Family holidays in Le Marche, Italy
Italian family holidays – the best of both worlds
Family holidays in Le Marche at our Italian villa have recently received an Excellence award from trip advisor. The villa is also only 1km from the Sibillini National Park and medieval Sarnano voted one of Italy’s most beautiful villages.
Having two children of our own who have grown up here in Le Marche, we have always been conscious of the need for diversions and fun things to do on your family holiday in Italy. We have put the Italian family model at the heart of our holidays in Italy, the villa is equipped with your children’s happiness in mind.
Fun for the kids on a family villa holiday in Italy
There is volleyball / badminton, swings, climbing frame and a slide, there are hammocks amongst the Vines and and shady areas for alfresco eating or playing, the big pool is large enough for the guests from each of the 4 apartments and its fantastic to see kids from different families making friends.
Beyond the vines is the vegetable plot and we encourage families to pick their own organic fruit, nuts, herbs and vegetables and learn about what’s growing in the garden.
Childrens entertainment at our Italian farmhouse
To keep the kids amused on your family holiday in Italy,there is a library of childrens DVDs, boxes full of games at the Italian villa, shelves full of books, stacks of music CDs ion each apartment and wifi if they can’t resist going online.
Family holidays to Italy – Local activities in Sarnano
The local town of Sarnano is fully equipped for Italian family holidays and has a good childrens playground and crazy golf, plus football pitches and a tennis court, this page has some great ideas for other fun family days out in the local part of Marche region.
If you can drag the children away from the villa and the pool, the local town of Sarnano is great for a family holiday and has a good childrens playground, crazy golf, plus football pitches and a tennis court. Every Summer a funfair arrives and lures local kids and holidaymakers for up to 2 months.
There is also a big campsite just outside Sarnano which many Italians use in the summer and is open to the public, this has a pool, volleyball, basketball, tennis, table tennis, a shady riverside picnic area, swings and slides and many daily activities such as acquarobics and an open air disco.
Le Marche Family holidays Italy – kids outdoor activities
Family holidays in Le Marche at our Villa and apartments are right on the edge of the Sibillini National park which is a paradise for Italian family walking holidays, family cycling holidays and family skiing holidays
There are kayaking courses on local lakes, white water rafting through a canyon and many other possibilites for fun mentioned on our sports and extreme activities page. The local parascending school cater for tandem jumps with tourists and even took one of our 7 year old guests for a flight, her mother unbelievably shared a thermal with a golden eagle on her own flight.
Family holiday Italy – fun on the Adriatic Coast of Le Marche
If you travel on your holidays in Italy with children East of the villa to the Adriatic coast of Le Marche there are many Italian Family resorts to choose from, all of which are geared up for a family day out, and have sports and activities actually on the beach, plus boat hire and hot showers.
For example, Civitanova Marche has at least 4 large swing parks with amazing climbing frames and Numana has go-karting, trampolining, ball parks and other activities that attract both younger kids, children and teenagers. At night the Adriatic Coast comes alive with restaurants, nightlife and discos and nightclubs on the beach.
A favourite of our guests on Italy Family holidays is wonderful, crystal clear lake Fiastra set at about 1000m in the Sibillini Mountains. The swimming here is superb, it has great beaches, boats for hire, lovely spots to eat and brick built barbecues for use by the public.
Italy Family Holiday – Horse Riding
There are two local places for horse riding on your Italy family holiday. Guided or solo horse riding from 1 to 4 hours or itineries of up to 3 days are available at the local le querce agriturismo. Alternatively, group treks or private lessons can be arranged at a centre near beautiful Lago San Ruffino (San Ruffino Lake) near Amandola- il Centro Ippico S. Lorenzo tel 0736 847053
Donkey trekking holidays Italy
Near our Le Marche Villa is the Association “Asini si nasce – Regione Marche” of Smerillo (FM), a company specialising in donkey trekking in Italy in the foothills near the local stretch of the Appenine Mountains (the Sibillini Mountains).
The donkey trek company hope that their donkey treks and trips will spread their love and appreciation for the donkey, a peaceful and intelligent animal that can fill the heart with joy and help us take life at a slower pace.
These Le Marche donkey trips/ donkey treks in Italy are excellent value for money; the Italian donkey holiday takes and guides the holidaymaker through the unspoilt Marche countryside, allowing you to enjoy the wildlife, nature reserves, paths and woods around many medieval villages in the area. Cost €135 per long weekend of mountain donkey trekking in Italy
Hot Air Ballooning in Le Marche on your Italian family holiday
We can arrange the trip of a lifetime in a hot air balloon on your Italian family holiday- take in breathtaking scenery of the mountains, lakes, medieval hilltop villages and the sea beyond. For more information visit http://www.ballon.it/.
Adventure Parks near our Le Marche Villa
At Lake Fiastra only half an hour from the villa there is a small adventure park where you can tightrope through the trees, zip wire across the lake, try archery and disc golf and take a boat trip round the lake. Also near to Norcia and Visso in the heart of the Sibillini Mountains is an adventure playground or adventure park with zipwires, climbing and loads of excitement for all ages on your Italy family holiday.
The best adventure park is probably Quercus Parco at Ripatransone where they have 5 different courses; these all include zipwires and tree top climbing routes. All of the heights are strangely measured from wrists to the ground with arms raised. Two of the levels are available to adults and older kids of 160cm (from raised wrists) or more, 3 available to kids of 140cm or more ((from raised wrists) and one is available to kids of 110m or more (from raised wrists).
There is a BBQ (barbecue) and Picnic area and prices for this Marche adventure Park are €18 for kids and adults of 160cm (from raised wrists), €12 for kids of 140cm (from raised wrists), smaller children are free. Tickets last 2.5 hours. Visit the Quercus Parco Avventura facebook page for photos and go to google maps for directions. Mum and Dad can visit some of the great Local Cantinas and sources some of the superb DOCG wines whilst the kids play
There is another parco avventura Cingoli in the heart of Le Marche, a wonderful town worth visiting in its own right for its views, architecture and lake, this adventure park is best for younger children under about 13 and makes it a trip for the whole family.
Water Parks in Le Marche
In the heat of the Summer your children will never want to be far away from water and as our children grew up there would be constant requests to visit a water park. There are 3 Acqua Parchi within striking distance of the villa. Firstly Verde Azzurro Marche water Park up at Cingoli which has great picnic areas and pools and plenty of rides and activities for younger children of up to about 10, but there are only really 2 rides that suit older kids. Nearby at Apiro is Eldorado Acqua Parco; this has the two longest water slides in Europe and 2 or 3 other big rides and pools.
The best of the Parks is, in our opinion, Onda Blu Acqua Parco at Tortoreto, it has a great array of big rides massage pools, wave pool, river flumes etc and is the full wet and wild day out… the price is €22 per day or €13 per afternoon.. it can get packed and if you have older kids you may want to leave them to it and spend the day on the local beach Giulianova. You can buy your tickets online or save a few Euros and visit a Acqua e Sapone (chemist emporium) shop in advance and ask for the discount tickets that they seem to have every year.
Family holidays with children – Shooting in Le Marche
Get the lowdown on Le Marche holidays & Villa San Raffaello
Please visit the pages for self-catering accommodation, to find out more about the Marche Villa, garden and pool; which lie in bucolic countryside with amazing mountain views. Visit our photo gallery for more views and insights.