The Marche region is located on the Adriatic coast of central Italy and lies between the areas of Emilia Romagna and Abruzzo. The name Marche arose from the term “Mark” for the border area of the Holy Roman Empire, as the many historic villages and artistic monuments are also a reminder of this. The coast shines with a mix of deep blue sea, white sandy beaches and green cliffs. Marche is divided into the provinces of Pesaro and Urbino, Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno, all of which are lined up along the 180 kilometer long coastline.
The Marche region has received numerous awards for its sustainable tourism, thanks to the active preservation of rock caves, grottoes and churches. When you rent a luxury villa in Marche, you can discover the many cycling, mountain biking, hiking and climbing routes. Only a few travellers know this beautiful area with its olive trees, vineyards and family-run trattorias (restaurants). To your advantage, the wonderful beach bays between the steep rock faces are not overcrowded.
Ancona is the capital of the Marche region and enchants with its mix of port city, seaside resort and its mysterious relics of antiquity, such as the Fontana del Calamo fountain with its 13 faces.
A strong nightlife with bars and clubs can be found especially in Ancona or at the seaside resorts on the coast, where beach parties also take place in summer. The most popular seaside resorts include Sirolo, Portonovo, Cupra Marittima and Benedetto del Tronto, as well as the Conero south of Ancona. On some beaches there is also the possibility of surfing or parasailing.
Especially if you love classical music and opera, you should rent a luxury villa in Marche. Many classical concerts take place here, as well as the opera festivals of Pesaro and Macerata. There is also a wide range of theater performances, which often take place outside, with a break only in July and August.