Marche Travel Guide

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Marche Highlights

  • Pro
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     Compelling Beauty, Enticing Food/Wine, & Historic Sites 

  • Con
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     Less easy to get to without a car 

  • In a nutshell
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     The best of Italy in one area 

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Ancona

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127,367,33

Urbino

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54,152,18

Ascoli Piceno

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53,132,11

Pesaro

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36,48,40

San Benedetto del Tronto

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39,80,19

Fano

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21,47,13

Sirolo

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16,74,6

Fabriano

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27,108,8

Senigallia

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23,104,33

Porto Recanati

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25,52,7

Grottammare

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4,8,6

Macerata

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9,24,14

Recanati

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4,9,3

Gradara

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0,5,2

Aquasanta

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8,9,0

Loreto

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2,10,6

Cagli

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9,30,1

Arquata del Tronto

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9,12,0

Ancona

See all 127 Ancona Tips
  • The harbour

    Ancona Favorites

    Once the ferry sails out of the harbor, you can discover large warehouses, north-east to the city (first photo). The second and the third photo show the landscape that shows when the ferry tacks south-east. The promontory of Monte Conero is rocky and protects well the bay from southerly winds. The citadel that protected the city spreads on several...

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  • G Hotel

    Ancona Hotels

    We stayed at the G Hotel for one night only for a stopover while driving from Milan to the South of...

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  • Make a wish

    Ancona Things to Do

    Just in the middle of Corso Mazzini you'll find a Calamo Fountain (Or 13 streams fountain). If you make a wish and drink some water from each of the streams it will come true. (At least some people believe it is so)

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Urbino

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  • Some like it hot

    Urbino What to Pack

    Although things tend to cool off at night, if you're an American and used to air conditioning, you may find that it is well worth your while to bring a small battery-powered fan with you, or to purchase a slightly larger fan which has the appropriate plug for Italian current. I brought two of the former and we never did get around to buying the...

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  • Mamiani Hotel

    Urbino Hotels

    Via Bernini 6, Urbino, 61100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Coat-of-Arms of the Dukes of Urbino

    Urbino Things to Do

    The dukes of Urbino came from House of Montefeltro. Within the palace, on some of its ceilings, the family’s coat of arms is displayed. Again, looking up brings rewards. To form the coat of arms, three golden bands on a shield of azure are combined with the Holy Roman Empire’s eagle, granted when the family was made a vassel of the emperor.All of...

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Ascoli Piceno

See all 53 Ascoli Piceno Tips
  • Loggia dei Mercanti

    Ascoli Piceno Things to Do

    Wool. In Australia we know about wool. For many years there was a saying "Australia rides on the sheep's back". It was worth millions to our economy but, of course, the sheep came from overseas and, co-incidentally, these days the most expensive bales are bought by Italians.The Loggia dei Mercanti pictured here represents the commercial side of the...

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  • Hotel Residenza 100 Torri

    Ascoli Piceno Hotels

    Via C. Mazzoni, 6, Ascoli Piceno, 63100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Churches and places

    Ascoli Piceno Things to Do

    I want to advise every ones to come in ASCOLI PICENO this fantastic medieval town. it's composed in 2 parts . a lower and an higher part.the lower part is modern , with a big and very efficient hospital , lot of services ,office , police stations etc . The higher part is the older one : churches (form 1200 dc to 1760 dc) old places , museum ,...

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Pesaro

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  • Casa natale di Gioachino Rossini

    Pesaro Things to Do

    Famous italian compositior Gioachino Rossini is one of Pesaro’s most famous children. His best known work is the opera “The Barbier of Sevilla” with Largo al factotum (Fiiiiiiigaro…) being the most famous aria. His birthhouse at the Via Rossini is now a museum (Casa Rossini). I did not visit the museum, so I can’t tell you much about that. The...

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  • Hotel Flaminio

    Pesaro Hotels

    I had a wonderful stay in this Hotel, rooms are comfortable and modern, with all comforts. The...

