Marche Villas

This mountainous region is ideal for an Italian getaway at any time of year.  Marche is neighboured by the Adriatic Sea as well as the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, making it a pleasure to explore.  173km of stunning coast coupled with delightful countryside make Marche extremely pleasing to the eye.  Many people holiday in Marche villas to enjoy the landscape and the activities it provides as well as the peacefulness and relaxing nature of the coast, where sandy beaches enable you to soak up the sunshine and indulge in the sparkling waters.  A break in a Marche villa is the best way to explore this unspoilt Italian region.

The landscape of Marche makes the region a delightful destination, no matter when you visit.  Activity breaks are popular as you can hike or walk in the hills and mountains without becoming too hot in spring and autumn, whilst in the winter some tourists rent a villa in Marche to enjoy the region’s peaks which become covered in snow.  The picturesque peaks can enjoy a ski season of up to three months, meaning there is plenty of time to book a Marche villa to experience an Italian ski holiday.

One of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy, Sarnano, is located in the region of Marche. This bustling medieval town is home to a variety of attractions and has plenty to offer visitors who are planning to rent a villa in Marche.  Situated at the foot of the Sibillini Mountains, Sarnano is a great summer and winter destination.  Year through you can enjoy the town’s picturesque cobbled streets, ancient churches  and pretty piazzas which coexist with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, whilst in winter you can venture up the Sibillini Mountains and indulge in exhilarating activities such as skiing and snowboarding.

After a day’s exploration of the perfectly preserved medieval centre or activities in the mountains a Marche villa is the perfect place to unwind. While much of the region is mountainous and hilly, making it ideal for walking breaks and other activity holidays, the region also has a spectacular coast.  Known popularly as the Conero Riviera, the coast runs alongside the Adriatic Sea making a Marche villa holiday in the area remarkably scenic.  The Conero Riviera is set before the impressive backdrop of Mount Conero and it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Italy.  The region has more Blue Flag beaches than any other part of the country because of their cleanliness and facilities, as well as their gorgeous sand and waters.  Senigallia, a town in the region, has some great beaches that are blessed with extremely fine sand earning them the nickname Spiagga di Velluto, which translates as velvet beach.  Other resorts, including those of Sirolo, Numana and Portonovo, are also popular areas to book a Marche villa.

Like many other areas of Italy, the region boasts some impressive religious architecture.  The city of Ancona is a popular place to book a Marche villa due to its spectacular monuments which include the Romanesque style church named San Ciriaco.  This church was consecrated in 1128 and attracts many visitors due to its fine Gothic façade. Elsewhere in the city, the church of Santa Maria della Piazza is another religious building with an incredible façade, whilst the arch of Trajan is a Roman monument that reaches 18m high and the Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podesti houses a variety of modern and historical paintings.  If you choose to visit these monuments during a Marche villa holiday be sure to remember your camera to capture the elaborate beauty of each attraction.

With so many incredible attractions, a delightful landscape and beautiful weather, it is remarkable how this region has remained relatively untouched by mass tourism.  There are numerous castles dotted amongst the scenery that give visitors staying at Marche villas an insight into the region’s majestic past.  Gradara Castle and the Castle of Offagna are both popular attractions, the former has a series of rooms filled with antiques and frescos whilst the latter has a collection of antique weaponry.  You may also like to pay a visit to the city of Urbino during a Marche villa holiday, as it is a World Heritage Site that boasts many Renaissance attractions.  The walled city is located on a pretty sloping hillside and was also the birthplace of the celebrated artist Raphael.