“Ideal city” and art capital created by Federico da Montefeltro, the ultimate Renaissance man.
2 San Leo
This spectacular ancient town on a rocky outcrop is a landmark for miles around.
3 Conero Riviera
A coastline of white cliffs and turquoise seas ideal for walking, cycling and swimming or just working up a tan.
4 Grotte di Frasassi
Get under the region’s skin at these impressive, publicly accessible caves bristling with outlandish stalactites and stalagmites.
Experience religious fervour within the Santa Casa, allegedly Jesus’ childhood abode, miraculously carried from Nazareth by angels.
Catch some open-air opera in this attractive old university town surrounded by pretty countryside.
7 Monti Sibillini
Take to the hills in this hiker’s mountain paradise.
8 Ascoli Piceno
A relatively undiscovered town of interesting food and architectural gems in southern Le Marche.