After all the recommendations we have heard about the Borgo, our expectations were high! They were exceeded!!!
This is paradise, heaven on earth – you name it! we LOVE it.
Thanks for creating this with all your love and passion. We will be back!
All the best for you and Titin, Alex and family, September 2020
It was great fun
Dear Frank, Ariane and Tintin, We had a wonderful time with you sooo much for the wonderful stay, goodbye and we hope to see you very soon. Lots of love, Lana, Lucas and Xanthe and Mummy and Daddy
We are addicted… to the Borgo
Frank, Ariane and Tintin. Thank you soo much for another (our 14th) amaaazing stay at the Borgo. We are addicted. We always have the best time here.
Another fantastic year! Thank you so much for everything.
Much love the Wij´s. July 2020
Outstanding beautiful place to stay in Le Marche
We spent a week here at the beginning of September and had the most wonderful time. Ariane and Frank are great hosts who have created this luxury, stylish setting with views of Le Marche’s stunning rolling hills. We will never forget the happiness and peacefulness of looking out over the terrific infinity pool to that view of the countryside!
The apartment was spacious, well-appointed and everything you’d want for a self-catered residence. We had these brilliant swing seats in the apartment that were so relaxing to sit in that we really didn’t want to get up! We really enjoyed the club house as well – we hadn’t quite gathered how good this would be when we booked our trip. We were never short of a tip when we did venture out for food – Ariane and Frank have curated an endless list of recommendations (which, based on the few we tried, were excellent).
This is a great place to stay in its own right, but also as a base to explore the region, which we loved too. A trip to Senigallia is well worth it, and Arcevia is a lovely village very nearby.
Since returning from holiday, we’ve already started talking about when we’ll be back (sooner rather than later)! Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
Paul and Taz, September 2019
A wonderful week
Thank you for a wonderful week at Borgo Tranquillo. We´ve had the most amazing time. Some highlights to name just a few:
The spectacular view over the rolling hills
The days spent relaxing bz the brilliant pool
The treats left in the Clubhouse (especially the most delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake)
Working our way through the many recommendations of places to visit and eat – we especially liked Pizzeria Ai Pini and Gelateria Brunelli.
The fantastic apartment which had everything we could have needed. The swing seats were a particular favourite!
You´ve been amazing hosts. the care and attention to detail around Borgo Tranquillo really shows in how fantastic a place it is to stay! We´ve already started planning when we´ll be back!
With love, Jaz and Laura, September
Chilled Out Bliss
We returned here for the second time this Summer and it was a wonderful second visit. Ariane and Frank are the best hosts – considerate, welcoming and regularly leaving little surprises for their guests such as delicious home made cakes by Ariane and complementary fresh vegetables from their garden for your use. Borgo Tranquillo more than lives up to its name – it truly is a place where you can switch off, kick back and enjoy everything (history, beautiful beaches, food and wine) that gorgeous Le Marche has to offer. We are a family with two children and find that it offers somewhere where adults and children can relax and enjoy themselves. The decor is also to die for. There’s no doubt that we will return again and again.
Yvonne and family, August 2019
Perfect setting in Le Marche countryside
Wonderful experience from beginning to end – Frank and Ariane are incredible hosts who’ve successfully developed a fantastic boutique holiday experience in this quiet spot in Italy. We stayed in the villa for a week in August (2 adults and 2 children of 9 and 6) which was very generously equipped with classy furnishings and little extras such as homemade jams, oil and the bonus of a shared clubhouse with access to cold drinks and coffee (which felt like an exclusive pool-club environment). Plenty of space indoors and out to admire the phenomenal 360 degree views from wherever you were. The little extra touches and attention to detail are really what differentiates Borgo Tranquillo – beautiful but sensitive design, eco-friendly with glass bottles provided for refill, the previously mentioned club house, reading platforms in the infinity pool and all the private seating for soaking up views around the stunning grounds, the visitor guidebook they’ve put together as a definitive guide for the region….the list could go on. Perfectly equipped for families or couples: the number of repeat visitors is the best vindication of their vision. The area itself is wonderfully quiet compared to surrounding regions with plenty of options to eat, sight-see and visit the beach withprices remaining reasonable. Looking forward to the next visit…thanks Frank and Ariane
from the Lasockis. August 2019
What a wonderful week ,,,
we´ve had in the peace and tranquillity of Borgo Tranquillo. Superb views and hospitality. We will treasure our memories and hope to return one day.
All our love, Sara and Simon, June 2019
It is Paradise
Maybe we will be the next people in the (presumably very long by now) line to say ´we don´t usually go to the same place twice on holiday, but…..´
Borgo Tranquillo is a paradise – you have created a magical place. On top of that you have been such wonderful hosts. We´ve had the BESt time, and we will definitely be coming back. Until next time, ciao! And thank you!!!!
P&T June 2019
…. for creating Borgo Tranquillo, Thank you for creating this wonderful relaxing atmosphere, thank you for being you, dear Ariane, Frank and Tintin, we cannot wait to visit again.
Elena and Family, May 2019
You have created a very special place
One of the most relaxing we´ve been to. Congrats! Thank you for the nice days we had at Borgo Tranquillo – even if the weather was not so nice! Hope to be back soon with my daughters.
A.K, May 2019
Thank you soooo ….
much for an other amazing stay. We love seeing you and can´t wait to be back for our summer hols this year in 45 days!
Ama and family, May 2019
It was the coldest May, but the warmest stay…
It was a treat to be guests in Ariane´s and Frank´s Borgo Tranquillo. And the name is perfectly chosen: what a quiet and peaceful place! Neatly arranged, every details is thought of. Perfect to relax or discover wineries – since it was not only a cold week in May but also a ver wet one. Follow your hosts recommendations for restaurants or any other venue you may visit – they know their way around. And they got good taste – not only for interior design. the only week point is the Wifi – but who on earth comes here for work? And the biggest disadvantage of the property is definitely that is is sold out most of the time. Unfortunately…
Albert, May 2019
‘Love, Love, Love’
I cannot stress enough how amazing this place is, nor do I have enough room to do so here! The location is incredible, and you will never tire of the view from the grounds over the surrounding hills. If you enjoy spending your holiday in stylish apartments, surrounded by nature, this is that and so much more. We honestly felt like movie stars, staying at a place like this. The apartment (we stayed in 1) wasn’t just gorgeous, it was also spotless and very comfortable. The kitchen is modern and has everything you need for every-day meals. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was amazing, too. The best part was the wood stove. We sat by the fire every night, reading a book and drinking a glass of wine. Bliss! And then there’s the hosts; Frank and Ariane are truly wonderful people, who seem to strike a perfect balance between being very sociable and also giving you plenty of space to do your thing. They were just so thoughtful and helpful. Frank will happily run out to you in the pouring rain to lend you one of their (hundreds upon hundreds) DVDs. Ariane makes little jars of crazy tasty jam which you will find in the kitchen, and she also regularly bakes and makes delicious lemonade syrup, which she puts out in the Clubhouse (a communal building with comfy leather couches, a library and a small bar). Also, our daughter turned 3 while we were there, which I don’t think I told them specifically but I guess I entered her birth date when we booked, and that morning they left a little gift for her out by the door of our apartment. This was one of our best holidays ever. Love, love, love. We hope to go again some day!
Anna + family, May 2019
I am so sorry to have to go home tomorrow!
We´ve loved this beautiful place, we had a fabulous time. Thank you so much!
