If you are looking for a taste of the “real” Italy, a place that mass tourism hasn't reached, where the locals will warmly welcome you and where you will be able to test your Italian (but you'll be able to communicate in English!), Le Marche is what you're looking for.
Wether you are interested in Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture or biking, food and wine or potholing, if you enjoy shopping, swimming, music, markets, nature or handicrafts, this area has something to keep you busy for weeks (or years).
Local artisans are very active: it will not be difficult to locate your favourite shop for presents (for friends and family and for yourself!). Often during festivals you'll be able to see them working and have them teach you some of their tricks.
At the Locanda you'll be able to go for a ride in the countryside, swim in our pool, take a beautiful walk right from your door, rent bikes, birdwatch (or firefly watch: animals love clean air!) or just relax, enjoying the sweeping views of the countryside.