PARADISE IN LE MARCHE
The best place to live in Italy
Located in the centre of Italy, overlooking the Adriatic Sea with the inner part surrounded by the Apennines, "Le Marche" is the only region referred to in plural in Italian, hinting at the variety of its landscapes, history and traditions. It is a corner of paradise where life unfurls to the beat of ancient rhythms, where contact with nature is fundamental, and its human-scale cities are always permeated with art and history.
San Benedetto del Tronto
San Benedetto del Tronto is a small town by the sea, in the most southernmost part of Le Marche, which is also known as the 'Riviera delle Palme' because of the rich vegetation composed of these palm trees, which add an exotic touch that make the area even more enchanting. It offers fine sandy beaches, colourful chalets and oases hidden along a seafront waiting to be discovered by bike or on foot, complete with art and seafaring traditions...
Cossignano is a small town with ancient roots, perched up high in a position where it dominates the nearby hills and is known as the 'navel of Piceno' because of its position within the area. The beauty and attractiveness of this typical hamlet come to the fore in all its cultural, musical and artistic events, which add an extra dash of colour to the town, especially in spring and summer.
Ascoli is one of the richest cities in Marche in terms of history and art. The old town is classically beautiful and almost entirely made of travertine. Many of its historic towers still remain, earning Ascoli the title 'city of one hundred towers'. It is city that should be experienced by strolling through the most beautiful Renaissance piazza of La Marche and the streets that still follow the path of the ancient Roman roads.
The charming and ancient village of Offida is a hidden gem tucked away in the Piceno hills, jutting out on a rocky spur. The town, which is known as the "town with a smile" and is famous for its lace and, above all, its carnival, boasts of a wealth of traditions, history and folklore that deserve to be explored.
The National Park of the Sibillini Mountains is located across Le Marche and Umbria, and is a protected area spanning 70,000 hectares between the provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata and Perugia. If you lose yourself in its wonderful unspoiled landscapes you're sure to be surprised by its nature and enchanted by the art and culture of the local villages.
BE LED BY YOUR STOMACH!
One of the many reasons to live in Le Marche is obviously the good food: don't miss out on the traditional flavours and delicacies waiting to be sampled in every district, town and village.
DIVE INTO TRADITION!
Folkloric events, historical reenactments, intense moments of country life and ancient traditions... The Piceno area of Le Marche never fails to amaze.