The Estate of Tenuta le Piane, nestling in the foothills of the spectacular Sibillini Moutains, offers its guests a holiday surrounded by nature, close to the Adriatic Sea, in self-catering apartments within a 16th century hamlet or in luxuriously equipped Villa Cerro, set in beautiful grounds, with private swimming pool more info...
Marche apartments: With its quaint medieval villages, rolling hillsides, and pretty seashore, Le Marche is often compared to the bella Toscana, though Le Marche is considerably less crowded than its more famous neighbour. If you're planning a trip to Le Marche, the apartments for rent through www.selfcateringhols.com offer great options for your holiday accommodations. Our Marche apartments enjoy beautiful settings and come fully equipped with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. All our Marche apartments are available for flexible, short-term rental.
A rural region in central Italy, Le Marche is known as a great coastal destination and as one of the best places to see historic Italian towns and an unspoilt interior. Also, some of Italy's best-preserved architecture and some of its most valuable artistic treasures are found here in Le Marche. Apartments in the region may be found in small Italian villages, on the coast, or in the countryside, so no matter what kind of holiday you're after, you can find it in Le Marche.
An apartment on the Adriatic coast is a great option for those who want both a relaxing seaside holiday and an opportunity to explore Italy's history and heritage. Fascinating towns like Urbino, Assisi, San Marino, Pesaro and Fano are just a short drive from the shore.
Urbino is one of the prettiest towns in Le Marche. An apartment here would put you in the heart of one of Italy's best-preserved Renaissance towns. In Urbino be sure to tour the UNESCO-protected historic centre, where Duke Federico da Montefeltro set up court in the 1400s.
Marche's natural offerings are just as exciting as its cultural sights. Be sure to visit the Frasassi caves (fascinating limestone caves) and the dramatic Furlo Gorge, a breathtakingly gorgeous natural mountain pass. For great hiking, head to natural parks like Monti Sibillini, where there are lots of opportunities for bird watching.
The weather in Le Marche depends greatly on where you are. By the Adriatic shore, summers are hot and long, while winters are mild. In the mountainous interior, summers can be pleasantly cool, and winters are damp and cold. Any time is a good time to visit Le Marche. For great beach weather, come in July or August. For sightseeing, May, June and September are ideal. For low crowds and low-season prices, tour Le Marche October through April. This is also the wettest time of year.
Maximum monthly temperatures in Ancona, Le Marche's administrative capital, are: Jan 9?C, Feb 10?C, Mar 13?C, Apr 17?C, May 22?C, Jun 25?C, Jul 28?C, Aug 28?C, Sep 24?C, Oct 20?C, Nov 14?C, Dec 10?C.
Le Marche's airport, Ancona-Falconara, is on the Adriatic coast. RyanAir flies here daily from London Stansted. You could also fly to the nearby Bologna airport, where carriers like Alitalia and British Airways fly regularly.
Once in Le Marche, you should hire your own car in order to really discover the region's charms. Driving here is as straightforward as it is anywhere in Italy. You could also rely on bus services and limited train service to reach the larger and more popular towns in Le Marche.
Enjoying the sandy beaches and gentle waves of the Adriatic Sea is a popular activity in Le Merche, but the region's mountainous interior offers plenty of other activities. Go hiking or bird watching in natural parks like Monti Sibillini, where there are trails for all tastes.
Wine tours and winery visits are another popular activity in Le Marche. Le Marche is known for the local Verdicchio grape, which makes a greenish, bitter-tinged white wine that combines well with traditional regional dishes. The best-known Verdicchio regions are Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Verdicchio di Matelica.