side of international destinations such as Istanbul, Stockholm.

Treasure chest of art and culture, Ascoli Piceno is a city yet to be discovered. Away from the main flow of mass tourism, the city has managed to preserve its authenticity over time: a jewel of travertine that still shines its former glory!

Known abroad than for its beauty for its food and wine, according to the editors of the guides touring the city of hundred towers has an intrinsic potential yet to be expressed. Its plot of rue and towers develops in plain in a few hundred meters and can be visited on foot or by bike.

The succession of churches, palaces, museums trace the symbol of different ages who have crossed and marked the history of the provincial capital. In its precious historical center, Ascoli Piceno in fact preserves intact traces of the medieval past that, in Piazza Arringo is expressed again in all its beauty.

Praised for its beautiful Piazza del Popolo , ideal setting for cocktails and coffee enjoyed in the company lends itself to be discovered and admired each time under a different guise.

Also mentioned the events and traditions of the capital Piceno place of tourist attraction for the Quintana , the historic Carnival and the calendar of events which this year includes events on the occasion of the Franciscan.

Ascoli for the entry in red guides of touring club will be a unique opportunity of great attraction for all those who want to enjoy a trip to the open sky in the history and beauty!

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Marche Owners Direct – Property of The Day – The Hideaway, Amandola.

Today’s property of the day is the very gorgeous The Hideaway – a bed and breakfast and self catering apartment set up – ideal for couples or smaller family groups close to Amandola in Southern Marche. Run by Sarah and Mark who will bend over backwards to help you have a fabulous holiday, hugely family friendly too with a lovely pool we really recommend checking it out. It’s gorgeous!


So lucky to star as Marche Owners Direct featured property of the day. We love being part of this great new scheme  – where you, the holiday maker can book direct with the knowledgable owners, with no commissions or hidden costs. For more information, why not check out our website

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Property of The Day – Valle Nuova, near Urbino

Its Friday – the weekend has landed and February is almost over – yay! What better time to plan a trip to Marche.


Today’s Marche Owners ‘Property of the day’ is the gorgeous organic Agriturismo Valle Nuova with apartments and a lovely pool close to the stunning city of Urbino in Northern Marche.


Check it out here and contact the wonderful owner Giulia directly for a fabulous holiday…(do we say fabulous wonderful stunning gorgeous too much? really is that brilliant here)

Why not plan a two centre break – Northern and Southern Marche – between The Hideaway and Locanda Valle Nuova, we have it covered!

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Marche Owners Direct Holidays – The Place to Book Your Marche Holiday

Marche Owners Direct is the holiday website to find your Le Marche farmhouse, apartment or villa rental where you can book directly in confidence wiith the owner & get special offers.


We can highly recommend Marche Owners Direct, set up by three passionate holiday home owners who love and live Le Marche. They can help you arrange your perfect Italian holiday to Le Marche with confidence, booking directly with the owner. You will never have to pay a booking fee, or commission, and definitely no ‘added extras’. Marche Owners Direct is different – They are a community of holiday accommodation owners in Marche, Italy working together to tell the world more about the wonderful area. Many people are familiar with other parts of Italy such as Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio but Marche is lesser known – but Marche Owners Direct want to change that and help you get to know an area where there certainly is something to please everyone. With their properties, you are dealing direct with the owner not an agent – someone that knows and loves their area. They provide up to date availability through this site and access to property owners individual websites. You can also find lots of useful information about where to dine and what to see in the area to make the most of your holiday time in Marche. Have a look today. You won’t find a more caring, passionate group of people, with one aim, to provide you with the best holiday experience in Le Marche ever!

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