Le Marche è costellata da piccoli borghi disseminati per l’intera regione, incantevoli oasi, intrise di storia e di cultura, dove il tempo sembra e
Sarah Topps's insight:
Le Marche - A Land To Discover:
Le Marche is dotted with small villages scattered throughout the region, charming oasis, full of history and culture, where time seems to have stopped, leaving room for a pleasantly slow pace, on a human scale, punctuated only by the inexorable passing of the hours and seasons.Infiniti tours and itineraries to discover the most hidden but also of the most picturesque villages in the Marche, where you can still live an atmosphere of genuine authenticity.
Small towns, like pearls set in timeless landscapes still retain the original features and people reserve a warm welcome to visitors. Craft traditions and flavors to be discovered slowly, in a context of human dimension: from the Sibillini Montefeltro, from the coast of Gabicce to San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche offer many opportunities to get lost in perfectly preserved towns and villages, where you can still breathe the atmosphere of medieval and Renaissance.
Surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes or built on hills covered in vineyards, each country reveals an unexpected beauty and singularity.
By car, motorbike or by any means, more off the beaten tourist visiting the city less crowded and famous, you can rediscover the true Italian way of life, guided only by their curiosity. In these places, in fact, are still deeply rooted the original rural roots, love for the land and a way of life sober and reserved. Many of the charming villages Marches are part of The most beautiful villages in Italy club founded in 2001, with the aim of helping to safeguard those small towns or individual fractions, with a strong artistic and historical interest which, being outside of the main tourist routes, are likely to be forgotten.
Coming from the north, in the province of Pesaro Urbino, you meet Gradara, an impressive castle village annexed perfectly preserved, known as the fifth of the love story between Paolo and Francesca, immortalized in Dante's Inferno, the village of Mondavio, with his fortress, the Rocca Roveresca Francesco di Giorgio Martini, and to Montefabbri, whose medieval town gives a fascinating glance.
Following is the village of Corinth, a work of art, which has a circle of almost 1 km long walls, perfectly preserved, in the vicinity, is the village of Offagna, whose charming old town is enclosed within the Ancient Town Walls, dating back to the twelfth century.
In the province of Macerata, perched on the green and rolling hills, there are Matelica, where today the traditions and history coexist with innovation and development, and Montecosaro, which with its castle on the hill seems to stretch out into the sky.
Inland, there are: the village Esanatoglia, called the city thread, with its seven towers and its walls overlooking the valley of the river Esino, Track, also known as the 'Balcony of the Marche', whose historical center is well located to 631 meters high and houses a masterpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, Our Lady of the Rosary; Treia, whose thirteenth century walls together with the neoclassical buildings make it an elegant village. Continuing perched on a hill and there Montecassiano Monte Lupone, one of the small towns that has best preserved the traces of its history, with the castle walls and the four entrances.
Further south in the province of Macerata, in the higher areas near the Sasso roof stands the village of Sarnano, famous for its thermal springs. Not far away is San Ginesio, another walled town with a magnificent square that stands against the blue background of the Sibillini Mountains, where there is also the village of Visso, located more than 600 meters above sea level, the seat of Mountains National Park Sibillini .
In the province of Ascoli Piceno, however, we find: Moresco and Montefiore dell'Aso, erected on the opposite sides of the valley of the river Aso. As Moresco rises a particular heptagonal tower while at Montefiore keep well some towers and some original doors of the town dates back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as well as the museum complex of S. Francis, who has a splendid triptych Catlo Crivelli Moving towards the coast, there is Grottammare with its village perched on a hill overlooking the water and, further inland, Offida, enclosed by a circle of the castle walls. The Marche region also fly less than 17 Orange Flags, eco-tourism and environmental conferred by the Italian Touring Club, the small municipalities of which are distinguished by an excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere. These include: a hill, in addition to the aforementioned, Corinaldo, Gradara, Mondavio, Montecassiano, Monte Lupone and San Gines include Acquaviva, undisputed medieval charm, and Camerino, home of occupying the entire Palazzo Ducale medieval origin, rich in works of sculpture and painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in its museums and an extraordinary painting by Tiepolo in the church of S,.Philip depicting the Apparition of Our Lady to St. Philip; Monterubbiano of ancient origins where they discovered some Paleolithic and Neolithic, Ostra, with its walls interspersed with imposing doors, and Ripatransone, famous for its scenic location with vineyards that stretch almost as far as the eye can see; Stafford and Urbisaglia, where stands an imposing fortress dating back to the fourteenth century, of undoubted charm and home to the State Archaeological Park of the Roman town of Urbs Salvia. . In the mountains, to visit Genga, of ancient origin, known for Frasassi, Mercatello Metauro, of great interest to the ancient buildings carefully preserved, including the spectacular religious buildings, Pievebovigliana, rich in archaeological remains dating from the fourth century . BC, and Sarnano. Throughout the region, there are cottages and country houses, or country house, the majority of which are open from April to October, where you can stop for short or long stays, buy organic produce and taste the typical dishes of the Marche region. Farms with ancient manor houses, a tangible sign of the past sharecropping farms in full swing, mills original, authentic farmhouses, some luxuriously refurbished, or elegant monasteries and castles, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, surrounded by woods, meadows, vineyards, olive groves, can be the perfect and ideal place for a holiday of discovery, nature and relaxation.
The territory, in fact, offers a number of solutions, from simple and healthy paths to walk up to more complex routes, ideal for lovers of trekking, mountain-biking and horse, which grow in the hills and surrounding countryside , lakes, rivers, mountains, and other unique natural beauty.For those who want to relax in the spirit and the body, the Marche provide spas, where you can enjoy massages and baths in healing thermal waters. There are many events and pageants that take place in the inner cities, spectacular parties, linked to religious festivals or fairs. Each year, in fact, the Marches back to life the magic of the past, including horse racing and parades, offering eloquent recollections of historical events, which take place in the centers of ancient cities (including the famous Quintana in Ascoli Piceno) and spectacular feasts associated with religious celebrations or Carnival (as in Fano, Ascoli Piceno and Offida). Unchanged over time and some fascinating events linked to specific religious holidays. Suggest ones such as the nativity scenes, among them that of Genga, set in the scenic Frasassi Gorge and the three most important museums of the Nativity, located within driving distance of each other, in Morrovalle, Macerata and Tolentino.