The region of Le Marche in eastern Italy is somewhere that is not on a lot of people’s bucket list. It’s little discovered by a lot of people but if you take the time to investigate what this beautiful region has to offer then you’ll be hooked.
Personally, I’ve had it on my own bucket list for a long time. Ever since I came across images of the city of Urbino I’ve been wanting to get there.
Getting there is either by taking a low-cost airline flight to Ancona or doing as I did by flying in through Florence and then driving a couple of hours. But either way brings you to this gorgeous area of Italy and what a treat you’re in for.
I’ve heard it said that Le Marche, translated as The Marshes in English, is going to be the next Tuscany. Honestly, I think that this comment is not far at all off the mark. It has rolling hills and beautiful hilltop towns as well as a coastline just like its more famous counterpart. What I found though is that when my minuscule Italian didn’t work then English seemed to be little spoken which is unusual from my many travels to the country.
In any case, if you want to get away from the hordes of Florence or Siena and experience a slower pace of life then give Le Marche a go. You won’t be disappointed!