It glistens on the eastern side of central Italy, bordered on the western side by the Appenines, Umbria and Tuscany and on the east by the Adriatic Sea.
Tiny townships perch on the many hilltops crowned by medieval castles. Larger towns in the valleys house incredible architecture and many museums and art galleries of great interest.
The Duomo in Loreto holds the house of Joseph and Mary which is a huge attraction. Romanesque churches abound in even the smallest villages and there is still room for 6 national and regional parks to enjoy the superb countryside, especially the Sibylline Mountains. The Frasassi caves are the most extensive in Europe and are an outstanding example of underground lakes, stalagmites, stalactites and crystal formations.
The 180km coastline of mainly blue flag ...