: A14 Pedaso
: Porto San Giorgio
: Sassotetto, Sarnano
: Montefiore Dell'Aso
The Bishop's House, in the hill-top farming community of Force, is the ideal location to sample the calm, relaxing pleasures of Le Marche. The sandy, family-friendly beaches of Porto San Giorgio or San Benedetto and fabulous walks in the Sibilllini Mountains are all close-by. In a region renowned for its stunning scenery, dotted with medieval hill-top villages, home to some wonderful works of art, you can savour delicious local speciality foods at summer and autumn sagras, enjoy the Quintana parade at Ascoli Piceno, famous for its towers, churches, its anisetta and delicious stuffed olives, or attend the opera in the Roman amphitheatre in Macerata. Le Marche has something for everyone. For the active this is extensive walking, cycling, golf, horse-riding, skiing, snow-shoeing and even hot air ballooning. For those who enjoy culture, painting, cooking, Italian language and truffle-tasting courses are offered, as are wine and guided walking tours, also truffle-hunting (in season).
Other Activities: Food festivals, painting, snow-shoeing, ballooning
Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course, I Lauri, less than 40 minutes away at Montefiore Dell'Aso.
The Sirolo Golf Club near Conero, Ancona is 95 km, 1 hr 20 min.
Ski: The Sibillini Mountains rise to 2476 metres at Monte Vettore. Snow is frequent from November to March.
Skiing at Sassotetto, near Sarnano is 1 hrs drive. There is a bus from Sarnano to the slopes.
Skiing is also available at Forca Canapine near Castellucio. Castellucio also has cross-country skiing and snowing expeditions (at weekends).
Skiing for beginners is also available at Monte Piselli, 45km, an hour's drive.