Italy remains a favourite for honeymooners for its romantic associations, gorgeous rolling hills and relaxed atmosphere. Many couples even choose to have their wedding ceremony in the boot shaped country. Places like Florence, Sorrento and the Garda Lake have long been popular destinations for couples on their honeymoon but a new Italian region has sprung to life in more recent years as a competitor: Le Marche.
A lesser known area of Italy, Le Marche is actually one of the most culturally interesting regions in Italy. It has the highest density of museums and galleries with approximately 100 historic cities, 106 castles and 71 important historic theatres, so if you feel like venturing out of your love nest there is plenty to see and do. Most importantly, the food and wine produce have managed to keep their authenticity and originality so that you can enjoy la cucina Italiana as it should be. And if you want to do a bit of shopping while in the fashionable country, we hear Le Marche also is home to a number of factory outlets for well-known Italian designers like Tod’s and Prada…
Finding a place to spend your first days – and nights – as newlyweds can be a pain as there are just so many options available, but we thought the Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi might just fit the bill.
Dating back to the 1750s, the Borgo Storico is as much a national monument as it is a lived-in family home. Situated on a hill along the valley of the River Tronto, just a few kilometres from the beautiful medieval town of Ascoli Piceno, the Borgo offers a peaceful shelter from daily life – perfect for newlyweds! We’ve even been told that you can enjoy romantic candle lit dinners under the stars in a magical bio-energetic gardens at the Borgo. And did we mention there is a swimming pool? Sounds like La Dolce Vita.
You can get to Le Marche by flying to Ancona or Pescara, alternatively fly in to Rome or Bologna.