Marche

Marche, or the Marches, is one of the twenty regions of Italy. The name of the region derives from the plural name of marca, originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo. Marche is well known for its shoemaking tradition, with the finest and most luxurious Italian footwear being manufactured in this region. The region is located in the Central area of the country, bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. A railway from Bologna to Brindisi, built in the 19th century, runs along the coast of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows relatively little travel north and south, except by twisting roads over the passes.

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Properties for sale in Marche

Fractional ownership in Montalto delle Marche
135000
Apartment in Servigliano
820000
Country Home - Restored in Fermo
850000
Country Home - Restored in Pennabilli
249000
Apartment in Servigliano
320000
Business in Pesaro
990000
Country Home - To Restore in Smerillo
295000
Country Home - Restored in Fermo
525000

Recipes From Marche

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Looking for the perfect pasta dish for the weekend? Francine Segan shares a very unique meat sauce from the Piceno province in the Marche region.

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Our writer Cindy gives us the best recipe for homemade whole-grain 'tagliatelle,' a fresh pasta that is easier to make then it seems, from the northern and central areas of Italy 

What others are saying about Marche

@arch3615 asks:

We are buying a house close to Sarnano, we will be there this fall. Are there any furniture stores in that area? Thanks

Can anyone recommend a chimney sweep in the Fermo region of Marche, ideally between Amandola and Comunanza?