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The Le Marche Culture

 

This region is rich in artistic heritage, an area that is famous for its inspirational landscapes and the birth place of distinguished personalities. The charm of Marche is a landscape of sunny plains, that is dotted with little villages, precious churches and large basilicas also isolated fortified centres in reach of populated Cities.

 

Colmurano lies in a beautiful area of the Marches. It is situated on top of a hill that

overlooks the Chienti valley. Around us stretches the territory of the 

National Park of the Sibillini Mountains. In the winter you can ski in

these mountains and in the summer you can make excursions by

foot, by mountain bike or by horse.

 

Within just a few minutes from our house are small towns that are

fascinating for their historic and artistic heritage. Like San Ginesio,

Urbisaglia –well known for the Roman ruins and the wonderful

Abbey of Fiastra-, furthermore Camerino and San Severino,

two cities of importance for Renaissance art of the Marches, and last

but not least Tolentino just 15 mins, with its famed basilica of Saint Nicola with wonderful fresco's.

 

At the small village of Serrapetrona, the church of Saint Franciscus houses an important altarpiece of Lorenzo d’Alessandro (end 15th century). At Castel S. Venanzio you can admire the painted “Crucifixion” of Giovanni Angelo d'Antonio, Renaissance painter from Camerino who worked a lot in the area.

 

Towards the North  lies the city of Urbino 2  hrs drive – the cradle of

Renaissance culture- where you can find the National Gallery of

Marche- and Loreto with its fortified basilica that overlooks the sea.

If you would like to spend a day on the beach it takes just 30mins to

reach the Adriatic sea from our house.

 

There are various attractive seaside places, like Civitanova Marche,

Porto Recanati and Numana with beach tents, bars and disco’s. There

are also quiet remote beaches like 'le due sorelle' and 'sassi neri'. The

most unspoilt beautiful beaches are at the Park of the

Conero. The Conero is surrounded by a National Park and from the

rocks the view is magnificent.

 

To the west cities Perugia 2 hrs  and Assisi 1.25 hrs don't miss this tranquil place to learn

about St Francis even if you are not Catholic. Florence 2.5 hrs , Siena 2 hrs and Rome

2.5 hrs driving from us. You can take the train to Venice from Civitanova about 4 hrs.

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