Also known as the Marches, Le Marche or Marche, is among the 20 regions of Italy. With its capital Ancona, the region is within the Central area of Italy, and is bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino, Abruzzo and Lazio, and the Adriatic Sea, to the north, south, and east, respectively. Provinces and cities within the region include Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Ferno, Macerata, along with Pesaro and Urbino. Cities are Ancona, Senigallia, Ascoli Piceno, Cingoli, Ferno, Macerata, Pesaro, Fano, Recanati, and Urbino.
What to see & do
Among the spots to be visited within Le Marche or Marche include Palazzo Ducale, Ancona Cathedral, Sferisterio di Macerata, Palazzo Pianetti, Loggia dei Mercanti, Santa Maria della Piazza, Monte Catria, Foglia, and San Francesco alle Scale, to name a few. Palazzo Ducale, or the Ducal Palace, is a Renaissance building within Urbina, in the Marche. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is among the most important monuments within the country. Within the Ducal Palace, the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche or National Gallery of the marche, has one of the most important Renaissance art collections in the world. Among the works within the gallery include ones by artists such as Santi, Van Wassenhove, Melozzo da Forlì, Raphael, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello, Timoteo Viti, along with other artists in the 15th century, among others. Sferisterio di Macerata, or The Sferisterio, is an open-air stadium or sphaeristerium within Macerata, Italy. Opened in 1829, the stadium is capable of holding an audience of more than 3,000, and is the spot for most opera festivals, among others. Palazzo Pianetti, or The Palazzo Pianetti/Pianetti Tesei, located in Jesi, Italy, is a Rococo palace that is owned by the town. The Palace, which was built in 1730, along with its adjacent building, are currently being used as a museum and exhibition site. The Palace has paintings by artists such as Cristoforo Roncalli, Carlo Cignani, Giacomo del Po, Cristoforo Unterberger, Alessandro Tiarini, Pietro Paolo Agabiti, Giuliano Presutti, Francesco Trevisani, Carlo Maratta, Giovanni Battista Langetti, Guercino, Gerolamo Marchesi da Cotignola, and Francesco Albani, in addition to many.
How to get around
Travelling within Le Marche can be done via the railway that runs down the coast. The railway lets travellers see what the region has to offer, and is convenient since the trains run all day. There are buses all throughout the area as well, although can be infrequent. Another option for travelling within Le March is via car hire.
How to get there
Le Marche or Marche has the Ancona Falconara Airport within its capital, Ancona. Serving with an asphalt-surfaced runway that spans 2,962 metres or 9,718 feet, the airport located at 43.616111 latitude and 13.362222 longitude has flights to destinations such as Rome, Tirana, Munich, Charleroi, London, via Alitalia operated by Mistral Air, Blu-express operated by Blue Panorama Airlines, and Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine. The airline also has seasonal and charter flights to Sharm el-Sheikh via Meridiana; Alghero, Trapani, and Weeze via Ryanair; Cagliari and Catania via Volotea; and Barcelona via Vueling.