I have shown you some of the things I got up to on a recent visit to the beautiful Le Marche area of central Italy, an area amongst the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains. In fact I have more to show as well! But I couldn’t pass by without showing the wonderful place I stayed at during my travels there. Il Veccio Tasso.


Il Vecchio Tasso is an idyllic stone old country house that sits near the hilltop town of Smerillo. In fact it sits not far from many of the gorgeous old hilltop town and villages that are dotted around the area.



From the gardens, the pool, to the rooms it is a place that feels away from it all, as it should, yet full of calm and warm comfort. Six rooms that cater for individuals, couples or families. A real feel and charm of stepping back in time to the Italy of yesteryear but without stepping away from needed modern comforts.


You can head West to the mountains, East to the Adriatic coast, or stay within the hills at Il Vecchio Tasso by the pool. Take a walk in the local woods looking for fossils, or hunt for truffles even! Local tours can be taken too if needed, truffle hunt, orchid hunt, learn cuisine from the garden and much much more. In fact I can vouch for this place so much I am going to also be starting BaldHiker Breaks to here too soon.



For meals if you eat in the restaurant you will find it is all either grown in the garden or sourced locally. A true way to see the too often overlooked Le Marche region.

Even within a few feet of the door, in the garden there are signs of history and hidden treasures. Fossils lay about from local walks, the place even has still the old grape pressing and winemaking architecture.



Just in the garden also is a Yew tree of many hundreds of years in age.


But as you can see from the pictures the gardens are truly delightful all round. Spring was showing colour everywhere on my visit.



Each season here brings its own riches, I am sure you are gathering a picture. I am looking forward to getting out here in Autumn for more hiking the mountains, history learning, eating lots more local food and enjoying the area. Maybe I will see you on a BaldHiker Break with me too?! :)