It’s no secret that we who work with Buy house in Italy feel a little extra about Marche. For many of us, this region is a first or second home. We are not alone in this love, because it is easy to fall in love with this area, which is attracting more and more home buyers.
Mountains meet sea
The largely mountainous interior of the Marche flattens out towards a coast with many fine seaside resorts. But just south of Ancona, the mountain actually extends almost into the sea. This is where Monte Conero is located, which with its 572 meters rises proudly above the sea. This is one of the absolute finest stretches of coastline in this part of Italy with seaside resorts such as Numana and Sirolo. If you are looking for a real paradise beach, take a boat to Spiagga delle due Sorelle, which is located just below the mountain.
Beautiful villages and good wine
Other nice seaside resorts are Pedaso and Grottammare. Here, in the southern part of the region, the beach is lined with palm trees and is called the Riviera delle palme. The old town of Grottammare has been named one of the most beautiful villages in the Marche. It is in good company with, for example, Arcevia, Moresco, Offida, Montefiore dell’Aso and Morro d’Alba. If you recognize the latter village, it could possibly be because you like wine. Lacrima di Morro d’Alba is produced here, from the rare Lacrima grape.
Otherwise, the most famous wine from Marche is undoubtedly Verdicchio.
Cities with fine history
At first glance, the Marche has no art metropolis, no Florence or Rome. But anyone who is a little more educated in Italian history knows that this is not true. Urbino, in northern Marche, was actually one of Europe’s most important art cities during the Renaissance. Pesaro, which is close to Urbino, is also no slouch when it comes to culture. Composer Gioacchino Rossini was born here, and the city has taken its heritage seriously. A large opera festival is arranged here every year.
There are also really high mountains in the region. The highest is Monte Vettore, which is 2,476 meters and is located in the Monti Sibillini massif, which is part of the Apennines. There are great opportunities for hiking here. For example, the Grande Anello dei Sibillini, a 120 km trail that goes around the entire mountain range.