Marche holidays tour guide to visit the region
Information on Marche, geography and territory, climatic characteristics of this region, ancient villages to visit in the scenic countryside.
Marche is a region of central Italy on the Adriatic Sea and bordering the Republic of San Marino, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo. The provinces are Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Pesaro and Urbino. The climate of the Marches varies depending on the area, on the coast north of Ancona is sub-continental, hot summers but refreshed by the sea breeze, cold winters with seasonal rains.
To the south of Ancona, the climate is typically Mediterranean, especially in the Riviera. In the mountainous areas the summers are cool and winters very cold with large snowfalls peaks.
Marche region is dominated by hills, the plains are confined to a narrow coastal strip, which looks flat and straight, with the exception of the coast north of Pesaro where the Monte San Bartolo arrives to the sea forming steep cliffs and caves and, south of Ancona, where the Conero promontory has tall and majestic sea cliffs.
In the inner part of the territory, in north-south direction, develops the Apennine ridge that slopes gradually towards the coast and shows the reliefs higher south, reaching 2,476 meters above sea level with Mount Carrier group of Monti Sibillini.
The valleys that descend from the Apennines to the sea, the rolling hills planted, ancient villages and cities of art, characterize the harmonious landscape of the Marches, a land that has given birth to great men, as Frederick II, Father Matteo Ricci, Raphael, Gioacchino Rossini, Giacomo Leopardi and Giovan Battista Pergolesi.