This is the Umbria & Le Marche chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guidebook. Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other. This guide offers you maps of Umbria and Le Marche will entice with soft olive and vine-clad hills, jagged mountains and ancient towns, without the incessant crowds. Le Marche is a region proud of its agricultural traditions, which has meant an easy transition to become a Slow Food destination. In Le Marche, you can find unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets – all the essentials to get to the heart of Le Marche. Le Marche guide describes: Ancona, Parco del Conero, Urbino, Pesaro, Grotte di Frasassi, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno, Monti Sibillini and Sarnano.