The crisp snowfall of Winter is perfect for skiing or snowboarding at our nearby resort of Sassotetto. With beginners slopes, slopes for children and intermediates, there is plenty of choice and over 17km of runs.
For the non-skiing guests, the walking at Sassotetto is stunning, with 360 degree views of the mountains and a visit to the vast plains of Castelluccio is amazing.
There are still plenty of festivals to visit in the winter months and the Nativity or Presipeo (which originates from Italy) features in every village and town. The 'live' nativity in Comunanza is beautiful, when the old town is whisked back to the days of Christ, with candlelight, music, animals and scenes of rural life. The final view, as you wind your way through the town, is the nativity, complete with donkey, ox, sheep, Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds, angels and of course the Baby Jesus.
Winter flavours of Le Marche include tagliatelle with wild boar, rabbit stew, truffles and you must try Vin Brulee - the delicious Italian version of mulled wine!
On a sunny winter's day there is nothing more revitalising than a bracing walk on the Adriatic, when the beaches are desserted and the waves crash in. Try Pedaso, Grottamare and Villa Rosa, some of our favourite resorts along the coast.