The Marche are a small multifaceted region located in the centre of Italy, where you can admire artistic beauties and amazing natural treasures.
Travelling le Marche means to leave the stress of the big city. The connections among one place and another aren’t the most relaxing, but it is worth to put an effort to live an authentic holiday, full of emotions.
1.PIAZZA DEL POPOLO, ASCOLI PICENO
Ascoli Piceno is a city made of towers, churches and ancient buildings. The extraordinary Piazza del Popolo is famous for its travertine flooring. On this square, there are Palazzo dei Capitani and the well-known church of San Francesco.
2.FRASASSI CAVES, GENGA
In 1971, a group of young speleologists discovered the big cave of the wind, an enormous cavity into the mountain made of big stalactites and deep shafts.
3.PALAZZO DUCALE, URBINO
Set into deep woods and surrounded by medieval walls, Urbino is a precious Renaissance jewel. We advise you to take a rest under the arches of Piazza della Repubblica, visit the Palazzo Ducale with the amazing paintings of Raffaello and Piero della Francesca, and to go all over the alleys of the whole city.
4.CONERO RIVIERA, ANCONA
The Conero Riviera is one of the most natural and charming places of le Marche. The beauty of Mount Conero and its wild beaches make this area unique in the world.
5.LEOPARDI HOUSE, RECANATI
Inside the house where Giacomo Leopardi was born, there is the famous library of one of the most important intellectual and poet of the 9th century. The building is located in a square named after the well known lyric ‘Il sabato del villaggio’.
6.GRADARA CASTLE, GRADARA
The castle of Gradara, located in the village of Gradara, is a medieval fortress that keeps the charming of the era in which it was built. It is one of the most appreciated monuments among the touristic destinations of le Marche.
7.JESI CASTLES, JESI
The castles of Jesi are a group of hilly areas that surround the city of Jesi. From here it is possible to see vineyards of Verdicchio and some old villages such as Monte Roberto, Castel Bellino e Maiolati Spontini.
Ancona is the capital of the region and a fascinating city. Close to the city centre, going into the Viale della Vittoria, up to a certain point you will find yourself in front of one of the most loved monuments, the Passetto. Walking down the beautiful stairs, till after the beach, you will be impressed by a magic place made by caves done from fishermen in the early 1900s in order to find a site for their boats and freshness for themselves. Passed down in families for generations, today they create a unique and evocative landscape.
9.’ROTONDA ON THE SEA’, SENIGALLIA
Senigallia, famous city for seaside tourism, has a soft sand coastline that is perfect for a family holiday. This particular fluffy beach is something not to be missed to see while visiting le Marche, together with the prominent round terrace by the sea.
One of the most popular monuments of the city of Macerata is the arena Sferisterio designed by the young architect Ireneo Aleandri. This is a beautiful example of a Neoclassic architecture that hosts inside a prestigious opera season, Macerata Opera Festival.