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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 Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche
Eremo di San Marco - Photo: Maurizio Antonelli
Ascoli Piceno runs in a narrow strip from east to west in the southernmost portion of the region of Le Marche. It extends from the Adriatic Sea in the east across to the Sibillini mountains in the west, covering an area of 1,228 km². It is bordered by Abruzzo to the south, Lazio to the south west and Umbria to the west. Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful and diverse province which, from its sunbaked beaches on the coast to its ski slopes in the west is full of history and ancient traditions.
Ascoli Piceno ProvinceProvince of Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche

The province is served by two airports, Aeroporto di Ancona-Falconara in Ancona, and Abruzzo airport in Pescara.

Aeroporto di Ancona-Falconara (AOI) is located in Falconara Marittima to the west of Ancona and is just over 130km from the city of Ascoli Picene. This airport is also known as Aeroporto Raffaello Sanzio.
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Abruzzo Airport (PSR) is just outside the city of Pescara in Abruzzo. It is about 100km from Abruzzo airport to the town of Ascoli Picene.
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The nearest ferry port is Ancona, just over 120km from the town of Ascoli Piceno. The port, one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, is located near the centre of Ancona 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 good train and bus services to and from all the major cities in Italy.

The main road serving Ascoli Piceno, along with the rest of the region of Le Marche, is the A14 motorway (Autostrada A14 or Autostrada Adriatica).This motorway runs between the cities of Bologna and Taranto, mostly hugging the Adriatic coastline. The A14 motorway is 743.4 km in length and mainly consists of two lanes, three in parts of the north and has many hills, tunnels and bridges.

The town of Ascoli Piceno, also the capital of the province, lies at the confluence of the rivers Tronto and Castellano. Three sides of the town are bounded by mountains and two natural parks also run along its borders. Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini to the north west and Parco Nazionale dei Monti della Laga to the south.

Several centuries before the founding of Rome, the town of Ascoli was formed by the Piceni on the Salt Road (Via Salaria) which ran between the Adriatic coast and the area where Rome now stands.

Ascoli Piceno
This provincial capital has a beautiful historical city centre which is mainly constructed with a grey marble which was extracted from the nearby mountains. It once had more than 200 towers but only around 50 remain today. The main square, Piazza del Popolo (Square of the People) is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in Italy.

Cathedral of Sant'Emidio
Dedicated to Saint Emygdius who was martyred there and is believed to have saved the town when an earthquake badly affected the rest of Le Marche but seemingly missed Ascoli Piceno.

Sant'Emidio alle Grotte
This Baroque church was built in the early 18th century on the spot where the saint was said to have walked, with his head under his arm, in 309AD when he was beheaded.


Sant'Emidio alle Grotte - Photo: Sibilla

Church of San Francesco
A Gothic style church on which work began in 1258 before finally being completed in 1549.

Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo
Built in the 13th century the southern side was enlarged in the 15th century, a façade was added to the back in 1520 and in 1535 it was fully renovated before a portal, a monument to Pope Paul III, was added in 1549.


Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo - Photo: pizzodisevo

Porta Gemina
Ancient Roman twin gates dating back to the 1st century BC and through which the Salt Road originally entered the town.

Porta Tufilla
Built around 1550 and connected to the bridge of the same name which was built over the River Tronto in 1097.

Ponte Maggiorre
A medieval bridge.

There are botanical gardens connected to the agricultural college containing many rare specimens and which were set up to teach ecology and environmental education.

On the first Sunday of August every year the town celebrates Saint Emidio by holding an historical parade. More than 1500 people dressed in Renaissance costume and after the parade there is a tournament called 'Quintana' with six knights riding a course and trying to hit an effigy of an Arab warrior.

The town of Ascoli Piceno is very pleasant and an excellent place in which to enjoy a true Italian holiday people watching from one of the many bars set up in streets and piazzas.

The whole region has a warm and welcoming feel to it and many of the little towns and villages situated in the stunning countryside are good to stay in or to visit for a day trip.

Acquaviva Picena
There is a fortress here that is one of the largest castles in Le Marche.


The Fortress of Acquaviva Picena - Photo: pizzodisevo

Montefiore dell'Aso
One of the many pretty hill towns of the province which has a Romanesque-Gothic church containing several works of art.

Montemonaco
This town takes its name from the Benedictine monastery which was founded there in the 8th century. It is located within the beautiful Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini.

Offida
Only 12km northeast of the town of Ascoli Piceno, Offida is located on a rocky spur between two valleys. Tombs of the original inhabitants of the village, the Piceni, dating back to between the 7th and 5th centuries BC have been found here. It is also home to the church of Santa Maria della Rocca which is considered to be one of the most important pieces of architecture in Le Marche.

San Benedetto del Tronto
This is the second biggest town in the province of Ascoli Picene and is an active fishing port and popular seaside destination. In the highest and oldest part of the town it has a 15 metre tall tower from which you gain a panoramic view of the entire area.

    The best and most popular beaches to be found in this province are:

  • San Benedetto del Tronto - This beach is one of the most famous in Italy with its beautiful golden sand and endless palm tree lined promenade. The water is clear, clean and shallow making it an ideal location for families with young children.
  • Grottammare - Another lovely sandy beach, palm tree lined promenade and clear blue water. Grottammare is also a lively fishing port.
  • Cupra Marittima - As well as yet another lovely resort, this little town has an excellent and fascinating shell museum.

Food and Wine
Olives and vines are grown extensively in this area and several good wines and excellent olive oil are produced.

The area around Offida produces several DOC wines including red, white and Vin Santo which must be aged for at least three and a half years before it is sold. The main grapes grown are Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pecorino and Passerina grapes are grown to produce DOCG white wine.

The most famous dish from this area is 'olive all'ascolana' which are local olives stuffed with meat, herbs and cheese before being covered in breadcrumbs and then deep fried.

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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
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