photo journey to coastal marche region in italy

Ciao from Italy. The past few days I’ve been exploring an Italian region, which is less known (at least for me) called Marche, on the Adriatic coast side – just south of San Marino and North of Rome.

What makes Marche special from many other regions is that it has a little bit of everything: beautiful coast with sandy beaches as well as rugged areas, rolling hills where wine grows as well as taller mountains. One can do sports from caving and biking to kitesurfing and sailing, or just stop and smell the flowers and enjoy local seafood and other delicatessen.

Culture is not forgotten here either – one can enjoy the season of local opera, art exhibitions, sporting events and even Octoberfest the Italian way – something for everyone for sure. One should also mention the great outlet malls in the regions – especially the local specialty of artisan shoes.

Marche is an excellent area to combine with a bustling city location such as Rome or Florence nearby and other interesting places such as the miniature country of San Marino lies just north of the border of this region. I spent here less than three days and wanted to share some of my enticing moments with you.

Lighthouse in Pedaso Marche
‘Beautiful Adriatic sea and the enchanting lighthouse of Pedaso’
Goegeous views from hilltop eco villas of Contea dei Ciliegi in Pedaso
‘Goegeous views from hilltop eco villas of Contea dei Ciliegi in Pedaso’
Villa Bonaparte- Porto San Giorgio
‘Enchanting Villa Bonaparte in Porto San Giorgio’
Villa Bonaparte in Porto San Giorgio in Marche
“Lush gardens with statues and even an old medieval tower in the walled gardens’
Endless sandy beach in Porto San Giorgio in Marche
‘Endless sandy beach stretching to horizon in Porto San Giorgio’
Old Civitanova in Marche
‘Enchanting, narrow cobblestone streets of old Civitanova open to the green valley below’
Enjoying the beach in Porto Sant'Elpidio in Marche
‘Enjoying the beach in Porto Sant’Elpidio in Marche’
Fishing in Civitanova Marche
‘Traditional fishing is still important in Civitanova’
Roasted Chesnuts in the market of Porto San Giorgio in Marche
‘Tasting the autumn harvest in the market – roasted chesnuts’
Italian Ice cream treats in Marche
‘One has to try the little delicious gelatos in Italy’
Armando Di Rocco handmade shoes from Porto Sant'Elpidio in Marche
‘Luxury handmade shoes by Armando Di Rocco – favoured by George Clooney and Putin’
Main cast of Aida opera right before the premier in beautiful Fermo theatre
‘The glorious Fermo theatre in the opening night of Aida opera’
Sunset in Marche Italy on the road to Fermo
‘Driving into the sunset. A little hilltop village on the way to Fermo’

Map of Marche Region Italy

You can follow the journey on Instagram with the #reetainmarche -hashtag and other popular hashtags to discover the idea include #ilikemarche and #destinationmarche

Check out also my new ‘Destination Marche Region, Italy’ -themed pinboard on Pinterest for more travel inspiration and ideas.

Destination Marche Region in Italy - pinboard on PInterest

Disclosure: I was hosted by the Marche social media team but as always, have my artistic freedom to write what I want about my experiences.

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