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Discovering the Marche is a multi-sensorial exploration that brings into play all five of the senses, thanks to the delights to be found in the five provinces of the Marche, each very distinct from the other, and yet also quite similar, with every borough, every hidden corner of the Marche offering visitors unfailingly new and surprising emotions. The sense of sight is swept away by a wide variety of intriguing landscapes and

a number of different coastal settings; the expanse of hills with its unmistakable profile and masterful mix of natural colours and the works of man, in the form of the centuries-old villages, the sanctuaries, the castles and the abbeys; the Apennine mountains, with their forests, valleys and peaks, all still echoing with the legend of the Sybil, are waiting to be discovered. Visitors lingering in the towns and boroughs can discover a large number of museums and churches preserved like so many gems, as well as a wealth of works by artists such as Crivelli, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, Bellini, Titian and Lotto, just to mention the most famous, though the works of lesser known artists, as well as examples of folk art, combine with the masterpieces to tell the story of a territory whose past is filled with proud towns and prestigious seigneuries. The sense of touch is stimulated by the vast array of top-quality crafts products, including paper and parchment, handmade pillow lace and traditionally manufactured majolica and ceramics. The sense of hearing will delight in the immortal music of our composers Rossini, Pergolesi and Spontini, played during the “ROF, Rossini Opera Festival” and the “Pergolesi Spontini” Festival and during the numerous local opera seasons held in 33

Visiting the MARCHE region


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