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Why Marche?

Information about Marche

  • Marche is located in central eastern Italy, starting at the Adriatic coast and moving inland.
  • Marche borders the following regions: Emilia-Romagna, the Republic of San Marino, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Latium and the Adriatic Sea.
  • 68.8% of the region is dominated by hills, while the remaining 31.2% is mountainous.
  • Marche offers a wide variety of environments, from sandy beaches to imposing mountains, all surrounded by enchanting, rolling hills.

Climate

Marche boasts a large cultural heritage:

  • Marche’s climate is seasonal. Hot summers, combined with changeable coastal breezes, and cold winters with seasonal rain and snow in places.
  • In the mountains there are ski resorts that are open during the winter months.

Fine Dining

For centuries, the celebration of local food and wine has taken place throughout the year in the towns and villages of Marche.
You can find fish caught off the Marche coast to locally grown fruits and vegetables, and every kind of meat you can think of, all prepared differently by each village and town. This means that you will be able to sample all the regions fabulous variety of cuisine.

City Art

Marche boasts a large cultural heritage:

  • 500 traditional town squares
  • 1,000 historic monuments
  • 100 art cities
  • 200 Romanesque churches
  • 33 castles, 15 forts, 170 towers
  • 40 monasteries, 183 shrines
  • 34 archaeological sites
  • 71 theaters
  • 315 libraries
  • Highest concentration of museums and art galleries in Italy, 242.

Shopping

Marche is a shoppers paradise! To only take home a souvenir from your visit would mean that you have missed out on some of Italy’s finest shopping experiences.

  • Products vary from hand made crafts to specialist outlet warehouses (that include the most famous fashion brands, with prices to suit all budgets).
  • If you are interested in antiques, you will be spoilt for choice (Pennabilli, Sarnano, Freeze, Pollenza, Recanati, Ancona, Ascoli Piceno).
Below some links to some of the regions finest shopping experiences:
www.valdichianaoutlet.it
www.in-outlet.it
www.mymarca.it
www.confindustriamacerata.it

Town of Sefro

Sefro is a small, picturesque town, located only a few miles from the medieval town of Camerino, near the National Park of Monti Sibillini.

Originally a local centre for iron works, the town now provides its residents with an idilic lifestlye. An easy car journey will take you from the beach at the entrance to the Scurose Valley, through to the Slopes of Mount Pennino, with access to so much more.

The town has a population of around 600 people.

Sefro offers a great many opportunities to enjoy the extraordinary and beautiful landscape that surrounds it.

Culture - Local events/activities/attractions:

  • Activities - climbing, hang-gliding, hunting wild boar (seasonal), fishing (trout), painting, metal detecting, and so much more...
  • Wildlife - Deer (dama), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Porcupines (Hystrix cristata), Badgers (Meles), Herons (Ardeidae), Falcons (Falco) and Buzzards (Buteo).
  • Hang-gliding is a very common sport in the area. The size and number of dominating hills and mountains gives endless jump points and variety of terrain.

Food - Local dishes:
  • Game including wild boar, hare, partridge, quail, and woodcock.
  • Pork, crayfish, vincisgrassi, growth fojata,
  • Easter pizza, macaroni with walnuts, gnocchi with duck sauce, snails in pork.

Transport - Getting Around:
  • Sefro has its own railway station on the "Camerino-Castelraimondo Line (10 km from Sefro centre) Transappenninica Civitanova Marche Fabriano
  • The bus station at Muccia (20 km from Sefro), connects with the main cities of Italy.
  • Plane from the airport of Ancona-Falconara (80 km), Rome (218 km), Bologna (287 km)

Town of Castelraimondo

Castelraimondo is a beautiful, ancient town set in a stunning valley. This impressive town is overlooked by the nearby Sibillini mountains. It is conveniently on the main railway line/road network from Rome to Ancona, giving easy access to all parts of Italy.

Its medieval castle (Castel Santa Maria) and surrounding walls date back over 1300 years.

Much of the towns historic character and traditional features, as well as its original defensive structure have been retained.

The town has a population of around 5,000 inhabitants.

Culture - Local events /activities/attractions:

  • The Flower Festival in June (artistic paintings made with many varieties of flower petals, throughout the country during an entire night)
  • A gathering of jogging "Strache”
  • The weekly market
  • The Antiques Market

Food - Local dishes:
  • Game - including wild boar, hare, partridge, quail, woodcock.
  • Roast dishes with truffles and mushrooms, or baked trout with almonds, crayfish, vincisgrassi, growth fojata
  • Easter pizza, macaroni with walnuts , gnocchi with duck sauce, cargiù (pulp).

Transport - Getting Around:
  • By Train - Castelraimondo’s railway station, called "Camerino-Castelraimondo" is on the “Transappenninica Civitanova” line, (Fabriano, Marche). The bus station Muccia (17 km from Castelraimondo), are both connected with the main cities of Italy.
  • The airport of Ancona-Falconara (67 km), Rome (203 km), Bologna (274 km).
  • Distances by car from the main Italian cities: Bologna (266km), Rome (221km), Florence (242km) Ancona (85km), Pesaro (124km), San Benedetto del Tronto (106km).

