House, orchards, breakfasts, roses, owners… in the foothills of Monterubbiano, ten minutes from the sea, these all add up to unexpected treasure. Your gentle, happy, delightful hosts, with a little English between them, fill the house with artistic flourishes and love doing B&B. Emanuela’s sunny personality infuses everything; on the first night Emidio will take you to a local restaurant to see you don’t get lost. The kitchen/breakfast room, exquisitely Italian, is all blues and creams, its lace tablecloth strewn with rose petals then laden with garden cherries, peaches, pears, fresh frittata of artichokes, mulberry fruit tarts, warm bread from Moresco – a different treat every day. Too much? Borrow a picnic basket and take some for lunch. There’s a jacuzzi in the garden; shady bowers are scented with roses, honeysuckle and jasmine; views are long and you’re welcome to share the salone. Bright airy bedrooms, each with a sitting area, have pale colourwashed walls, embroidered linen and pillows topped with sprigs of lavender at night. A paradise of peace, hospitality and blissful breakfasts.