Fine sand seasides, rocky cliffs above the sea, but also mountains and rolling hills, beautiful small villages and many genuine and tasty products to try, in this land, hometown for poets, musicians and artists. Come to Visit Marche with us:
Large part of the Region is crossed by the mountain range of Appennino umbro-marchigiano, and in particular by Sibillini Mountains, part of a National Park. The highest peak of this range but also of the Region is Monte Vettore, with its 2476m. These suggestive places that inspired ancient legends, such as the one of the Cave of Sibilla, offer many itineraries suitable also for families with children.
On the rolling hills crossing the region, between Appennino and the coast, are dotted by small villages, crops and orchards, changing color with the season, creating amazing landscapes. There are also many vineyards and olive trees.
Between Ancona and Numana extends the “Riviera del Conero”, coves and bays with rocky beaches, caves and forests. It is the perfect place if you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea, but also in the still wild nature, but also if you like sports, especially water sports, such as sailing and rowing. If you prefer fine sand seaside, don't miss Senigallia and its velvet seasides.
Among rolling hills survive ancient medieval villages, castles and towers, surrounded by walls. Some of them have been priced as the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here are the main ones worthy of a visit: Fabriano, known for the production of paper, Loreto, famous destination for pilgrims, Osimo and its ancient architecture, Senigallia and its castle, Cingoli, that for the exposure is called “the balcony of Marche”, Mondavio surrounded by walls, Montelupone with the civic tower and Grottammare, pearl of the sea.
Many products used for the traditional plates, come from farming, for this reason you can taste genuine and simple tasty plates. Very common is the Panzanella, made with stale bread, tomatoes and other vegetables, Crescia, a typical Easter bread made with cheese.
Famous in theRegion are also second courses, with meat as tripe and pork, or cheese made in mountain areas. Many are also traditional cakes: Castagnole for Carnival, small balls of fried sweet pastry, covered by sugar, Calcioni, biscuits filled with pecorino and lemon zest, Ciambelle al Mosto, donuts made with anise and grape juice, from Ascoli Piceno
In Marche it is also possible to sleep in eco-friendly hotels. Here are some suggestions:
B&B Raggio di Luna, Senigallia. The farmhouse is located in the countryside about 5 km from the sea and from the center of Senigallia. They offer organic and local food. This is the perfect place for a simple holiday in the name of sobriety, in a quiet and relaxing environment.
B&B Airone Country House, Osimo. This is a building renovated with sustainable materials and rooms have been decorated according to Feng Shui principles. They offer an organic restaurant and a pool with jacuzzi. Bikes are available if you want to explore the area!
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Author: Anita Cason
Cover image: Montefano, Le Marche, ph. by Andrea Balducci via Flickr