Borgo Tranquillo

  • Location: Countryside
    Beach and seafood restaurants in Senigallia: 38km (45 mins drive)
    Shops and restaurants in the hilltop village of Arcevia: 5km (10 mins drive)
    Frasassi Caves: 10 km (15 mins drive)
    Wineries and wine tastings: From 10 km away
  • Le Marche Airport Ancona (AOI): 53km (50 mins drive)
    Bologna: 200km
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Borgo Tranquillo

How would you describe Borgo Tranquillo in a nutshell?

Borgo Tranquillo is a beautiful hideaway that offers peaceful and tranquil moments in a stunning natural environment. Four holiday apartments and one spacious villa rental well as a club house, spa and pool are available for up to twelve guests at a time. The architecture and design of the estate mix traditional structures with contemporary loft-style interior.

How did the idea of Borgo Tranquillo Design Resort come to life?

Back in London we had everything we wanted except time. Even though we were both very successful in our fields we eventually decided that there should be more to life than hard work and material possessions.

When we came to Italy in 2002 looking for a country property we immediately fell in love with Le Marche and purchased the grounds only one year later. Frank drew up the designs for the entire estate and we then worked with local architects and craftsmen using only local materials. Our first holiday guests came in 2008.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Borgo Tranquillo?

The atmosphere of Borgo Tranquillo is very relaxed. We’ve set up the resort in a way that people can keep to themselves if they want to. It does, however, depend on the guests. Some of our guests are very quiet and then the estate resembles that relaxed and quiet feeling. During high season there are children around, which usually means that our guests interact more with each other.

How would you describe the design of the resort?

We tried to establish a place with clean, clear and uncluttered design, as that is something we’ve always wanted for our own vacation home. We like the idea of providing individual apartments combined with common spaces, such as the club house with the pool, where you can meet up with other guests.

All of the art in the spacious apartments is modern and the furniture is classic in design. From the cutlery in the kitchen to everything else in and around the apartments and the villa, our philosophy is to have only the very best.

What kind of holiday guests do you receive at the resort?

We don’t do weddings here, but we have a lot of honeymooners. Those guests often come back a couple of years later with their babies. In fact, we have guests who have come back every year since we opened up the estate in 2008. In general it is a perfect place to visit with children. It might however not be lively enough for teenagers.

Looking back since you started your new life in Italy, what has been the biggest reward?

Every morning I still wake up not being able to believe how lucky I am to be here. Having lived in the centre of London for 30 years, and my husband never having lived in the countryside, this is such a magical experience for us.

Our biggest reward is having guests return. There’s nothing more rewarding than when you can witness how relaxed our guests are while staying with us. Vacationing here enables them to reconnect with themselves and then later return to their stressful lives with new strength.

Apartment 4 terrace
Villa living area
Villa dining area
Bedroom in the villa
Villa
Spiral Staircase in Spa
Apartment 3
Apartment 2 terrace
Outside dining area Villa
Pool and view of Le Marche
Infinity Pool at night
Borgo Tranquilllo at night

Borgo Tranquillo rooms & rates

From the outside, the traditional rustic buildings blend seamlessly with the undulating Marche landscape. Yet hidden within, the 4 loft-style apartments and 2-bedroom villa feature sleek minimalist interiors, creating a sense of light, space and, above all, calm. The vibe continues at the chic clubhouse, where a floating spiral staircase sweeps down to the spa and stunning black infinity pool beyond. Fifteen acres of landscaped gardens offer peaceful walks and secluded sunset drinks.

Villa and Apartments all offer King size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and fully fitted kitchens.

  • Apartment 1 for 2-4 people / 88 m²
    / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    East facing 88 sqm, 1 bedroom high ceiling apartment at ground floor level of Borgo Tranquillo with private terrace. This apartment is approached via landscaped lavender gardens. One enters from the private terrace with outdoor dining/lounging facilities into a large open plan living/kitchen area. The living room features wood burning stove, large sofas, dining area seating for four people and fully integrated marble kitchen.

    A small corridor leads from the living area into the bedroom with en suite bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with WC, bidet, wet-room shower area and large double ended bath. Bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes and King size bed.

