Until recently, Le Marche has been almost unknown to tourists but efforts by the regional tourist board and press coverage in the UK, has brought this region to light. Le Marche offers its own rich diversity of arts, history and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Italy and it a perfect location for the homebuyer to experience a traditional and unexplored Italy. There are still bargains to be had in the region and many farmhouses are a fraction of the price of Tuscany but prices are on the increase.
Le Marche is immersed in Renaissance art and architecture that makes the region an outdoor museum, with a backdrop of historical hill towns, countryside villages and beautiful beaches. Set along the Adriatic Sea, with 80km of spectacular coastline, Marche harbours 26 resorts; from the picturesque views offered by Sirolo and Numana to the wonderful seafronts of Porto s. Georgio and Civitanova Marche, there are endless sandy or pebbly shores and natural bays along the rocky coast to explore. The Sibillini mountains are outstanding and properties in the beautiful so-called ‘golden triangle’ of San Ginesio, Sarnano and Gualdo offer easy access to not only the mountains and skiing but also the coastline.
The regions elegant towns Macerata and Urbino are abound with Renaissance palaces, fortresses, beautiful squares and medieval houses. Urbino itself has been quoted as being 'the ideal city of the Renaissance' and 'the Siena of the Marche'
Le Marche offers a wide range of centuries-old traditional food products and dishes featuring olives, ham and fish and there is an array of good wines including Verdicchio.For the potential homebuyer, Marche is a gem of a region with its own low cost airport, offering most of the highlights of its nearest and most popular neighbours without the tourists. If you are looking to renovate or restore a property, then there is still plenty of choice. It is a very diverse region and as you would expect, house prices can still be very attractive.
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