Piceno offers a wealth of stunning and enchanting landscapes that stretch from the inland hills and the Sybilline mountains all the way down to the splendid Adriatic coast – and everywhere the visitor will find the highest quality accommodation facilities.
The variety of its scenic beauty makes the land of Piceno one of the most beautiful and fascinating in all Italy, attracting visitors for long stays or simply for the weekend.
In Piceno one can choose to stay in one of many beautiful ancient homes which have lost none of their age-old appeal, entering into and re-living the history of a land that has stories to tell at every turn, and that gives the visitor unforgettable emotions and unique sensations.
Historic homes in Piceno offer an excellent opportunity to plunge into a heartening world of nostalgia, in places with a wealth of history and ancient traditions that create a perfect bridge between past and present.
Visitors can spend delightful holidays relaxing on the splendid beaches of the Adriatic, where they might choose, for example, to stay at theCastello di Marano in Cupramarittima, the town built on the ruins of the Roman city of Cupra and long dominated by the Curia of Fermo.
At the time of the signornies, it was also home to Francesco Sforza.
The magnificent Villa Ricci in Pedaso, which is also by the sea, is an elegant residence that was originally built in the second half of the eighteenth century, and that was transformed over the centuries, maintaining the various styles of its construction.
In the charming fishing village of Grottammare, the exclusive period residence of Casa Pazzi is a lovely building that offers guests an unforgettable stay in luxurious surroundings, with views over one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy.
The picturesque Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi, in Castel di Lama, consists of a complex of buildings made during different periods, surrounded by a delightful historic park.
On the other hand, those tourists who seek rest and tranquillity, and who like the peacefulness of the mountains, might prefer to be welcomed into the Castel di Luco in Acquasanta Terme, in the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga.
This stunning example of mediaeval architecture, which resisted invasion by the troops of Charles of Anjou and the army of Galeotto Malatesta, has witnessed many remarkable historical events.
Set deep in the natural surroundings of the gentle hills of Piceno, country homes and “agriturismo” farm holidays offer tourists the most wonderful holiday experiences, whether just taking in the splendid scenery or exploring its every secret, and they are always just a short distance from the sea and a few kilometres from the mountains, while never being far from the cities of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo.
Here it is possible to enjoy typical and biological products grown in the land of Piceno, in characteristic menus inspired by local cuisine.
Nothing could be more relaxing than waking up in the morning to a fragrant breakfast with toast and jam freshly made by the owners of the Villa Cicchi, an exquisite country house and a traditional holiday home on a hill overlooking the city of Ascoli Piceno, or by the staff at Fioranoin Cossignano.
Guests at this agriturismo will find the finest and most genuine hospitality, and they will be able to enjoy and purchase the wine and oil made on the farm itself, in association with AMAB, (Associazione Marchigiana Agricoltura Biologica).
The La Campana agriturismo facility near Montefiore dell’Aso, deep in the countryside in Val Menocchia, is the ideal place for purchasing natural products such as pure wool yarn.
The towns and villages in the hills also have a wealth of art, history, and culture, lively folklore traditions and many events revolving around rural traditions and religious festivals.
In the historic cities of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, visitors can enjoy luxurious and elegant surroundings in small “boutique hotels” created in stately old palazzi, beautifully furnished and with a close eye to detail and absolute comfort.
Examples in Ascoli Piceno include Residenza 100 Torri, Palazzo Guiderocchi and Albergo Piceno.
Here the visitor can admire the enchanting old part of town, with its stunning architecture, and experience the magic of the city, which offers shows, culture, art, sport, music, and all manner of entertainment, all year round.
In Fermo, there is the sumptuous Palazzo Romani Adami, with its stunningly elegant and sophisticated interiors, which offers the quintessence of comfort for the most discerning guests.
With its characteristic Riviera delle Palme, San Benedetto del Tronto, on the other hand, is the ideal place for those who wish to combine a holiday by the sea with a perfect mix of relaxation and fun, staying in one of the many hotels where they will find tranquil, family-run facilities that offer their guests top-quality service.
The land of Piceno contains a wealth of delightful and characteristic villages of great historical interest and architectural beauty: a walk through the streets to discover their artistic treasures gives the feeling that time is standing still, allowing one to enjoy the magical atmosphere created by the countless artistic gems one comes across along the way.
Entering these places means finding oneself in a hushed and fascinating world, which can be enjoyed by staying, for example, at one of the many Bed & Breakfasts that take in guests.
In the land of Piceno, visitors will find all the holiday solutions they could wish for and they will be able to enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable stay.