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Le Marche Information
Location of Le Marche
Area: 9,694 km²
Population: 1.5m
Density: 159/km²
Capital: Ancona

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Ancona
    • Agugliano
      Ancona
      Arcevia
      Barbara
      Belvedere Ostrense
      Camerano
      Camerata Picena
      Castel Colonna
      Castelbellino
      Castelfidardo
      Castelleone di Suasa
      Castelplanio
      Cerreto d'Esi
      Chiaravalle
      Corinaldo
      Cupramontana
      Fabriano
      Falconara Marittima
      Filottrano
      Genga
      Jesi
      Loreto
      Maiolati Spontini
      Mergo
      Monsano
      Monte Roberto
      Monte San Vito
      Montecarotto
      Montemarciano
      Monterado
      Morro d'Alba
      Numana
      Offagna
      Osimo
      Ostra
      Ostra Vetere
      Poggio San Marcello
      Polverigi
      Ripe
      Rosora
      San Marcello
      San Paolo di Jesi
      Santa Maria Nuova
      Sassoferrato
      Senigallia
      Serra de' Conti
      Serra San Quirico
      Sirolo
      Staffolo

  • Ascoli Piceno
    • Acquasanta Terme
      Acquaviva Picena
      Appignano del Tronto
      Arquata del Tronto
      Ascoli Piceno
      Carassai
      Castel di Lama
      Castignano
      Castorano
      Colli del Tronto
      Comunanza
      Cossignano
      Cupra Marittima
      Folignano
      Force
      Grottammare
      Maltignano
      Massignano
      Monsampolo del Tronto
      Montalto delle Marche
      Montedinove
      Montefiore dell'Aso
      Montegallo
      Montemonaco
      Monteprandone
      Offida
      Palmiano
      Ripatransone
      Roccafluvione
      Rotella
      San Benedetto del Tronto
      Spinetoli
      Venarotta

  • Fermo
    • Altidona
      Amandola
      Belmonte Piceno
      Campofilone
      Falerone
      Fermo
      Francavilla d'Ete
      Grottazzolina
      Lapedona
      Magliano di Tenna
      Massa Fermana
      Monsampietro Morico
      Montappone
      Monte Giberto
      Monte Rinaldo
      Monte San Pietrangeli
      Monte Urano
      Monte Vidon Combatte
      Monte Vidon Corrado
      Montefalcone Appennino
      Montefortino
      Montegiorgio
      Montegranaro
      Monteleone di Fermo
      Montelparo
      Monterubbiano
      Montottone
      Moresco
      Ortezzano
      Pedaso
      Petritoli
      Ponzano di Fermo
      Porto San Giorgio
      Porto Sant'Elpidio
      Rapagnano
      Santa Vittoria in Matenano
      Sant'Elpidio a Mare
      Servigliano
      Smerillo
      Torre San Patrizio

  • Macerata
    • Acquacanina
      Apiro
      Appignano
      Belforte del Chienti
      Bolognola
      Caldarola
      Camerino
      Camporotondo di Fiastrone
      Castelraimondo
      Castelsantangelo sul Nera
      Cessapalombo
      Cingoli
      Civitanova Marche
      Colmurano
      Corridonia
      Esanatoglia
      Fiastra
      Fiordimonte
      Fiuminata
      Gagliole
      Gualdo
      Loro Piceno
      Macerata
      Matelica
      Mogliano
      Monte Cavallo
      Monte San Giusto
      Monte San Martino
      Montecassiano
      Montecosaro
      Montefano
      Montelupone
      Morrovalle
      Muccia
      Penna San Giovanni
      Petriolo
      Pieve Torina
      Pievebovigliana
      Pioraco
      Poggio San Vicino
      Pollenza
      Porto Recanati
      Potenza Picena
      Recanati
      Ripe San Ginesio
      San Ginesio
      San Severino Marche
      Sant'Angelo in Pontano
      Sarnano
      Sefro
      Serrapetrona
      Serravalle di Chienti
      Tolentino
      Treia
      Urbisaglia
      Ussita
      Visso

