Urbino (UNESCO World Heritage site) is one of the most important examples of the Italian Renaissance

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The Adriatic coast is better known for its beaches, but the cliffs are fantastic

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If you are looking for a taste of the “real” Italy, a place that mass tourism hasn't reached, where the locals will warmly welcome you and where you will be able to test your Italian (but you'll be able to communicate in English!), Le Marche is what you're looking for.

Summer festivals offer something to everyone

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The green hills of Le Marche are often spotted with walled towns...

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...this is beautiful Mondavio

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Wether you are interested in Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture or biking, food and wine or potholing, if you enjoy shopping, swimming, music, markets, nature or handicrafts, this area has something to keep you busy for weeks (or years).

Porta Nova, Barchi: every hilltop-town shows beautiful examples of Medieval and Renaissance architecture.

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The area also offers archaeological treasures: from Roman ruins to amazing Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval mosaics.

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Oratorio di San Giovanni, Urbino: in Le Marche you will discover little-known masterpieces.

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Majolica from nearby Casteldurante can be found in museums all over Europe.

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This is how traditional straw chairs are made.

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Beautiful natural colours for wool dyeing.

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Local artisans are very active: it will not be difficult to locate your favourite shop for presents (for friends and family and for yourself!). Often during festivals you'll be able to see them working and have them teach you some of their tricks.

Artisans show their skills during festivals and fairs.

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Le Marche is home to a large variety of excellent wines that are only recently being discovered outside Italy

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Antique music is very popular in the area...

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Exercise and beautiful landscapes: who could ask for more?

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...but the music offer ranks from Opera festivals to contemporary music in a cave or in the woods.

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At the Locanda you'll be able to go for a ride in the countryside, swim in our pool, take a beautiful walk right from your door, rent bikes, birdwatch (or firefly watch: animals love clean air!) or just relax, enjoying the sweeping views of the countryside.

If you prefer to relax our swimming pool is the perfect spot.

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We offer courses and Valle Nuova is perfect for those who are looking for a great location for their courses or tours.

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