Casa San Ruffino Contrada Montese 13 Montegiorgio 63025 Le Marche IT
Worth getting out of bed for
The hotel can arrange for you to be taken off for a yoga class in the neighbouring countryside. Explore the pretty hilltop villages of Montappone, Servigliano and Mogliano, each with its own dialect and charm. Hire a Vespa from Motonardi on Via Domenico Concordia in Macerata and take to the winding roads (+39 0733 280081; www.motonardi.it). Head to Sant'Elipidio a Mare to stock up on Tod’s, Prada and Armani at the assorted outlet stores.
In Montegiorgio (a 10-minute drive from the hotel), head to Il Grottino on Ospedale Diotallevi for great pasta and wine by the carafe (+39 0734 962447). Further away, but worth the journey, try the seven-course tasting menu at Taverna Loro on Largo Crescimbeni in Loro Piceno, after you’ve whiled away an hour or two in the wine bar downstairs (+39 0733 509789). Watch resident showman Tiziano at work at Osteria dell’Arco on Piazza Antonio Gramsci in Magliano di Tenna, manning the open embers to cook meat alla bracce in the centre of the restaurant and artfully matching the meals to wine (+39 0734 6313630; www.osteriaarco.it). Succulent steaks, ricotta patties and coffee-infused crème brûlées are all on the menu.