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  • Bus between Pesaro and Urbania

    Pesaro Transportation

    Hi Corra,Grazie! That should get me to Urbania. What about when we leave to go to Roma on a Sunday? Is there bus service on Sunday from Urbania to Pesaro? Would we go from Urbania to Urbino to Pesaro? If yes, what time should we plan to leave Urbania by bus to make the train at 13:16? I really appreciate your help because I haven't got a clue as to...

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San Benedetto del Tronto

Fano

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  • By train to Fano

    Fano Transportation

    Fano is located on the Rimini-Ancona railway. Most regional train and few interregional trains stop there, granting hourly service in every direction. Some northbound services only run until Pesaro where you will have further connections.

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  • Siri Hotel

    Fano Hotels

    Viale Buozzi 69, Fano, 61032, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The church close to the train station

    Fano Favorites

    If you see the signs “chiesa” close to the train station, don’t even think about following them. You will be led closer to the coast and instead of an interesting renaissance or medieval church, you will see this building from the second half of the 20th century. Perhaps, when I become old and wizened it will become interesting – today it’s just a...

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Sirolo

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  • walk the town / go to the Beach

    Sirolo Things to Do

    From here we did ½ day adventures to several hilltop towns, seaside resort towns, and even hiked for 2 hours in a natural reserve park atop Monte Conero. We were up so high that the clouds blocked the view of the sea below. But the trail, we discovered after the walk, is intermediate hiking with rocky paths, steep inclines/declines and the need for...

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  • Stella Hotel

    Sirolo Hotels

    Via Giulietti, 9, Sirolo, 60020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Enjoy the Ancient Center

    Sirolo Things to Do

    Sirolo is such a charming medieval town on the Adriatic Riviera. Really, it's actually high above the Riviera. It was such a panoramic location and so clean, near pristine.We found that the best views of the sea and cliffs was from the main square in the medieval center, which is actually a "veranda overlooking this fabulous location".Of special...

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Fabriano

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  • Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

    Fabriano Things to Do

    I had read about this museum on Ingrid’s page and was really keen to visit, which is mainly why I was so pleased when she suggested that our day out from Gubbio might take in Fabriano. It is quite surprising to consider that an invention so widely known and used around the world came out of this fairly unprepossessing town, but so it is – in...

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  • Agriturismo Abbazia di San Salvatore in...

    Fabriano Hotels

    Localita Valdicastro 31, Fraz. Poggio San Romualdo, Fabriano, 60044, Italy

    Good for: Couples

  • Piazza del Comune

    Fabriano Things to Do

    Fabriano is about more than just the Museo delle carta, however fascinating that is. Make sure you allow some time to explore the rest of the town. I especially enjoyed the Piazza del Comune, Fabriano’s main square. Here we sat for a while over a coffee, admiring the lovely buildings that surround the square. These include the Palazzo Vescovile...

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Senigallia

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  • Finding your way

    Senigallia Transportation

    The best way to explore Senegallia’s old town is on foot, and finding your way here is remarkably easy – indeed, I am not sure that I have ever seen such helpful signing for pedestrians as those we came across here. There are two different types. The first, in my main photo, are those describing the various sights. They are very informative and are...

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  • Hotel Argentina

    Senigallia Hotels

    A stay at the Hotel Argentina is more like a visit to old friends. They pick you up from the local...

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  • The old town

    Senigallia Favorites

    Although most people probably come to Senigallia for the beaches, for me the old town had much more appeal, and I enjoyed poking around the old fortress, the Rocca Roveresca, wandering the quiet streets and eating in the little gem of a restaurant we discovered there. This part of the city makes a surprising contrast to the “seaside resort”...

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Porto Recanati

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  • Great and original dishes

    Porto Recanati Restaurants

    Last summer a friend that uses to visit every yer complained about the fact that all restaurants where I took him had the same menu, nice food, but always the same stuffs. I had never thought about it before but he was right so I started looking for something new. Finally I found this Tiziano that I had never heard about before. It's not in the...

