Informations for your holidays in Marche
The Marche sum up the whole of Italy in themselves. That's why a recent campaign said "The Marche: Italy in one region". Sea, mountains, history,art, local traditions, spirituality, nature, typical food and wine: in the Marche you can find all the best features of Italian culture and way of life.
"The Marche is a distillation of Italy" (G. Piovene,Viaggio in Italia, 1957)
In the Marche there are 12 protected areas: 2 national parks (Monti Sibillini and Gran Sasso plus Monti della Laga), 4 regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone e Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo and Gola della Rossa plus Frasassi), 6 nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca, Sentina, Gola del Furlo and Monte San Vicino plus Monte Canfaito), more than 100 protected plant and flower areas and 15 state forests.
The Apennines on a side, the Adriatic coast on the other, and, in-between, a sea of soft hills, which are filled by old villages, protected by ring walls: these are the Marche.
Whereas the beauty of the art towns in Marche is known and appreciated all over the world, it is necessary to recognize that the heart of the region has to be found in the little villages that they pointing out around the territory, ignored by hurried tourists and often unknown to the most people of the Marche themselves. Indeed, these villages have the highest cultural potential and evocative power to attract guests, providing them with a very goodwelcoming in a relaxing atmosphere.
The Marche offers 180 kilometres of coastline, 26 seaside resortsfacing the Adriatic Sea defined by beautiful beaches, picturesque bays, 9 marinas and 16 Blue Flag beaches, that certify the water quality and further services. The food in the Marche region equally shares from the bounty of the sea as well as from the countryside; the region can boast an incredible variety of dishes, strictly based on tradition and local produce.