Resting between the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, and the high Apennine Mountains that form the backbone of the Italian peninsula, Le Marché is an unspoilt slice of traditional Italian life. This is where a treasure-trove of exquisite renaissance art, architecture and culture meets a beautiful landscape of rolling hills and spectacular coastline. Discover tranquil inland villages where time has stood still, bustling coastal resorts packed with history, and buzzing university towns full of youthful vitality. Tucked away in this idyllic corner of the country, Le Marché will give you a taste of the 'real' Italy.Learn more about Le Marche »
Situated just forty minutes from the historical city of Macerata and the Sibillini Mountain National Park, San Severino Marche is a fantastic, traditional Italian town in the heart of the Le Marche region.2 villas
Located in central Le Marché, close to the Adriatic coast yet not far from the Umbrian border, Arcevia is an ancient town with many sites of historic and cultural interest as well as modern shops, restaurants and bars.1 villa 1hr Ancona
With the Sibillini mountain range to its West and the Adriatic coastline to its East, the small village of Mogliano really is nestled in the heart of the little known Le Marche region.1 villa
Pedaso is a quiet seaside town along the Adriatic coastline, 70km south of Ancona. Here you will find a fine selection of local amenities, an old Piazza and even a weekly market.1 villa 45mins Ancona
Sometimes referred to by locals as "the balcony of Le Marche", Penna San Giovanni is a pretty hilltop hamlet deep in the heart of the region.1 villa 1hr 30mins Ancona
Like many other medieval hill-top towns in Le Marche, San Ginesio is a picturesque village affording wonderful views of the sounding valleys and mountains.1 villa 1hr 20mins Ancona
Serrapetrona is a very small village in the province of Macerata. Nearby the larger towns of Tolentino and San Severino Marche are both worth visiting and have many more amenities including supermarkets and pretty piazzas lined with café-bars.1 villa
Tolentino has become well known for its shopping as many Italian designers produce their shoes and clothes in the region and there are many factory outlets where budding fashionistas can pick up a bargain!1 villa 55mins Ancona
We have chosen a selection of 9 villas from our full list of properties in Le Marche. Find the perfect villa below:
Tolentino, Le Marche
San Severino, Le Marche
Mogliano, Le Marche
Arcevia, Le Marche
Pedaso, Le Marche
San Ginesio, Le Marche
Penna San Giovanni, Le Marche
Serrapetrona, Le Marche
San Severino, Le Marche
A strong musical heritage means that the summer season in Le Marche is dominated by a procession of different outdoor concerts and festivals, including the Rossini Opera festival held in Pesaro during August, and the open-air season at the magnificent Sferisterio arena in Macerata. You can also enjoy listening to some excellent jazz during summer months, particularly at the fantastic Jazz by the Sea festival in the resort of Fano. As well as music, the medieval past of Le Marche is also kept alive through various entertaining events, including the ever-popular jousting that takes place in Ascoli during August, seen as one of the most authentic festivals in the region.
Le Marche’s beautiful, 180 kilometre-long coastline boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches anywhere in Italy. Larger seaside resorts such as Gabicce Mare and Senigállia that offer a lively atmosphere and nightlife, sit harmoniously alongside smaller coastal towns and more remote stretches of coastline with a peaceful and tranquil feel. Although some beaches can be busy with Italian tourists in the height of summer, in early and late summer, it is possible to find a deserted beach all to yourself. As is common in Italy, beaches generally have both public and private sections: the private sections charge a small fee for their use, which is often well-worth spending for the extra facilities on offer.
Packed with spectacular scenery from rugged mountain peaks, to sweeping stretches of magnificent coastline, Le Marche is the ideal destination if you enjoy outdoor activities. Vast areas of beautiful rolling countryside lie just waiting to be explored at a leisurely pace on foot or on two-wheels. Cycling is popular all over Italy, and you will find plenty of cycle hire facilities available in the main towns. Whilst you’re ambling around the countryside, look out for the abundant wildlife especially in the various national parks, where you may find species such as red squirrels, badgers, butterflies and an array of birdlife.
Traditional home-cooked specialities remain the hallmark of cuisine in Le Marche. As much of the area remains rural, many ingredients are sourced from the wild such as mushrooms, game, nuts, field herbs, and the real culinary treasure of the region, truffles. Each local town has its own distinctive cuisine, celebrated by the many sagre – festivals dedicated to the local speciality – that usually take place during the summer and autumn. Dishes unique to Le Marche, which are traditionally based around meat, include stuffed pigeon, rabbit cooked with fennel, and vincisgrassi – a rich type of lasagne cooked without tomatoes.
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