Discovering one of the most beautiful villages in Le Marche region
Have you ever thought of visiting Le Marche region in Central Italy?
If your answer is no, then my advice is that you read this article
and find out more about one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.
Le Marche is a region situated on the Eastern coast of Central Italy.
It is one of Italy’s least-known treasures often described as “All of Italy in one region”.
Indeed it combines most of the elements that make Italy special: stunning landscapes, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, over one hundred miles of white sandy beaches and blue sea.
Come with me to discover the secrets of Le Marche: this beautiful and little-known Italian region.
Nature and culture outside mass tourism
It also offers rich wildlife, lakes, valleys, nature reserves, cities of art, medieval towns, hill-top villages and castles unspoilt by tourism.
Le Marche is my region
Le Marche is the region where I am from and where I live and most of all it is a place that I love. When I was 19 I left from here to study at the University in Bologna, where I had a really great time and I also got the chance to start my profession and build my experience.
But when I decided to build my own family, then I had no doubt I wanted to do it here. Le Marche is to me a little piece of paradise. Here life is calm, everything is very close, people are spontaneous and generous, food is amazing. Here Life is simply authentic and genuine. This is the place where I want my children to grow up and where I want to live my ‘la dolce vita’ (sweet life).
What can fascinate you the most?
There are so many things to talk about that it is very hard to decide where to start from. Well, if I am asked to think of what fascinates me more than anything else is for sure the small medieval villages that you can find on top of the hills. Walking through their alleys you can really feel the history that surrounds you and taste the authentic Italy, still unexplored by mass tourism.
Just think that within Le Marche, 19 of its 236 villages have been accepted into the Club of Most Beautiful Villages (Borghi più belli d’Italia), that I can assure are real gems to preserve.
The beautiful village of my heart
Among them there is Montefiore dell’Aso, the village where my parents were born and where I use to spend all my Christmas and Summer holidays since when I was a child. It is a real treasure and always a pleasure to visit.
It has in fact been recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (I Borghi più belli d’Italia).
Panoramas like works of art
One of the moments I particularly appreciate is when, at sunset time, I sit on a bench at Belvedere (one the most spectacular panoramic sites of the village) under an inspirational pink and red sunset.
From there, I turn to my left and I can admire the endless blue sea in the distance. In front of me are the rolling hills with their medieval villages lit with the evening lights. And on my right are the Sibillini mountains, with their peaks covered in snow, clear and detailed as if they were close a few metres away from me. It’s like admiring a work of art!
Well, this was only meant to be a small taste of what Le Marche is. I will leave you the pleasure of discovering the rest of it in the next appointments with my blog.
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If you would like to know more about Montefiore dell’Aso and Le Marche, visit https://www.montefioredellaso.com/you will find an informative overview of the village and a preview of the Marche region.
Federica Italian on the couch
(picture by Archimede Crescenzi)