Where is Le Marche?
Le Marche is a little known region situated in central Italy on the eastern Adriatic coast. It is east of Tuscany and Umbria, south of Emilia-Romagna, and north of Abruzzo.
In addition to its lengthy coastline featuring the Conero National Park, Marche also benefits from the Sibillini mountains and associated National Park. Coast, mountains and everything in between in one region! Inland there are numerous hilltop towns and villages to be explored. Le Marche is often referred to as “the new Tuscany”. I guess people are referring to Le Marche having the attributes of Tuscany, with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. The Le Marche region is currently (it keeps changing!) split into five provinces, each with their own capital town – Pesaro-Urbino, Ancona, Fermo, and Ascoli Piceno.
Getting to Le Marche
You can also fly into nearby airports including Rome, Bologna, Pescara, Rimini or Perugia with a wide range of airlines.
Ancona is also a port with links to Croatia and Greece, and also has a train station (including Castelferretti which is at the airport) which connects it to a variety a major Italian cities.
Car hire is recommended to ensure you can make the most of your time in Le Marche and explore all of the inland hilltop villages.