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Ancient villages in the Marche region

5 most beautiful villages in the Marche

The Marche region is rich in: panoramas, history, culture, traditions and gastronomy! Land of hills, beaches, crops and villages classified among the most beautiful in Italy. You are curious? We make you discover the best unspoiled landscapes and the wealth of often little known treasures we take you on a journey between medieval fortresses and ancient churches. A mini guide of the  villages of the Marche: the five most beautiful  that you cannot miss, for a  holiday full of beauty and elegance.

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Grottammare-lungomare

Grottammare

To the south of the region, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, we meet this delightful city made up of beautiful beaches, friendliness, an important architectural heritage, but above all it is here that you can find links with the Papal State. Examples are in the churches of San Giovanni Battista inside which there is the  Museum of Sixtus V , the church of Santa Lucia designed by  Fontana .

Then again, the church of Sant’Agostino, built in 1517; and that of San Martino, founded by Benedictine monks. Stroll around the place to discover its wonders, the cobbled squares, the amazing viewpoints, and the museums.
And then taste a good fish-based dish that the local cuisine offers, do not miss the fish soup. Also in this village are the famous frestinghe, a winter dessert made with dried fruit.

Discover the  most beautiful villages of the Marche  on a journey through time, exploring them in their ancient beauty. A romantic holiday as a couple or in the company of your family, you just need to book the ideal stay and go on an adventure.

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Offida

Located in the province of  Ascoli Piceno,  this ancient village is surrounded by 15th century castle walls. It is located between the Tesino and Tronto valleys and is known for its bobbin lace making. Offida has western and eastern influences.

One example is the  Collegiate Church  which has Greek, Romanesque, Lombard and Baroque influences. Also of note is the Church of Santa Maria della Rocca, located on a cliff, which has a Romanesque-Gothic architecture in brick. The Teatro del Serpente Aureo is also splendid, rich in stuccoes and gilded carvings.

For a tasting break, in the historic center, you can find the regional wine shop where you can dedicate yourself to a complete overview of the local food and wine excellences.

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Cingoli

This little gem is located in the province of Macerata, resting on the summit of Mount Circe. Cingoli is also known as the  Balcony of the Marches  because of the wonderful view you can enjoy from this place. Of medieval origin, the village is full of noble palaces, churches and museums, including the Archaeological Museum.

The town is famous for its cathedral, and there are also Renaissance and Baroque architectural examples. In these areas you can immerse yourself in nature and take numerous routes and excursions. If you go there in July, don’t miss the interesting historical re-enactment Cingoli 1848.

Sarnano

Sarnano

This fabulous village located at the foot of the Sibillini Mountains is located in the province of Macerata. Its origins are very ancient. Suffice it to say that it was donated as a fief to the veterans of Augustus. In its medieval historic center there are ancient streets, stairways, squares such as Piazza Alta, which is definitely worth a stop.

Then there are the Teatro della Vittoria, the Palazzo della Podestà, that of the Priori and many unmissable museums including the Civic Museum. In addition to art and history, in Sarnano you can also dedicate yourself to outdoor activities and sports.

The area is in fact famous for its trekking, mountain bike and ski trails. There are also the thermal baths, fed by three springs, if you want to take a relaxing break on your  Marches trip . The famous event in this town is the Castrum Sarnani Medieval Festival which takes place in August.

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Corinaldo

It is located in the province of  Ancona , on top of a hill in the hinterland of Senigallia. Corinaldo is a delightful medieval village surrounded by an imposing fifteenth-century wall of 912 meters. And it is immersed in the vineyards from which the famous Verdicchio is produced.

Its center, called  Piaggia , is a staircase of one hundred steps, which is why it is also called a hundred stairs. On the sides are its red brick houses. In the village you can visit the Palazzo Comunale and the  Claudio Ridolfi Civic Art Gallery , a magnificent and very rich art collection guardian of admirable works. But also the many churches including the baroque one of the Addolorata, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Goretti and his birthplace.

And then again, the nineteenth-century  Carlo Goldoni Theater  and the Hall of Costume and Popular Traditions. The theater is a building of considerable artistic value, which can be visited on the occasion of its more than 50 annual performances, or, alternatively, with visits arranged at the local IAT. To signal the Feast of the Witches which takes place in this town for Halloween and which always attracts many visitors.

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