In Marche you can enjoy the summer on the beaches of fine sand and transparent water, or experience the joys of winter in the mountains and facilities for skiers.
The region surprises even in the off season, in the fall and spring, when nature is transformed and shows itself in the WWF reserves present in the region, or in national and regional parks.
The routes through art cities and wine-tasting tours do not disappoint, making Marche a candidate to be a perfect year-round destination. Its coast offers seaside towns rich in history and attractions, such as Gabicce Mare, Pesaro, Fano, and San Benedetto del Tronto, with beach resorts and services, as well as a wilder side along the Conero Coast.
You can walk and hike through the Sibillini Mountains and Laga, and the Frasassi Caves are a must-see.
Each city has its own characteristics: in the historic center of Urbino, the Ducal Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; every summer Pesaro honors the composer Gioacchino Rossini with the Rossini Opera Festival. In Fano there is the famous Carnival, and Ascoli Piceno has its historic center.
Places and emotions: according to tradition, the medieval fortress of Gradara is where Paola and Francesca kissed, told by Dante in his Divine Comedy, while the faithful have an important stop in the sanctuary of the Madonna di Loreto, one of the most important pilgrimage sites.
The delightful surprises continue at the table with truffle-based dishes, lamb and pork, chestnuts, and cicerchia beans, accompanied by regional wines.