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.