75 attractions you should visit in Marche - With photos & details

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Marche is a central region of Italy on the east coast composed of rolling hills and fertile plains at the base of the Apennine mountains. It is bordered by Umbria in the west, Emilia-Romagna to the north, and Abruzzo to the south.

Arch of TrajanLungomare Vanvitelli, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy
Iconic Buildings
Notable Architectures

The Arch of Trajan or Trajan's Arch of Benevento is a celebratory arch dedicated to Emperor Trajan on the occasion of the opening of the Via Traiana, a variant of the Via Appia that shortened the path between Benevento and Brindisi.  The monument, which has reached us substantially intact, including the numerous sculptural reliefs that decorate the surfaces, appears to be the best-preserved Roman triumphal arch with reliefs.

Archaeological Park of Urbs SalviaVia Sacrario, 17, 62010 Urbisaglia MC, Italy
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums

The archaeological park of Urbs Salvia is a state archaeological area located in the municipality of Urbisaglia. It is the largest archaeological park in the Marche. The excavation area owned by the Italian State, since 1998 has been granted under management to the Municipality of Urbisaglia, which is also the site of museum, musical and artistic events. In 2015 it registered 8 239 visitors.

Casa SantiVia Raffaello, 57, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
Museums

Casa Santi or Rafael's Birthplace is a museum in the city of Urbino. It belongs to the Historic Center of Urbino, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1998.  The house where Raphael was born in 1483 was built in the 14th century and, since 1460, Giovanni Santi, father of the famous painter, who was himself a painter and poet, lived there.  In 1637 the building was acquired by Muzio Oddi, a local architect; and in 1837 it became the headquarters of the Rafael Academy.

Castello di GradaraPiazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara PU, Italy
Iconic Buildings
Museums

The castle of Gradara is the complex that stands on the top of a hill in the municipality of Gradara, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, in the Marche region, consisting of a medieval castle - fortress and the adjacent historic village, protected by a outer wall that extends for almost 800 meters, making the entire structure imposing.  Over time, the castle has progressively become one of the most visited monuments in the region and is the scene of museum, musical and artistic events.

Cattedrale di San CiriacoPiazzale del Duomo, 9, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy
Churches

The cathedral of Ancona is dedicated to San Ciriaco and is the metropolitan cathedral of the archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo. It is a medieval church where the Romanesque style blends with the Byzantine one, evident in the plan and in many decorations. It stands in a spectacular position at the top of the Guasco hill, already occupied by the Acropolis of the Greek-Doric city, from where it dominates the whole city of Ancona and its gulf. In May 1926, Pope Pius XI elevated it to the dignity of a mino

Cattedrale di Santa Maria AssuntaVia Puccinotti, 29, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
Churches

The cathedral of Urbino is the main church of the city and the cathedral of the archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado. It has remained similar in size to the previous Renaissance cathedral, demolished by the earthquake of 1789, and has been rebuilt in a neoclassical style; it measures 64.5 m in length, 36.8 m in width, and 50 m in height. It is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. In November 1950, Pope Pius XII elevated it to the dignity of a minor basilica.

Chiaravalle Abbey, FiastraContrada Abbadia di Fiastra, 62010 Urbisaglia MC, Italy
Churches

The abbey of Fiastra rises in the lower Valle del Fiastra near the homonymous river, in the territory of the municipalities of Tolentino and Urbisaglia, and represents the most important monastic building in the Marche. Of a style of transition from Romanesque to Gothic, it fully reflects the Cistercian influence of Lombard flavor. The most important elements of the abbey are arranged around the cloister, which is the heart of the monastery: here the monks would contemplate and meditate while wa

Chiesa di Santa Maria della PiazzaPiazza Santa Maria, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy
Churches

The church of Santa Maria della Piazza is located in Ancona in Piazza Santa Maria, in the ancient Porto district . Built between the 11th and 12th centuries , it is a notable example of the Romanesque style . It was built on an early Christian church of the fourth century restored in the sixth ; a part of the floor of the present church is in glass to allow the vision of the paleochristian mosaics below.

Civic Museum of Palazzo MoscaPiazzetta Mosca, 29, 61121 Pesaro PU, Italy
Museums

The Civic Museums have been housed since 1936 in the headquarters of Palazzo Mosca, former residence of one of the most important families of the Pesaro nobility. The displays occupy five halls in the first floor, and include works from diverse centuries. Among the Renaissance works is the large altarpiece, called the Pesaro Altarpiece or Pala di Pesaro, depicting the Coronation of the Virgin (1475) by Giovanni Bellini. It was originally located in the church of San Francesco, Pesaro.