    Room features: wood burning stove - satellite TV - DVD, CD player - WiFi - fully fitted kitchen - dishwasher - hair dryer - ceiling fans - luxury bed linen - bath- and pool towels - dressing gowns - REN bath products

  • Apartment 2 for 2-4 people / 88 m²
    / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    West facing 88 sqm, 1-bedroom high ceiling apartment at ground floor level of Borgo Tranquillo with private terrace. This apartment is approached via landscaped lavender gardens. One enters from the private terrace with outdoor dining/lounging facilities into a large open plan living/kitchen area. The living room features wood burning stove, large sofas, dining area seating for four people and fully integrated marble kitchen.

    A small corridor leads from the living area into the bedroom with en suite bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with WC, bidet wet-room shower area and large double-ended bath. Bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes and King size bed.

    Room features: wood burning stove - satellite TV - DVD, CD player - WiFi - fully fitted kitchen - dishwasher - hair dryer - ceiling fans - luxury bed linen - bath- and pool towels - dressing gowns - REN bath products

  • Apartment 3 for 2-4 people / 88 m²
    / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    East facing 88 sqm, 1 bedroom first floor apartment at Borgo Tranquillo. The apartment is approached via a staircase to your private terrace. Which features spectacular views and outdoor dining/lounging facilities. One enters into a large open plan living/kitchen area with timber beamed 4.5m high pitched roof. The living room features wood burning stove, large sofas, dining area seating for four people and fully integrated marble kitchen.

    A small corridor leads from the living area into the bedroom with en suite bathroom. The shower room is fitted with WC, bidet and wet-room shower. The beautiful bedroom with timber beams features a luxurious free standing double ended bathtub for the ultimate relaxing experience. Bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes and king size bed.

    Room features: wood burning stove - satellite TV - DVD, CD player - WiFi - fully fitted kitchen - dishwasher - hair dryer - ceiling fans - luxury bed linen - romantic freestanding double ended designer bath - bath- and pool towels - dressing gowns - REN bath products

  • Apartment 4 for 2-4 people / 88 m²
    / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    West facing 88 sqm, 1 bedroom first floor apartment at Borgo Tranquillo. The apartment is approached via a staircase to your private terrace. Which features spectacular views and outdoor dining/lounging facilities. One enters into a large open plan living/kitchen area with timber beamed 4.5m high pitched roof. The living room features wood burning stove, large sofas, dining area seating for four people and fully integrated marble kitchen.

    A small corridor leads from the living area into the bedroom with en suite bathroom. The shower room is fitted with WC, bidet and wet-room shower. The beautiful bedroom with timber beams features a luxurious free standing double ended bathtub for the ultimate relaxing experience. Bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes and king size bed.

    Room features: wood burning stove - satellite TV - DVD, CD player - WiFi - fully fitted kitchen - dishwasher - hair dryer - ceiling fans - luxury bed linen - romantic freestanding double ended designer bath - bath- and pool towels - dressing gowns - REN bath products

  • Villa for 4-5 people / 150 m²
    / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The two bedroom/bathroom, 150 sqm villa has its own private hedged gardens with lawns, terraces and a well. The front door opens to a generous hall with spectacular timber and concrete staircase.

    Ground floor: A large timber beamed king size bedroom with French windows leading into your private garden. Walk-in dressing area, shower room with WC, bidet and large wet-room shower.

    Timber beamed kitchen/dining room with white marble Italian designer kitchen, French windows lead onto private garden and outdoor dining area. Dining area seats six.

    First floor: Large timber beamed king size or twin bedroom with panoramic views, free standing wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, featuring WC, bidet, two sinks, double ended bath. Living room with open fire, sofas, French windows onto your own private balcony.

    Room features: open fireplace - satellite TV - DVD, CD player - WiFi - fully fitted kitchen - dishwasher - hair dryer - ceiling fans - luxury bed linen - bath- and pool towels - dressing gowns - REN bath products

Included in the rates
Rates include taxes, gas, water, electricity, heating, bed linen (changed weekly), bath and pool towels (changed twice a week), firewood, barbeques, mountain bikes, DVD and book library, free bar, Nespresso coffee, fresh fruit and vegetables from the gardens when in season, use of swimming pool, sauna, hammam (Turkish steam room) and the final cleaning.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Babies in cots are free of charge. Child seats etc. are available on request. Extra beds for children and adults: EUR 150 per week (max two children under the age of 12 or one child/adult over 12 years in an apartment).
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Closed November to early April

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Toys for kids
  • Movies/DVDs
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Safe box
  • Playground
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

Borgo Tranquillo is such a magical place that many of our guests come back to stay with us again. Often people arrive here very stressed after having travelled for quite a while. The first thing we do is to invite them to our clubhouse for a drink of Prosecco. After they have relaxed a bit we then provide a tour of the estate to make sure they feel welcome and at home. We want them to know that we are always available if there is anything they need.

