The region of a thousand colors

The Marche region is characterized by its thousand colors: the yellow of the sunflower fields, the green of the hills, the red of the traditions and the blue of the sea, lakes and rivers.

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The Marche region is a region in central Italy that stretches along the Adriatic coast between Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo. There are 1,482,470 inhabitants living on an area of 9,344.49 km² (as of October 31, 2022). The region is known for its rich history, culture and nature and offers many sights and activities for visitors.

The landscape of the Marche is very varied and includes both the mountains of the Apennines and the coastal plain. The region has many natural parks. The most famous national park is the natural park of the Monti Sibillini. It stretches across the provinces of Macerata and Perugia and is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

The Marche coast is known for its picturesque beaches and characteristic coastal towns such as Senigallia, Numana and Portonovo, all of which offer unique architecture, history and culture. The region is also known for its culinary specialties, such as olive oil, truffles, ham and wine, especially Verdicchio and Rosso Conero.

The Marche region has a rich history, which is reflected in its many ancient towns, castles and churches. Its capital is Ancona. Ancona is a city with an important port and many cultural sights such as the Roman amphitheater and the medieval cathedral of San Ciriaco. Other important cities in the region are Pesaro, Urbino and Ascoli Piceno, all of which offer important works of art, historic buildings and culinary specialties.

Marche consists of five provinces, which we would like to introduce to you here.

  • Ancona – Brief info with map available here: ANCONA
  • Ascoli Piceno – Brief info with map available here: ASCOLI PICENO
  • Fermo – Brief info with map available here: FERMO
  • Macerata – Brief info with map available here: MACERATA
  • Pesaro and Urbino – Brief info with map available here: PESARO AND URBINO

The Marche region is a fascinating mix of breathtaking nature, rich history and culture, as well as culinary delights in central Italy.