All the unmissable places to see in Le Marche between sea, hills, mountains and cities of art Today we take you with us to Le Marche. This beautiful region located in central Italy, between Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Abruzzo, overlooks the Adriatic Sea with no less than 180 kilometres of beautiful beaches stretching from Gabicce Mare to the mouth of the river Tronto. It has wonderful hilly landscapes full of olive groves, vineyards and medieval villages and boasts over twenty peaks at an altitude of 2000 metres in the Apennines. If you add to all this art, culture, nature, entertainment, good food and excellent wine, the reason for its plurality is revealed. 😍 What to visit in Le Marche? Follow us and we will tell you about the thousand shades of this region and the different souls that populate it. From the sea to the mountains, passing through hills and places of art, medieval villages and traditional local dishes, Le Marche remains in the hearts of those who visit it, whether for a weekend or a longer holiday. The important thing is not to be in a hurry to fully enjoy the concentration of Italy that this region has to offer, an ideal place to relax for all tastes and needs and at all times of the year. 👉 Travel and savour Le Marche with Italia Delight! Discover the best places to visit in Le Marche! In this guide, you will find an itinerary with the most interesting places to visit to help you organise your trip or not to miss anything if you are already in Le Marche, with all the information you need to grasp and take with you the uniqueness of this region from every place you decide to explore. The top places
All the unmissable places to see in Le Marche between sea, hills, mountains and cities of art Today we take you with us to
Pearl of the Adriatic Riviera, its artistic and scenic beauty blends with the roar of the sea waves. Whether it is a short or multi-day holiday, here is a complete itinerary on what to see in and around Ancona. Surrounded by green hills and the crystalline blue of the Adriatic Sea, the city of Ancona stands solemnly. Its fame lies in its unusual and fascinating geography, the landscapes that surround it, and the thousands of historical and artistic traces left behind during past eras. The city's name derives from the Greek word “Ankon”, meaning “elbow”. The promontory where it stands, close to the northernmost part of the Monte Conero park, is of this shape. Like the “Eternal City”, Ancona is also made up of multiple hills, gently sloping down to form sandy beaches along the northernmost coastline. Table of contents What to see in Ancona city? What to visit around Ancona? Top things to do How to get to Ancona In this particular area we find the Gulf of Ancona, developed in the innermost part of the promontory, whose peculiar morphology gives rise to a natural harbour that has always made the city an important outlet to the sea. The steep and jagged southern coasts, on the other hand, are of a different kind, natural defences that have made the city an impenetrable fortress. We can mention, in addition to the most famous ones in tourism such as Mezzavalle or Portonovo, the white cliffs of Passetto. In addition to the natural heritage, what to see in Ancona in the cultural-historical sphere? Clues and traces left over the centuries are scattered throughout the city, just waiting to be discovered! Due to its strategic maritime position, it was renamed as the “Gateway to the East” and played a
Pearl of the Adriatic Riviera, its artistic and scenic beauty blends with the roar of the sea waves. Whether it is a short or multi-day
Exploring the city of Jesi and its surroundings between culture, nature, food and wine! Let's visit Jesi, a town for all tastes, in a day or a long weekend. Today we take you to visit Jesi and its surroundings, a beautiful medieval town in the heart of the Marche region, a true jewel of history, art, culture, nature, and typical products, nestled between the green Apennines and the blue Adriatic Sea. Of very ancient origins, it is the birthplace of several famous people, such as Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, composer Giovanni Pergolesi, national team coach Roberto Mancini and fencers Valentina Vezzali and Giovanna Trillini. Halfway between Fabriano and Ancona, the town of Jesi lies on the left bank of the Esino river, to which it owes its name - Aesis in Latin. It stands on a hillock about a hundred metres above sea level, from which it dominates the entire valley of the Vallesina and the Castelli di Jesi. For its city walls, considered to be one of the best preserved in the entire Marche region, UNESCO has awarded it the title of “Exemplary City” for having been able to preserve a centuries-old architectural as well as artistic and cultural heritage of unquestionable beauty. Table of Contents What to see in Jesi old town What to do in Jesi Events not to be missed What to visit around Jesi How to reach Jesi A bit of history Founded by the Umbrians and then conquered by the Etruscans, it became a Roman colony in 295 B.C., a date that marks the birth of the municipium of Aesis, based on Roman urban planning, later merged with the monumental signs of the medieval city. It fully experienced the era of the municipalities and became a 'royal city'
Exploring the city of Jesi and its surroundings between culture, nature, food and wine! Let’s visit Jesi, a town for all tastes, in a day
Have you ever tried brodetto? If you love the sea and its traditions, follow me to discover the history and myriad nuances of the seafood brodetto recipe! Do you love seafood, but don't know what to choose? The solution for you is definitely seafood brodetto, with all its variations. Be careful, however, because once you try it... it could be addictive! The peculiarity of the Italian coasts, besides their rare beauty, is undoubtedly the great climatic and geological differences present. All this contributes significantly to enriching Italy's natural heritage and especially its flora and fauna, thus filling our seas with a varied marine population. This large assortment has therefore allowed the local cuisines to take advantage of multiple types of fish, creating dishes uniquely localised in specific geographical areas. Hence the origin of the main dish of all those regions bordering the Adriatic Sea: seafood brodetto (also called “brodetto di mare”). There are many recipes behind this excellence, with each region (or even province) offering its own version, all however united by that festival of flavours imbued in a single course. The origins of brodetto To give it this unique taste, how is the seafood brodetto recipe made? The earliest origins of this dish can be traced back to the boats of fishermen who, in order to feed themselves, cooked all those parts of the not-so-noble catch not intended for sale together with a few small crustaceans, molluscs and pieces of reef (used as natural flavourings). From popular tradition, fish in brodetto became increasingly sought after on the tables of the most renowned restaurants, so much so that it was included in the menus of the area's most starred chefs, thus contributing to its promotion also in inland areas. As already emphasised, there is no single recipe
