Le Marche, Italy

The region of Le Marche (pronounced "lay Markay"), together with Toscana and Umbria, portrays the charm of Central Italy.

Located at east centre, it's the calf of Italy's boot. From the plains on the Adriatic coast, the territory gently raises with mild hills in the central area, up to the Appennini Mountains.

Although the coast has been popular for many years, much of the inland remains almost unspoilt, preserving the culture of authentic Italy.

Visiting Le Marche

The region is known for pleasing visitors who come to Le Marche looking for the taste of genuine Italy, untouched by mass tourism but welcoming to foreigners.

What to visit

Torre civica of Recanati | Le Marche Italy Torre Civica of Recanati

Mountain villages where the time has stood still, or small towns to discover by yourself, all immerse in the charming countryside, like Recanati, Cingoli, Jesi, Camerino, San Leo and Fermo. Interesting to visit and more popular are the bigger towns of Urbino, premises of the court of the Duke of Montefeltro in the 15th century, Ascoli Piceno with it's beautiful main square, Ancona with it's sea port and more hidden attractions, and Macerata with its annual open-air opera festival.

Monte Conero | Le Marche Italy Monte Conero

On the sea, Sirolo, near Monte Conero is small and delightful, while for busier areas look for San Benedetto del Tronto, Gabicce and Senigallia. If you like nature, don't miss the Frasassi caves, the Furlo Gorge, the Monte Conero and the Sibillini Mountains.

You can find more detailed information about all these locations on Marche Voyager, the official tourism website of Le Marche.

Interesting articles about Le Marche

Article in The Guardian about how to visit Le Marche on a budget [published on 29th March 2013].

People of Le Marche

Kind, modest, gentle and a little bit more relaxed then people of northern Italy. That means many like, and have time, to enjoy a relaxing conversation, possibly in front of a traditional meal prepared by the home cook, just like mamma does.

Learn Italian

Once you are in the region, you will notice that knowing the basics of the language will make you enjoy the company of the locals much more. The most effective courses on the market, used by companies and government agencies, are the courses on CD and DVD of Rosetta Stone Italian.

Where to stay, hotels in Marche

Click here for the visual search for Hotels in Le Marche provided by Venere.com Try the hotel search on map: marche area with customer reviews and online booking provided by Venere.com. Once followed the link to their website, it is sufficient to click on the names of towns in the map like the one shown here, or check their alphabetical list on the page.

Useful readings and map

Property in Le Marche

Have a look at our selection of properties for sale in the region in Le Marche property if you are looking for a house in this beautiful region.

More information about Le Marche, Italy

The most useful site regarding Le Marche in Italy is the official regional tourist site Marche Voyager, which contains information about nature, itineraries, history, food & wine and events.

Marche on the Press

The Sunday Times article about Le Marche - Open in a new window.
Sunday Times speaking of Marche

The Guardian article about Le Marche - Open in a new window.
The Guardian about Marche

BBC News article about Low Fare airlines also about properties in Le Marche - Open in a new window.
BBC News on Low Fare flights to Marche

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