Guide to Le Marche

Guide to Le Marche (64)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit the region of Le Marche.

  • Dream Academy, Italy Wedding Planners

    Dream Academy is a British / Italian company based in Gradara, Le Marche who specializes in unique weddings and exclusive tailor made events in central and north Italy.

    Follow the links on the right column of this page to view all locations where the company operates; they extend to Adriatic Coast ...

  • Restaurant Dal Mago, Morro d'Alba, Le Marche

    The Restaurant Dal Mago in the historical centre of Morro d'Alba in Le Marche has been run for over a century by the Romiti family, who also run the Shanti House Villa less than a kilometer away.

    The restaurant is situated in front of the medieval walls and specialize in dishes from local March...

  • Shanti House, Morro d'Alba, Le Marche

    Shanti House is a country villa located near the wonderful village of Morro d'Alba in the province of Ancona in Le Marche.

    It is owned by the Romiti family who have run the Restaurant Dal Mago in the centre of Morro D'Alba for over five generations.

    Open to guests since 2004 Shanti House offer...

  • Le Marche Holiday Apartments and Villas

    Le Marche Holiday provides a range of services for anyone seeking to build an independent visit to this beautiful region in central Italy.

    We can arrange truffle tours, cooking classes, even balloon flights and hiking excursions.

    This 'a la carte' menu can also include fine accommodation in villas...

  • Hotel Leone Restaurant, Montelparo, Le Marche

    The restaurant of Hotel Leone in Montelparo, Le Marche, serves dishes which are based on locally sourced and seasonal organic produce.

    Diners are accommodated either indoors beneath the original hall with its 15th century brick vaulted ceiling pictured above or, during the hotter months of the ...

  • Hotel Leone, Montelparo, Le Marche

    Hotel Restaurant Leone opened its doors in Easter 2012 following the restoration of this original 15th century building situated in the historical center of Montelparo, Le Marche.

    Using locally sourced materials and with an eye to eco-friendliness, such as the use of rainwater and solar panels, t...

  • Photography and Nature Vacation in the Sibillini Mountains

    This vacation proposal by Le Marche Holiday aims to improve your photographic skills in the company of a professional photographer as well as enjoying and exploring the majestic Sibillini Mountain National Park.

    As well as Mount Sibilla this 5 day breaks will also take you to the famous high plain ...

  • Wine Tasting in Le Marche

    This day tour in the wine zone of Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche is proposed by Le Marche Holiday.

    It includes a visit to a medieval village, the cellars of a winery and the tasting of wines made from local grape varieties, not least Passerina, Pecorino and the famous Rosso Piceno Superiore wine.


  • Il Piccione Viaggiatore Country House, Senigallia

    Il Piccione Viaggiatore is a cozy and romantic country house accommodation a few kilometers inland from Senigallia along the Adriatic Coast near Ancona in Le Marche.

    Although officially classed as a bed and breakfast, it offers independent rental apartment accommodation on the upper floor and is id...

  • Cooking Classes in Le Marche

    The traditional Le Marche cooking classes are designed for small groups and families.

    The cooking lessons or courses are led by a local chef who will immerse you in a world of typically Italian flavours, but specific to the region.

    The overall aim is to demonstrate to all participants how to embra...

  • Le Marche Holiday Active Vacations

    The following active vacation proposals can be arranged through local travel planner Moreno Moretti who runs Le Marche Holiday near Ascoli Piceno.

    Although specializing in gourmet tours and wine and cooking holidays, Le Marche Holiday has added the following elements to his portfolio or proposals f...

  • Azienda Mastrocola, Loro Piceno

    Azienda Mastrocola is a country estate in the province of Macerata, Le Marche, offering holiday accomodation in 7 apartments not far from Loro Piceno.

    They are all named after wines you would certainly like to try once you got there. Folow the links below to find out more about each:

    • Verdicchio ...

  • Azienda Cerqueto, San Ginesio

    Azienda Cerqueto is located 5km from the medieval town of San Ginesio in the province of Macerta, Le Marche.

    It is made up of 3 separate, roomy holiday home apartments called Casa Capanna, Prima Luce and Intermezzo.

    Each are very different but all have the facilities expected to make them great ba...

  • Month Study Holiday in Le Marche

    This wonderful 4 week Italy Study Package is offered by Scuola Italiano Dante Alighieri in Camerino, Le Marche.

    It is a typical month proposal to give you an idea of the scope and content of a full language and cultural course.

    Do check out the dedicated website for more information about the scho...

  • Truffle Hunting and Cooking Breaks in Le Marche

    This short vacation break in Le Marche features truffle hunting, a cooking lesson based on truffles, wine tasting and guided excursions.