Nicola, David, Daisy and Austin, April 2019
Thank you for a thoroughly relaxing and indulgent stay. We return home to the UK feeling very chilled and ready to come back again soon. All the extra things, cakes, bar, coffee and the beautiful Villa and views. We shall return next year!
Sue and Steve, September 2018
What an amazingly beautiful place you have created in Borgo Tranquillo! We´ve had a wonderful week and are already planning our next visit. We will miss the gorgeous pool, Clubhouse and all of its goddies (thanks for the gluten free cakes and biscuits and for all the fruit and veggies and egg….) and fo course the sweet and drinks! Most of all this amazing view and the beautiful sunsets. Thank you and we will see you again!
Victoria and Family, August 2018
Heaven in the Hills of Le Marche
We loved the Borgo Tranquillo. It has a stunning pool with an amazing view. Surrounded by beautiful grounds with a ‘sunset bench’, playground, hammocks, … . We didn’t want to leave. Just a perfect getaway for our family.
Wauter and family, July 2018
It´s been a wonderful week – wonderful place – wonderful view – wonderful – most wonderful hosts. You created an amazing place to relax, come down have fun and enjoy. Thanks a lot, we will definitely come back! All the best, take care!
Meike, Philipp and Family, July 2018
Dear Frank, Ari and Tintin (aka FAT)
Thank you soooo much our 11th year at the Borgo! Thank you soooo much for having us AGAIN! We love it here soooo much and can´t wait to come back next year. We love you.
Sylvie and Ama 2018
A really special Stay
Ariane and Frank are warm and friendly hosts, and had considered every detail to make our stay really special. The setting has wonderful views, and Ariane and Frank renovated the Borgo to an incredibly high standard. There were many thoughtful touches, such as homemade jams, and home produced olive oil in the kitchens, 24/7 access to cold drinks in the clubhouse, and a walking round around the extensive grounds that takes advantage of the surrounding rolling countryside. Our Apartment was comfortable and stylish. We enjoyed it so much that we rebooked for next year during our stay.
Lily and family, July 2018
Yet again we have had a beautiful time here at Borgo Tranquillo! Five times is not enough – we will be back! We love the slow life in beautiful surroundings.
Sofie, Martin, Frida and Tobias, July 2018
…. for sharing your beautiful and tranquil little bit of Italy. we have had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay, it is very very difficult to leave! Your style and finishing touches (especially the Raspberry & Ricotta cakes) make it a truly special place to come to, we WILL be back! Best wishes to you
Nick, Clair and Family, June 2018
The perfect luxury hideaway!
It is always a pleasure to come back. For us – pretty unforgettable journeys with unique experiences – allowing one’s mind to wander freely. Exceptional apartments, idyllic heaven, best local knowledge, and not to forget to take a plunge in the infinity pool.
L & G, Mai 2018
Good to be back
After a few years absence, we have had another truly wonderful week at Borgo Tranquillo, Superlatives are not enough to describe this wonderful place which even manages to exceed our memories of previous holidays here! Thank you so much for everything: your friendship, good humour, fabulous baking, fresh vegetables and so much more… not least for Tintin´s ability and eagerness at the edge of the pool! Memo to ourselves – book earlier next time, so we can stay for two weeks!
J&M, Mai 2018
It has been a wonderfully relaxing week in a stunning location. Loved the thoughtful touches such as your homemade jams and olive oil – delicious. Thank very much!
Sam and Debbie, May 2018
Peaceful and delightful – this is a true escape
Borgo Tranquillo is amazing. Beautifully designed, spacious and comfortable. Spectacular panoramic views. Luxury club house with spa over looking a gorgeous infinity pool – all for just a handful of guests. Ariane and Frank were the perfect hosts. From the warm welcome and glass of Prosecco on arrival, the comprehensive information on the local area and delicious homemade jams and cakes left for us to enjoy. Le Marche is beautiful, unspoilt and largely undiscovered. Peaceful and delightful – this is a true escape.
Pan Family, October 2017
A wonderful stay
As always we had a wonderful stay with you. Thank you for everything. Borgo Tranquillo is truly the most amazing vacation heaven! We are already looking forward to coming back. See you soon!
Merit & Jürgen, October 2017
Thank you for another wonderful and very relaxing week at the Borgo. As always – we loved it! Thank you for making my 50. Birthday such a special one and for the unique decoration. We will be back next summer.
Kai, Petra, Emma & Paul, October 2017
10th year – 10th visit
Thank you Frank, Ariane and Tintin. Yet again, we´ve had a ball! we love it here so much – you know we´ll just keep coming back! With much love, Su, Alex, Sylvie and Amelie, August 2017
After a few years absence, we have had another truly wonderful week at Borgo Tranquillo. Superlatives are not enough to describe this wonderful place which even manages to exceed our memories of previous holidays here! Thank you so much for everything: for your friendship, good humour, fabulous baking, fresh vegetables and so much more… not least for Tintin´s ability and eagerness at the edge of the pool! Memo t ourselves – book earlier next time, so we can stay for two weeks!
Elizabeth and Dennis, July 2017
We had wonderful and unforgettable days! We love the Borgo! We love you, Ariane, Frank and Tintin!
We are looking forward to summer 2018!
Marie-Claude, Werner, Maj, Line & Ivy, June 2017
Perfect Place to Stay and to Relax
High quality apartments and interior. Everything you need and very friendly. Fotos show what you will expect: a perfect location. If you are looking for the buzz of a city this is not the place to go. But if you like to enjoy the slow and relaxing life style of country-side Italy this is the place to be. Food is amazing.
Oliver, May 2017
A perfect week at the Borgo
We have enjoyed our week at the Borgo as much as ever. Lovely to see you both again not even looking a year older. We wish you all the best for the coming season and look forward to our next meeting. Take care of yourselves.
Ken and Kath, April 2017
Two Hamburgers spent two fabulous weeks at your Borgo Tranquillo. You’ve created a place where we could unwind and relax. The first ingredient for our superb holiday was the beautiful apartment with its fantastic views of the countryside. The comforts of the apartment allowed us to unwind, make delicious meals using fresh ingredients from local shops and listen to music. The second ingredient was the perfect location of Borgo Tranquillo. we ware captivated by the beautiful nature. We strolled quiet woods and countrysides discovering so many beautiful spots with stunning views. Last but not least the third ingredient was your hospitality. We clearly see how much work went and is continuously going into Borgo Tranquillo. The small details such as the olive oil and jams in our apartment, the cookies and takes made by you and the vegetables from your garden made our stay special. Thank you for everything. We are sure there are many more beautiful spots to discover which makes us want to come back very soon! Thank you.
Silke and Robert, September 2016
Rainy beginning – Exploring il terreno del Borgo Tranquillo with Ivy and the girls – Tintin visits – Cucinare la verdura di Ariane – Line eating about 8 of Ariane’s Ricotta & Rasberry cakes.. during one afternoon! – Vivere a piscina – Perfect sunny autumn days – Ariane’s Queen Henrietta Jam – Pasta, Pasta, Pasta – Rimanere nel Clubhouse, Vedere il tramonto del sole sulla Panca – Sunrise walkes with Ivy and much much more beautiful, magic and unforgettable moments! Molto Grazie.
Marie-Claude, Werner, Line, Maj and Ivy, September 2016
Thank you so much for an incredible holiday! the memories of Borgo Tranuqillo will stay with us forever and I am not quite sure how we will ever match that superb view! Our boys have been in their element with copious amounts of ‘footie’ and swimming and Frank’s marvelous Pizza, Ariane’s cakes were a real treat. the stylish design and attention to detail were very much appreciated. We are feeling very chilled! We wish you all the best!
