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Le Marche

Casa Tranquilla and Loro Piceno are ideally placed to make the most of this delightful, largely undiscovered region of Italy. This is an outstanding holiday destination that caters for all interests.

Le Marche (pronounced 'Lay Markay') is a beautiful, unspoiled and relatively undiscovered region of Italy that offers bountiful sun, mountains, lakes, grottos, sea coves and beaches. Located halfway down Italy on the Adriatic seaboard, Le Marche is accessed easily via the international airports at Ancona, Perugia, Bologna and Pescara.

This stunningly beautiful region of Italy portrays all the charm of Central Italy, from the plains of the Adriatic coast through gently rolling countryside to the grandeur of the Sibillini hills.

On a par with Tuscany, and steeped in history and culture, Le Marche is lapped by the sparkling aquamarine Adriatic Sea and has an abundance of Blue Flag, family-friendly beaches. Although the coastal resorts have been popular for many years, much of the inland remains largely unspoilt, preserving the culture and traditions of authentic Italy.

The People of Le Marche

The region is renowned for pleasing visitors who come looking for the taste of genuine Italy, still untouched by mass tourism but welcoming to foreigners. Every community has its own festival (sagra) connected with local traditions, and there is a wide range of superb local wines and tasty dishes to whet your appetite.

Kind, modest, gentle and relaxed, Le Marche's people are famously friendly and their sense of community very strong. Having a smattering of basic Italian conversation will go a long way to endear visitors to the local community. They are, however very forgiving of little mistakes and are very willing to help.

Places to Visit

Le Marche boasts two national parks and a wealth of medieval hilltop towns and villages with commanding views over the open countryside. Particularly worthy of a visit are the World Heritage city of Urbino and the provincial towns of Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, and Macerata. In addition, there are the smaller towns such as Camerino, Recanati, Cingoli, Jesi, and Fermo and the many medieval villages like Mogliano, Gualdo, San Ginesio and Sarnano, where time has stood still - all waiting for you to discover them.

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