Le Marche is perhaps one of the lesser-known regions of Italy, but everyone knows all most precious treasures are well hidden! Crossing the territory you’ll be impressed by its beautiful and varied landscape: from the green hills and mountains of the hinterland to the beaches of the coast, which often blend in giving life to niches of unspoiled beauty. Thanks to the different scenarios of its territory, you will surely find the perfect place to go on holidays in the Le Marche region.
If you love nature, Le Marche is the best place to go on holidays: meadows, hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and endless itineraries to walk through. Something you shouldn’t miss during your visit: the Sibillini mountains that include the National Park of the same name, the mountains of Montefeltro covered in forests, the area of Cesane with its pine forest, the massif with the impressive Furlo Gorge, the mountains of Catria and Nerone, the Regional Park of the Red Gorge (Gola Rossa) and Frasassi or still the natural reserve of Abbadia di Fiastra. All this variety and diversity of landscapes give the tourist the opportunity to choose among different sports such as trekking, horse riding, cycling, climbing or even downhill skiing in winter.
Seaside resorts where to go on holidays in Le Marche
Those who prefer the sea could spend pleasant days at the beaches of the Adriatic coast, such as the northernmost ones of Fano, Pesaro, Gabicce, Senigallia and the beautiful Conero Riviera, down to the southern coast of the Riviera delle Palme, from Cupramarittima to Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto. In general, I can say that the beaches in the province of Ancona are the most beautiful and wild; even the paths to reach them are sometimes tough but I guarantee the view makes it worth the effort! If you’re looking for something comfortable and quiet more suitable also for kids, I recommend the wide well-equipped beaches of Pesaro and Senigallia. There are also many sand or stones free beaches, for those who want to save a little. During the summer the beach resorts and the whole seafront become real night-life attractions with parties until the early hours and all kinds of street markets.
Traditions, folklore, great food, simplicity and friendliness of local people: these are the distinctive features of Le Marche which make this region the perfect destination for a learning experience as well as for a little relaxation and rest, far from the frenetic pace of the city life. Nature, adventure, sports, elegance, comfort, entertainment, art, and culture: a thousand things to do and discover for everyone…Nobody would ever get bored while staying in Le Marche!
Getting around the region
Let’s do some shopping!
If you’re a shopping addict, you should know where to go on holidays in Le Marche for some good shopping in the many outlets or shops of local artisans. Things you shouldn’t miss are shoes in Civitanova Marche, hats of Montappone and – for yours kids – the toys created by the famous Clementoni factory in Recanati. Before leaving, do not forget to stock up on food: oil, wine and honey of the highest quality for everyone’s tastes.
What to eat
After a busy day, there’s nothing better than some homemade pasta, genuine meat, and good wine. There are many small restaurants and inns where you can taste typical dishes of Le Marche: from sophisticated fish menus to traditional game dishes. Tastings and dinners in the many cellars of the local wineries are becoming increasingly trendy. If you want some advice on the best places to eat, send me a message and I’ll be glad to help you. Those who prefer to eat comfortably at home in one of the holiday accommodation listed may request the service “chef in villa”, available according to guests’ needs. Whereas if you love cooking, I can suggest some special learning courses.
Music events in Le Marche have their maximum expression during the summer season: lots of jazz, blues, pop, contemporary, and classical music festivals, including the famous “Macerata Opera Festival”, the “Rossini Opera Festival” in Pesaro and the “Fano Jazz Festival”.
You still haven’t chosen a place in Le Marche where to go on holiday? To enjoy your stay in Le Marche and experience the local habits and traditions of this territory, I suggest these three villas, equipped with every comfort.