Michael, Amanda, Oscar and Rufus (oh aka Geoff) August 2016
… as Ariane always says: “It’s interesting to see how people arrive to Borgo Tranquillo full of stress and tension, and after two weeks they go home fully relaxed and happy” So we did!!! Ariane, Frank and Tintin, thanks a lot for a perfect time again at your Country House! We will be back!!!!
Mathias, Maria and Lea, August 2016
Thank you for the wonderful time we have had at Borgo Tranquillo. It truly has been amazing! the Borgo is a special place and the apartment is beautiful. The girls loved it as much as we did: great pool, playing Boules, and throwing the ball with Tintin. We will miss it!
Arnoud, Ellen, Linde and Sanna. August 2016
First family holiday
This was our first family holiday so we really hoped Borgo Tranquillo would deliver – and it completely exceeded our expectations!!! the apartment was so styles, well equipped and had ore than enough space for our family of four. The bed was uber comfortable and the bathrooms ultra specious. Frank and Ariane were the perfect hosts and made us feel at home as soon as we walked through the door. And once you walked through the door – be prepared the view is outstanding, the pool setting is incredible. Our boys aged 11 & 8 were in heaving playing football in their own area and swimming all day – what more could they want? The area of Arcevia is about 5 minutes drive away where you can stock up on produce and if you don’t feel like cooking there are some great restaurants nearby – but it depends on how far you want to drive. The apartments have a brilliant detailed information booklet of the surrounding area so a lot of research has been done for you. You will need a car though if you can drag yourself away from the pool – which is such a chore! we left feeling rested and very happy that we have selected the Borgo for our holiday destination.
Gould family, August 2016
We love you – We love it – we will be back, of course!!!
Petra, Kai, Emma, Paul and Billy, July 2016
Iets dat eigenlijk niemand mag weten
Wij, Klara, Sofie en Charlotte zijn drie leuke meiden die al drie keer in Borgo Tranquillo waren. We willen nergens anders meer naar toe op vakantie, yo hebben we het in Borgo naar onze zin. We hebben nu thuis zelfs een aftelklok zodat we exact weten hoeveel dagen we nog moeten wachten om weer te kunnen vertrekken (soms wel een beetje frustrerend). En eigenlijk is het ook heel dom van ons om hier veel reclame te maken voor zo’n mooie plek, want dan bestaat natuurlijk de kans dat we voor de volgende zomer niet meer kunnen boeken wegens ‘reeds bezet’
Klara, Sofie, Charlotte, July 2016
Dear Frank and Ariane. We have had a lovely two weeks. Thank zou for your generosity, help and attention to detail. We leave you with a host of good memories – take care of yourselves and the very best wishes.
Ken and Kath, June 2016
Dearest Frank, Ariane and Tintin. Thank you once again for a wonderful week at the Borgo! Birthday cake, Uno evenings, Boules, doing ‘jobs’ every moring, fresh swims, perimeter walks, wild cherries, baking, eating (too much!) Aperol, fund and laughter. We cannot wait until next summer!! with much love,
Alex, Su, Sylvie and Amelie, June 2016
Good to be back!
Another great week in Borgo Tranquillo! Took us a while to get back (not for want of trying!) and we’re glad we made it. Countryside, location and apartment all absolutely stunning. So quiet and peaceful its hard to believe. Hope to cme back again soon.
Mark and Ute, May 2016
We can´t stay away!
Even a week of fog and rain in late September doesn’t dim the homely lights and the Borgo! Of course we will be back next summer! Thanks for having us again, again, again….
Petra, Kai, Emma and Paul, October 2015
Borgo Tranquillo magic
Borgo Tranquillo is a magical place which made us forget foreign week our busy lives. Waking up every morning with the sound of ´nothing´is priceless! We will be back.
Veronique and Michael, Amsterdam, September 2015
A little Heaven on Earth
You were able to create a little heaven on earth! Thanks, we could be part of that. Perfect to slow down and relax form busy life for two weeks! Your tranquilness is simply superb and makes our heart beat slower. Serenity swims in your pool and brings peace to our souls. Marie feeling are blowing int he wind an fill our glasses with joy. Our details indeed do make the difference, and allow our ears to hear the silence. thank zoo for now being part of our lives! Until a next year or time.
Arjo and Kitty, September 2015
Balsam for the Soul
Beautiful things are balsam for the soul! We enjoyed the beauty of this place in all its aspects! Warm regards,
Pieter Lieve, Thomas and Marie, Belgium, July 2015
Thank you again
Thank you again for the most wonderful stay at Borgo Tranquillo. Being here for the 5th (!) time tells everything about how and what we feel. It´s so nice spending ´tranquillo´days in these beautiful surroundings – with zoo as the perfect hostess and host. You´ve been great as always, Ariane and Frank. Tintin adds an extra dimension to it all – specially for the children. They adore him. We will be back. Love from Norway
Sofie, Martin, Frida & Tobias, July 2015
´beter niet te vertellen…..´
Eigenlijk is het heel dom om veel ruchtbaarheid te geven aan een zooi mooie plaats. We waren er nu met onze drie dochters reeds twee keer en we hebben elke minuut volop kunnen genieten. Van wat genieten? Gewoon van alles; het verblijf, de omgeving, de gastheren etc. gewoon perfect. We hebben in Italië reeds tientallen gastenverblijven opgezocht, maar geen enkel kan tippen aan de kwaliteit van Borgo Tranquillo.
Bleuxx Family, July 2015
Thanks for everything
Thanks for everything! It was great! We loved the pool….. and the girls also Tintin! The will miss him. Ages guess, best wishes
Tom, Ava, Celine and Milla, July 2015
A Joy to Return
It has been a joy and a pleasure to return to a place so filled with style, beauty and happy memories. I am so grateful for the opportunity to come here. Thank you for your warmth, kindness and generosity. Borgo Tranquillo will always have a special place in my heart.
Maria, London, June 2015
Another year older, another wonderful week at The Borgo. we will never tire of sharing this amazing landscape with you! Thank you for everything – delicious food, time with the girls, process in the square, Tintin…. we love it all… and, of course, we will be back again next year – we can´t stay away! with move love,
Su, Alex, Sylvie and Amelie, London, May 2015
A Magnificent Place!
Best of luck in the future with this magnificent place! Our batteries are recharged after enjoying the Borgian Tranquility. Rumuor has it we might return to test the poll – grazie mille for this week! Our kind of design, usable, accessible stylish and enjoyable. Tintin was a cool visitor from time to time! Rain unfortunately as well. And the vineyards of Stefano Antonucci will be travelling back home with us. Nice region, a great surprise, always something around the corner in Le Marche! Quality time is what we looked for and found. Unique atomosphre on top of the hill. Italians finest assets assembled. Lying in the sun by the poo. Left us with difficulties to leave.. Or reasons enough to remember to return. From Belgium with love
Sophie and Tom, March 2015
A lovely holiday
Arrived home safely after a non eventual journey with only the deluge leaving Borgo Tranquillo – obviously sad to see us go – to make it a memorable day. We had another lovely holiday and enjoyed all the attributes that Borgo Tranquillo has under your guidance. Look forward to seeing you both again – it won’t be next year but probably the following.
