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Marche

Marche is a region of central Italy, situated on the middle of the Adriatic Sea. Its territory  is characterized by mountains and hills, few plains and sea coast with sandy  or rocky  beaches, the most famous sea area are: Riviera del Conero, Grottammare, Gabicce, San Benedetto del Tronto, where tourists can find  relax, hospitality and fun under the sun during the whole day as well as in the night. Ideal destination for family with children, but also for youngest people thanks to the most famous discos and night-bars.

Marche region is unique, in particular with regard to nature. There are numerous national and regional parks as well as WWF oases (World Wildlife Fund): Parks Sibillini and Monti della Laga offer a unique spectacle for lovers of extreme sports as: trekking, canoa around rivers, horse ride and mountain bike.

For lovers of nature, we suggest a stop to the renowned Grotte di Frasassi, that calls thousands of visitators each years from all Europe.

Marche region offers several cities to be visited for their typical historical city center and fro their own handicraft laboratories (famous for shoes firstly,  leather processing but also for production of accordions in Recanati) .

Ascoli Piceno is one of the monumental cities of Italy, with its lovely medieval city  center with Piazza del Popolo . Ancona famous for its harbor and all the activities (touristical and industrial) that rises around it.

Furthermore Urbino with its Palazzo Ducale (an interesting example of architectural and artistic Renaissance in Italy), both are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Also worth of a visit, the city of Gradara with its ancient castle, a majestic monument of medieval architecture connected with military activities. It was just here, according to legend, where  Paolo and Francesca kissed as written by Dante Alighieri in the fifth song Poems ”Inferno” of the Divina Commedia.

For lovers of pilgrimage tourism, we suggest the visit to Loreto,  it is considered one of the most important religious sites of the Catholic Religion, the Basilica of Santa Casa, is one of the main oldest and most appreciated place for the Marian Pilgrims.

Cuisine of this region is based on the best culinary traditions:  mushrooms, homemade  pasta, such as strozzapreti and vincisgrassi or passatelli, bread and bruschetta, soups  and cheese; to remember also dishes based on Local fish of the Adriatic sea.

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Distances between main cities

Ancona Loreto San Benedetto Rimini Bologna Rome
Ancona 32 88 107 220 306
Loreto 65 126 239 283
San Benedetto 182 295 224
Rimini 118 399
Bologna 382
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