Urbino (UNESCO World Heritage site) is one of the most important examples of the Italian Renaissance. Raphael was born here and important architects like Bramante, Luciano Laurana and Francesco di Giorgio Martini lived and worked here
Majolica from nearby Casteldurante (now called Urbania) can be found in important museums all over Europe.
The Adriatic coast is better known for its beaches, but the cliffs of Monte San Bartolo and Conero park are fantastic
The green hills of Le Marche are often spotted with hilltop towns this is beautiful Mondavio with the impressive fortress designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini
Northern Le Marche also offers archaeological treasures: from Roman ruins to amazing Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval mosaics.
Medieval and Renaissance architecture
Porta Nova, Barchi: every hilltop-town in the Marche shows beautiful examples of Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Oratorio di San Giovanni
Oratorio di San Giovanni, Urbino: in Le Marche you will discover little-known masterpieces.
Early music is very popular in the area but the music offer in Le Marche ranks from Opera festivals to contemporary music in a cave or in the woods.
Le Marche is home to a large variety of excellent wines that are only recently being discovered outside Italy