Ken & Kath, Berkshire, September 2014
Ready for new adventures
Before coming here we had taken a few bold decisions so the time in the wonderful Marche was welcome and needed. Upon our arrival we were joking about the colour helping with change in the sauna. After 10 days at the Borgo we came up with an answer, yellow as the sunflowers fields, purple as the lavender in the gardens, green as the endless hills, blue as the sky (and pool) white as the clouds (and the breathtaking white marble kitchen) Above all we are ready for new adventures after having had the joy of experiencing your hospitality, generosity and good taste,
Sonja, Markus, Beat & Julian, Schweiz, August 2014
The only reason that I have put off writing a review for Borgo Tranquillo is that I think that it is a place to be kept secret. We were lucky enough to go there for our honeymoon. After the busy build-up and excitement of a wedding this was the perfect destination. From the moment we arrived Frank and Ariane made us so incredibly welcome; we arrived slightly early but it wasn’t a problem, we were greeted by Ariane and Frank and there lovely dog Tin Tin. Within minutes we had been given a welcome drink. We were shown to our apartment which was perfect, everything anyone could wish for on a honeymoon, they have thought of everything. We were so touched by the beautiful wedding gift. (Thank you both). Our stay was the most relaxing holiday ever, which included sitting by the incredible infinity pool, strolls around the grounds, visits to the local village, plus sitting on the strategically placed benches around the grounds; the best one being up on the hill to watch the sunset. We hope to return one day in the not so distant future.
Julie & Martin, UK, August 2014
Another great holiday
Thank you very much for another great holiday-stay. Its special for all of us – even Billy who surely never ´forgets´ Tintin. You know we´ll be back – we promise the pool-terrors will return! lots of love
Petra, Kay, Paul, Emma & Billy, Oberursel, August 2014
Relaxing – just Great
Thank you so much for the great and relaxing stay at Borgo Tranquillo. It is a very special place, a real jewel in Italy. Also we really appreciated your true hospitality and the little treats you surprised us with. As Sven says ciao ciao, dag dag!
Jasper, Mathilde & Seven, The Hague, July 2014
Thank you so much for another amazing holiday at the Borgo. We loved every minute of it and it was just the restorative break we needed. It was even worth missing QPR winning at Wembley!!!
Thank you for making my birthday such a special one, and as always, being so wonderful with the girls. We will be using the money box to save up for next year. Much love.
Alex, Su and the girls, London, May 2014
Cannot get enough ….
Lost count of how many visits, but each visit exceeds expectations. The owners are discreet but very effective in management of all things; great place, great people, a great experience.
Graham and Helen,Marlow, September 2013
We have stayed with our two young children at Borgo Tranquillo for a couple of weeks every summer for the last six years, and we can honestly say that the Borgo is an extraordinary, delightful, and searingly beautiful haven and hideaway, hidden away up in the still and rolling hills near Arcevia in the yet-to-be-discovered Le Marche region of Italy. The brilliant, hospitable and super-friendly owners Frank and Ariane set the tone through their endless little touches, like leaving trays of warm, yummy, just-baked fragrant madelaines out in the clubhouse for guests to enjoy at tea time, or a rustic basket of home-grown Datterini tomatoes, courgettes and shiny aubergines for guests to help-themselves to. Stunning and utterly unspoilt views of a hidden valley from the architect-designed infinity pool are enchanting and truly world-class, and their are further on-site divertimenti, such as investigating the snug blond-wood Scandinavian-style sauna and the hammam steam room, or exploring the tranquil ‘Sylvie’ blackberry trail, on the far side of the grounds. The excellently tended grounds and the ultra-swish Modern interior lines and design make the Borgo Tranquillo a truly unbelievable one off destination. We love it! Alex, Su, Sylvie and Amelie, London, August 2013
Home from Home
Once again, and again it was marvellous to be back at home in the Borgo! We hope to be back many many times and were counting down to next year, starting now!!
Kai, Petra, Emma, Paul und Billy, Oberursel, August 2013
These past two weeks have been wonderful! Spending time with our friends, relaxing in the sun, exploring the beautiful surroundings and always looking forward to coming back to Borgo and the ´White Villa´. Thank you so much for having us!!
Familie Förstemann, Ebenhausen, August 2013
We feel so fortunate to have had the chance to experience your kindest of hospitality and your most fantastic dream place! We have enjoyed every second of this 4th stay at the Borgo. We´ll meet again!!
Bentzen Family, Oslo, July 2013
A perfect place to stay in Italy
This was our second stay at Borgo Tranquillo and it certainly will not be our last! Having holidayed in Italy for over fifteen years, we have found our share of wonderful places to stay in Tuscany, Umbria and now the Marches. But nowhere have we found the wonderful combination of location, apartment, facilities and – above everything else – ambience that go into making the Borgo the perfect place to stay.
There are so many things that make this a very special place. The apartments are spacious, modern and cool, with beautiful bathrooms and well equipped kitchen areas. Not only do they look wonderful but everything works – first time! The infinity pool is a fabulous place to relax, or swim, while the views over the surrounding countryside are stunning, and the path round the boundary of the property provides a walk just long enough to qualify as ‘exercise’. The club house , is a brilliant idea, providing a further place to relax or socialise with other guests. However the Borgo would not be the same without Frank and Ariane, whose friendly but discreet presence makes staying at the Borgo a very much more personal experience than the term ‘self catering’ suggests.
For harmonious surroundings and tranquility, complemented by a warm welcome and beautiful grounds, it would be very hard to find a better place to pass a week – or two – or three! Elisabeth and Dennis, Edinburgh, July 2013
We stayed at Borgo Tranquillo two years ago for our honeymoon and could think of no better place to return to this summer for a bit of R&R before the arrival of our first child. For us, Frank and Ariane have created something truly special, not just in the fabulous setting and design of the apartments, clubhouse and pool, but in the atmosphere they have created. It is a place of do’s not don’ts, peace and relaxation. As we were leaving we were already talking about when we would be able to return… Sarah and Steve, Cambridge, July 2013
Thanks for a perfect escape from today´s high pressure world. A reminder of how beautiful and relaxing life can be. Thanks again. We´ll be back!
Bob and Anne, Scotland, June 2013
A peaceful Stay
Ariane and Frank were perfect hosts, helpful and discreet. Borgo Tranquillo is a jewel which fits perfectly into the charming landscape. We had a very pleasant time and recommend Le Marche and Borgo Tranquillo to those who are looking for a peaceful stay and who take pleasure in well designed living. Peter und Claudia, Zürich, March 2013
The Most Relaxing Place on Earth
Ab fab, gorgeous, swanky. We are looking forward to coming back to enjoy once again total tranquility. Frank and Ina, Chiemgau, March 2013
A perfect Place!
When we were looking for a place for our autumn vacation we were close to giving up the hope to find a place meeting our ideas! The description of Borgo Tranquillo on the web was already exciting but what we found exceeded all our expectations. It’s not only the way you built this place with creativity and a fine sense of harmony. It’s the way you take care of your guests that turn this into a little paradise. If someone ever wants to know what the real ‘all inclusive’ looks like, Borgo Tranquillo is where he can find it. Many thanks for a wonderful week.
Jürgen & Barbara, Aying, October 2012
A wonderful week
Thank you so much for the wonderful week we had in this wonderful spot! We are so sad we have to leave already! We are gonna miss the beautiful view, the lovely spa and refreshing pool! The fantastic apartment and the personal touch you have given it! The details that have been put in the apartments, the clubhouse and the rest of the property are incredible! We have never felt so at home! Keep doing what you’re doing, it feels very natural! We hope to meet you again soon, we are definitely planning to come back! Grazie mille!
