Assisi, Le Marche (Croatia too?) & Venice

We are celebrating my husbands birthday ( a milestone) with 4 weeks in Italy, beginning in Assisi. Then looking to stay at an agriturismo farm or house in Le Marche, but not sure what area. We will then go north, through Ravenna (to see the mosaics) & on to Venice. Any suggestions? Another possibility is going across the Adriatic for a few days in Croatia. We plan to travel by train as much as possible & we love food, music, walking & relaxed travel. Many thanks!

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
5677 posts

Since you are interested in mosaics, hopefully you'll have time to go to Torcello while you're in Venice - beautiful mosaics in the church there.

Posted by Wiley
Tucson, AZ, USA
4 posts

We will make sure we visit there, thank you for the tip.

Posted by Charlene
Centennial, CO, US
1087 posts

Check out La Tavola Marche (
It looks wonderful. We were thinking of staying there but decided instead to find a beach. We ended up in Senigallia, in Le Marche, which was one of our favorite stops on our four weeks in Italy last October. Going across the Adriatic to Croatia could be interesting but it's a couple of overnight ferry rides. I love Croatia but think you might do better to save it for another trip. Instead of Croatia, you might swing down into Southern italy a little, into Puglia. We stayed in a masseria near Torre Canne that we absolutely loved; we had a car for that part of our trip, and used it to visit the Trulli villages (google Alberobello). Also down in this area we visited Matera, which I think is a must-see. Masserias, by the way, are much like agriturismos. You will find them all over Puglia. Since they are in the countryside, you will likely need a car to visit any sort of agriturismo or masseria.

Posted by Wiley
Tucson, AZ, USA
4 posts

That is helpful information, & I like the idea of including Puglia in our trip. Thanks!

Posted by Frank
Wilmington, DE
1547 posts

If you want to work Croatia into your trip, the easiest option during high season is the Venezia Lines hyrdofoil from Venice to Porec and Rovinj. It runs 3 times a week from approx May-Sept, which means you could visit for 2-3 days (or 4-5 days). The other option is an overnight Blue Line or Jadrolinija ferry from Ancona to Split, or an SNAV hydrofoil on the same route (SNAV website uses the Italian name for Split - Spalato).