In the recent past, the Marche has been singularly focused on wealth creation and economic development, albeit with very little disturbance to the quiet way of life favored by most of its inhabitants. The marchigiani’s initial reticence to travelers belies the shy, genuine disposition of its hard working people.
The region is slowly being discovered as the new Italian frontier; an abridged expression of the varied charms of Italy with a variety of attractions offered seasonally and year- round, including: authentic foods, breathtaking landscapes, a lively cultural landscape, artistic and natural treasures.
Mild Winters in the Foothills and Snow on the Peaks Snowboarding and skiing in the enchanting surroundings of the Sibillini National Park; a favorite destination for adults and kids.
Castles, Abbeys, Monasteries and delightful hilltop medieval walled towns. Charming country houses, elegant restaurants, and beautiful wineries are the perfect setting for gourmet cooking classes, fine dining, and unforgettable food and wine tasting tours.
With 100 operating historical theatres, Le Marche boasts one of the most active musical and theatrical landscapes in Italy. Opera productions, classic plays and experimental theatrical shows, contemporary concerts and music festivals, all make up a mouthwatering offering for any arts and culture buff.
Nature in Bloom a Feast for the Senses from March till May A visit to the majestic Frasassi caves, trekking on the Sibillini range, hiking along the Furlo and Rossa gorges, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and dreamlike landscapes of wildflowers meadows in full bloom. Moving towards the coast, the preserve of Mount Conero offer seasoned hikers and nature lovers numerous scenic trails bordered by fragrant acacia and cytisus on one side, and the Mediterranean sea on the other.
Art cities overflowing with historical treasures, animated by displays of artistic craftmanship and bustling antiques markets where the thrill of a find is always within reach. Well preserved medieval walled towns perched atop steep hills offer unmatched views of the surrounding lands, and a labyrinth of winding cobbled streets evocative of times gone by that begs to be explored. Vintage cars and classic bike shows, open-houses of historical private residences during FAI week, free admissions to museums during Culture week are other very good reasons for a quick jaunt to Le Marche in the spring.
Summer at the Beach Opera season is in full swing during the summer months, as well as Blues and Celtic music events, and street artists festivals. Every town and hamlet offers its own diversion during this hectic, fun time of the year, with people spilling out on the main town piazza to mingle and live the night away. ”White” & “Pink” night festivals: shows, museums, shops and movida are open for business until dawn.
Certified uncontaminated waters for 16 or the region’s beaches, second only to Liguria. Scuba and bathing in the crystalline waters of the Conero reserve, near Ancona, or in the San Bartolo Park preserve near Gabicce Medieval fairs and historical re-enactments throughout the summer.
The chilly Autumnal Weather the perfect excuse to indulge in award-winning Wines and Food
Earth’s bounty is celebrated in town festivals (sagre) celebrations to honor new wines, the latest harvest of fragrant truffles, handpicked wild mushrooms, cheeses, chestnuts, and cured meats.
And you can enjoy some serious shopping at factory outlets of elite Italian fashion brands for shoes, clothing and accessories. Just to name a few: Tod’s, Nero Giardini, Joe Rivetto, Cesare Paciotti, Fornarina, Bikkembergs, Dondup, Hogan, and many more.
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