Le Marche has been almost unknown to tourists until the last few years. This beautiful region offers its own rich diversity of arts, history and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Italy and it a perfect location for a relaxing holiday in a traditional and unexplored part of Italy.
What to do
Le Marche is immersed in Renaissance art and architecture that makes the region an outdoor museum, with a backdrop of historical hill towns, countryside villages and beautiful beaches. Set along the Adriatic Sea, with 80km of spectacular coastline, Marche harbours 26 resorts; from the picturesque views offered by Sirolo and Numana to the wonderful seafronts of Porto s. Georgio and Civitanova Marche, there are endless sandy or pebbly shores and natural bays along the rocky coast to explore. The Sibillini mountains are an outstanding backdrop to the rolling countryside - it is hard to describe the beauty of the landscape with the green valley below and the towering peaks covered in snow. This area is great for walking and outdoor activities.
The regions elegant towns Macerata and Urbino are abound with Renaissance palaces, fortresses, beautiful squares and medieval houses. They offer lively historic centres, a broad range of shops and festivals. Urbino itself has been quoted as being 'the ideal city of the Renaissance' and 'the Siena of the Marche'.
The food and wine
Le Marche offers a wide range of centuries-old traditional food products and dishes featuring olives, ham and fish and there is an array of good wines including Verdicchio.
Where to stay
Holiday Homes in Italy offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation in Le Marche, click here to view our collection of properties.
How to get there
Le Marche is served by Ancona airport but it is also possible to access the region by neighbouring airports in Ancona (Abruzzo) and Rimini (Emilia Romagna).
Why Le Marche?
As a holiday destination, Marche is a gem of a region with its own low cost airport, offering most of the highlights of its nearest and most popular neighbours without the tourists. Beautiful countryside, impressive towns and a great coastline make this region worth exploring. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday, welcoming atmosphere and your own slice of Italy, then Le Marche hits the spot.View properties in Le Marche
Beautiful villa set in the heart of Sorrento. With air conditioning and Internet access, ideal to arrange excursions to Pompeii, Capri, Naples, Positano, Amalfi and the main beaches.Find out more
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