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EXPLORING INLAND • MARCHE REGION ITALY

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THE MARCHE, ITALY IN ONE REGION “If one had to decide which Italian landscape was the most typical, you’d have to choose the Marche‌ Italy, with its range of landscapes, is a distillation of the world; the Marche is a distillation of Italy.â€? *3LRYHQHViaggio in Italia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

COORDINATION Department of Promotion, Internationalization, Tourism and Trade Sandro Abelardi TEXT Tourism Service Laura Capozucca PHOTOGRAPHS BY Tourism Service Archives-Region Marche GRAPHICS Tourism Service Stefano Gregori

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The Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra in the Abbadia di Fiastra Nature Reserve


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M. Pizzo del Diavolo (2410 m) in the heart of the Monti Sibillini National Park




Contact with nature along a woodland walk Cross country skiing: a trail towards the horizon

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THE 15 NATIONAL FORESTS OF THE MARCHE â&#x20AC;˘ Carpegna On Monte Carpegna (1,415 m) in the Foglia and Conca valley. &DUSHJQD 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Cesane On horseback in the Foglia and Metauro Valleys. )RVVRPEURQH 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Furlo Along the Candigliano River. $FTXDODJQD 38 &DJOL 38  )HUPLJQDQR 38 8UELQR 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Monte Montiego On Monte Montiego (975 m) between the Metauro and Candigliano Valleys 3LREELFR 38 6$QJHORLQ9DGR 38  8UEDQLD 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Monte Vicino sul Candigliano On horseback in the Candigliano and Metauro Valleys. 0HUFDWHOORVXO0HWDXUR 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Bocca Serriola In the Metauro valley as far as the Marche Regional boundary. $SHFFKLR 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Monte Petrano On the slopes of Monte Petrano (1,163 m) and Monte Tenetra. &DJOL 38 &DQWLDQR 38

â&#x20AC;˘ Catria In the Esino valley and on the south-west slopes of Monte Catria. 6DVVRIHUUDWR $1

â&#x20AC;˘ Alto Esino Along the River Esino. )DEULDQR $1

â&#x20AC;˘ Cingoli Between the river Musone and Rudielle torrent in the Valle di Santa Esperandia. &LQJROL 0&

â&#x20AC;˘ Albacina Along the pre-Apennine ridge of San Vicino between the Esino River and Sentino torrent. 3RJJLR69LFLQR 0&

â&#x20AC;˘ San Severino Along the slopes of the valley of the Potenza River. 6DQ6HYHULQR0DUFKH 0&  &DVWHOUDLPRQGR 0&

â&#x20AC;˘ Valle del Fiastrone Near Fiastra Lake. )LDVWUD 0&

â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Castel Manardo In the Tenna valley. $PDQGROD )0 0RQWHIRUWLQR )0

â&#x20AC;˘ San Gerbone Between Castellano torrent, Fosso Nero and Villa San Giovanni. $FTXDVDQWD7HUPH $3


San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) Conero Riviera (AN) Macerata - Arena Sferisterio Monti Sibillini National Park Monte Palazzo Borghese Villa Potenza (MC) - Ruins of ancient Helvia RĂŹcina

Ascoli Piceno - La Quintana Inland Marche countryside Genga (AN) Frasassi Caves Ancona - Cathedral of S.Ciriaco Offida (AP) - Pillow lace

Loreto (AN) - Piazza della Madonna Urbino (PU) - Church of S. Bernardino Ascoli Piceno - Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo Fermo - Dome Pesaro - Rossini Opera Festival


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