Discover which events you will find in the Italian region of Marche

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Did you know?

It seems that, on average, tourists spend more than 6 days in the Marche, staying there longer than in any other Italian region.

The Marche region has also one of the highest life expectancy rate in Italy.

La Colombaia

From past to present

La Colombaia is a hotel in the countryside of Appignano, a small village in the Marche region at 14 kilometers from Macerata and at almost 200 meters above the sea level.

Born from a large complex of renovated farmhouses, La Colombaia owes its name to a sort of tower that rises from the hotel building. This tower, which has many little windows known as “pigeonholes” on its walls, is an architectural element typical of the Marche countryside (but not only). It recalls the life of peasants in feudal times, when the tenants could get the privilege of breeding pigeons for hunting. To keep these birds, peasants used to build the so-called “dovecotes” (colombaie in Italian), construction that could have the same features as the tower described above.

Soon, these buildings became small fortresses symbolizing the greatness of their owners.

Now transformed into a comfortable resort for receiving lovers of rural tourism, the country hotel La Colombaia has been equipped with bedrooms, restaurant and spa. Soon, small apartments/suites will be also available.

La Colombaia country hotel offers you the opportunity to stay in a charming setting, delighted by the pleasure of a warm hospitality and an impeccable service.

With a wide range of cultural projects proposed by the province of Macerata and by the rest of the Marche region, guests of La Colombaia country hotel can follow many tourist itineraries and participate in local events of all types.

Picking wild herbs is currently becoming one of the most popular leisure activities among tourists and inhabitants of the Marche region. Classes to recognize wild herbs and to learn how to cook them are available along with picking excursions.

Visitors who enjoy walking, hiking and mountain-bike rides can follow the routes close to the hotel or those ones winding through the Regional Park of Monte Conero and the National Park of Sibillini Mountains, both an hour’s drive from Colombaia. Bird-watching is also possible in these locations.

Sport fishing enthusiasts can practice their hobby at Lake Fiastra, always within an hour’s drive from the country hotel, as well as in many other places of the Marche region.

If you wish to go boating, to take riding lessons, to go shopping in the local factory stores, or to participate in guided visits to wine/oil/cheese producers, we will be happy to give you all the necessary information.

Baby-sitting service on request.

Possibility to rent cars, scooters and bicycles.