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  • Hotel Il Brigantino

    Porto Recanati Hotels

    This hotel is about 3 kilometers far from the centre of the town.In summer it's a convenient choice...

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  • Sushi on the boat

    Porto Recanati Restaurants

    This is definitly not the place I like to go, it looks like those restaurants where you go more to see and to be seen than to eat. I went because I knew the sushi chef and I was sure about his skills. The sushi was infact excellent, he is brazilian and so not everything is japanese style.The carateristic is that sushi can be served on a boat there...

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Grottammare

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Macerata

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  • Piazza della Libertà

    Macerata Things to Do

    Piazza della Libertà is the heart of Macerata. It's surrounded by beautiful buildings, such as the Loggia dei Mercanti (1505) and the Palazzo dei Priori (17th century), nowadays the town hall.There are two cafés on the square, but when we visited the square was empty and even served as a parking lot in the evening.

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  • Borgo Lanciano Relais Benessere

    Macerata Hotels

    Loc. Lanciano 5, Castelraimondo, Macerata, 62022, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Santa Maria a piè di Chienti

    Macerata Off The Beaten Path

    Another beautiful Romanesque church in the Chienti valley, Santa Maria a piè di Chienti was founded by Charlemagne, according to legend. Actually the present church is a bit younger, from 1125. The building is made entirely of brick and is quite bare both from the outside and from the inside.The interior has a special charm of its own though, with...

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Recanati

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  • museo Beniamino Gigli

    Recanati Off The Beaten Path

    it's a museum dedicated to another famous person borin in Recantati: the tenor Geniamino Gigli. Opened in 1961the museum hosts a collection of Gli eredi di Beniamino Gigli donarono al costumes, certificates, articles, books, photos, portraits, and of course records.Address: piazza Giacomo Leopardi.Opening times: - winter 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00-...

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  • Gallery Hotel Recanati

    Recanati Hotels

    Via Falleroni 85, Recanati, 62019, it

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Re-discovering Giacomo Leopardi

    Recanati Things to Do

    In Recanati you will find the house of the 1800's Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi: you can visit the library there and see the collection of ancient books, as well as admire the window from where he used to spy on Silvia, his `impossible` love.For those who don't know him: Leopardi's one of Italy's greatest writers and every student's punishment:...

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Aquasanta

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  • A place to live, a place to die

    Aquasanta Favorites

    The dearth of young people in the area in every village I went to was noticeable. Those tilling the soil or those walking the street were invariably in the older age bracket. The contrast to the vibrant cities was pronounced. It almost seemed that the villages are set aside as retirement homes and hostels where the old and frail can retreat from...

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  • Cheisa - Paggese

    Aquasanta Favorites

    The difficulty of visiting these little churches situated in hamlets in a country with whose language you are not conversant is that information is hard to gather. In fact, without time and a translator, well nigh impossible. I could read the date on the door of this duomo though. 1426 was clearly stated and, though it had obviously had a rebuild...

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  • Quintodecimo

    Aquasanta Favorites

    The wonder of the night before had dissipated somewhat in the warm glow of the following day. The sunlight put a different village into view. Many more aspects of it became apparent and a few people were moving around this agricultural based community.Getting to the base of the river bed was a bit of an excursion. The loose gravel of the steep...

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Top Marche Hotels

Ancona Hotels
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Sirolo Hotels
16 Reviews - 74 Photos
Grottammare Hotels
4 Reviews - 8 Photos
Pesaro Hotels
36 Reviews - 48 Photos
Fano Hotels
21 Reviews - 47 Photos
Urbino Hotels
54 Reviews - 152 Photos
Senigallia Hotels
23 Reviews - 104 Photos
Macerata Hotels
9 Reviews - 24 Photos
San Benedetto del Tronto Hotels
39 Reviews - 80 Photos
Recanati Hotels
4 Reviews - 9 Photos
Porto Recanati Hotels
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Loreto Hotels
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