Irene & Rutger, Netherlands, October 2012
Molto tranquillo! Just a heaven of peace and so comfortable! Thanks for making everything so special – we will be back! Douglas & Kathryn North Berwick, September 2012
Two weeks at the Borgo is never enough! We leave wanting more, but in the knowledge that we will be back next year to enjoy your wonderful hospitality and friendship.Thank you, thank you, thank you, we will miss you for the next 50 weeks! Much love,
Su, Alex, Sylvie & Amelie, London, August 2012
Thank you for the perfect week in your beautiful Borgo. We really enjoyed the apartment, the fabulous pool and the beautiful surroundings. We love to come back again!
Wendy, André & Frederike, Almere, August 2012
Borgo tranquillo offre pace e tranquillità alla sommità di una collina marchigiana con una vista mozzafiato a 360°.
Una fantastica piscina aperta 24 ore su 24,un centro benessere,ampio salone con biblioteca, camino, sauna, bagno turco.
L’appartamento molto grande e arredato in stile moderno è ben equipaggiato in cucina per la preparazione di cenette e aperitivi.
Con un massimo di 12 ospiti (e noi unici e in assoluto seconda coppia italiana mai ospitata) il relax e’ garantito e un po’ ci e’ sembrato di essere all’estero.
I proprietari Frank e Ariane sono cordialissimi,ci hanno accolto con un bicchiere di vino e con una bottiglia gia’ fresca in frigor!!!!
Ogni giorno lasciavano torte o verdure fresche appena colte dal loro orto per gli ospiti!!!Due persone adorabili come il loro bellissimo cane TinTin.
Anche il nostro cane(Maya)ha gradito scorrazzare liberamente ogni giorno per quella fantastica collina!!!
Insomma una vacanza di totale relax in cui ci siamo sentiti come a casa e coccolati dal paesaggio meraviglioso.Veramente un posto da sogno!!! Enrico & Giorgia, Forlì, Agosto 2012
Time works differently at the Borgo… when you’re here time seems to stand still, when it’s time to leave it seems to have raced by and while you wiat for the next visti, time can’t seem to speed-up enough! Dear Ariane, Frank and Tintin, we once again had a marvellous time. Not just what you have created, its you and your hospitality ad love of the Borgo itself that makes our stay so special. We look forwad to next time! Thank you and much love, Kai, Petra, Emma, Paul & Billy, Oberursel, August2012
Piece of Haven
Our stays at Borgo Tranquillo have been like small delightful “pockets of tranquility”. Let’s put it this way: the summer is just not the same without…..
Even our children (4 and 6 yrs) feel there are no perfect summer without our annual week in paradise 🙂 Next summer we will return for our fourth time.
The photos gives the impression of a design resort placed in the most perfect, spectacular surroundings. It is just that LIVE it feels a thousand times better…..
The design of the resort, the size of apartments and house, are perfect, and you can either relax and chill or do a run on a charming path around the large, green area. The infinity pool, pool house and surroundings areas are friendly both for young and old, and it is easy to friend up with your neighbor. There are ALWAYS a vacant nice sunbed, Fatboy or/and umbrella waiting. The charm is that only 6 couples/families can stay at once. Luxury!
Well worth to mention is also the steam room/hammam in the pool house, always accessible. You have the feeling of being truly privileged when at Borgo Tranquillo.
This part of Italy (too) feels like an “unexplored gem”. A lot to offer, and we can highly recommend both excursions to the caves and nearby cities, all with great historical interest. The nearby restaurants are well worth a visit too. With the informative welcome-book you can read small reviews before exploring the area.
But what really keep us coming back year after year, are Ariane and Frank and their unbelievable generosity and hospitality. They are the most loving and devoted hosts you can ever dream of. They manage their role perfectly, without being too involved. They balance this fine line extremely well!
You are always greeted with a smile – and if you miss anything (hardly, as everything is already thought of way before your arrival), they both help out! With a smile. ALWAYS!
Arianes home baked cakes suddenly appearing in the pool house – or the freshly picked tomatoes & grenes – are examples of small surprises awaiting during the stay!
The new family member, the one and only Tintin – their gorgeous dog– is greatly missed. Our two little ones can almost not wait for next summer`s cuddling.
Thank you again! See you again in July!
The Bentzens, Oslo, July 2012
“Dolce far niente”
You made a special place of Borgo Tranquillo. Everything seems to be in balance here. The warm welcome, the hospitality the splendid region and marvelous views the pool and the club house (wow!!!) the fantastic design of the apartments and the gardens the functionality of the rooms – we loved the bathroom, the ipod cable … etc etc ….. and the Nespresso machine. Thank for having us here. We´ll come back very soon.
See the movie I made: http://vimeo.com/34125508
See you soon Frank and Ariane!
Henk and Hilde, Belgium, July 2012
The second time we stayed in BT, we really enjoyed it! Great location, great house, great clubhouse and swimming pool and your fantastic hospitality – especially the cakes – we loved!
We really want to come back again. You guys have found and created paradise – thanks for sharing it with us!
Kathleen, Frederike, Chloe & Rony, Belgium, July 2012
Our stay for two weeks at Borgo Tranquillo was our most beautiful and best vacation in Italy ever. We’ve bin in Italy many times and stayed in beautiful places but this place beats everything. The combination of the beautiful residence, great and kind services of Ariane and Frank and the stunning views, made that we decided to come back another time for sure!
Thanks for everything and we’ll meet again!
Daniëlle, Zino & Marc, Netherlands, July 2012
5th Time at Borgo Tranquillo – looking forward to the next visit in 2013! Lots of love
Tiina & family, Helsinki, June 2012
We will take away with us many memories to mull over in the weeks to come. The warm and generous hospitality of Ariane and Frank, the beautiful area that is now their home and the moments sitten by the pool in the evening after dinner sipping grappa & coffee while watching the ‘fire flies and bats’ doing their thing. Thank you, we have had a wonderful holiday. Kath & Ken, Wokingham, June 2012
Thank you so much for the exposure to your beautiful taste, your kind hospitality and the all enveloping ‘tranquillo’ of your place.Andrew& Helen, Vancouver, June 2012
Che posto bellissimo!
Casale immerso nelle colline di Arcevia, ristrutturato in stile classico per l’esterno e in stile moderno e funzionalissimo all’interno.
L’ideale per una vacanza dedicata al relax assoluto e all’eno-gastronomia (Arcevia è nella zona dei Castelli di Jesi e di tanti buoni ed eccellenti ristoranti).
Quando è Spiovuto, e la piscina era off-limits, ci siamo dedicati a sauna, bagno turco o a una dormita davanti al caminetto!
Francesco & Michila, Saranno, Maggio 2012
Thank you for providing usn with a perfect retreat both after post-wedding madness (in 2009) and now before leaving – Rome – sadness (in 2012). Borgo Tranquillo has been a wonderfully relaxing beginning and end ot our 3 year Italian adventure…. And will form part of our special memories of Bella Italia. Ci vediamo….. with love
Gita, Jonnie & Orelia, Rome, May 2012
A special place, warm hosts, and a great dog! Thank you for being here, Ariane, Frank and Tintin. Easter holidays at Borgo Tranquillo have been fantastic.
Hanna, Anja, Heinz-Peter und Blomma, Stuttgart, April 2012
Dear Ariane and Frank
Thanks a lot again for making our short stay so absolutely gorgeous – the villa itself and the never-ending peace surrounding this place on earthly paradise. As promised already a great many times before – see you next spring to return to total tranquillity.
Ina and Frank Legart, Germany, October 2011
We arrived stressed …. And leave totally relaxed after a fantastic week in your retreat. You’ve created a magical ‘home’ – thank you. E are so lucky to have found you!!! Bliss…. Until next time!
