The Marche Region, the only Italian region in the plural, overlooks the Adriatic Sea, in the center of Italy, and has always been the “gateway to the East” of our country.
The territory is characterized by the Apennine mountains, which gently degrade along the valleys until reaching the sea. The Marche is characterized by the rare beauty that has made it the land of important historical figures, from Giacomo Leopardi to Raffaello, from Giovan Battista Pergolesi to Gioachino Rossini, from Gaspare Spontini to Father Matteo Ricci to Federico II, who were born here. “
There are many good reasons to discover and visit Ie Marche, a truly amazing region that has managed to keep that atmosphere a little secluded, which knows its traditions and respect for its past, able to amaze and fascinate even the most demanding visitor.
In the region of the blue sea and of the long beaches, of the hundred cities, of the hundred landscapes and of the hundred dishes, it is a pity to follow a pre-established path, because here everything is beautiful: it is a pleasure to reach aimlessly along the roads that climb hills covered by olive trees, vineyards, sunflowers and lavender, a stone’s throw from the ancient walled villages that, high on the hills, dot the territory.
Fifteen Doc wines and five Docg accompany typical dishes based on fish or meat from the local cuisine.
In the Marche each hill has its own wine and each mutation of the landscape corresponds more or less intense and decisive aromas: from that of fresh Adriatic fish to “savory” cheeses, cured meats, olive oil, pasta and meat from the rolling hills , until reaching the Apennine mountains where the strong flavors of the salami, the famous cheeses, the precious truffles and mushrooms predominate. The Marches also offer interesting opportunities to follow real itineraries through the places of typical work and craftsmanship, renowned fashion and clothing outlets.
Typicality meets shopping, in a pleasant and advantageous experience: a new way to explore the territory and rediscover the excellence of the best local production companies.
16.2 Km from our holiday center
TO BE SEEN:
– The civic art gallery
– The Diocesan Museum.
– Scientific Museums of Villa Vitali
– Silvio Zavatti Ethnographic Polar Museum, the only Arctic polar museum in Italy
– Tommaso Salvadori Museum of Natural Sciences
– the Roman tanks
– the Teatro dell’Aquila
Torre di Palme
26.1 Km from our holiday center
It is a medieval village with the ancient perfectly preserved encased. Located at an elevated point very close to the sea, it enjoys a remarkable view of the coastline.
In the Church of Sant’Agostino there is a polyptych by Vittore Crivelli and a panel by Vincenzo Pagani.
29,1 Km dal nostro centro vacanze
TO BE SEEN:
• Loggia dei Mercanti
• Palazzo Ricci (in which there is the Italian twentieth century collection)
• Museum of Natural History of Macerata
• Museum of carriage and civic art gallery at Palazzo Buonaccorsi
• Typological Museum of the nativity scene
• Museum of the Risorgimento
Castello della Rancia
40 Km from our holiday center
The Castello della Rancia is one of the symbols of the city of Tolentino. It was rebuilt in the fourteenth century on the structures of a Cistercian grotto *. It is located in the Contrada Rancia, on the plain located to the left of the Chienti river.
* Grancia: (from the French grange) was farm and storage of foodstuffs dependent on an abbey.
Abbazie del Chienti
From 10 to 25 Km from our holiday center
Church of Santa Maria a Piè di Chienti (also called SS Annunziata).
Abbey of San Claudio.
The Cistercian Abbey of S. Maria di Chiaravalle di Fiastra (in the photo) is one of the most important abbeys of the Marche region and is one of the most valuable and best preserved monuments of Cistercian architecture in Italy.
31.9 Km from our holiday center
Recanati is the ideal place to relax and enjoy serene days immersed in nature. The city originated from the need to take refuge far from the Gothic invasions and still today is a safe haven for anyone aspiring to tranquility. The green hills caressed by the sun give unique landscapes to admire and excellent products of the fertile land to taste. The villages are equally characterized by the ancient rhythms of the wise peasant tradition and walking through the streets you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Sabbath of the Village, the famous poetry of Leopardi. As is well known, Recanati has given birth and infinite sources of inspiration to Giacomo Leopardi, whose memory is kept alive in many places in the city. Tourists can admire Casa Leopardi, the poet’s home, where the precious library is kept. from the father Monaldo, and the maternal house, the elegant Palazzo Antici Mattei.
Recanati has been able to preserve in a wonderful way the memory of the poet who celebrated his native wild village in his creations, as well as honoring Beniamino Gigli, one of the greatest Italian tenors. To his famous singer his native city has dedicated a museum, which preserves personal objects, photos and memories of the artist, and also the school of music that transmits the passion for the notes to the youngest.
