Le Marche

Le Marche is the region just to the north of Abruzzo. Like Abruzzo, the terrain is rolling green hills hiding caves and waterfalls, valleys full of vineyards, busy beach front lido’s and grand hilltop castles. These can all be done individually as day trips, or one could spend a long weekend and go to several towns and even independent countries. So far we have visited. San Marino, Loreto, Cattolica, Gardara and Cattolica. 

One approach in exploring this area is to select or or more places that have lots of hotels and restaurants and use it as a base to stay a few days and go out on trips to individual attractions to visit. Picking a place along the Adriatic is never a bad idea, and it just so happens, you will not want for choice. 

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Le Marche

Frasassi Caves

We have always loved visiting cave complexes. There is something about this mysterious underground world that fascinates. The Italian mountains are honeycombed with some extraordinary

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Gradara

Gradara is another incredible castle in the area around Catollica. You enter under the great arch and  climb the brick paved streets lined with shops

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San Marino

(From Wikipedia) The Republic of San Marino traces its origin to the early 4th century CE when, according to tradition, St. Marinus and a group

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Day Trips

Loreto

Loreto is an absolutely lovely small town just in from the coast that exists because of the famous Basilica. It takes just a couple hours

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Cattolica

For tourists and visitors, Cattolica is at its best from spring right through to October, reaching a peak in the summer when the hospitality industry

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