Have you ever tried brodetto? If you love the sea and its traditions, follow me to discover the history and myriad nuances of the seafood
Discover with me all the beauty of the cities of Le Marche, a land rich in history and tradition, crossing it from north to south! The uniqueness of this region is undoubtedly its great territorial richness where the sea, hills and mountains coexist together creating a stunning and varied landscape. These characteristics make it a true natural heritage, suitable for discovery by all types of travellers (from nature lovers to those more interested in history and culture). The efficient road network allows a rapid “sea-hill-mountain” connection, enabling the visitor to pause and admire the landscapes along the way. This diversity of the environment makes the cities of the Marche unique and all different, especially in terms of attractions: the geographical position of the cities influences all their beauty, allowing the tourist to enjoy unique emotions and experiences. Moving between the provinces of Le Marche, one also realises that lifestyles and culture change drastically in line with the territory itself (starting with the cadence and dialects), making the entire journey even more captivating. From the chain of the Apennines to the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the journey among the most enchanting towns in Le Marche can finally begin. Starting from the northern part, I will take you to discover the most important city centres down to the border with Abruzzo. I will show you an itinerary suitable for those who want to enjoy a fairly long trip (about a week). On the other hand, if your idea is to spend a weekend there, I advise you to focus on the most important towns. Lovers of the sea, mountains, history and even good food, buckle up... The journey begins! 👇 🧳 Discover Le Marche with an Italia Delight food & wine tour! The Duchy of Montefeltro:
Discover with me all the beauty of the cities of Le Marche, a land rich in history and tradition, crossing it from north to south!
"Who among you has not studied the poem "the Infinite" by Giacomo Leopardi? Today we discover together where the infamous "ermo colle" was situated. Here are the best things to see and do in Recanati in a day or more! The medieval town of Recanati plays a fundamental role in Le Marche, and not only. Famous throughout Italy as the birthplace of the great poet Giacomo Leopardi, every glimpse of it contains a piece of its history. There are many things to see in Recanati, but it is possible to visit it all in a weekend. But where is Recanati? Given its strategic location halfway between the sea and the interior of the Marche region, with a holiday lasting several days you can travel around Recanati and the surrounding area. This is to discover the beauty of an area rich in tourist attractions and points of interest, such as the cities of Macerata and Ancona and all the seaside resorts of the Conero Riviera. Art cities such as Ancona and Loreto are essential destinations for art lovers. The latter is also important for religious tourism, given the presence of the majestic sanctuary of the Black Madonna. On the other hand, Macerata and Porto Recanati are the fulcrum of nightlife and entertainment, the former for its university atmosphere and the latter for its numerous clubs and bathing establishments. If I have made you even more curious, all you have to do is continue to follow me in this article to discover all the beauties you will admire when visiting Recanati! Want to discover Le Marche? See all the experiences and travel ideas! Poetry, art and music: things to do in Recanati Giacomo Leopardi's great bond with the city allows tourists to visit Recanati and find a piece of
“Who among you has not studied the poem “the Infinite” by Giacomo Leopardi? Today we discover together where the infamous “ermo colle” was situated. Here
Fermo will surprise you! Here is a guide from a DOC Marche resident to visit the province of Fermo Italy, with advice for all tastes! As you're reading the word Fermo, I bet nothing familiar comes to mind. So here is a complete itinerary of this undiscovered land rich in nature, enchanting villages and traditions. Read on and discover with me what to see and do in the province of Fermo! The uniqueness of Le Marche is reflected in the vastness of the landscapes it offers. In fact, you can go from the mountains to the sea, crossing gentle hills and boundless vineyards within an hour's drive. This typical character is reflected in the strategic location of the city of Fermo. Positioned on the Sabulo hill, it overlooks the Adriatic Sea while being protected from behind by the Sibillini Mountains. The historic centre, characterised by narrow alleyways and artistic buildings, contains traces of all the eras and populations that have made it a protagonist throughout history. The first tangible sign was left by the ancient Romans through the presence of Roman cisterns and some remains of an open-air theatre. During the Middle Ages, many peoples came into contact with the city, but the greatest splendour was reached during the occupation of the Lombards, who contributed to the construction of most of the buildings present. Later, the town became part of the Papal States and this great religious vocation is reflected in the multitude of churches throughout the old town. If all this is present within the city, think what awaits you throughout the territory! With Italia Delight, you will be part of a unique itinerary, starting from the beauty of the history and art of the city centre and moving on to the discovery of unique and
Fermo will surprise you! Here is a guide from a DOC Marche resident to visit the province of Fermo Italy, with advice for all tastes!
