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Experience something very special in Middle-Italy with Le Marche!
Adriatic Sea, mountains, nature reserves, history! Pasta, truffle, vino rosso and gelati! 
The region
Le Marche, originating from the former Papal State, borders in the east on the Adriatic Sea,
 in the west on Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, in the south on Abruzzo and in the north on
Emilia Romagna. It is largely being unaffected by mass tourism. With Ripatransone as starting-point
La Casa di Petra is putting up the outstanding prerequisites for a quiet, “looked after”, or experiencefull
bathing-, trekking/mountain tours-, with participation in grape and olives harvest, or for a cultural vacation.

The Landscape
In the west Le Marche is mountainous with the highest peak Mt. Vettore (2475m) in the Monti Sibillini. Two national parks and nature reserves,
four regional parks comprise about 10% of the entire region and are protected areas. Olives, fruit, and various grains grow well here and the southern part is known for its viticulture.

The Coast
The coastal stretch of 180 km between Pesaro and San Benedetto
del Tronto offers long sand and gravel beaches as well as rocky cliffs (Riviera del Conero near Ancona). Of particular interest in the Grottammare area is the ”Riviera delle Palme” with thousands of
palm trees.

The Cities
Ancona, capital and largest harbor with ferry connections throughout the Adriatic Sea. S. Benedetto del Tronto, largest fishing harbour.
Pesaro, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata with their museums and picture galleries are well known beyond the borders. Loreto, well known papal pilgrimage town, is also to be mentioned.

Monte Sibilini und Montalto_red Am Strand von Grottammare

Monte Vettore - Montalto Marche and Montedinove

Adria - Grottammare

Grotte di Frasassi-Castello Fatine
Ascoli Piceno - Piazza del Popolo
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Ascoli Piceno - Piazza del Popolo

Grotte di Frasassi

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