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Le Marche, Italy in one Region
“If one had to decide which Italian landscape was the most typical, you’d have to choose the Marche …with its range of landscapes, it is a distillation of Italy.” Guido Piovene, Viaggio in Italia, 1957

 

The central region of Marche is a well guarded secret, but once you discover it you are completely captivated and mesmerized by its beauty, just as we are.

 

The region is bordered in the west by the Apennine mountain range with ski resorts and hiking trails. Between the Apennines and the Adriatic coast is a glorious hilly landscape with traditional farming of cereals, vineyards, olive groves and sunflowers. 

 

Every few kilometres you come across pretty hilltop villages, fields of gold, sparkling rivers and lakes, castles, fortresses and medieval walled towns. The 180km of Adriatic coastline is lined with a stretch of spectacular blue flag beaches.

 

The Blue Flag program is a voluntary eco-label awarded for beaches and marinas with strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental managment and safety information.

 

The region is full of history, art and culture with Romanesque and Renaissance churches, abbeys, monasteries and sanctuaries surrounded by sweet, gentle hills. Many of the greatest architects, artists and writers of the Renaissance period were from Le Marche - Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael), Donato Bramante, Rossini, Giacomo Leopardi and Gentile da Fabriano.

 

Just 10 Mins from the Casa is one of the many Roman Ruins that you can vist in Le Marche. During some times of the year there are concerts and tours given here.

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