Villa Santa Maria al Poggio

Since the second half of the nineteenth century, Villa Santa Maria al Poggio has been radiating beauty and elegance. A historic residence, a little gem built on a hill for all lovers of culture, the sea, and refinement

Municipality:Porto San Giorgio
Region: Marche
Villa Santa Maria al Poggio

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Villa Santa Maria al Poggio

Villa Santa Maria al Poggio is a villa built on the ruins of an ancient watchtower of the city of Fermo; indeed in the past, Porto San Giorgio was called not only Castel Sangiorgio but also Porto di Fermo.

The first stone was laid approximately between the years 1860 and 1870; it is an ancient villa with a fresh and light charm. The pastel colors of its walls play with the iconic green of the shutters and together they bring peace at first glance and energy immediately after.

It is surrounded by a large park on multiple levels, where you can stroll and admire centuries-old pines and olive trees, get lost among the scents and pure beauty of orange and lemon flowers, and why not, play tennis on the private court. The entrance opens with a flowerbed of small and delicate white roses and a circular water feature, the perfect background to relax and disconnect from everyday life.

The historic residence, in neorenaissance style, develops over four floors, each with its own personality and charm. Internally divided into three naves with walls decorated with frames and stuccoes with geometric motifs, around the main body the wings give the complex the shape of a horseshoe. Inside, among the many rooms, there are a library, a votive chapel, and a large central hall used for meetings and dances.

The lower floor houses a large hall that was used for dances and parties at the time; today it is still possible to organize events of any kind, from chamber music to private parties and celebrations. On the same floor, some particular caves were discovered, consisting of an underground room and three tunnels, which were collapsed for safety reasons and to avoid unexpected incursions. In fact, from the sources it was discovered that these three tunnels were escape routes connecting to other residences of Porto San Giorgio, such as Rocca Tiepolo and even one would have led to Fermo. On the same floor, there is a consecrated votive chapel, a kitchen with a large fireplace, and a billiard room with cross vaults.

The noble floor is made warm and enveloping by the antique parquet floor, a piano, and a marble fireplace from France in vivid red color, adorned with elegant white veins. From the balconies, you can see the sea blending with the azure sky. The library is decorated and enriched by wood paneling and a wooden fireplace, together they make it a quiet and welcoming place, perfect for getting lost in the pages of a good book. An important staircase of Carrara white marble covered with soft red velvet leads to the upper floor, where there are three suites, three jewels ready to welcome you, a large hallway, and a loggia.

Our facilities

Villa Santa Maria al Poggio is also the ideal venue for hosting private events and charming weddings. In a setting unlike any other, you can celebrate your civil or religious wedding in the romantic chapel within the Villa.

The residence also serves as a location for film shoots, artist residencies, photo shoots, and television programs.

At the Villa, guests are greeted with a wide range of tailored services: from accommodation to the organization of personal events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms, communions, confirmations, and family reunions.

We also offer spaces for business meetings, conferences, team-building activities, exhibitions, cultural events, concerts, and tastings.

We also organize horseback rides, workshop, tastings of local wines and olive oils, private yoga and tennis lessons at the private court in the residence park, and cooking courses.




What to visit nearby

Just a few minutes' drive from Porto San Giorgio, stretch out more beautiful golden beaches of the Adriatic, surrounded by picturesque fishing villages like San Benedetto del Tronto, Grottammare, and Cupramarittima, where you can enjoy gastronomic delights based on fish in charming chalets along the coast.

Only 6 kilometers from the Villa, you can visit one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages, Torre di Palme, a picturesque medieval village characterized by ancient walls surrounding the town, nestled on a hill overlooking the coast. It offers poetic views with narrow brick-colored alleys, colorful flowers on the facades of medieval and Renaissance houses, the azure sea, and the intense green of the woods. It offers culture, enchanting panoramas, and delightful places where you can taste local specialties.

Another interesting small tour begins between the 18th and 19th centuries. These are the years when the Marche region is enriched with fabulous architectural structures: the Historic Theaters, true gems that, even today, embellish the large cities and small towns of the Region. From north to south, there are about a hundred present structures that make the Marche one of the regions with the highest concentration of historic theaters, of various sizes, with truly unique beauty. For example, starting from Porto San Giorgio, you can visit the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, built in 1815; continuing to Fermo, inaugurated in 1790, you will find the largest lyrical theater in the Marche Region: the Teatro dell'Aquila. Continuing towards the Marche hinterland, where the municipalities are smaller, in Petritoli, you will find one of the most elegant theaters in the Marche, the Teatro dell'Iride.

Just a 10-minute drive from the Villa is the picturesque city of Fermo, famous for its historic Piazza del Popolo, the ancient Roman Cisterns, the magnificent Library of Queen Christina of Sweden, and the Mappamondo Room; among the ancient palaces and suggestive cobbled streets, you can breathe the authentic atmosphere of the Marche.

Heading north, day trips allow you to visit Macerata, famous for its opera season at the Sferisterio, the splendid Basilica of Loreto, rich in Renaissance masterpieces, and Recanati, the birthplace of the famous poet Giacomo Leopardi.

Less than an hour's drive away by car, you can reach the charming Monte Conero, known for its breathtaking beauty and the famous Due Sorelle beach. Located along the Adriatic coast, Monte Conero offers enchanting landscapes and unspoiled nature, ideal for outdoor excursions and activities. The Due Sorelle beach is famous for its crystal-clear waters and the suggestive scenery of the two cliffs rising from the sea, creating a unique and unforgettable panorama.

An hour's drive away, you can explore the wonders of the Sibillini Mountains, including Mount Vettore and the suggestive Lake Pilato, where you can go hiking and trekking.

Numbers of beds:6
Event salons:2
Numbers of seats for events:40
wedding reception rooms:6
Places for weddings:100