Conca61010 Conca, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Conca is a river in the provinces of Pesaro and Urbino and Rimini. The Conca is a torrential watercourse that originates at over 1200 meters above sea level from Mount Carpegna in the Marche region.  The river forms the border between the municipality of Cattolica and that of Misano Adriatico. It receives two tributaries in the municipality of Misano Adriatico: the Fossa del Molino and the Stream.

Conero Regional ParkVia Peschiera, 30, 60020 Sirolo AN, Italy
Forests
National Parks

The Conero regional park is a protected natural area of the Marche region established in 1987 and which extends on the homonymous promontory, in the province of Ancona.  Here there are some points from where you can enjoy breath-taking panoramas stretching on the whole Conero  Coast, but also visit historical sites very charming. One of the nice trekking area and also it is suitable for more adventure activities.

Eremo di San Leonardo al Volubrio63858 Rubbiano FM, Italy
Churches
Man-made Structures- Other

The hermitage of San Leonardo al Volubrio is an ancient monastery built in the heart of the Gole dell'Infernaccio, on the Sibillini Mountains in the municipality of Montefortino, in the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region.  Today only a small church remains of the original structure, rebuilt on the pre-existing remains by the Capuchin friar Armando Lavini, better known as Father Pietro, who, starting from the 1970s, undertook the renovation work alone and with inadequate equipment.

EsinoEsino, Province of Ancona, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Esino is a river in the Marche region of central Italy. It is one of the most important rivers in the región because of the size of its drainage basin. Since 1995, the area around the Esino has been permitted to produce red and white Italian DOC wines and it makes it a picturesque location.

Fiastra62035 Fiastra, Province of Macerata, Italy
Outdoors- Other
Old Towns

Fiastra is an Italian town of 642 inhabitants in the province of Macerata.  It is a scattered municipality with the capital in Trebbio.  Nearby is Lake Fiastra along whose shores some accommodation activities such as fishing have developed.   Red blades. On 1 January 2017, it incorporated the former municipality of Acquacanina, which became its fraction.

FiastroneFiastrone, 62020 Belforte del Chienti Province of Macerata, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Fiastrone river is a short watercourse in the Marche that flows entirely in the province of Macerata.  The stream originates in the municipality of Bolognola , in the Sibillini Mountains, and ends after 34 km as a right tributary of the Chienti river near Belforte.  Its waters feed, at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level, the Lake of Fiastra built in the fifties and barred by an imposing arch-gravity dam. It was flowing through picturesque locations and it attracts a lot of tourists he

Forca di PrestaForca di Presta, 63096 Arquata del Tronto AP, Italy
Man-made Structures- Other

Forca di Presta is a road crossing of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines, located at 1,550 m asl, on the Sibillini mountains, at the foot of Mount Vettore, dividing the territory of the province of Ascoli Piceno, from that of the province of Perugia. It is one of the most characteristic and famous mountain places of the Ascoli province, deserving of particular landscape attention, as well as one of the access points to the Piani di Castelluccio.

Gabicce MareGabicce Mare, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy
Old Towns

Gabicce Mare is an Italian town of 5 684 inhabitants in the province of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region.   It is also the smallest municipality in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. It rises on a small bay called Baia Degli Angeli, on the last offshoot of the Romagna coast, on the northern slopes of Monte San Bartolo. The Tavollo torrent and its tributary Taviolo flow through the municipal area, joining near the city center.

Galleria Nazionale delle MarchePiazza Rinascimento, 13, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
Museums
Art Galleries

The National Gallery of the Marche is an Italian state museum based in the Ducal Palace of Urbino.  Its collections derive largely from works collected in the nineteenth century from churches and convents in the Marche region ; relatively few are the works of the ducal collections, which have been lost over the centuries. The most famous section is linked to the Urbino Renaissance, with two works by Piero della Francesca and others by the artists of the court of Federico da Montefeltro.

Gola del FurloPianacce, 1, 61041 Furlo PU, Italy
Mountain Passes

The gorge or Furlo pass is a gorge located between Mount Pietralata and Mount Paganuccio, created by the erosive force of the Candigliano river, a tributary of the Metauro. Over the millennia it has reached a considerable depth, which however is no longer visible due to the dam, built-in 1922, which reduced the impetuous stream to a placid lake. It is located in the province of Pesaro-Urbino in the territory of the municipalities of Fermignano, Fossombrone, Cagli, and Acqualagna.

Gola dell'Infernaccio63858 Montefortino, Province of Fermo, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

The gorges of the Infernaccio are natural gorges carved by the Tenna river between Monte Priora and Monte Sibilla, in the Sibillini Mountains. Included in the municipal area of Montefortino, in the Sibillini National Park, they are among the most evocative gorges of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines.  A very popular destination for excursions and tourist walks, probably one of the most popular in the Sibillini Mountains, thanks to a relatively simple access route and almost within everyone's reach.

Map of attractions in Marche