Extra-ordinary

Once you are in Ascoli Piceno, you can plunge into its culture and landscapes but, if you feel disoriented or if you want to experience something different, this is the right place for you, because at Villa Fortezza we offer you more than the ordinary … We organize a lot of events, courses, and activities. Book them to enrich your stay at Villa Fortezza.

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Trips

Ascoli by Flying Dustbin: the vintage car becomes the craziest “yellow cab” in town. We recommend a tour on board of a Citroën 2CV. During this fun and unconventional tour, you can admire the view of the historic town from the open sunroof (you can also rent the car for short tours or on special occasions). The tour starts from Villa Fortezza with a driver/guide with a maximum of three people per ride.

The seaside villages by Flying Dustbin: a tour on our fantastic car from Ascoli to the beach, passing through hills and the inland historic villages. The tour ends with a picnic on the seashore or with an aperitif in a seaside village. The tour starts from Villa Fortezza, after breakfast, and ends in the late afternoon.

Welcome Trekking, it is the taking part that counts: walking in safety, having fun, learning and keeping fit. Our health walking tours go from urban trekking, to easy-going walks across gentle slopes, to climbing. Once arrived at the point of departure, an expert tour guide will be waiting for you. Some shorter itineraries start directly from Villa Fortezza, are very easy and require only a map.


Culture

Ascoli in a pocket: a historic itinerary: visit of the historic town with Lella Palumbo, an expert guide from Ascoli.

The paths of the Picentes and of the Sabines: as well as many other evocative routes, start from Villa Fortezza. Did you know that the hill where Villa Fortezza is situated is one of the oldest settlements in Ascoli? From here, you can leave for excursions through archaic road and tracks, and landscape itineraries, following the traces of the ancient populations. The excursions on foot leave from Villa Fortezza and you will be accompanied by an expert guide.


Cooking classes

Survival cooking course: you are going to discover the most challenging recipes from our and other culinary traditions, like olive all’ascolana (fried olives, stuffed with meat), the dough for Maccheroncini di Campofilone, crispelle, pizza “cacciannanze” and other delicious dishes. The courses have to be booked in advance and are held in the new and well-equipped kitchen of Villa Fortezza.


Tasting

Wineries with taste: a journey through the gourmet food and wine of our territory: guided tour to wineries and farms. These have been carefully selected for their organic or biodynamic farming and ethical breeding; during the tour, you can taste the products which characterize our food and wine culture. If you want, you can buy products in the farms that we are going to visit. The tour starts from Villa Fortezza. You will be accompanied by one of the managers of the B&B, who has obtained a diploma by the Italian Sommelier Association.


Special

CycleEthical Tourism: with Off (Only For Fun), a sport and culture association, and A.B.C. (Ascoli Bike Cargo): you can visit the city by bike, thanks to the initiative AperBiCycle, an aperitif in the town centre organized by Valerio Vitelli, the founder of A.B.C. You can go for a tour around the city and discover hidden places which you cannot reach by car. This initiative promotes not only our territory but also the respect of people and of the environment. Bikes for the tour are provided directly by Villa Fortezza (if you are a sportsperson, and you have brought your bike along, A.B.C. operators can guide you through interesting off-road paths).

For an effective organization inform us as soon as possible about the activities in which you are interested. We will make our best offer.