Le Marche has been almost unknown to tourists until the last few years. This beautiful region offers its own rich diversity of arts, history and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Italy and it a perfect location for a relaxing holiday in a traditional and unexplored part of Italy.
Le Marche is immersed in Renaissance art and architecture that makes the region an outdoor museum, with a backdrop of historical hill towns, countryside villages and beautiful beaches. Set along the Adriatic Sea, with 80km of spectacular coastline, Marche harbours 26 resorts; from the picturesque views offered by Sirolo and Numana to the wonderful seafronts of Porto s. Georgio and Civitanova Marche, there are endless sandy or pebbly shores and natural bays along the rocky coast to explore. The Sibillini mountains are an outstanding backdrop to the rolling countryside - it is hard to describe the beauty of the landscape with the green valley below and the towering peaks covered in snow. This area is great for walking and outdoor activities.
Where to stay
Holiday Homes in Italy offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation in Le Marche, here is our top ten villa selection for 2013:
La Scala - a beautiful villa with a large pool and an endless panorama on the hills. From £1,300 per week. Sleeps 10.
Le Ruote - Nestled in the Le Marche countryside but only minutes from the beaches of the Adriatic, we love this villa for its location and seaviews! From £1,145 per week. Sleeps 6.
La Lanterna - A private villa within the beautiful grounds of a larger property. A spa & wellness centre plus restaurant all within the grounds and within walking distance! what more do you need! From £3,300. Sleeps 12.
Villa Luce - is the result of the fantastic renovation of an old barn. The natural lighting, and choice of furnishings make the house warm and comfortable. To strengthen this feeling is the reception and helpfulness of the owners, who take care of the house to the smallest detail. From £947 per week. Sleeps 8.
Villa Le Marche - A fabulously large villa, perfect for large parties and families with uninterrupted views of the countryside. From £1,900 per week. Sleeps 17.
Villa Il Camino - The beautifully appointed villa with pool is located in the heart of the country, yet a mere five minute drive from the village. Surrounded by pretty hills and lavender and wild roses, it is perfect for groups and families. From £1,500 per week. Sleeps 8.
Villa Sarnano - Beautiful small gem of a villa cosily tucked away in a peaceful nook surrounded by the superb scenery of the Sibilini Mountains. This perfectly restructured stone farmhouse is charming and lovingly cared for by its owner in every detail. We think it’s the perfect place to enjoy your most romantic holiday, but it is also very good for small families. From £785 per week. Sleeps 4.
Ca’ del Bosco – A typical farmhouse of the Marches, built with local stone; it has been completely renovated and is surrounded by nature and is suitable for those looking for privacy, peace and relaxation. From £1,205 per week. Sleeps 8.
Villa Giardini – This villa is furnished with refined elegance and will satisfy the needs of those who love to enjoy unforgettable vacations immersed in nature, without giving up city comforts. The residence is surrounded by a large garden that conveys a sense of profound peace and tranquillity and there is a lovely pool in the garden – perfect for a relaxing holiday! From £1,300 per week. Sleeps 10.
Casa Sibillini is a beautiful historical residence, once owned by a local famous noble family, it has been restored beautifully to offer fantastic accommodation with stunning views from every corner of its 150acre land. Located in the heart of Le Marche close to the village of Taccarelli it is in the stunning National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, an area famous for its natural beauty. The perfect place for families, couples and groups of friends wanting to enjoy the natural surroundings. From £1,000 per week. Sleeps 6.
As a holiday destination, Marche is a gem of a region with its own low cost airport, offering most of the highlights of its nearest and most popular neighbours without the tourists. Beautiful countryside, impressive towns and a great coastline make this region worth exploring. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday, welcoming atmosphere and your own slice of Italy, then Le Marche hits the spot.