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The Retreat is conveniently located for flights to and from both Ancona and Pescara . Ryanair offers low-cost flights to both locations from Stansted aiport. Rome is the preferred arrival airport for most of our oversea visitors and there is a cheap and convenient coach service to us. We pick up from nearby locations, just let us know where you are flying to.

Convenient flight options to Le Marche include:

NEW ADDITIONAL FLIGHT ROUTE FROM UK FROM June 2018: Easyjet from Gatwick to Ancona!

  • London Stansted to Ancona (1 hr 30 m) – Ryanair
  • London Stansted to Pescara (1 hr 20 m) – Ryanair
  • London Stansted to Forli (2 hrs 45 m) – Ryanair
  • London Stansted to Rome (2 hrs 30 m) – Ryanair
  • Newcastle to Rome (3 hours) – Easyjet
  • East Midlands EMA to Rome (2 hrs 30 m) – Ryanair
  • East Midlands EMA to Rimini (2 hrs 2 m) – Ryanair
  • Liverpool to Rome (2 hrs 30 m) – Ryanair

Flying from overseas

If you are coming from Northern America, Australia or South East Asia you may want to fly to Rome. There is a convenient coach service from Rome Fumicino airport to San Benedetto del Tronto from where we pick you up between 15:00-16:00 from both the train and coach station. We can help you with your travel planning and give you all the details needed to arrange your journey. Just let us know where you are travelling from and we will help you plan your onward journey. A visit at The Retreat may also provide an ideal opportunity to combine your trip with a stay in Rome, Assisi or Perugia, Florence, etc on your inward or outward journey.

We are happy to hold a reservation for you while you are making your travel arrangements, so you can have your flights, etc. in place before confirming your booking

By car

For a pleasant car journey from the UK we recommend a two day drive via France. Having driven here ourselves from the UK many times we can advice on different scenic or fast routes. Contact us for travel advice and routes.

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By Rail, coach or ferry or coach

The most direct route from Rome is by coach. A variety of air-conditioned direct coaches leave directly from outside Terminal 3 (oversea’s flight terminal) at Fiumicino Airport as well as Ciampino airport and also depart from the centre of Rome  (Tiburtina coach station), so are great option if flying in to rome or spending time in Rome before or after the course. The coaches run several times a day and cost around €25 Euros return to/from centre of Rome and €35 to/from the airport. We will be sending detailed information with website links and timetables in advance. If you are coming via either of the two Rome airports, please aim for a flight arriving by 10:00 am on arrival day. From the centre of Rome, you can get a coach at around mid-day.

A good train network connects Northern Europe to Le Marche.Train services in Italy are cheap and reliable. Tickets can be booked on-line with many interesting European towns worth visiting en route. Trains run as close to The Retreat to San Benedetto, where we can pick you up at the station. You can also take a train across from Assisi or Perugia if you want to spend a few days there before or after your stay.

We will be happy to assist you with planning your route and get you train/coach times for your journey.

The car ferry port at Ancona connects Le Marche with Croatia and Greece.

Pick-up times on arrival day: 15:00-16:00 from San Benedetto del Tronto coach stop and train station

Drop off on departure day: 10:00-10:30 am at San Benedetto del Tronto coach stop and train station (drop off times coincide with coach departures for Rome and ICE train connection on North/South rail network

Arrivals/Departures outside times indicated: We are happy to help you arrange a taxi for you from your hotel or train station/coach stop from either Ascoli Piceno or San Benedetto del Tronto. The cost depends on number of people in your party.