If you love Tuscany and Umbria, then you will love Marche too! This region has all the ingredients for a great holiday: sea, history and a fascinating landscape.
Are you looking for pristine beaches? Marche is the ideal destination for your holidays. With endless sandy beaches, beautiful harbour towns and enchanting medieval villages like Porto Nuovo, Sirolo and Numana. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the atmosphere! The coastline is interrupted at times by the high cliffs of the Conero Riviera, where you will find rest in the shady pine forests.
Then there is the hilly hinterland with small villages not yet besieged by tourists. The city of Urbino, one of the most important centres of the Italian Renaissance, still retains its wonderful architectural heritage and its historic centre appears in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Even Ascoli Piceno will not disappoint!
Average summer temperature: 28 degrees
Palazzo Ducale of Urbino: beautiful Renaissance palace
Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini: a walk through the mountains
Brodetto on the coast near Ancona: fish soup with thirteen species of fish
Fermo has lot of small shops and an antique market
A day at water park Verdeazzurro San Faustino; pools slides, children's pools, hydro massage baths and a lazy river. There is also horse riding, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball and football. Rather relax? There is also a sauna and a sunbathing area!
If you love antiques take a walk around this charming town full of curiosities. Various shoe factories sell locally made quality Italian shoes at great prices. Highly recommended!
A breathtaking wonder of Mother Nature; walk through an area that is well over 200 feet high, past enormous stalagmites which are crystallized along a lake.
Set in spectacular scenery, the Sferisterio Opera Festival in July and August is a must; in the open air in the unique Arena Sferisterio you can watch at famous operas such as La Traviata, Carmen and La Bohème.