Louise, Max & little Zachary, Nussbaumen, September 2011
A huge thank you for making our stay, our honeymoon, so special. We have had the most wonderful time – all down to you and what you have created here…. We knew from the moment we arrived we would be back, it’s only a matter of when!
Sarah & Steve, Cambridge, September 2011
Some wise old men will tell you not to return to the places one has fallen in love with… THEY ARE WRONG! This (Borgo Tranquillo) is such a place. It once more deliveres on it’s promise – a true heaven on earth. We’ll be back next year!
Wim & Ellen, Harleem, September 2011
Clubhouse is inspirational
Apart from saying the obvious, ‘ we had a great time’ its difficult to better the comments from previous guests.
The quality of holiday experience is a tribute to you both in terms of design concept and delivery. Managing to create a classic design that’s also comfortable to live in, is a singular achievement. The eye for detail both in design and internal furniture and fittings is excellent indeed inspiring. The idea of the Club House is inspirational! Well done!
Anne & little George, Carlisle, September 2011
As before our holiday exceeded our expectations. The vegetable and care fairy is a wonderful addition to an already legendary Borgo vacation. Sun, peace and wonderful hospitality make a return visit a certainty. See you again soon!
Nick, Jinx & Sarah, Berkshire, August 2011
Thank you again for an amazing holiday at the Borgo. It remains a piece of heaving on earth and we will look forward to returning again! As always your hospitality has een wonderful and the special extrtas you provide give that ‘something’ you just don’t get elsewhere, I in particular like the ‘cake fairy’ on Friday afternoon. Great to see you both again, until net time Jo, Rae & Leo, Shenfield, August 2011
It’s simply amazing that you have created such an oasis of relaxation, peacefulness, style, warmth and homeliness! First time here and it feels like a second home – we’ll be back next year and hope you will have us. We need to see Tintin’s progress !!! Billy can’t wait…. Lots of Love
Kai, Petra, Emma, Paul & Billy, Germany August 2011
In one way or another, we were taught that an oasis is a round place of life and hope within the desert, full of water and potential. In Le Marche, the oasis is called Borgo Tranquillo, with a square logo, and where visitors have the time of their life. Once again, dear Ariane and Frank and young Tintin, we have been enjoying this beautiful place, your hospitality, the tranquillo atmosphere. Thanks again, we meet again for sure, keep on ‘pampering’ this oasis, while enjoying yourselves as well. Viva il Borgo Tranquillo.
Bruno & Leen, Blegium, August 2011
Not much else to say other than thank you for another lovely stay at your lovely place in a lovely setting and lovely weather. We enjoyed it so so so much and go home batteries loaded, chilled, happy and full of good and lovely memories. Thank you very much
Markus, Sybille & Ira, Zurich, August 2011
It just gets better and better
Thank you so much for yet another wonderful 2 weeks at the Borgo. It has been so restorative and we leave feeling relaxed, tanned and re-energized. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality and, as always, for being so amazing with the girls. The best bit is that we get to come back again, next year! Can’t wait! With much love,
Alex, Su, Sylvie and Amelie, London, August 2011
A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY – AGAIN”
Unfortunately, it’s time to write in your guestbook again.. time to go home again after having a great time in your Borgo… AGAIN! and we are sure that we will be back again! Borgo Tranquillo will be our anchor point… thank you for your warm hospitality! Tintin, we’ll meet again when you are a big dog… maybe you will find us some truffles then ?!
Margo, Joost & Krye, Netherlands, July 2011
You made a special place of Borgo Tranquillo. Everything seems to be in balance here. The warm welcome, the hospitality the splendid region and marvelous views the pool and the club house (wow!!!) the fantastic design of the apartments and the gardens, the functionality of the rooms – we loved the bathroom, the ipod cable … etc etc ….. and the Nespresso machine. Thank for having us here. We´ll come back very soon.
Henk & family, Belgium, July 2011
After almost one month in the Marche, we are back to dreary Belgium. To remind us at all times of our most pleasant stay at Borgo Tranquillo, we bought the cookbook that you provided in the apartment. Leafing through it we already dream of our next stay in the Marche, preferably in Borgo Tranquillo.Thank you again for making Borgo Tranquillo such a wonderful and unique place and sharing it with others.
Benedicte & Jan, Brussels, June 2011
Our 6th time here – gradually you can call it being addicted to this very special, ultimately unique and edgy place in paradise. It is an extraordinary haven, a sanctuary, a gorgeous retreat.After one week of endless tranquillity we are refueled with enough energy to go back into our hectic urban life.Dear Ariane, Dear Frank thank you again so much for your generosity and hospitality. We are looking forward to coming back soon. Best Wishes
Frank and Ina, Aschau, April 2011
A beautiful place
Thanks for creating such a wonderful and calm place where everything is reset to its normal measures. In four years at the latest we will be back to taste your own olive oil from the sixty trees you planted this week!
Petra & Rolf,Neurmberg, Oktober 2010
This place is amazing!
We had the time of our lives and will be back soon!
You both should be very proud of what you have achieved. Its
a unique haven from the crazy world most of us live in now.
Louise & Barry, Dublin, August 2010
After our fifth experience at Borgo Tranquillo, we truly can say that life at BT is relaxing, the architecture/design outstanding, the scenery spectacular, the apartments and villa spacious and well equipped, the pool/lounge area amazing, the fauna surprising (where will you find a fox cub sipping from the stunning infinity swimming pool ……………….) and most of all the hosts exceptional!
All in all a little heaven away from home and therefore the perfect holiday destination!
We will for sure be back next year!
Erik-Jan & Simone, The Netherlands, September 2010
A Wonderful Stay
Borgo Tranquillo was wonderful. The apartment was clean, modern, and luxurious. The views are amazing and the place had everything we could have needed, and the common areas are cozy and inviting.
Frank and Ariane could not have been better hosts. They did a wonderful job anticipating people’s needs and have thought of all the little details that made things so great. Absolutely wonderful and so very generous!
We will always remember the week at Borgo with great fondness and treasure the wedding gift. Thank you so much!
Elaine & Matthew, Denver, September 2010
Heaven on Earth
We found the ideal place for our family holiday. We stayed 3 weeks in July 2010 and each day was perfect. The owners are wonderful hosts. They helped us with everything we needed. The property was very clean, very well equipped and we did not miss anything. Very comfortable beds, great bathrooms, modern kitchen to cook daily. The pool area is amazing, which was enjoyed by us almost every day.
The villa is set on top of a hill, which allows a stunning view over the hills of the Marche. Great village close by from daily shopping. Local shops for great food, good price and very welcoming people. Beautiful scenery for day trips.
All in all, a place, we would love to go back anytime. We miss it badly.
Peter & Martin, St. Gallen, Juli 2010
Simple luxury in rural Italy
Great location, excellent accommodation/ facilities and very welcoming hosts.
We (2 adults, 2 kids aged 12 & 9) all had a really good time and will definitely be returning in the future. Highly recommended.
The villa is spacious, bright and very comfortable, simply, but appropriately (and attractively) furnished, with everything you really need on holiday.
The gardens and pool and were where we spent most of our time. The views were great and the excellent pool house had everything we needed. This is a great place to relax.
Frank and Ariane were the icing on the cake. Generous, friendly, never intrusive and always helpful, they were ideal holiday hosts.
