Marche is a region in eastern Italy, stretching from the Apennines to the Adriatic coast. There are many holiday resorts, as well as historic cities like Urbino or Ancona.
The region is often compared to Tuscany, with which it borders. There are many small towns situated on the hills as well as vineyards and olive groves. It is much calmer, and in the seaside towns you can still find peace and the opportunity to relax away from the crowds.
The Marche coast is diverse. The northern part is primarily wide, sandy and largely well-developed beaches. South of Ancona is the cliff coast with coves and narrow beaches. Part of it is protected by the Monte San Barolo Regional Natural Park.
The capital of the region is the port of Ancona, in which many palaces, churches and tenement houses have been preserved, mainly from the Baroque period. There is also the triumphal arch of Emperor Trajan, and a short distance from the city you can visit the thermal bath Terme dell'Aspio.
The most attractive city of Marche when it comes to monuments is Urbino in the hinterland. His old town with numerous churches and the Ducal Palace is on the UNESCO list.
Other attractions of the region include Pesaro, famous for its ceramics and great cuisine, the nineteenth-century seaside resort of Senigallia, planted with palm trees San Benedetto del Tronto, and medieval Frontino.