Borgo Tranquillo

Arcevia, Ancona
Visit owner's website Icon Created with Sketch.

For sociable couples and families, a 'design haven' in the unsung Marche hills where authenticity, tranquillity and beauty still prevail


5 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Wind your way up from the Adriatic at Ancona, to minimalist perfection perched on a hill. Float in the pool, pick the lavender, nod off in a hammock slung between the trees. Harmony prevails in colour and form, there’s a ‘sunset bench’ high on the hill, and you’ll never, ever tire of the view.

Frank and Ariana have realised a dream, to transform a sleepy hamlet (‘borgo’) into a place of warmth, luxury and calm. An old barn has become a poolside spa, with a sauna, a hammam and a lovely clubhouse upstairs.

Follow the winding road to hilltop Arcevia, whose cafes, shops and palazzos are a 15-minute drive. Enjoy lunch at the little Ristorante Pinocchio. Or head off for the sands of Senigallia (45km), and swims and seafood straight from the ocean. Return to your loft-style apartment (or secluded villa) and relax on your balcony with a glass of Verdicchio di Jesi.

Borgo Tranquillo - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Basking by the infinity pool with spectacular views
  • The warmth and generosity of the hosts
  • The friendly clubhouse, with its free bar and fresh bakes, baskets of garden produce, and pool toys
Borgo Tranquillo - Gallery

You should know

  • No antiques in sight - but great modern interiors
  • The pool and clubhouse have a sociable vibe
  • It’s remote so you need a car


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
November - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €157
Weekly price
from €1300
Damage deposit
4 Apartments for 2
From €1571 bed2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €2902 beds2 bedrooms



Ariane and Frank have everything dialed in at this stunning oasis. Fantastic views, with a heated infinity pool, steam and sauna. We had Apartment 1 which was close to all the facilities. Frank is a designer and his talent shines throughout the property. My husband and I are experienced travelers and BT is one of the most impressive places we’ve stayed at. The Marche offers stunning views. A week at BT was the perfect way to start off our month in Italy. Thank you Ariane and Frank.

Nancy, Seattle

Since 2015 we stayed numerous times at the Borgo, and we will always love to come back! This time, after a 4-week stay, we are really very tranquillo at the Borgo! Thanks Ariane, Frank and Tintin for creating such a perfect, wonderful and tranquillo holiday place! We love it. See you another time!

Arjo, Bunde

The more often we visit, the more thankful we are for this brilliant location, for your warm hospitality. Can't wait to return in Summer 2022.

Doris, Vienna

Dreaming of this beautiful and tranquil heaven in Italy. Dreaming is all we can do at the moment, I cannot wait to travel again, can't wait to get back to the amazing views of the Borgo poo. Can't wait to watch the sun go down up on the sunset bench. Can't wait to enjoy once again Frank and Ariane's hospitality, their thoughtful touches, the best homemade jam ever, the olive oil, and the cakes, oh these sweet treats! Thank you so much for these memories!

Debs, London

Thank you for a wonderful week at Borgo Tranquillo. We've had the most amazing time. Some highlights to name just a few: The spectacular view over the rolling hills of Le Marche. The days spent relaxing by the brilliant pool The treats left in the Clubhouse (especially the most delicious lemon drizzle cake) Working our way through the many recommendations of places to visit and eat, The fantastic apartment which had everything we could have needed. Frank and Ariane are amazing hosts. The care and attention to details around Borgo Tranquillo really shows how fantastic a place it is to stay!

Laura, London

This place is just amazing! We had the time of our lives and will definitely be back. Frank and Ariane should be very proud of what they have achieved its unique, and a heaven from the crazy world most of us live in now.

Louise, London

Thank you for creating Borgo Tranquillo, thank you for creating this wonderful relaxing atmosphere, thank you for being you, dear Ariane, Frank and Tintin. We cannot wait to visit again.

Elena, London

It was the coldest May, but the warmest stay…It was a treat to be guests in Ariane’s and Frank’s Borgo Tranquillo. And the name is perfectly chosen: what a quiet and peaceful place! Neatly arranged, every detail is thought of. Perfect to relax or discover wineries – since it was not only a cold week in May but also a very wet one. Follow your hosts recommendations for restaurants or any other venue you may visit – they know their way around. And they got good taste – not only for interior design. The only disadvantage is that the Borgo is sold out most of the time. Unfortunately!

