This park is a protected natural area established in 1987 and which extends on the promontory of the same name, in the province of Ancona. It includes a stretch of coast and an internal hilly belt, with breath-taking views, a lot of history, and wonderful landscapes. The park covers about 15.000 acres and extends over the territories of Ancona, Cam...

Marche cuisine is varied as well as its landscapes. It's the only Italian region with the plural name. This "plurality" is also reflected in its culinary habits. Its lands extend between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennines, covered by woods and hills. So it must not surprise us if this contrast happens on the table too, meeting dishes that combine s...

Umbria is dotted with charming medieval villages, many of which are still off the radar. One such village is Massa Martana, a mere 60 kilometers from the regional capital of Perugia. Surrounded by the Monti Martani mountain range and lush woods, Massa Martana is an ancient walled town possibly dating back to the Romans, as the area is traverses by...

If offerings of Italy’s best attributes enjoyed without the hustle-bustle fervor of too many crowds appeal to you, Le Marche may be just what the travel agent ordered. A diverse region encompassing about 3,700 square miles, Le Marche (or Marche) has traditionally played a bit part on the Italian tourism stage. Overshadowed by Tuscany to the west, E...

The debate continues: Is the piadina romagnola the oldest and tastiest flatbread recipe in the region? Or is it the crescia marchigiana? Let’s discuss. Among the challenges of hometown pride that so define our country, the biggest debates in Italy tend to center around food – and that includes the rivalry between the piadina romagnola and the cresc...

Gradara is a beautiful medieval village in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, in the Marches. It is absolutely worth a visit and nowaday quite famous. It is considered by many the capital of the Middle Ages, awarded the Bandiera arancione (orange flag) since 2004 and winner of the Borgo dei borghi 2018 award. It offers unique itineraries among fortific...

Le Marche region – Its colors, scents and sounds. A multi-sensory journey across this Italian gem. Join the Italian Cultural Center this Fall as we showcase Italy’s regional richness and diversity in our new series "Viaggi per l’Italia" (Travels through Italy). For the first appointment, we discover Le Marche, an awe-inspiring region along the Adri...

Under the hill town of Osimo in Italy, lies a hidden network of tunnels and chambers that connect the city's palaces in a mysterious maze. The town was once strategically important for the Knights Templar, whose symbols can still be found throughout Osimo, both above and below the surface. Were these passageways and grottos used by the Templars to...

THE BASILICA DI SAN FRANCESCO IS ONE of the main religious buildings in the town of Ascoli Piceno located in central Italy. Considered the finest example of Franciscan architecture in the region of Marche, the main entrance of this church contains a unique feature.  The entrance is located along a narrow alley on the side of Piazza del Popolo, the...

The Conero Riviera is characterized by pristine beaches and paths to explore. Listed to become a UNESCO heritage site since 2018, it is the ideal destination if you are looking for a blue sea and wild nature. The coastal strip south of Ancona is characterized by numerous unspoilt beaches. The Conero Riviera offers a great variety for sea lovers. Fr...