Town of San Serevino

San Severino is an area of exceptional artistic, historical and environmental importance. The town has agricultural, commercial and industrial roots and is located on the slop of a large hill (Montenero) overlooked by an old castle.

With a natural environment that would be the envy of any area in Italy, you can relax and enjoy numerous walks and excursions through the local woods and densely covered hillsides.

Points of Interest:

  • Medieval and Renaissance monuments that have marked its history
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Town Hall (XVIII sec.)
  • The Palace of the Governors (XVI sec.)
  • Palace Servant Collio (XVI sec.)
  • Church of St. Maria della Misericordia
  • Local artists - The Salimbeni brothers and Lorenzo Alexander

The town has a population of around 15,000 people.
Food - Local dishes:
  • Game including wild boar, hare, partridge, quail, woodcock.
  • Roast, dishes with truffles and mushrooms, or baked trout with almonds, crayfish, vincisgrassi (pasta with sauce), growth fojata (fresh fruit)
  • Easter pizza (sweet with sugar, lemon, candied fruit, raisins), macaroni with walnuts, gnocchi with duck sauce, snails in pork.

Transport - Getting Around:
  • San Severino Marche arrives through the railway station "San Severino Marche, Civitanova Marche Fabriano Transappenninica line or through
  • The bus station Tolentino (12 km from San Severino Marche), both connected with the main cities of Italy.
  • Plane from the airport of Ancona-Falconara (59 km 00h59), Rome (254 km, 3:28 a.m.), Bologna (266 km, 2:48 a.m.).
  • Distances by car from the main Italian cities: Bologna (258km), Rome (309km), Florence (253km).

Town of Rosora

Rosora is a small, quiet hillside town around 20 km from the town of Jesi. It has retained much of its original medieval architecture and as a result provides a unique and distinctive atmosphere.

The town is located on a steep, sandstone hill at 380m above sea level. The natural beauty of the surrounding area, combined with historic tunnels and castle is a big draw for tourists and nature lovers.

Points of Interest:

  • Rosora dei Castelli di Jesi is well-known for the production of Verdicchio.
  • Vallesina Castle, keep and the tower (XV)

The town has a population of around 2000 people.

Culture - Local events/activities/attractions:
  • Sapa Day commemoration - historic country festival.
  • Election Miss hills of Verdicchio Verdicchio's Day, Feast of browned in the world.


Food - Local dishes:
  • The polenta with Saba
  • The patacchelli.


  • Transport - Getting Around:
    • A Rosora you arrive through the railway station "Castelplanio" Adriatic Line (Bologna-Ancona) and Line Transappenninica (Ancona - Foligno - Orte - Rome)
    • Bus station Jesi (17 km from Rosora), both affiliated with the major cities 'Italy.
    • Plane from the airport of Ancona / Falconara (34 km), Rome (260 km), Bologna (241 km).
    • Distances by car from the main Italian cities: Bologna (233 km), Rome (252 km), Florence (245 km), Ancona (51 km) Pesaro (91 km), San Benedetto del Tronto (129 km).

    Town of Tavullia

    Tavullia is located at the very edge of the Marche region, however it is a very special place. Natural beauty, art, culture and history, all within minutes of many beaches.

    This town has been in existence since the middle ages and today is a favourite for archaeologists. Significant paleontological finds are common place and amongst the pebbles you can often find volcanic fossils.

    The views and the surrounding countryside, streams and hill are breathtaking.
    Points of Interest:
    The town has a population of around 8000 people.
    Culture - Local events/activities/attractions:

    • Which takes place between the city walls in July is the Summer Festival, with rich food stalls and local wine.
    • The Village of Belvedere Fogliense (at an altitude of 309 m.sl.m., offers a beautiful landscape with views of the church from 1700 and the walls that surround it)
    • Castello di Tomba (the walls you can enjoy a spectacular view that sweeps Montefeltro from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea)
    • Monument FEE 204 (Lichtenberg in area, erected in memory of the fallen of World War II)
    • The churches of San Lorenzo Martire, Madonna del Monte San Martino in Rio Salso.
    • The city of Pesaro (with a center of considerable interest, civic museums, Teatro Rossini, Gioacchino Rossini's house, Renaissance palaces and Roman archaeological excavations)
    • The Renaissance city of Urbino and only 8 km away, Gradara with the famous Castle of Paolo and Francesca.

    Transport - Getting Around:
    • Tavullia Railway Station "Pesaro” (17 km from Tavullia) Adriatic Line (Train Bologna - Lecce)
    • The bus station of Pesaro (17 km from Tavullia), both connected with the main cities of Italy.
    • Plane from the airport of Ancona / Falconara (96 km, 1:04 a.m.), Bologna (147 km, 1:26 a.m.).
    • Distances by car from the main Italian cities: Bologna (138km), Rome (376km), Florence (264km) Ancona (96km).