Things to do

If you are not in the mood to relax by the swimming pool or swing lazily in the hammock in the shade, you can:

• Go to the weekly markets at Sant’ Angelo in Vado, Urbania or Urbino on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, respectively. For a more serious shopping spree, you might want to drive to the coastal cities of Pesaro, Fano, Riccione or Rimini.

• Eat out at a fish restaurant in the port areas of Pesaro and Fano.

• Visit one of the many ‘Feste e Sagre’, fairs and feasts held here, especially in summer and autumn ;

• Take a walk along the torrent Burano, in the canyon Gola del Furlo;

• Have a picnic in the Ranco Spinosa park.

• Sunbathe while listening to the rush of the Metauro River at the Cascàta del Sasso waterfalls.

• Drive the 1 ½ hour mountain road to Fracases where you can explore the calcium caves and hike in the Gola della Rossa national park.

• Hike, with or without a guide, up Mt Nerone.

• Enjoy the countryside while pedalling a mountain bike along the many trails in the area.

• Walk up the gravel road from Ca’ Salvatore to the tower in the hill town of Peglio.

• Visit the Fossil Museum in Apecchio.

• Visit the Brancaleone Castle in Piobbico.

• Visit the Ducal Palace and strange Mummy Museum in Urbania.

• Take a trip to the Italy in Miniature park in Rimini.

• Ride through the countryside on horseback.

• Participate in a cooking class or a ceramic course.

• Enroll in an Italian language course in Urbania.

• Take a trip to Urbino and visit the stunning Renaissance Ducal Palace, the Botanical Gardens, and Oratory, and wander through the charming cobbled lanes of the city.

• Take a day trip to Perugia, Assissi, Gubbio or Città di Castello.