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Shopping in Le Marche
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Cantiano - Women in Medieval costumes Marche is a region in Italy which literally means in Italian "the Marches". The region had been named so because of the March of Ancona during the medieval times and the marches of Fermo and Camerino. The region is located in central Italy and shares a border with San Marino, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo and Lazio. The Adriatic Sea is located to the east of the region. The landscape on which Marche is located is quite hilly except for the narrow coast and the river valleys in the region. In the 19th century, a railway line from the city of...
Pesaro
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Pesaro - The Prefecture Building Established by the Romans in 184 BC, Pesaro is a town that today bases its livelihood on furniture, fish and tourism. Located in the region of Marche in central Italy, the town is the capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, which is located along the coast of the Adriatic. Pesaro was an important hub of craftspeople and trade in the days of the Romans and modern day visitors now get to enjoy the history and charm of this ancient place.     Getting to Pesaro Visitors to Pesaro will have no difficulty reaching the town by bus as the state buses in Marche...
Macerata
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Macerata - PanoramaMacereta is a city located in the region of Marche in central Italy and the capital of the Macerata province. The historic city center is located on a hill between the Potenza and the Chienti rivers, while the modern part has been developed below in the plains of the rivers. The population of the city is close to 43,000 and the two towns of Macerata are connected by an elevator. The city is famous for being the birth place of Matteo Ricci who was a humanist and a mathematician. Ricci was the first Westerner to visit Beijing in 1601 and would go on to translate various...
Fermo
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Fermo - Panorama The quaint town of Fermo is known for its remarkable views of the surrounding Marche region and landscape, as well as the remains of Cyclopean walls that can be found within its boundaries. Fermo is 319 meters high and sits atop the Sabulo hill, allowing those in the town to enjoy dazzling views of all they survey below. Originally founded in 264 BC as a Latin colony known as Firmum Picenum and eventually became a headquarters for the Roman Empire in the area, governed by five quaestors. Although the town today is small, the natural beauty of the surrounding area and the...
Ascoli Piceno
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Ascoli Piceno - Main Square at Night   Those visiting the Marche region in Italy will be delighted with a stop in Ascoli Piceno, a town that can trace its founding back to the days before Rome and is a great source of ancient and medieval architecture. Surrounded by two national parks the town of 54,000 is located where the Castellano Creek and River Tronto meet.    GETTING TO ASCOLI PICENO Reaching Ascoli Piceno is relatively easy, as it is well connected to other cities in the region by buses and trains. Along the Adriatic Coast there is a mainline from San Benedetto del Tronto that...
Ancona
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Marche - Ancona - The Port   The modern port city of Ancona is located in the celebrated Le Marche region of central Italy. The region has been gaining in popularity recently, favored for its untouched natural beauty and delicious cuisine, and while Ancona itself is not strictly a tourist town it has much to offer visitors. Located on the Adriatic Sea, Ancona is 200 km from the city of Bologna and 280 km from Rome. Nestled between the slopes of Monte Astagno and Monte Conero, the location made it easy for the original settlers from Syracuse to defend. Founded around 386 BC, visitors to...
Montecassiano
Saturday, December 05TH, 2009 by ancos
Montecassiano Montecassiano is located in the Italian region of Le Marche, in the Province of Macerata. The town is about 30 kms south of the city of Ancona and about 8 kms north of Macerata. This charming place is best known for its medieval buildings and architecture along with historic sights, which is the main tourist attraction. One can also come across old style taverns, a town hall, an ancient castle along with churches amidst the lovely countryside atmosphere of this village. According to historical evidence found in some documents dating back to the 11th century, this village has...
Montelupone
Saturday, December 05TH, 2009 by ancos
Towers in Montelupone Montelupone is an ancient village perched along the hilltop of the Marche region in the province of Macereta, located at a distance of 30 kms from the south of Ancona and 11 kms along the northeast of Macereta. This place is well known for its numerous historical attractions including museums, churches and medieval style buildings with centuries old architecture. This village evokes lot of interest of the visitors due to the presence of some of the civic monuments along with the walls surrounding some of the splendid towers with palaces and the main public square. The...
Corinaldo
Saturday, December 05TH, 2009 by ancos
View from Corinaldo's walls This town of Corinaldo in the Marche region of Italy located in the province of Ancona boasts of some splendid historical places of interest. Corinaldo has managed to preserve some of the rare collection of art works and is known for some of its neoclassical and Renaissance style buildings. Besides, the imposing structure of the defense fortifications dating back to the 14th century are also some of the notable characteristics of this town. It is also the birthplace of St. Maria Goretti and every year a festival is held to commemorate this occasion. Some of the...
Mondavio
Thursday, December 03TH, 2009 by ancos
Mondavio castle Mondavio is a fascinating town located in the Marche region in the province of Pesaro and Urbano in Italy. This town is located across a hill at a distance of around 20 kms from the Adriatic Sea from where the mountains of Catria and Nero are easily visible. Lot of visitors come to see this place and relive the experience of the past history amidst the wonderful landscape, architectural monuments and the artistic nature of this town. There are many fascinating historical attractions in this place that includes cathedrals, museums and art galleries, which are all worth...

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