84.5 Km from our holiday center
“There is no other place in Italy where it is possible to perceive the square as a social place and, at the same time, as an architectural one like the Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno. This is – as they say – the heart of the city … If it’s a nice season, take advantage of the bars with tables outside to enjoy the cool sunset, when the square ends in the shade, but the light still illuminates the Renaissance palaces, with the typical portico below, rather it makes them stand out as in full day never happens. When it’s cold, from the windows of the bar to catch the rectangular set of the square, the people rushing and part of the natural horizon beyond the hill on which Ascoli was built. Enjoy the squares of Ascoli, are the essence of the city of the province, but also something more, are our ancestral substratum of civil coexistence, physical and cultural element of the urban landscape, space and time together, the cornerstones of the general relativity of Italy . “
Mario Tozzi, Journey to Italy – 100 + 9 emotions to try at least once, before the world ends
26.1 Km from our holiday center
Loreto is famous for being the headquarters of the Basilica of the Holy House, one of the most important and ancient places of Marian pilgrimage in the Catholic world.
The city has developed around the famous Basilica that houses the famous relic of the Holy House of Nazareth where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary was born and lived and where she received the proclamation of the miraculous birth of Jesus.
Sant’Elpidio a Mare
9.5 Km from our holiday center
TO BE SEEN:
Imperial Abbey of Santa Croce al Chienti, Church of the Madonna dei Lumi, Parish of Sant’Elpidio Abate, Church of San Giovanni, Sanctuary of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Church of Sant’Agostino, Church of San Francesco, Church of San Giuseppe, Church of San Filippo Neri, Oratorio dei Filippini, Church of the Sacred Heart, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Church of Santa Caterina, Church of the Convent of the Lesser Minors, Gerosolimitana Tower, City Wall, Fontana della Pupa
Museums: – Historical Archive – Civic Art Gallery – Shoe Museum – Fossil Museum – Astronomical Observatory
70 Km from our holiday center
Since 1993 the area is included in the territory of the Sibillini Mountains National Park.
These mountains are forges of ancient legends that give it an aura of mystery. The cave located just below the summit of Mount Sibilla, was already known in the early Middle Ages throughout central Italy; a representation can also be found in some frescos inside the Vatican Museums. According to the legend, made famous by the chivalric novel Guerin Meschino by Andrea da Barberino, and the book Il paradiso della regina Sibilla, by Antoine de la Sale. The cave located in Mount Sibilla housed a fairy kingdom, in which marvelous creatures lived in a sort of perennial feast, only to be transformed for one day a week into monstrous and horrifying creatures, and that of a lake at the top of Mount Vettore, the lake of Pilato, at an altitude of about 2,000 m, have given strength to the creation of mythical pagan fables around this chain; in particular it is believed that these were mountains suitable for consecrating books for black magic and that the cave, nowadays collapsed, was the infernal cave of the Sibyl (from which the mountain range takes its name) that, according to some scholars, there he took refuge after the process of Christianization of the Roman Empire.
Grotte di Frasassi
105 Km from our holiday center
The caves of Frasassi are underground caves that are located within the Regional Natural Park of the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi in the municipality of Genga in the province of Ancona. The complex consists of a series of caves, the first of which can be visited from the current entrance is the Abyss Ancona: it has an extension of 180 x 120 m and a height of 200 m; it is so large (over 2 million m3) that inside it could be contained without problems the Milan Cathedral.
The discovery of the caves of Frasassi dates back to September 25, 1971 by a speleological group of the CAI of Ancona led by Giancarlo Cappanera. The discoveries took place over the years and many other more or less accessible environments were discovered and explored by speleologists. At the moment the complex of the Frasassi caves has a length of over 13 km. Inside the caves of Frasassi there is a constant temperature of 14 ° C and a relative humidity close to 100%.
Carlo Crivelli in the Marche
The Marche owes a lot to Carlo Crivelli the Venetus Crivelli gave this region a fruitful time of works, scattered throughout the territory, from Ascoli to Ancona, Camerino, Fermo, Macerata, Fabriano, to villages and less consistent castles like Massa Fermana, Montefiore, Corridonia, Montefiore. The fifteenth century in the Marca is really the age of Crivelli and the territory a “crivellesca region” especially as the influence of the great Veneto spreads geographically and over time: just think of Lorenzo d’Alessandro di Sanseverino to Stefano Folchetti of San Ginesio , in Cola dell’Amatrice, Bernardino di Mariotto, Vincenzo Pagani. The works of the Crivelleschi form on the territory of the provinces of Ascoli and Macerata, a widespread museum, a museum territory, while some are housed in art galleries that contain precious treasures, often little explored, the Pinacoteca of Ascoli, Fermo, Montefortino, San Severino, Diocesan Museum of Ascoli with jewels like the silver statue, the reliquary arm of Sant’Emidio, works of a great goldsmith like Pietro Vannini, contemporary of Crivelli.