Albert, Munchen

The Borgo is just as close to the perfect holiday as it can get! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality - we will be back for our 7th visit! Ciao for now!

Erik, Frankfurt/Hongkong

Guests will certainly be impressed by the minute attention to detail and to the fact that every possible whim has been already pre-arranged. Frank and Ariane are superb hosts who offer a place of soothing regeneration, difficult to leave, and at the same time in an area full of interesting and authentic off-track exploration.

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

We loved the Borgo Tranquillo. It has a stunning pool with an amazing view. Surrounded by beautiful grounds with a 'sunset bench', playground, hammocks, ... We didn't want to leave. Just a perfect getaway for our family.

Wouter, Brugge

We loved the Borgo Tranquillo. It has a stunning pool with an amazing view. Surrounded by beautiful grounds with a 'sunset bench', playground, hammocks, ... . We didn't want to leave. Just a perfect getaway for our family.

Wouter, Bruxelles

What an amazingly beautiful place you have created in Borgo Tranquillo! We´ve had a wonderful week and are already planning our next visit. We will miss the gorgeous pool, Clubhouse and all of its goodies (thanks for the gluten free cakes and biscuits and for all the fruit and veggies and eggs….) and fo course the sweet and drinks! Most of all this amazing view and the beautiful sunsets. Thank you and we will see you again!

Vicky, Paris

Our sixth time here - gradually you can call it being addicted to this very special, ultimately unique place in paradise. It is an extraordinary haven, a sanctuary, a gorgeous retreat. After one week of endless tranquillity we are re-fuelled with enough energy to go back into the hectic urban life. Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

Ina, München

It has been a wonderfully relaxing week in a stunning location. Loved the thoughtful touches such as your homemade jams and olive oil - delicious. Thank very much!

Debs, London

What a perfect way to spend our spring break! Thank you so much for your hospitality. With pain in our hearts we left your heavenly Borgo Tranquillo… amazing pool …. sunset Gin + Tonics…. we will be back!

Jana, London

Read more reviews


The neighbourhood

This corner of the Marche is particularly green. Set off - by foot or mountain bike - on the estate’s 2.5km ‘Sylvie’ trail. Further undulating trails start from the grounds. The nearest restaurant is 2km, while the nearest town is walled Arcevia, 8km, with shops, restaurants and a rich artistic heritage; don’t miss the amazing Della Robbia’s. In this untouristy area, slow-food restaurants abound, including the excellent Agriturismo Il Rustico, 10km ... with views.

Local points of interest from Frank & Ariane Andrew

  • Borgo Tranquillo offers peace and tranquillity in a breathtaking 360 degree hill top setting. Just five minutes outside the beautiful hill town of Arcevia, with local banks, bars, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, newsagents, pharmacies and restaurants.
  • Clubhouse, Spa, Free Bar, Nespresso Coffee, sweets and treats, Pool, Boccia Court, 1.5 mile nature path, seating areas ´hidden´in 15 acre grounds. Our own hill for a spectacular sunset show - you may never want to leave the grounds!
  • Foodies - wonderful local produce from the award winning wines, olive oil, artisan beers, pasta´s, salamis, meats and seafood to either prepare in your fully equipped holiday kitchen… or to enjoy in one of the many restaurants in the vicinity!
  • Walking, hiking - enjoying the magical landscapes, wine tasting or outlet shopping, a day at the beach, you are spoilt for choice!
  • Frasassi Caves - 10 miles away - a must! This limestone kingdom sculptured in the rock, y splendid sceneries in stalactite, stalagmite, and swords of alabaster and crystal lakes. The Grotta Grande del Vento is large enough to house the Duomo in Milan.
  • Detailed Information on local cuisine, wineries, restaurant, shopping, walking, sightseeing etc can be found in our guide ‘ Discover Le Marche with Borgo Tranquillo ’ which will be emailed to our guests one month before arrival.


Frank & Ariane Andrew

Frank and Ariane (and dog Tintin) greet you personally with a glass of Prosecco. Formerly based in London (he an architect, she a communications executive) and now living the dream, they love their guests, and are thrilled with the feedback they receive. When the season ends, they go travelling.