Le-marche

Monday, May 18th, 2015
urbino
Urbino. Ph. depositphotos/topdeq   Urbino is a walled medieval town in the Marche region and, together with Pesaro, it's the capital of the Pesaro-Urbino Province.   Built on top of two hills, the area is considered at medium-high seismic risk.    The town was known as Urvinum Metaurense in Roman times, and it became an important centre during the Renaissance in Italy. Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482, is the ruler that more than any other contributed to the formation
Monday, February 9th, 2015
ancona
  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
Monday, October 6th, 2014
fermo
  The quaint town of Fermo, in the central Italian region of le Marche, is known for its fantastic location, immersed in the area's outstanding landscape. It is also known for the remains of its defensive walls, still visible within its boundaries. Fermo sits atop the Sabulo hill, 319 meters above sea level, a position allowing visitors to enjoy dazzling views of the lands below. Founded in 264 BC as a Roman colony known as Firmum Picenum, it 
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Macerata
Macerata - Panorama Ph. wikimedia/Abraham Sobkowski OFM   Macerata is a city located in the region of Marche in central Italy, and is 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 same rivers' plains. The population of the city is close to 43,000 and the old and new part are connected by an elevator. The city is famous for
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Le Marche
Le Marche   The Region of Le Marche has seen an influx of foreign tourism in the last decade thanks to advertising campaigns that highlight Le Marche's beautiful coast and rustic hinterland. Le Marche is centrally located, with the Adriatic Sea on the east and the region of Umbria, with the spine of the Appenine Mountains, to the west. Emilia-Romagna and San Marino border Le Marche to the north, at the Foglia river, and Abruzzi is to the south, the border marked by the
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
romagna, marche
  The Romagna area of Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche region share many a cultural and gastronomic characteristics. Bordering with one another, it is easy and joyful to visit both at the same time, especially if you focus the inland, rather than the coast, as it is here that their shared characteristics truly come to life. We suggest, more than a real itinerary to follow, some locations you may like to visit, depending on when you are in the country and how your fancy strikes you: let's see!  
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
marche, ascoli piceno
  Piazza del Popolo, the main square in Ascoli Piceno Ph. wikimedia/MarkusMark   Those visiting the Marche region of Italy will be delighted with a stop in Ascoli Piceno, a town that can trace its origins back to the days before Rome and is a great source of ancient and medieval architecture. Surrounded by two national parks, this town of 54,000 is located where the Castellano Creek and River Tronto meet.    Ascoli Piceno - Fountain in the Town
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
fermignano palio rana
  Those who think that horses are the only ones to compete in races in Italy would be incredibly surprised to know that frogs do it too. The palio of Siena is certainly the most famous and renowned par excellence and few people know that it is not the only palio in Italy.     Fermignano. Ph. flickr/gengish skan   Although it is not nationally or internationally renowned, the palio della rana, frog's race, is an interesting spring time event. It is quite an
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Mercatello sul Metauro Mercatello sul Metauro is a medieval village located in the Marche region of Italy at a distance of 30 kms from Urbino. It comprises of a population of around 1500 people and the area is surrounded by mountains and valleys with an elevation of 490 meters. The farmhouses and buildings found here are surrounded by the hills resembling the neighboring Tuscan and Umbrian regions. The rich artistic and cultural influence of this region is reflected through some of its
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Street Stairs in Acquaviva Picena Acquaviva Picena is best known for some of its cultural and historical attractions and offers some interesting archeological sites for visitors. This Italian town comprises of a population of 3748 people and it is located along the Ascoli Piceno in Marche. You can see the panoramic view of this town across the hill surrounding the lovely landscape of the Tronto valley, just a few miles away from the Adriatic Sea and San Benedetto del Tronto. Acquaviva Piceno
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Monte Carpegna Tucked away in a corner of northern Marche and in the Province of Pesaro-Urbino is the territory known as the Montefeltro. In many ways it is unexpectedly different from other parts of the region. Yet despite its differences, it still maintains the genuine aspects of typical life in the Marche. It is a wild, yet beautiful territory. The Montefeltro is noted, among other things, for its picturesque hilltop towns and villages, green pastures, dense forests of Monte Carpegna,
Friday, June 1st, 2012
pesaro
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.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Province of Pesaro Urbino The Territory of Urbino Tucked away in a corner of northern Marche and in the Provincia of Pesaro-Urbino is the territory known as the Montefeltro. In many ways it is unexpectedly different from other parts of the region. Yet despite its differences, it still maintains the genuine aspects of typical life in the Marche. Compared to Southern Marche (with the exception of the Sibillini Mountains, which is rather similar), it is a wilder, yet
Friday, June 1st, 2012
gradara
  Gradara at sunset. Ph. flickr/Luca Argalia   Gradara is one of the best medieval villages of Italy and is located along the border of Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. It is a popular destination for day-trippers and offers some interesting historical attractions, including the imposing fortress, known to be one of the best-preserved monuments. You can catch some breathtaking views of this village, that has a castle perched up on the hill and overlooking the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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
Friday, June 1st, 2012
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