Murdo & family, Brighton, August 2010
We spent a week at this wonderful place in the mountains. The location on the top of the hill is beautiful, and has a fantastic view from the pool area. Which by the way is perfect for small children. The apartments and house that is for rent is beautifully restored, mixing the new and the old. But the most important feature of this place is the atmosphere and the hospitality of the owners. They make sure your stay becomes one to remember.
The area is full of beautiful villages, nice landscape, attractions and the beaches are in driving distance.
I will recommend this to anyone who want a taste of the real Italy, have a relaxing holiday and enjoy good wine. With your partner or with kids.
Skaarnes family, Oslo, July 2010
The best rental we ever did, the villa is beautiful designed and refurbished, the views are stunning, the facilities superb, very well equipped, all done with great care, very generous welcome by the owners, here we will return definitely soon. Marche is a paradise for foodies, very honest food for decent prices.
Favié Family, Amstelveen, June 2010
The Perfect Hideaway
We spent two weeks in late spring 2010 at Borgo Tranquillo and were absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the smart and stylish design of the property and the welcomming and supportive service of the owners, Ariane and Frank.
We were quite unfortunate with the weather and experienced the coldest and raniest May ever, according to the locals. Though we tried to spend time outside whenever the weather conditions would allow this, we had to spend a lot of time at home. What might have been a claustrophobic 2 weeks experience in any regular hotel room actually turned into a extremely relaxing and cosy wellness holiday. The apartments extremely well equipped and we took advatage of the fire place, the professional kitchen and Frank’s huge DVD-library.
We can’t wait to come back next year with better weather to finally use all the facilities like the sensational pool and to explore more of the beautiful Marche. The region is quite a discovery to us and we are still enjoying the red and white wine we brought home from some of the nearby wineries.
Helder & Felix. Berlin, May 2010
A real Gem!
This place is a real gem about which information should better be kept to oneself, but Ariane and Frank deserve a fantastic review. They just go the extra mile that makes all the difference; every little detail has been thought of, everything is spick-and-span and designed to make you feel like home and relaxed. There are too many things that made the place and our stay perfect to list them here, so I just want to say that the next time you’re planning a vacation, go to Borgo Tranquillo. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Kirsti & Nils, Helsinki October 2009
Beautiful apartment – wonderful spot!
We spent a week in Apartment 2 in September. Frank and Ariane made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and the apartment was absolutely stunning, with everything you could need. There are plenty of interesting places to visit within easy travelling distance as well as shopping facilities in Arcevia, but it is just as good to spend some time relaxing… The setting of the Borgo is unbelievable, with spectacular views from every angle. The pool and clubhouse are fantastic, and Frank and Ariane’s dvd collection provided some evening entertainment after dinner and some local wine. We will happily return to the Borgo when we are back in Le Marche and would definitely recommend it!”
Caroline & Robert, London October 2009
Apartment 4 – hill view!
The Borgo is simply fantastic! True Luxury in every detail (e.g. wonderful designed appartments, stylish equipment, great light effects, bar with free drinks and ice, free barbecue equipment, own fresh herbs, free dvd library with 400 movies, free olive oil etc etc). On does not even need to bring a tourist guide – its all there with the actual program of activities in the area.
Frank and Ariane do a great job and are very nice and competent hosts. We will be back!
Verena and Max, Frankfurt, August 2009
We stayed at Borgo Tranquillo for two weeks this summer and can’t wait to return! From the stunning scenery, to the beautiful apartment – everything was absolutely perfect; Frank and Ariane are wonderful hosts and have created something truly special here.
The location is quite simply stunning! We spent many days lounging by the amazing infinity pool, enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. It is only about an hour away from the coast and Ancona airport, but it strikes the perfect balance of seclusion and privacy, without feeling isolated. Nearby Arcevia, a lovely hilltop town, also has everything you need – great butchers/bakers/small supermarket.
The apartment itself was exactly what we were looking for: beautifully designed and styled, incredibly well equipped, and very spacious. It is not a typical self-catering property, more like something you’d actually want to live in!
Although the properties are self-catering, we were very well looked after by Frank and Ariane. On arrival, we were met with a very warm welcome and a glass of wine in the clubhouse – a great start to the holiday! They really are the perfect hosts – welcoming, friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the region. Their personal touches (like the card in the apartment) and incredible attention to detail really make the whole Borgo Tranquillo experience very special indeed.
We had a fantastic holiday – our best, in fact! We’re already looking at dates for next year and, as I said at the start of the review, can’t wait to go back! If you’re looking for a touch of luxury, total relaxation and spectacular surroundings, then I don’t think there is anywhere better.
Nicola & Johnathan, Yorkshire, July 2009
Our two weeks at Borgo Tranquillo were wonderfully relaxing, deep in the Le Marche countryside! Hiking, running, biking, swimming, sightseeing, sunning, reading, shopping, or just plain hanging out in the beautiful hills, wonderfully enhanced by the architecture, interior design and landscaping done by Ariane and Frank, who have wonderful taste. Bring your Italian dictionary, you’re not in Tuscany, where everyone speaks English. For those in need of a get away from crowds and traffic. A car is definitely needed, however. Our cat thouroughly enjoyed his vacation as well, sunning and chasing lizards!
D&D & Avi, Paris, July 2009
Marche – Borgo Tranquillo – you’ll love it!
This was our second time in Marche and in Borgo Tranquillo. You feel like coming meet your friends Ariane and Frank; they are so kind and helpful. They provide excellent customer service. The villa was as we remembered last year; very chic, modern and clean. We took a wine tour with Marco, we found excellent wines and pasta. We found excellent restaurants with Ariane´s hints. We are already planning our new trip to Borgo Tranquillo.
Tiina, Osku & Markus, Finland, June 2009
This was already our second stay. The place is really wonderful, very well planned and relaxing by the pool amidst the beautiful Marche landscape is the best vacation one can think of. The apartments are very spacious and look like samples from an interior design magazine. The kitchen equipment is excellent.
Frank and Ariane are the most wonderful hosts. You really feel welcome.
Rebecca & David, Munich, May 2009
We stayed at Borgo Tranquillo for a fortnight in May – everything about the place exceeded expectations – the location is absolutely stunning – the property is set in a beautiful valley with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the Appenine mountains in the distance – the accommodation is stylish and modern but very comfortable – the owners extend a warm welcome and their attention to detail is evident throughout.
The pool area is beautiful with gorgeous views over the valley. There are lovely hilltowns within a few miles of the property and several nice restaurants – would particularly recommend Pinocchio’s in Arcevia. It was quiet when we visited as May is quite early in the season but if you want a lively atmosphere try visiting the nearby town of Jesi or the coastal resort of Senigallia. Urbino is within striking distance and is well worth a visit. We loved this place – we have holidayed in Tuscany before but much preferred Marche!
Fraser & Joanne, Aberdeen, May 2009
No words for this perfect location. The complete package including Ariane and Frank is bombastic.
If you need a location for feel in holiday, this location is it.
Norbert, Tanja & Cooper, Germany, May 2009
Stylish rural haven!
Borgo Tranquillo really is impeccable as a rental. The owners, Frank and Ariane, have pulled off the difficult trick of creating a place that is both extremely stylish and immaculately thought out in every detail and relaxed and easy-going as a place to stay. The surrounding area is very beautiful and unspoilt and will appeal to anyone who likes Tuscany and Umbria, but wants somewhere less touristy, especially in summer. The nearest town, Arcevia, is delightful, and there are plenty of other interesting small towns and villages around to explore (Jesi, Fabriano, Matelica, Corinaldo), as well as some more high-profile sights, such as the ducal palaces of Gubbio and Urbino, not far away. There’s great walking in the Gola della Rossa-Frassino national park nearby for the energetic, but Borgo Tranquillo would be a good place just to chill as well. It entirely lives up to its name.