  • Pesaro e Urbino
    • Acqualagna
      Apecchio
      Auditore
      Barchi
      Belforte all'Isauro
      Borgo Pace
      Cagli
      Cantiano
      Carpegna
      Cartoceto
      Colbordolo
      Fano
      Fermignano
      Fossombrone
      Fratte Rosa
      Frontino
      Frontone
      Gabicce Mare
      Gradara
      Isola del Piano
      Lunano
      Macerata Feltria
      Mercatello sul Metauro
      Mercatino Conca
      Mombaroccio
      Mondavio
      Mondolfo
      Monte Cerignone
      Monte Grimano Terme
      Monte Porzio
      Montecalvo in Foglia
      Monteciccardo
      Montecopiolo
      Montefelcino
      Montelabbate
      Montemaggiore al Metauro
      Orciano di Pesaro
      Peglio
      Pergola
      Pesaro
      Petriano
      Piagge
      Piandimeleto
      Pietrarubbia
      Piobbico
      Saltara
      San Costanzo
      San Giorgio di Pesaro
      San Lorenzo in Campo
      Sant'Angelo in Lizzola
      Sant'Angelo in Vado
      Sant'Ippolito
      Sassocorvaro
      Sassofeltrio
      Serra Sant'Abbondio
      Serrungarina
      Tavoleto
      Tavullia
      Urbania
      Urbino

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Province of Ancona, Le Marche
La Fontana delle Tredici Cannelle o del Calamo - Photo: Mungany
The province of Ancona spreads across the region of Le Marche from the Adriatic coast in the east to the Apennine Mountains in the west. The terrain changes from flat, sandy beaches gradually gaining height across rolling farmland before it finally reaches densely forested mountains. This province contains most of the stunning Conero Regional Park which overall covers around 6,000 hectares of protected land.
Ancona Province
Province of Ancona, Le Marche

The main airport and port of the region are located in the city of Ancona. Aeroporto di Ancona-Falconara (AOI) is located about 12km west of Ancona in Falconara Marittima. It is also known as Aeroporto Raffaello Sanzio.
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The port, one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, is located near the centre of the city and is a busy passenger port with ferries running to Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Albania and Montenegro. It has good facilities with a café, shop, restrooms and both short and long term car parks.
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There are excellent train and bus services from Ancona to the rest of the region of Le Marche and car hire is available at the airport. The A14 motorway serves the city.

Ancona, a busy port town, is about 280km northeast of Rome and is the capital city of both the province of Ancona and the region of Le Marche. The city was founded in 387 BC by Greek settlers and the name Ancona comes from the Greek for elbow due to its elbow-shaped harbour.


Aerial view of Ancona - Photo: Giacomus

In 1915 Ancona was heavily bombed by the navy of Austria-Hungary during the First World War causing severe damage to many historic buildings. Much of it has been restored but large parts were destroyed beyond repair.

Duomo di Ancona (Ancona Cathedral)
Standing on the site of the original acropolis of this Greek city, the cathedral has Romanesque-Byzantine and Gothic influences. It is built with white stone from Monte Conero with pillars, two supported by lions, made from Veronese red marble. The dome of the cathedral is one of the oldest in Italy.


Ancona Cathedral - Photo: Claudio Stanco

Arco di Traiano (Arch of Trajan)
This arch was erected in honour of Trajan, a successful soldier Roman emperor from 98AD until his death in 117AD. It is made from Turkish marble and is 18.5 metres high. It remained in good condition and recent renovations have enhanced it further.


Arco di Traiano - Photo: Markus Mark

Lazzaretto of Ancona
This 18th century pentagonal building is called the Mole Vanvitelliana. It was built on an artificial island in the port and is connected to the mainland by three bridges. It was originally not connected to the land is believed to have been built to house lepers.

San Francesco alle Scale
This church was built in 1323 by the Franciscans and was dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore. After being used as a hospital during the Napoleonic wars it became a museum in the 1920s until it was restored and reopened in 1953.


San Francesco alle Scale - Photo: Mungany

Some other interesting architectural buildings are Palazzo Benincasa, Palazzo del Senato, Loggia dei Mercanti and the Prefecture.

The National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale) is housed in the Palazzo Ferretti and The Municipal Art Gallery (Pinacoteca Civica) is in the Palazzo Bosdari.

There are many pretty and interesting small towns and villages in this region and for a day out some of them are well worth a visit.

Castelfidardo
This town is famous for the production of accordions which are nearly always used in traditional Italian folk music. Other traditional musical instruments, such as harmonicas, are also produced here.

Castelleone di Suasa
Known as the 'green' town due to its flourishing nurseries it has a medieval castle, a beautiful historic centre, a 16th century portal, an archaeological museum and the archaeological park of Suasa, an ancient Roman town.