Discover the surroundings of Urbino Italy, the cultural and historical jewel of Le Marche. Here is a guide to find out what to see in and around Urbino, among the wonders of this territory. On the border with Emilia Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany and the Republic of San Marino, we find a territory rich in history, art, nature and gastronomy. Also known as "Montefeltro", by virtue of Count Federico da Montefeltro, it is an excellent tourist destination for those who want journey of exploration, tradition and, at the same time, relaxation. Exploring Urbino and the surrounding area you can discover a wide range of interesting itineraries. The presence of a heterogeneous territory rich in woods, rivers, valleys and mountains offers nature lovers the possibility of making excursions in contact with nature, around Monte Carpegna and in the Sasso di Simone Natural Park. The area is also interesting for art and painting lovers, thanks to its flourishing development during the Renaissance period. Artists such as Piero Della Francesca, Giotto and Raphael have left many works and paintings that enrich the cultural heritage of the area. In addition to Urbino, there are a number of fantastic monuments and museums to visit in the many medieval villages scattered throughout the territory. This is just a small part of what awaits you in the surroundings of Urbino, a wonderful land just waiting to be visited. Want to visit Le Marche? Discover all the Italia Delight experiences! Trip to Urbino and surroundings: the most interesting destinations What to see in the surroundings of Urbino for a day trip or a longer one? Starting from Urbino and following Metauro river towards the coast, here are some of the places not to be missed! 1. Urbino The cultural capital of Montefeltro, Urbino is a
Discover the surroundings of Urbino Italy, the cultural and historical jewel of Le Marche. Here is a guide to find out what to see in
Did you know about a salami that you can spread on bread? Let's discover together the ciauscolo: a symbol of rural tradition in Le Marche. A land of poets and artists, Le Marche is a tourist destination to be discovered not only for its landscapes but also for its genuine cuisine. From fishing products to inland delicacies, travelling through this region you can taste iconic foods from the culinary tradition “of the past”. Among these specialities, ciauscolo salami (also called “ciavuscolo” or “ciabuscolo”) is the most famous food. What makes this “simple” salami so special? In addition to its flavour, its consistency stands out. This is the result of a series of production techniques together with the use of top-quality ingredients, making it soft and spreadable. In a notarial deed of 1727, issued in the municipality of Visso in the province of Macerata, it was mentioned for the first time but its roots are even deeper. It is thought that the origin of the name comes from the Latin word “ciabusculum”, meaning “small meal”. It was made from the by-products of pig slaughtering, intended for farmers to help them cope with the exhausting work in the fields. While it was previously considered a minor product, it has now become an emblem of typicality in Le Marche region. In 2006 it was recognised as a national PGI, while in 2009 it was recognised as a European PGI. What made this evolution possible? Keep following the article and I will show you all the secrets of this unique food! Want to discover Le Marche? Choose your food experiences and trips! How to recognise the real ciauscolo marchigiano PGI The characteristics that make this product so unique are reflected above all in the place of production. The geographical
Did you know about a salami that you can spread on bread? Let’s discover together the ciauscolo: a symbol of rural tradition in Le Marche.
Campofilone pasta is the traditional pasta shape, produced in the small town of Campofilone in the Marche region. Let's discover it together! Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Campofilone is the pretty town in Le Marche that has handed down the production of the ancient traditional maccheroncini di Campofilone pasta. It is the ideal place to spend a few days enjoying culture, relaxation and good food. Let's discover the village and the famous maccheroni di Campofilone together. The village of Campofilone and its history Campofilone, or Campufiló in dialect, is a small town in the Marche region, which owes its name to the presence of a field owned by a rich launderer. In fact, in some medieval documents, we find mentioned "Campo Fulloni", which would mean "washerwoman's field". It looks like a pleasant, tiny village, affected by various historical episodes. Written evidence has been found of the presence of the Abbey of San Bartolomeo from 1066, which was probably built following the consolidation of the Benedictine monks on the hill of Campofilone. The Abbey of San Bartolomeo enjoyed a certain autonomy and wealth, so much so that it was recognised as one of the richest abbeys in the area. It is now a museum, with a colourful collection of shells, corals and sponges. The population settled around the Abbey and the economic and social development of the territory began under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Fermo. Around the middle of the fourteenth century, the community of Campofilone came under the control of the city of Fermo, while the Abbey continued independently under the supervision of abbots chosen by the Pope. In the following centuries, the history of the town of Campofilone intersected with the events of the nearby town of Fermo. What is the atmosphere like in
Campofilone pasta is the traditional pasta shape, produced in the small town of Campofilone in the Marche region. Let’s discover it together! Overlooking the