People can completely relax here. The clubhouse has a large infinity pool, a sauna, and a Hammam. There is also a free bar and Nespresso coffee in the clubhouse.

Although there’s a lot to do in the area, our guests don’t feel the pressure to see everything. They can just lean back and enjoy the countryside.

We offer several little treats for our guests, such as homemade cakes that are available in the club house. We do also have a very big vegetable garden and provide whatever fruits and vegetables are in season. In the fully fitted kitchens you will find organic olive oil specially produced for us, homemade jams and other little extras.

We also have washing machines, barbecues, mountain bikes, deck chairs, hammocks, and also benches that provide privacy away from the main areas. And finally there are also many DVDs and a book library.

Things to do in Le Marche & Arcevia

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

There is plenty to do on the estate. You can watch the sunset from a bench on top of our own hill that’s about a 300-metre walk from the apartments. On the grounds there’s also a jogging path of 2½ kilometres. Guests can take woodland walks and browse through the orchard. It is all very safe for kids to explore on their own. We have a Boccia Court, a sports field and seating areas for complete relaxation on our 5 hectare grounds.

Foodies will find wonderful local produce from the award winning wines, olive oil, artisan beers, pasta, salamis, meats and seafood to either prepare in your fully equipped holiday kitchen… or to enjoy in one of the many restaurants in the vicinity! We also recommend to visit some of the local wineries and do a few wine tastings. Ot spend a day at the beach, it is only 35km away.

There are lovely villages to visit close by. Urbino, which is about 1.5 hours away, is the birthplace of the famous painter Raphael. And during summer there are festivals such as the Rossini Opera Festival and Sferisterio Opera Festival.

Conero Regional Park is nice for taking a walk and enjoying nature. Also, Europe’s biggest caves are only 10 kilometres from our estate and definitely worth a visit. The Frasassi Caves are a limestone kingdom sculptured in the rocky splendid scenery in stalactite, stalagmite, and swords of alabaster and crystal lakes. The Grotta Grande del Vento is large enough to house the Duomo in Milan.

Borgo Tranquillo reviews

4 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
The Borgo is a beautiful Place and Alicia and Frank are the perfect Hosts - we would go back right away!
Isabel C. (Germany)
stayed at Borgo Tranquillo in October 2015

The location of Borgo Tranquillo

Borgo Tranquillo Design Resort is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Le Marche and provides wonderful clean, fresh air. Untouched by tourism the only visitors to this area are Italian themselves and usually stay along the coast. The views are splendid and have a soothing quality to them.

Anything you might need for your stay with us you will be able to buy in Arcevia, which is only five kilometres away. There are two butchers, two bakeries, a green grocer, a cheese shop as well as a fishmonger who comes in twice a week from the coast. You will have a truly wonderful local experience during your stay here as no one speaks English, only Italian. From the town and the neighbouring hills you can admire the splendid panoramic view of the Apennines and the Adriatic coast.

About 35 km away, is Senigallia, a beautiful seaside town beach, which boast some of the longest sand beaches in Italy. A bit further there is Portonovo, which has a stunning gravel beach right next to the cliffs. There are many fantastic seafood restaurants and shops to visit.

When is the best time to visit Le Marche?

Spring, mild sunny days, the magical fireflies at night, a fairy tale. The mild temperatures in Spring and Autumn are great for sightseeing, walking and exploring the local villages and towns. A day by the heated infinity pool, Sauna or Hammam and enjoying the spectacular views from the pool or our terrace.

During the hot summer months, many of our guests stay by the pool, swing in the shaded hammocks, just to relax, once it gets cooler in the night enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants along the coast or in one of the neighbouring villages. Maybe just take a chilled bottle of Prosecco up to the Sunset bench and watch the sun go down...

Books, DVDs, games are in the clubhouse, mountain bikes should you wish to explore the area on two wheels... everything to make your stay perfect.