Marche is a region of eastern Italy which rises between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic Sea. The capital, Ancona, is a port city on the Conero Riviera, an area characterized by sandy coves, limestone cliffs and medieval villages. Pesaro, on the other hand, is the birthplace of the famous composer Rossini. Inland there are ancient fortifications at the top of the hills and glacial valleys of the Monti Sibillini National Park.
The territory is mainly hilly and mountainous, embracing the Adriatic side of the Umbria-Marche Apennines with its low and sandy beaches. Renowned is the long stretch of fine golden sand, bathed by crystal clear water, which is located in Senigallia, with its lively and mundane promenade during all hours of the day. Gabicce mare, Pesaro, Fano, Civitanova Marche and San Benedetto del Tronto are perfect places for those who want to relax and find refreshment among the many bathing establishments.
Frasassi Caves, in the territory of the municipality of Genga, in the province of Ancona, are a destination for tourists from all over Europe and most of all, of great speleological interest for the karst phenomenon that gave rise to splendid caves, some of which have been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is a place that cannot be missed by those who wish to enter in what is usually defined as a “parallel universe” decorated with many stalagmites and stalactites, real natural sculptures created by the inexhaustible work of water and rock, and with the most disparate shapes.
The provinces of Marche are: Ancona (capital), Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata, Pesaro and Urbino.