The Italian Region That Made Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020

| Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:00
Landscape of Le Marche

‘Best in Travel’ by Lonely Planet is back – the annual list of the top 10 countries, regions, cities and best value destinations to visit in the year ahead is out. For 2020, Italy features with a region, Le Marche, which, at ITALY Magazine, we've praised and written about numerous times, so if you’re a fan of ITALY Magazine, this worthy destination should come as no surprise.  

Here’s Lonely Planet’s reason for picking Le Marche:

It looks like the understudy is finally ready to take centre stage. Though the main roles usually go to its superstar neighbour, Tuscany, the Le Marche region of Italy has just as wide a repertoire. It can do higgledy-piggledy hilltop towns, gloriously gluttonous food festivals, resplendent Renaissance palaces, winding countryside and inviting beaches with equal panache, but with the added bonus that its attractions are much less well known. In 2020, the spotlight will shine brightly here as Urbino, Le Marche’s most picturesque city, leads the celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the great Renaissance painter – and local boy made good – Raphael.

And here are a few of our articles that can help you plan a visit to this region of central Italy that offers beaches, medieval villages, a hilly landscape, cultural towns and a great cuisine.

If you want to invest in a property in Le Marche:

Why Le Marche Should be Your Next Long-Term Investment over Tuscany 

If you visit in summer:

Beaches, Hiking and Culture: Discover Le Marche’s Conero Riviera 

For foodies:

Did You Know Some of Italy's Best Cheeses are in Le Marche? 

Marche for Food Lovers: What To Eat 

If you want to know what it’s like to live in Le Marche:

Share Your Italian Story: Talking Life in Le Marche With Ashley Bartner 

Shopping tips for Le Marche:

Handmade in Le Marche: The Best Finds from Italian Artisans 

Le Marche’s regional capital:

Day Tripper: Ancona