Corinaldo
The 14th century walls surrounding the town of Corinaldo are perfectly preserved. The town is also noted for a popular Halloween festival which it holds every October.

Fabriano
Situated on the main road and railway from Umbria to the Adriatic coast Fabriano is one of the more accessible towns in the mountainous region of Ancona. There are some interesting buildings such as the Palazzo del PodestĂ , the Sturinalto Fountain, the Communal Palace and the Vasari Portico. It was one of the first towns in Europe to produce high quality paper and there is a Museum of Paper in the town. It is also the headquarters of the domestic appliance company Indesit.

Falconara Marittima
Lying 9km north of the city of Ancona this seaside town is famous for its long, sandy beach which is used for beach volleyball as well as beach tennis and soccer. Concerts and other cultural events take place in the Cormorano Park complex to the north of the town and there is also a zoo covering an area of six acres.

Genga
Here you will find the 11th century San Vittore Abbey as well as a Spaelaeo-Palaeontologic Museum which contains a famous fossil of an Ichthyosaur found in the area in 1976. Located about 5km SSE of the town are one of the most visited natural curiosities in central Italy, the Frasassi Caves.

Jesi
Jesi is one of the more important towns of this region and is and industrial and artistic centre. Enclosed by 14th century walls it has a Duomo (cathedral), an 18th century convent, the Baroque Palazzo Balleani, a Gothic church (San Marco), an i8th century theatre and the Palazzo Pianetti which is one of the most outstanding examples of Italian Roccoco art.


The 14th century city walls, Jesi - Photo: Parsifall

Osimo
This coastal town lies around 15km south of Ancona. It has a restored Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, and a series of underground tunnels with mysterious carvings.

Ostra
A small portion its ancient town wall is still intact. It is famous for its production of silk and the raising of cocoons and silk spinning continue to this day.

This region of Le Marche is renowned for its beautiful beaches and the Riviera del Conero.

    The most notable ones are:

  • Mezzavalle - An enclosed cove by the slopes of Monte Conero. It is only accessible via a 20 minute trek along a narrow path down the slope. It is worth the effort to see the white pebble beach, turquoise water surrounded by a backdrop of greenery.
  • Porto Novo - Another beach protected by Monte Conero and again it is surrounded by green and has white pebbles and translucent, turquoise water. It is a popular beach for the younger generation and a favourite anchorage for visiting yachts.
  • Passetto - The white pebbles and clean turquoise sea remain the same as the other beaches but this one is bordered by caves that were carved out of the steep rock in order to provide cover for their small boats and belongings. The caves are still used and handed down from generation to generation and the owners are known as 'grottaroli'.
  • Palombina - In contrast, this beach is sandy which makes it much more suitable for families with young children.

Food and Wine
The most famous white wine produced in this province is Verdicchio, made from the grapes of the same name which are grown mainly in the hills around Jesi. A little known, but famous local red wine of this province is Lacrima di Morro d'Alba which is produced in a small area north-west of Ancona. Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes are also grown in this area.

Black truffles are found in mountainous zone of this region and the city of Ancona is famous for its seafood.

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Le Marche Information
Location of Le Marche
Area: 9,694 km²
Population: 1.5m
Density: 159/km²
Capital: Ancona

Find a hotel in Le Marche
Provinces
Comunes
  • Ancona
    • Agugliano
      Ancona
      Arcevia
      Barbara
      Belvedere Ostrense
      Camerano
      Camerata Picena
      Castel Colonna
      Castelbellino
      Castelfidardo
      Castelleone di Suasa
      Castelplanio
      Cerreto d'Esi
      Chiaravalle
      Corinaldo
      Cupramontana
      Fabriano
      Falconara Marittima
      Filottrano
      Genga
      Jesi
      Loreto
      Maiolati Spontini
      Mergo
      Monsano
      Monte Roberto
      Monte San Vito
      Montecarotto
      Montemarciano
      Monterado
      Morro d'Alba
      Numana
      Offagna
      Osimo
      Ostra
      Ostra Vetere
      Poggio San Marcello
      Polverigi
      Ripe
      Rosora
      San Marcello
      San Paolo di Jesi
      Santa Maria Nuova
      Sassoferrato
      Senigallia
      Serra de' Conti
      Serra San Quirico
      Sirolo
      Staffolo

