Marche is a surprising region of central Italy, with an ancient story and an extraordinary territory. It offers such a variety of possibilities, from the emerald sea to the high mountains, from the art cities to the little villages on the hills. It is a summary of all Italy in one region, overlooking the Adriatic sea with unforgettable beaches, while in the hinterland the territory is characterized by hills and high mountains where it is possible to practice winter sports thanks to well-equipped resorts.
The region boasts both the Adriatic side of the Umbra-Marche Apennines, and low sandy beaches. You will never forget the long golden sand and the clear sea of Senigallia or the pleasant sunset strolls along the seaside in many other destinations like Gabicce Mare, Pesaro, Fano, Civitanova Marche and San Benedetto del Tronto, to relax, recharge and, at the same time, recall the glamorous and fashion atmosphere of the Nineteenth century.
For the nature enthusiasts, Conero Riviera offers its unspoilt land, with paths among the Mediterranean scrub or corners of Earth only accessible from the sea.
The environment is highly protected and many natural parks and reserves were established, like the WWF oases or the unique Monti Sibillini and Monti della Laga National Parks with its paths. A visit at the Frasassi Caves is an unforgettable experience, a must for tourists coming from all over Europe and for speleologists too, in fact this complex of karst caves is 13 km long and is particularly rich in water and endowed with stalactites and stalagmites.
On the hills of Piceno and in the Esino Valley farmhouses offers warm hospitality and a genuine taste of the past. Agritourisms reminds the time when they were manor houses or old share-croppers’ farms.
Marche is divided into six provinces: Ancona (regional capital), Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata, Pesaro and Urbino.