What to see in the Marche, useful information regarding geography and territory, climatic characteristics of this region, ancient villages to visit in the suggestive landscape.
The Marche is a region of central Italy bordered by the Adriatic Sea and bordering on 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 Marche varies according to the areas, on the coast north of Ancona it is sub-continental, hot summers but cooled by the sea breeze, cold winters with seasonal rains.
South of Ancona the climate is typically Mediterranean, especially in the Riviera delle Palme.
In the mountainous areas, summers are cool and winters are very cold, with large snowfalls on the peaks.
The Marche region is mainly hilly, the plains are limited to a narrow coastal strip, which is flat and straight, with the exception of the coast north of Pesaro where Monte San Bartolo reaches the sea forming caves and steep cliffs and, south of Ancona, where the Conero promontory has tall and majestic sea cliffs.
In the internal part of the territory, in the north-south direction, the Apennine ridge develops which gradually slopes towards the coast and shows the highest elevations in the south, reaching 2,476 m. s.l.m. with Monte Vettore of the Sibillini Mountains group.
The valleys that descend from the Apennines to the sea, the gentle cultivated hills, the ancient villages and the cities of art, characterize the harmonious landscape of the Marche, a land that gave birth to great personalities, such as Federico II, Padre Matteo Ricci, Raffaello, Giacchino Rossini, Giacomo Leopardi and Giovan Battista Pergolesi.