    The package has been put together by Le Marche Holiday based near Ascoli Piceno and is spread over 4 days and 3 nights..

    It is an ideal weekend break where you w...

  • Le Marche Holiday Food and Cultural Tours

    Le Marche Holiday is run by Moreno Moretti, a rural development graduate based in the province of Ascoli Piceno.

    With a family background in farming rare local produce, Moreno has tremendous connections with wine makers, truffle hunters, local artisans and country accommodation owners across the Ma...

  • Scuola Dante Alighieri Camerino

    The Scuola Dante Alighieri Camerino is located in the beautiful city of Camerino in the province of Macerata, Le Marche.

    It is a wonderful tranquil base to enjoy a full immersion in the language and culture of Italy having been a University town 1336.

    Just 70 km from the Adriatic Sea and close to ...


A tour of the region of Le Marche should include the towns and cities of Ancona & the Monte Conero, Pesaro, Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Loreto, Macerata, San Leo and Acqualagna.

We advise reading as much as possible before making a visit, as the region is full of unexpected treasures and history.

The region is criss-crossed with ancient and medieval paths, bridges and even tunnels which took pilgrims and commercial travellers to all points north, west and south.

Consult our latest or last updated Le Marche travel articles below, or access them from the links right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions. Our Le Marche blog of choice is this one.

  • Brodetto and Marche seafood tradition

    Published in Le Marche Food
    The sea off the Marche coast is especially rich with crustaceans and all types of squid, shrimps and cuttlefish. In fact, the region produces some 10% of the country's total fish catch and although much is for export and for sale elsewhere in the country, the local cuisine is not short of a few seafood recipes. 'Brodetto' is the most typical and, as the name suggests, is a type of soup made from the left overs and unwanted scraps that couldn't be sold in the market. Traditionally, it was the daily meal for many workers in the ports and was considered…
    Last modified on 18 November 2011

Sant'Angelo in Vado in Le Marche

Published in Le Marche Itineraries
Sant'Angelo in Vado is one of most fascianting places to visit in the province of Pesaro e Urbino in Le Marche. Of Roman origin, the town is located in the high valley of Metauro River and sourronded by some of the most the picturesque countryside of the region. The original Tifernum Mataurense can still be seen from the spectacular ruins of the ancient Roman Villa of Domus del Mito with its magnificent mosaics which date from the I century BC. Do drop by the the Archaeological Museum of Antiquarium for some more precious remains and ornaments. The Longobards renamed the place St.Angelo in…
Last modified on 18 November 2011

White Truffle Festival, Sant'Angelo in Vado

Published in Le Marche Food
October every year is when the small town of Sant'Angelo in Vado in the province of Pesaro Urbino, Le Marche, looks forward to its biggest appointment of the year - the National White truffle Exhibition or 'Mostra Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco'.
Last modified on 18 October 2011

Ostra and the Wine Label Museum

Published in Le Marche Itineraries
Does the word 'ostracized' have any link to the town of Ostra in Le Marche? We don't know, but we do know that this small city of approx. 6000 people has always enjoyed the protection of the burghers of the port of Ancona, which is itself 35km away.
Last modified on 12 October 2011

Brodetto fresh fish soup recipe

Published in Le Marche Recipes
Head to Porto Recanati in Le Marche and the Monte Conero zone for a fine brodetto soup. Read on here to know more about the local variations and popular annual brodetto fish festivals. ingredients Lots of local fish and fresh seafood
Last modified on 08 September 2011

Tournedos alla Rossini recipe

Published in Le Marche Recipes
The Marchigiani really care about remembering the great composer Rossini born in Pesaro. Apart from his music he was also famous for being a real gourmet. That's why many recipes in Marche are in his honour. 'Tournedos alla Rossini' is one of the most popular. ingredients 4 thick slices of beef fillet, 4 round slices of bread high as the beef fillets, 4 slices of patê de fois, butter, salt, pepper, half glass of Marsala wine.
Last modified on 08 September 2011

Aniseed ring shaped biscuits recipe

Published in Le Marche Recipes
This typical biscuit recipe is very popular all around the Italian regions albeit with slightly different ingredients such as wine or chocolate. Deliciously unforgettable! In Le Marche this version with aniseed originates from Mount Sibillini and it uses the local aniseed liqueur called Mistrà. ingredients 1 kg flour, 10 whisked eggs, 350gr. sugar, 120ml. olive oil, 60gr. aniseed, a drop or two of aniseed liqueur such as ‘Mistrà’ from Le Marche.
Last modified on 08 September 2011