Virginia & Paul London, May 2009
“Our break at Borgo Tranquillo was fantastic and surpassed all of our expectations. The accomodation is luxurious and beautifully designed and the clubhouse has every facility you could ever need. We fully intend to return and would highly recommend.”
Helen & Christine, Derbyshire, Easter 2009
We wished to have a family holiday with relaxation and lazy time paramount for adults but enough interest for a 4 year old. It was a great balance of beautiful setting, excellent organisation/ service/treatment and a fantastic location – which we will visit again.
The villa was clean and well equipped . We really did feel at home with advice/assistance as required but with privacy to do what we wanted . The club house was great to play games and read in the evening with a great outside pool to relax beside during the day. We have recommended the location to our friends and are looking to return sometime soon.
Stuart, Lena & Sasha, Prague, September 2008
A holiday with WOW factor
I have just come back from one of my most enjoyable and relaxing holidays ever – and that was despite some unseasonally bad weather. My husband, young son and I just adored Borgo Tranquillo and had a superb week relaxing and exploring the beautiful countryside and rolling hills surrounding the property. We stayed in the villa which is just stunning – we love our minimal design and so it was great to be able to holiday in a beautiful, contemporary property – we normally have to put up with a bit of chintz when we go away . The owners, Frank and Ariane, have worked very hard to create a special and unique environment for their guests and were perfect hosts during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend the Borgo Tranquillo for a holiday and haven’t stopped recommending it to friends since we returned.
Jacqui, Gary & Charlie, London, October 2008
Beautiful luxury villa
Borgo Tranquillo is a beautiful villa with amazing views and a very peaceful atmosphere. If you are looking to relax, read a book, take a walk or to sit pool side this is the place to do it.
Nathan & Jennifer, Calgary, Autumn 2009
“Borgo Tranqiollo is a brilliant place, and we loved it so much that we’re returning for our summer holidays this year. The owners, Frank and Ariane, live on site and have got a fantastic eye for detail (Frank’s a designer), and they’ve created an awesome environment, with a stunning infinity pool that has panoramic views of an unspoilt valley. All appartments are refreshingly modern, tasteful and funky, and the landscaping is precise and spot on. There’s a sauna and a ‘hamman’, and all the other guests were interesting and friendly. Go now before it gets discovered. ”
Alex, Sue & Sylvie, Radlett, August 2008
Luxury Stay in Le Marche
We stayed at Borgo Tranquillo in a ground floor apartment for two weeks in August 2008. Frank and Ariane were great hosts and made us very welcome. The property was exceptional and immaculate and very luxurious, it more than lived up to our expectations. The facilities at the pool/clubhouse were fabulous and the views spectacular. It was a relaxing and “tranquil” experience!
Derek & Christine, Yorkshire, August 2008
Staying in the Villa at Borgo Tranquillo
The Accommodation – fantastic, clean and modern with just the right touch of traditional Italian lifestyle, beautifully presented, spacious and welcoming. Well stocked with the right equipment.
The Pool – the best pool we have ever used! The owners have thoughfully prepared and equipped the pool area to ensure complete enjoyment and relaxation! The club house leading to the pool is a particular highlight of this property. Sauna, Hammam, stunning views and refreshments all day – delightful.
The People – welcoming, helpful, convivial and discreet hosts. They provided the most complete and accurate information before and during the stay. Highly professional and approachable with any concerns or questions.
The area – peaceful and unspoilt. Adriatic only 40 minutes by car. The coastal town of Senigallia has hidden treasures – just the right mix of history and modernity, stylish shopping and cafe’s.
As a family on holiday in Italy we are more familiar with Tuscany. Our holiday at Borgo Tranquillo has shown us that Le Marche, although an altogether different region, has many attractions, striking scenery and unspoilt appeal. We would thoroughly recommend the area and Borgo Tranquillo to our friends.
Broome-Jenkins, Chichester, August 2008
A wonderful place!
Quiet, clean, fresh air, pleasant pool, fresh air and nothing but mountains around, stylistic and spacy flats, absolute comfort- amazing combination between nature and cultural comfort. Friendly owners and visitors and a cosy feeling all together, together with complete privacy. GOOD!
Hofesh & Helen, London, August 2008
Borgo Tranquillo – an amazing place!
Had an amazing time here, from being greeted with a glass of prosecco from the lovely owners, to the infinity pool with the mind blowing view, to all the little details which made everything just right. Everything had been thought of – big italian cook book, DVD library, well equipped kitchen, free bar, books, bikes and BBQs to borrow, comfy pool cushions, board games, sauna, bath in bedroom, cool wet room bathroom, funky chairs suspended from the ceiling. It was all amazing. the place is very well designed – it looks like a funky boutique hotel, but self-catering (which we prefer). The location is quiet and the view is outstanding. We didn’t venture out very much but are nice little towns nearby to pick up provisions. Would highly recommend this place!
Sarah & Joe London, July 2008
Traditional AND Contemporary – Fabulous!
Rent a holiday cottage or apartment deep into rural Italy and you kind of know what to expect. If you’re after slightly shabby Italian countryside vernacular, a chintz curtain covering the dented saucepans under the sink, wobbly dark wooden furniture and hand-me-down crockery then the Borgo is NOT for you. The Borgo is cool. The Borgo is stylish. The Borgo is many other things too …..quiet, charming, spacious, clean, well appointed and the very best of traditional & modern combined.
The location is spectacular nestling on top of a rolling hill overlooking a beautiful fields and valleys. The Borgo is close to the reasonably sized traditional hill town of Arcevia and just 40 minutes drive from Senigallia on the Adriatic coast – which we just loved – seriously good restaurants & bars, lots of sand and a fabulous old fish market which has been beautifully refurbished. Good shopping & cafes too along with a mix of traditional and modern shops and there’s even a castle and an excellent street market (ask Frank or Ariane which day its on – they couldn’t be more helpful) – that’s if you can drag yourself away from the gorgeous infinty pool with it’s view over the valley (…and if you get a wet day or two there’s always the sauna and the hammam!)
If you like out-and-about however and have done the many local walks then head for the caves at Frasassi – its not that far and a lovely drive. ‘Caves’ – hmmmm… I bet you’re thinking some drippy-ceilinged grot hole with coloured fairy lights – think again! OK – so you do have to drive past the actual cave entrance down to the car park & souvenir shops and then get a shuttle bus back up – and you do have a short walk through a tunnel in the side of the mountain to access the caves – but I guarantee that’s not what you’ll remember when you leave! Breathtaking – we explored for over one and a half hours – not to be missed, never forgotten. Great family destination – even our two teenagers loved it.
Back to the Borgo – light fresh contemporary interiors with lovely furniture all mod cons – and each apartment has outside areas to just sit and enjoy. We really loved this place and will definitely be going back this summer – I doubt Le Marche has a better rural retreat – I can almost taste the Rosso Conero just thinking about it……
Ketts, Tunbridge Wells, Spring 2008
Tranquillo holiday getaway
What a wonderful stay we had over the new year period. Coming home each evening after exloring the beautiful region of marche was a delight. We didn’t want to leave our villa on the hill, it became our home. The accomodation is supurb, the facilites fantastic, the hosts friendly and helpful. The perfect tranquill holiday getway.
Lloyd family, Brisbane, Easter 2008