Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy
Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy

Le Marche, the region that's known as the "real" Italy.

You will arrive in Ancona where your holiday experience begins...

Ancona is the capital of the Marches region and lies on the promontory of Monte Conero directly facing the sea. Founded by the Greeks, the city experienced remarkable development when the emperor Hadrian extended the then-small port, long of great strategic importance for the traffic across the Adriatic.

Day 1 Sunday. Early morning Pilates followed by breakfast on the terrace

Then the first of 2 cooking lessons and time to try your results for lunch.

An afternoon of leisure time to relax by the pool, surrounded by the beautiful Le Marche scenery. The day is yours to enjoy. Early evening Pilates followed by a well earned aperitivo and dinner at the villa. Check out our stunning villa here.

Day 2 Monday. Pilates and breakfast al fresco. Then our first day excursion to one of Italy's most stunning cities... Ascoli Picena. Here we will have time for a relaxing lunch, sight seeing and shopping in this georgous town. Late afternoon we will stop for our own private wine tasting experience before returning to the villa in time for dinner.

Day 3 Tuesday. Pilates 1 to 1 sessions before breakfast. Then a quiet day at the villa to chill and relax.

Lunch on the terrace and time to appreciate the wonderful Le Marche landscape.

Early evening Pilates followed by an aperitivo before dinner at the villa.

Day 4 Wednesday. Early morning Pilates followed by breakfast in the Italian sunshine. Time to chill by the pool and enjoy the views.

Lunch at the villa before an early evening departure for Fermo. 

In this most beautiful town we will have an aperitivo before enjoying dinner in a local restaurant. If we are in luck there is also the possibility of an optional show at the most stunning theatre in the town- a kind of mini La Scala.

Day 5 Thursday. Pilates and then breakfast before our next adventure. We will be heading for a full day excursion to Torre di Palma, a small medieval village overlooking the resort of Porto San Giorgio, in time to browse and find a perfect Italian coffee. Onto Porto San Giorgio for their weekly market, lunch and an afternoon at the beach. Early evening Pilates on the beach before returning to the villa for dinner.

Day 6 Friday. Early morning Pilates followed by breakfast al fresco on the terrace. Then it's time for our second cookery lesson with our local Italian chef. A light lunch and the afternoon to relax with a book or take in the local scenery.

After an early evening Pilates lesson we have our farewell dinner at the villa.

Day 7 Saturday. Breakfast and farewells before departure for the airport.


All excursions, wine tasting, 2 cooking lessons, 10 Pilates lessons, one lunch and one dinner out, plus all meals and wine at the villa are included. Dietary needs are catered for and all produce is fresh and locally sourced.

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International Travellers

We have many guests from all over the world and with our all inclusive holidays you don't need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates. Direct flights are now available from USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia to airports in Italy. If you need help or advice please contact us and we will be delighted to advise on the best options.


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