Summer Holiday in
Last Summer (2015) I spent one week in Le Marche region of Italy. It's a great destination for the type of holiday that I like: sightseeing in the morning and a few hours relax at the beach in the afternoon.
Le Marche is less popular than the neighbouring Umbria or Tuscany, but its hills are equally beautiful and they are dotted with little picturesque villages.
All towns and villages that I visited are easily walkable. Even Ascoli Piceno, one of the largest towns of the region, or Macerata. And all display beautiful buildings built in a marble called "travertino", a stone extracted from the local mountains.
Piazza del Popolo is the main square in Ascoli Piceno.
The first three days we stayed in San Benedetto del Tronto, by the beach, and from there we visited Offida, Acquaviva Picena , Castelfidardo and Ascoli Piceno.
Castelfidardo, the international capital of accordion builders.
Then we moved North, to the Riviera del Conero, from where we visited Sirolo, Loreto, Numana, Macerata, Urbisaglia.
The Conero viewed from Sirolo.
Loreto is famous for the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular pilgrims destination.
On the way back home we stopped in Urbino and Gradara.
The walled town of Gradara
And in the afternoon, some well deserved relax at the beach.
Le Marche is a great region for what concerns food too. I appreciated the seafood a lot.
Le Marche is also great for food. And seafood above all.
Olive Ascolane are the perfect appetizer.
Dinner at a restaurant on the beach
If you are looking for a quieter place to visit in Italy, give Le Marche a try. Its beaches are still crowded, in the Summer months, but not as much as in other parts of Italy; and you might find some villages just for yourself.
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