Various cities and villages in the The Marche area
(The Marche - Central Italy)
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Located on the East coast of central Italy, the Marche region is one of the less touristy areas of Italy.
The best-known travel destinations include the Conero seaside (main photo), the gently shelving Sibillini mountains, Pesaro (the hometown of composer Rossini), Recanati (hometown of Romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi).
Its territories look similar to Tuscany’s countryside and Rimini’s beaches, in the Marche you’ll find a hilly and varied landscape.
In the past, it was part of the Papal States of Italy and its culture is very close to the one of Rome, even if the Appennini mountains are a natural barrier that splits the two Italian coasts. Approximately, you could divide the Marche region, from North to South, in four cultural areas, close to the 6 cities of Pesaro and Urbino, Ancona, Macerata and Fermo, and Ascoli Piceno.
The Marche are sadly famous for the strong earthquakes happened in 1972, 1979, 1997, 2016-2017.
Apart from fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables, other high-quality products that you can buy here are wine (the best-known ones are Lacrima di Morro and Vernaccia for the reds, Passerina for the whites), truffles, seafood (Ancona, San Benedetto del Tronto, Fano and Civitanova Marche are the main fishing ports), leather shoes and bags (in the Macerata and Fermo area, where -among others- you will find the HQ of Tod’s and LoriBlu), jeans (in the Montefeltro area locals work to make some of the jeans by Moschino, Trussardi, Benetton, and Banana Republic, just to mention a few) furniture (Pesaro and Ancona, the first specialised in wood furniture and the latter specialised in kitchen items), musical instruments and paper (Ancona area, well known for the production of accordions, pianos and guitars and for the Fabriano brand), sunflower honey, and a great variety of fine salamis and sausages.
Present and Future Events:
- Fair: White Truffle Fair 2020 at Acqualagna, in the Marche region - 25 Oct, 2020 - 8 Nov, 2020 - See description