Come and Explore Magical Marche ….

and everything our beautiful region has to offer. From poetry to paintings, opera to osteria's, hilltop towns and villages, markets and museums. Something for all the family. Have a look at this wonderful Le Marche Video to learn more!


Never Mind 50 Shades of Grey. Here is 50 Shades of Le Marche!

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Want to know why Le Marche is so special? Despite being little know outside of Italy, there is so much to see and do. Certainly something for everyone in this wonderful region. Unspoilt, full of history, the most friendly people and dazzling views around every corner, you will want to come back time and time again.

Here are just the top 50 of our personal favourites at The Hideaway.

1. Take a hike in the stunning Sibillini National Park 

2. Spend a lazy Sunday lunch at the wonderful Il Tiglio with chef Enrico.

3. Relax on the beaches of the Adriatic

4. Take a wine tour at the fascinating Murola Winery.

5. Go on an adventure in the forest with Marco and his beautiful donkeys of Smerillo.

6. Take a pasta making course at La Conca with the fantastic Mirela and dine there too.

7. Visit the local cheese farm and meet the lovely goats at Fontegranne, Belmonte Piceno

8. Have a look at some of the many tiny painted theatres in the area Amandola & Penna San Giovanni

9. Find out all about copper production & maybe buy a pan to last a lifetime at Tanucci’s Comunanza.

10. Take a ride on horseback round the beautiful San Ruffino Lake.

11. Visit the stunning Frasassi Caves – perfect for a rainy day!

12. Have a look at Bozzi pottery being made and maybe take a piece home for yourself.

13. Stroll round ancient Ascoli Piceno & look out for the inscriptions over the doors – there are over 200!

14. Whilst in Ascoli Piceno, enjoy a gelato at Yoghi Gelateria & visit the famous Piazza del Popolo

15. Go truffle hunting in the woods near The Hideaway or in November visit the Amandola Truffle Festa.

16. Visit the Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Rocca in Offida.

17. Take a guided tour of our nearby town of Amandola.

18. Go exploring  San Ruffino Lake by kayak!

19. Go on a pilgrimage to Loretto & the Santuario Della Santa Casa where you will find the house of Mary

20. Visit Fermo and the Cisterne Romane, underground cisterns dating back to Roman times.

21. Take a trip to the Conero National Park and be amazed at the beaches.

22. Whilst at the Conero, eat the freshest muscles ever on Portonova beach.

23. Visit the stunning Basilica di San Nicola in Tolentino.

24. Explore the fascinating Grotti di Osimo caves.

25. Eat pizza in our local favourite Bella Napoli in Amandola. You won’t find better!

26. Visit Le Senate, a new winery in the area and discover a small but perfectly formed vineyard.

27. Take in an opera at the Sferisterio in Macerata, perfect on a summers evening.

28. Sniff the aromas of award winning Perfero Caffe near Altidonna & see the beans being roasted.

29. Watch pasta being made & buy some at Campofilone where it has been made now for over 100 years.

30. Experience buying ‘sfuso’ wine like a local at Centanni near Pedaso,

31. Go to Mazzumaja (dialect for kids making a mess) a huge music event in Comunanza in July.

32. Visit Castello Pallotta in Caldarola. The most perfectly formed castle full of interesting articles.

33. Go factory outlet shopping to some of the biggest names in fashion including Prada, Tods & Armani.

34. Take a stroll & picnic amongst some of Marche’s oldest landscapes at the peaceful Abbadia di Fiastra

35. Laze by the side of the deep blue waters of Lago di Fiastra or take a dip in the cooling waters.

36. Ski at Sassotetto or Madelena – perfect for beginners and the more experienced alike.

37. Travel north and visit the wonderful town of Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

38. Visit the Casa Leopardi – the home of Giacomo Leopardi in Recanati.

39. Take a tour round the ancient site of Urbisaglia and the archeological park and castle.

40. Don’t miss Fabriano, famous for its paper making.

41. Visit the International Museum of Hats in Montappone and grab yourself a bargain.

42. Treat yourself to a Spa in the famous spa town of Sarnano

43. Wonder round the Museum in Amandola and find out about ancient traditions of the countryside.

44. Visit the ancient town of Gradara and its beautiful castle.

45. Stroll around one of the many town markets which are held nearly every day and pick up a bargain.

46. Hike up the Golla dell’Infernaccio or Hells Gorge and be amazed at the beauty and peace.

47. Whilst at Golla dell’Infernaccio, take a detour & visit Padre Pietro at the L’Eremo di San Leonardo.

48. Not strictly Marche, but in neighbouring Umbria – don’t miss the Fioritura in Castelluccio.

49. Get along to one of the many festivals and events held year-round and join in the fun.

50. Winning the award for best pizza maker 2012, visit Mamma Rosa, Ortezzano for a real treat.

Oh and there are just so many more to discover! So come on over to Le Marche and see for yourself.

Nelle Marche 300 alberi per ogni cittadino

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La superficie boschiva totale è di 308.000 ettari

Per ogni cittadino marchigiano ci sono circa trecento alberi. Il dato è stato diffuso oggi dalla Coldiretti regionale, che mette le Marche al terzo posto tra le regioni per numero di piante rispetto alla superficie. Per l’associazione degli agricoltori si tratta del beneficio della norma che prevede l’obbligo per i comuni sopra i 15.000 abitanti di mettere a dimora una nuova pianta per ogni bambino nato. Secondo un’analisi Coldiretti, sulla base dell’ultimo inventario nazionale del Corpo Forestale dello Stato, le Marche contano 518 milioni di alberi. Complessivamente, ci sono 308 mila ettari di superficie forestale, quasi un terzo di quella totale e oltre il doppio di quella registrata negli anni sessanta (140 mila ettari). La provincia con il maggior numero di boschi è quella di Pesaro-Urbino (121 mila ettari), davanti a Macerata (87 mila ettari), Ascoli Piceno e Fermo (69 mila ettari) e Ancona (31 mila ettari).

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

The total forest area in Le Marche is 308,000 hectares, so for every citizen  there are about three hundred trees. This data was released today by the regional Coldiretti, which puts Le Marche in to the third place among the regions for number of plants per surface area.

For the farmers’ association, there is also the benefit of the rule which obliges the municipalities of over 15,000 inhabitants, to plant a new tree for every child born.

According to an analysis, Coldiretti, based on the latest national inventory of the State Forestry Corps, Le Marche has 518 million trees. Altogether, there are 308 000 hectares of forest area, this is nearly one-third of the total and more than double that was recorded in the sixties (140,000 hectares).

The province with the highest number of forests is  Pesaro-Urbino (121,000 hectares), ahead of Macerata (87,000 hectares), Ascoli Piceno and Fermo (69,000 hectares) and Ancona (31,000 hectares).

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Sferisterio – Macerata Opera Festival 2013

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Macerata Opera Festival, Arena Sferisterio, 2013, Teatro, Opere Liriche, Lirica

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

This year’s program for the opera the Sferisterio in Macerata. A wonderful experience and just 50 minutes away from The Hideaway


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