Loro Piceno in Southern Le Marche is a beautiful walled hill top town surrounded all around by soft and green hills. Still a genuine and agricultural landscape.

30 km from the Adriatic coast with its long, sandy beaches and from the beautiful, majestic Sibillini mountains.

15 minutes from Macerata, the regional capital which holds a spectacular open air opera season every summer in the ancient Sferisterio, an open air concert arena.

Le Marche neighbours Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia Romagna has very few tourists in comparison but it has been described as Italy in one region and Italyís best kept secret.

Horse, riding, walking, cycling at the Fiastra Abbey close by.

Exploring the countless places of cultural interest, the hills town, the larger cities and churches all have artistic treasures to show off.

Shopping for shoes, bags and designer clothes the area is packed with choices with big label names such Armani, Todís, Prada, Paciotti.

Roman Ruins of Urbs Salvia are on your doorstep.

The Sibillini mountains are breathtaking and from their great peaks one can view the whole of Le Marche. Skiing in winter, trekking, hang gliding, paragliding and swimming are all on offer along with more rustic restaurants cooking the wonderful, simple yet rich and plentiful Marchigiana food.

Wine tasting as the wine in the region is varied and of a very high calibre, becoming well known now outside the borders with the Italian wine maker of the year producing wine close by.

Further afield but an easy day trip is Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Assisi and Loreto to name just a few of the fascinating, beautiful places to visit.


La nuova Florida ? Le Marche (articolo del Corriere della Sera)