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The Beautiful Le Marche Region of Italy

Your travel & tourism guide to Le Marche in Italy

Between the Apennines and the Adriatic is the Marche Region, which enjoys a very different landscape going from mountains through hills to beautiful beaches. The region offers fine hinterland, ancient medieval boroughs, and modern centers along the coast. Apart from one high, rocky cliff at Monte Conero, the low waters and fine sandy beaches welcomes many summer tourists in the region. The sun, mountains, grottos, lakes, seas and beaches, wood slopes, farmland, medieval towns and villages offers skiing, horse riding, climbing, cycling, rambling and hang gliding. In this one fascinating region, you can also find art, architecture, museums castles and forts, good food and wine, reviewed in the some of the best travel websites on the internet.

Le Marche

The Marche region offers the following sightseeing for travelers to see the best of central Italy.

Frasassi Grottoes: These grottoes are a magical world of colors, a labyrinth of chambers, tunnels, halls, steps, small crystalline lakes, and alabaster stalactites formed about 1,4 million years ago. It is among the most beautiful Karst complexes in Italy and the largest in Europe.

Santa Casa of Loreto: It is a rich, huge Basilica enclosing a magnificent marble casing by Bramante. It is said to be the Nazareth house where Virgin Mary was born and received the Angel's visit. It is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Italy.

Renaissance Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno: It is a large square with the palazzo dei Capitani, the Loggia dei Mercanti to the north, the church of San Francesco, the Palace with the ancient Caffè Meletti, and a colonnade all around. Its architecture symbolizes the three powers of the town, the political, religious and commercial. This masterpiece of Renaissance art is the center of the social life of the town. Many tourists visit the place in the morning, youths and students meet together after school and typical Italian meeting rite of the "struscio" take place in the evening.

Rocca di Urbisaglia: A suburb castle with high walls, towers and secured gates. It is one of the many sighting towers common in the early Middle Ages.

Rocca di Mondavio: It is called the "mountain of the birds". It was one of the masterpieces of military architecture in the Renaissance. Today, the castle is the seat of a Museum of Historical Re-enactment.

Palazzo Ducale of Urbino and the UNESCO World Heritage: It is one of the most beautiful Renaissance residences. You can see a collection of innumerable masterpieces in 27 rooms in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Palazzo Ducale. You can also find the underground floor or Sotterranei which includes the stables, kitchens, laundry and other service rooms. The Sotterranei provides a wonderful insight into Renaissance architecture and life, a Museo Archeologico and a Museo della Ceramica.

A good possibility might be to rent a La Marche vacation rentals, villa or apartment either through searching on the web, newspaper classified advertisements or through one of the many holiday rental agencies that specialize in vacation rentals in Italy.

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Vacation rentals and holiday rentals (just check the countles travel directories) are a great alternative for those who wish to have more privacy and space to maneuver, something that hotels don't really have. Staying in a hotel involves tipping porters and valets; there is the added expense of dining out daily. Just like there are hotels everywhere, there are vacation rentals and holiday homes all over the world ready to be booked.

From the initial dream of a vacation in a luxury villa, through the entire trip, every step should be stress free and enjoyable.

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