Le Marche bucket list for your Marche villa holiday

Le Marche bucket list for your Marche villa holiday

Our series of ultimate Italy bucket lists have been proving extremely popular so today we’re adding to the list with a focus on one of Italy’s lesser known regions, Le Marche. Sitting between the Adriatic Sea and the Appenine Mountains in the East of Italy, Le Marche’s beautiful beaches and delightful rural landscape can rival any of the more famous regions of Italy. Our Marche villas are also some of our favourites within our entire portfolio.

However, being one of Italy’s less well known holiday destinations, information about what to do in Le Marche can be a little harder to find. So, what are the most important must-see sites in Marche? Check out our Ultimate Marche Bucket List to help you make the most of your next Marche villa holiday.

  1. Visit the Renaissance art and architecture in Urbino
  2. Take a drive through the Furlo Gorge to see the face of Mussolini
  3. Head underground to the Frasassi Caves
  4. Visit Recanati, the birthplace of one of Italy’s most famouns poets, Giacomo Leopardi
  5. Explore Jesi, the birthplace of Emperor Frederick II 
  6. Go hiking in one of Marche’s four national parks – the Sibillini Mountains National Park, the Conero National Park, the Monte San Bartolo Regional Park or the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Regional Park.
  7. Watch a live nativity performance in Genga
  8. Spend the night at the opera in either Pesaro or Macerata
  9. Visit Ancona, the capital of the Marche region
  10. Discover how paper is made in Fabriano
  11. Marvel at the pottery production in Urbania
  12. Shop for your favourite designer brands in the home of Italy’s fashion houses
  13. Go underground in Fermo to visit the network of Roman cisterns
  14. Take a trip back in time to the 1950s at the Senigallia Summer Jamboree
  15. Attend the annual truffle festival in Acqualagna
  16. Enjoy a day trip to San Marino (the world’s 5th smallest country)
  17. Descend the staircase to the underground tunnels in Osimo, once used by Franciscan monks, Celtic druids and Templars
  18. Visit the Roman ampitheatre at Urbisaglia
  19. Enjoy a passeggiata in the ‘borghi piu belli’ of Marche including Corinaldo, Frontino, Mondolfo, Montefabrri , San Ginesio, Sarnano as well as others.
  20. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims and visit the house of the Virgin Mary in Loreto
  21. Visit the house that is just a façade in Corinaldo and learn about the amusing history behind the building
  22. Visit San Leo’s imposing fortress
  23. Discover one of the best-preserved Medieval villages in Italy, Gradara
  24. Take a boat trip to the beach at Due Sorelle or spend a day on one of Le Marche’s other beautiful beaches
  25. Visit in December to take part in ‘Candles in Candelara’
  26. Try and spot some tu
  27. Get back to nature at the Garden of Forgotten Fruits (L’Orto dei Frutti Dimenticati).
  28. Climb Monte Catria in the Spring to be amazed at the blanket of alpine flowers
  29. Visit one of Italy’s oldest universities in Macerata
  30. Watch the annual spectacle of the Quintana in Ascoli Piceno
  31. Visit the cave in the woods at Torre di Palma where the modern day Romeo and Juliet – Laurina and Antonio – hid before throwing themselves off a cliff

If we’ve whetted your appetite and you’d like to start ticking the items off your Marche bucket list, then take a look at the phenomenal apartments and villas in Marche available to rent for your next Marche holiday through Bookings For You.