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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Marche

Welcome to Italy in Photos and discover the hidden treasures of Marche, a captivating region of Italy. The Marche region is in central Italy and is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east, Emilia-Romagna and San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south. It is known for its rolling hills, fertile plains, and picturesque coastline. The land is hilly except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip. The Marche region has a population of about 1.5 million people, making it the thirteenth largest region in Italy by number of inhabitants. The region’s capital is Ancona. The Marche region has a rich history that dates to ancient times. It was inhabited by the Piceni people before being conquered by the Romans in 295 BC. The region has been ruled by various powers throughout history, including the Byzantines, Lombards, and Papal States. The Marche region is home to many beautiful towns and cities that are steeped in history and culture. Urbino is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous for its Renaissance architecture. Ascoli Piceno is known for its beautiful piazzas and historic buildings. Ancona is a bustling port city that has been an important centre of trade since ancient times. The Marche region is also known for its delicious cuisine. The region’s cuisine is characterized by its simplicity and use of fresh ingredients. Some of the most popular dishes in the Marche region include olive all’ascolana, vincisgrassi, brodetto di pesce, and crescia sfogliata. It is also home to many beautiful natural attractions. The Sibillini Mountains are a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers. The Frasassi Caves are a series of underground caves that are famous for their stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The Conero Riviera is a beautiful stretch of coastline that is known for its crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches. Marche is a beautiful and fascinating place that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, food, or nature, you’re sure to find something to love in this wonderful part of Italy. Our collection of captivating photographs transports you to the heart of Marche, preserving its unique essence in every image. Italy in Photos – a gateway to unravelling the wonders of Italy, one breathtaking image at a time.

The Provinces of Marche

Ancona – The Province of Ancona is a coastal region in the Marche region of Central Italy, with a population of about 483,000 as of 2015. Its capital is the city of Ancona, which is also the capital of Marche and one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea. The province has a rich history and culture, dating back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and maritime republics. It is known for its natural beauty, with sandy beaches, mountainous areas, and the Conero Regional Park, where black truffles are found. The province also produces fine wines, such as Verdicchio, Montepulciano, and Sangiovese, and hosts many festivals and events throughout the year. The province of Ancona is a destination for tourists who want to enjoy the charm and diversity of Central Italy.

Ascoli Piceno – The Province of Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful province located in the Marche region of Italy. The province is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east, the province of Fermo to the north, and it faces the regions of Umbria and Abruzzo to the south. The capital of the province is the city of Ascoli Piceno, which is surrounded on three sides by mountains and lies at the confluence of the Tronto River and the small river Castellano. The town is known for its beautiful architecture, including over 50 spindly towers that remain from its ancient past. The town is also home to two natural parks, one on the northwestern flank (Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini) and the other on the southern (Parco Nazionale dei Monti della Laga). The town has good rail connections to the Adriatic coast and the city of San Benedetto del Tronto, by highway to Porto d’Ascoli and by the Italian National Road 4 Salaria to Rome. The town has a rich history, having been founded by the Italic (Piceni) and was originally a Sabine city. It was later connected by the important Via Salaria, the salt road that connected Latium with the salt production areas on the Adriatic coast.

Fermo – The Province of Fermo is a province located in the Marche region of Italy. The province is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east, the province of Ascoli Piceno to the south, and the province of Macerata to the west. The province has a rich history, with the ancient town of Firmum Picenum being founded as a Latin colony in 264 BC, after the conquest of the Picentes. The town was originally governed by five quaestors and was made a colony with full rights after the battle of Philippi, with the 4th Legion being settled there. The town has been governed by different lords, who ruled as more or less legitimate vassals of the Holy See. The capital of the province is the city of Fermo, which is located on a hill, the Sabulo, elevation 319 meters (1,047 ft), on a branch from Porto San Giorgio on the Adriatic coast railway. The city has a rich cultural heritage, with the Roman Theatre, Roman Cistern, and the cathedral of Fermo being some of the main attractions. The city is also home to three large necropolis that have been identified and partially excavated. The province has good rail connections to the Adriatic coast and the city of Porto San Giorgio, and is connected to the coast road by a short branch road from Castellum Firmanum.

Macerata – The Province of Macerata is a charming and diverse region in the heart of Italy, located in the Marche region. It is home to 55 comuni, each with its own history, culture, and traditions. The capital city, Macerata, is a hilltop town that boasts a rich artistic and architectural heritage, as well as a prestigious university founded in 1260. The province offers a variety of landscapes, from the Adriatic coast to the Apennine mountains, and is dotted with medieval villages, castles, and abbeys. The province is also known for its gastronomy, featuring local specialties such as vincisgrassi, a type of lasagna, and ciauscolo, a soft salami. The Province of Macerata is a perfect destination for those who want to discover the authentic and beautiful Italy

Pesaro e Urbino – The Province of Pesaro e Urbino is a historical and cultural province in the Marche region of Italy, bordering the state of San Marino. It has two capital cities: Pesaro, a seaside town with a rich artistic heritage and the birthplace of composer Gioacchino Rossini; and Urbino, a hilltop city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Renaissance architecture and art, including the famous Ideal City by Piero della Francesca. The province also offers diverse landscapes, from the Adriatic coast to the Apennine mountains, and many medieval villages, castles, and abbeys. The province is known for its gastronomy, featuring local delicacies such as vincisgrassi, a type of lasagna, and ciauscolo, a soft salami. The Province of Pesaro e Urbino is a destination for those who love history, culture, nature, and good food

Ancona

Ascoli Piceno

Fano

Macerata

San Ginesio

Sarnano