Asuccessfulsloganto promote tourismin our regionof the Marchesaid: "Italy in one region". It's really so: beautifulmountain parkslike theMontiSibillini(with animpressive top, Monte Vettore,whoseems to have comefrom the Dolomites) coexist with beautifulmarine parks, such as the Conero.Cities such asUrbino, unique historicalcentersin ItalyAscoli Picenositbetweenstunninghilly landscapes. Landscapessometimesharsh,oftensweet, molded by the wisdomandthe simple joy ofa people whohad always livedin thesevillages andthese farmsdottingevery view.
The Marche, a charming region in the centre of Italy with stunningly beautiful landscape and picturesque medieval cities rich in art and history, is an excellent alternative to the overcrowded and more expensive neighbour regions Toscana and Umbria. Especially the southern part of the Marche and the region around the medieval city of Fermo is still unspoilt by mass tourism and full of charm as described in 1913 by Edward Hutton(*);
“ The little city with its curious acropolis so wonderfully lifted up above its neighbours is the queen of all this country, noble, lovely and graceful, a worthy sister of Siena and Perugia, a place hard to reach if you will, but far harder to leave, so strangly does it capture all who come to it."
*The Cities of Romagna and the Marches, London 1913.