Would you like to experience authentic, unspoilt Italy? Instead of following the throng of tourists to Rome and Tuscany why not join us to uncover the less well trodden parts of the ‘Bel Paese’ and uncover some hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered here in Le Marche, Italy’s best-kept secret.
Le Marche, an area as captivating as any you will find in Italy, remains one of the very few places which has escaped mass tourism despite its beauty and diversity. The Italians describe it as ‘all of Italy in one region’. With its medieval hilltop towns full of art and culture, amazing coastline with hidden beaches, patchwork quilt countryside, stunning mountain ranges within three national parks and a growing number of vineyards which are now getting attention on the international stage – it really is a secret slice of Italy.
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What better place to start your discovery of Le Marche than with a stay at our luxury boutique Hotel Leone which sits in the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains and just 25 minutes to the nearest beach. Everything really is on your doorstep! In an historic palazzo, Hotel Leone is a small, privately-owned 11-bedroomed boutique hotel and retreat centre offering luxury accommodation.
We’re all about good service, good food and friendly informality. Hotel Leone is ideal for couples and small groups and we’re only just over an hour away from Ancona and Pescara airports or a two and a half hour drive from Rome and Bologna.
So, if you are ready to explore this beautiful part of Italy, often described as Tuscany before the crowds, we offer a great base. From here you can experience the daily life and history of an authentic Italian hill-top village in the heart of Italy and in a beautiful location.
Perfect for Italian Wine Lovers looking for something off the beaten track
Italy is without a doubt one of the most romantic destinations in the world.
Le Marche’s cuisine is rich and diverse and based around local and seasonal produce.
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