  • Ascoli Piceno
    • Acquasanta Terme
      Acquaviva Picena
      Appignano del Tronto
      Arquata del Tronto
      Ascoli Piceno
      Carassai
      Castel di Lama
      Castignano
      Castorano
      Colli del Tronto
      Comunanza
      Cossignano
      Cupra Marittima
      Folignano
      Force
      Grottammare
      Maltignano
      Massignano
      Monsampolo del Tronto
      Montalto delle Marche
      Montedinove
      Montefiore dell'Aso
      Montegallo
      Montemonaco
      Monteprandone
      Offida
      Palmiano
      Ripatransone
      Roccafluvione
      Rotella
      San Benedetto del Tronto
      Spinetoli
      Venarotta

  • Fermo
    • Altidona
      Amandola
      Belmonte Piceno
      Campofilone
      Falerone
      Fermo
      Francavilla d'Ete
      Grottazzolina
      Lapedona
      Magliano di Tenna
      Massa Fermana
      Monsampietro Morico
      Montappone
      Monte Giberto
      Monte Rinaldo
      Monte San Pietrangeli
      Monte Urano
      Monte Vidon Combatte
      Monte Vidon Corrado
      Montefalcone Appennino
      Montefortino
      Montegiorgio
      Montegranaro
      Monteleone di Fermo
      Montelparo
      Monterubbiano
      Montottone
      Moresco
      Ortezzano
      Pedaso
      Petritoli
      Ponzano di Fermo
      Porto San Giorgio
      Porto Sant'Elpidio
      Rapagnano
      Santa Vittoria in Matenano
      Sant'Elpidio a Mare
      Servigliano
      Smerillo
      Torre San Patrizio

  • Macerata
    • Acquacanina
      Apiro
      Appignano
      Belforte del Chienti
      Bolognola
      Caldarola
      Camerino
      Camporotondo di Fiastrone
      Castelraimondo
      Castelsantangelo sul Nera
      Cessapalombo
      Cingoli
      Civitanova Marche
      Colmurano
      Corridonia
      Esanatoglia
      Fiastra
      Fiordimonte
      Fiuminata
      Gagliole
      Gualdo
      Loro Piceno
      Macerata
      Matelica
      Mogliano
      Monte Cavallo
      Monte San Giusto
      Monte San Martino
      Montecassiano
      Montecosaro
      Montefano
      Montelupone
      Morrovalle
      Muccia
      Penna San Giovanni
      Petriolo
      Pieve Torina
      Pievebovigliana
      Pioraco
      Poggio San Vicino
      Pollenza
      Porto Recanati
      Potenza Picena
      Recanati
      Ripe San Ginesio
      San Ginesio
      San Severino Marche
      Sant'Angelo in Pontano
      Sarnano
      Sefro
      Serrapetrona
      Serravalle di Chienti
      Tolentino
      Treia
      Urbisaglia
      Ussita
      Visso

  • Pesaro e Urbino
    • Acqualagna
      Apecchio
      Auditore
      Barchi
      Belforte all'Isauro
      Borgo Pace
      Cagli
      Cantiano
      Carpegna
      Cartoceto
      Colbordolo
      Fano
      Fermignano
      Fossombrone
      Fratte Rosa
      Frontino
      Frontone
      Gabicce Mare
      Gradara
      Isola del Piano
      Lunano
      Macerata Feltria
      Mercatello sul Metauro
      Mercatino Conca
      Mombaroccio
      Mondavio
      Mondolfo
      Monte Cerignone
      Monte Grimano Terme
      Monte Porzio
      Montecalvo in Foglia
      Monteciccardo
      Montecopiolo
      Montefelcino
      Montelabbate
      Montemaggiore al Metauro
      Orciano di Pesaro
      Peglio
      Pergola
      Pesaro
      Petriano
      Piagge
      Piandimeleto
      Pietrarubbia
      Piobbico
      Saltara
      San Costanzo
      San Giorgio di Pesaro
      San Lorenzo in Campo
      Sant'Angelo in Lizzola
      Sant'Angelo in Vado
      Sant'Ippolito
      Sassocorvaro
      Sassofeltrio
      Serra Sant'Abbondio
      Serrungarina
      Tavoleto
      Tavullia
      Urbania
      Urbino

Le Marche Flag
A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every comune within that province has its own coat of arms.

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Le Marche Airports
Le Marche National Parks
Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga
The Sibillini National Park
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