Your Le Marche holidays

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, Le Marche is what you’re looking for.

Whether 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, Northern Marche has something to keep you busy for weeks (or years).

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!). Take a cooking class, go foraging or truffle hunting or just relax, enjoying the sweeping views of the countryside. We will also gladly help you organize guided treks and biking excursions, courses, food and wine tours. Moreover we’re always available to suggest the best places to visit and help you make your Le Marche holidays really special! 

The area

Things to do the area Urbino Marche

Urbino and nearby hilltop towns, Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, Roman ruins, impressive fortresses, secluded monasteries and churches.



Horse riding, walking, hiking, biking, mbk, natural parks, birds and fireflies. The glorious Furlo Gorge and the magnificent Frasassi Caves, not to forget the beach and dramatic cliffs of Monte Conero and Monte San Bartolo.

Food and wine

Food Wine Acqualagna white truffle Marche

Cooking classes, wine tours, truffle hunts, foraging walks, cheesemaking classes, food festivals. Pick-your-own in our organic kitchen garden, home-made dinners.

Artisans and markets

Artisans markets basket weaving Urbino Marche

Pottery, majolica, woad dyeing, basket-weaving, stone carving, paper-making. The old techniques and traditions mix with new designs and the enthusiasm of young people.


Things to do music Antique music festival Urbino Marche

Antique music, jazz, contemporary, folk or opera: you’ll surely find something to suit your taste, often in spectacular locations. Le Marche hosts over 100 theatres, but music and theatre are not always kept inside…

Festivals and fairs

Things to do festivals fairs Urbino Marche

Reenactments, religious festivals, farming fairs, palios and all sorts of festivals (from kites to healthy living), and do not forget the food festivals: truffles, polenta, olive oil, brodetto (fish stew), frogs and snails, you name it.


Courses cooking class Urbino Marche

Cooking classes, cheesemaking, foraging walks, basket-weaving, wool dyeing.  We always look for more courses to offer. We’d be glad to host whatever course you would like to organize here at Valle Nuova.


Things to do itienraries Urbino Marche Italy

We’re always available to suggest destinations for your day-trips depending on your interests. However these itineraries may give you a useful starting point.

Pet our pets


Our pets (and some of the cows) are always available for a hug or tummy scratch.

…Do not worry if you are allergic or just not crazy about animals. They are not allowed inside and will keep themselves to themselves if you prefer so.