Marche Experience

Find out how many things you can see in the South of Marche and organize your seaside vacations in the best way possible or your itineraries to discover the cities, the nature and the hinterland of this surprising region.

Here are a few destinations recommended by the Villaggi Marche Network.

Natural Parks and Protected Areas

Sea and beaches

Near the villages belonging to the Villaggi Marche network are super equipped beaches providing all comforts.

All the beaches around our villages offer a full service for families, couples and groups of friends. Fine sand, clean sea and beaches with entertainment, sports fields, bars, restaurants distinguish this part of the Marche coast.

Those who love to explore wilder and more hidden places can go on excursions to the remotest beaches such as those of the Riviera del Conero: Portonovo, San Bartolo or Mezzavalle are among the most popular!

Sea and beaches

Near the villages belonging to the Villaggi Marche network are super equipped beaches providing all comforts.

All the beaches around our villages offer a full service for families, couples and groups of friends. Fine sand, clean sea and beaches with entertainment, sports fields, bars, restaurants distinguish this part of the Marche coast.

Those who love to explore wilder and more hidden places can go on excursions to the remotest beaches such as those of the Riviera del Conero: Portonovo, San Bartolo or Mezzavalle are among the most popular!

Villages and Cities

The South of the Marche also includes precious villages and ancient cities that are worth visiting during a vacation in Marche. Here are the ones that are closest to the Villages of the Villaggi Marche Committee.

Sant'Elpidio a Mare

Sant'Elpidio a Mare

The name of this town suggests the image of a small village perched on the shores of the sea. However, Sant'Elpidio a Mare is no longer surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, which is 9 km away from its center. The town stands on the ancient remains of the Roman city of Cluana and today has a picturesque historic center that is worth visiting.

Sant'Elpidio a Mare is also famous for its imperial abbey of Santa Croce al Chienti and its art gallery.

Falerone

Falerone

Falerone is a must for lovers of the zero-km wine produced in the vineyards of the local plains. Falerone is also renowned for the Regional Archaeological Park that houses the remains of the ancient Roman city of Falerio Picenus.

Porto San Giorgio

Porto San Giorgio

Hemmed in by centuries-old palm trees and beautiful liberty-style villas, this renowned tourist resort offers the opportunity to spend an afternoon visiting beaches, historic buildings and a lovely marina.

Porto San Giorgio consists of a part near the sea and another part above, where you can find the Castle and the Fortress that are certainly worth visiting.

Campofilone

Campofilone

If you like pasta, welcome to the homeland of so-called Maccheroncini di Campofilone IGP, the only fresh speciality that gained such a recognition!
This lovely village holds the ancient culinary tradition of this very thin threads of egg pasta appreciated all over Italy and abroad. The village of Campofilone is surrounded by greenery and it is definitely worth taking an exploratory walk while enjoying the view of the sea from the hill.

Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno, a wonderful medieval town rich in art and history is definitely a must. The city is considered one of the most monumental in Italy thanks to the many towers and bell towers that fill the streets of its historic center. This, with its Piazza del Popolo is a pearl to be discovered. The cathedral of Sant'Emidio and the Bishop's palace of Arengo are also worth visiting.

Fermo

Fermo

Discover all the camp sites and the holiday villages on the coast of Fermo and book a wonderful holiday to the discovery of this beautiful territory!
The coast of Fermo stretches for 3 km south and 4 km north including locations like Marina Palmense or Lido di Fermo. There are sand and pebble beaches and the whole area is served by the commercial activities of any kind.
With its 37,000 inhabitants and located at the foot of Monte Sabulo, Fermo is a town with very ancient origins, in the past, indeed, this town was one of the most important Roman colonies.
Fermo is today divided into two areas, the historical area which develops around the top of the mountain and the new area that develops in the plain.
The whole ancient area is very characteristic with its buildings that remained intact since the middle ages.
During a visit to Fermo one must explore the heart of the town with Piazza del Popolo in Renaissance style, Palazzo dei Priori that houses the Civic Art Gallery and the Sala del Mappamondo. Very interesting are also Palazzo degli Studi and the Apostolic Palace and the Teatro dell'Aquila, one of the most imposing eighteenth-century theatre of the Marche Region.
Every 15 August you can also attend the famous feast of the Assumption of Mary, during which takes place the Cavalcade of the Assumption.
You cannot leave Fermo without tasting some of the typical products of the area as the caciotta, the ciauscolo and the cooked wine.

Torre di Palme

Torre di Palme

Discover all the camp sites and the holiday villages by the sea in the vicinity of Torre di Palme and book your stay near one of the most beautiful villages of Italy.
Torre di Palme is a village also known as the ancient wine port of the Romans, the area was in fact mentioned by Pliny the Elder exactly for its fine wine, known as Palmense.
The village of Torre di Palme stands between the rivers Tesino and Chienti and develops on a gentle slope that descends toward the sea. Torre di Palme enjoys a stunning position and all the inhabited centre is so quaint that anyone steps here gets fascinated.
The narrow streets, the brick fa├žades of the houses with flowered balconies and panoramic alleys overlooking directly the sea or the surrounding green area.
Not to be missed is a visit to the Church of S. Augustine where is preserved a polyptych of Vittore Crivelli with beautiful and bright colours. Even the Church of Santa Maria a Mare is a place not to be missed, its peculiar structure is the result of different reconstructions carried out over the years.
In Torre di Palme there is also the so-called Lovers Cave that takes its name from the legend of a young soldier who returned home from the family for a period of leave, he did not have the courage to leave his still young bride to be took refuge with her inside this cave until, twisted by the authorities they decided to take their own life rather than live without each other, by jumping together in Fosso San Filippo.