A region to visit
Find out why visit the Marches!
The numerous Blue Flags certify the water quality and the service efficiency and here you can enjoy 180 kilometers of coastline, 26 locations overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the seaport of Ancona and 9 other tourist ports.
If you prefer the hinterland, you can enjoy going along the roads that climb hills covered with olive trees, vineyards, sunflowers and lavender, which are a stone's throw from the ancient walled villages on the high hills. Wine lovers can choose among fifteen Doc and five Docg wines, which can be pairing with the typical fish or meat dishes of the local cuisine.
Each hill produces its own wine and every time the landscape changes the aromas become more or less intense, such as: fish, cheeses, cured meats, olive oil, pasta, meats, cheeses, fine truffles and mushrooms.
If you love traditional crafts or shopping, you will find renowned fashion and clothing outlets in many villages. You will enjoy this pleasure and convenient experience.
The Marches are like a widespread museum, where cities of art and historic villages are set in a sea of cultivated hills and the valleys ranging from the sea to the Apennines, and here you'll find Roman theaters and streeets, ceramic shops and the masterpieces of Piero della Francesca, Lorenzo Lotto, Rubens and Titian.
The Marches also preserve the Holy House of Loreto, defined by John Paul II as the true Marian heart of Christianity. Saints, blessed and popes were born in this land and they have marked the history and culture of this region, making centers of spirituality flourish immersed in the nature.
Nature lovers will find two national parks (Monti Sibillini and Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga), four regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo and Gola della Rossa and Frasassi) and six nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra , Torricchio Mountain, Ripa Bianca, Sentina, Gola del Furlo and Monte San Vicino and Monte Canfaito).
The villages of the Marches are rich in history and tradition. and they are on an human scale. The villagers know how to welcome visitor with warmth. 22 of these villages have obtained the recognition of "The most beautiful villages in Italy" by the National Association of Italian Municipalities.