The Apennines on one side, the Adriatic coast on the other, and, in between, a sea of gentle hills dotted by historic villages protected by imposing walls: this is the Marche region. The beauty of the art towns of the Marche region is appreciated all over the world, but its heart lies in its picturesque small villages. As if by magic, the hectic pace of daily life shifts gears here, to embrace thenatural rhythm of the seasons. Here local communities are determined to defend, to preserve and to hand down to their children their tradition of living life in synch with nature. Respecting traditions also means preserving old crafts and food productions through the use of products from local farms.As you explore this region, take the time to enjoy the view of its towers,bfortresses and castles, the ancient stately palaces and the rural parish churches… Make sure you discover the full charm of the historic villages of the Marcheregion.
Via Gentile da Fabriano, 9
60125 Ancona – IT
Web site: www.turismo.marche.it
Marche region – artist's home
The Adriatic coast offers an endless number of delights to the curious cultural tourist, from the roads leading to ancient fortified towns tothe original homes of famous artists, musicians and poets. Starting in the Middle Ages, the Marche region was the natural stage of great historical events and it is home to the houses of 22 artists across its fiveProvinces. Workshops, studios and museums will provide a peek into the mind and the life of celebrated figures, including historical names like Giacomo Leopardi, Beniamino Gigli, Raphael and Osvaldo Licini; contemporary artists EliseoMattiacci, Paolo Icaro and Luigi Carboni; and other less known butfundamental names in the history of Italy – like Edgardo Mannucci, Fortunato Duranti and Silvio Zavatti. A journey that will touch the heart of visitors looking to discover more about Italian history, art, culture and to explore little-known but outstanding parts of Italy.
“Le Marche Segrete” Association
Via dei Fossi, 12
63082 Castel di Lama - Ascoli Piceno – IT
Web site: www.marchesegrete.it