Events, festivals and events in MARCHE near FANO Cartoceto Pesaro Mondavio: 'JESIRIUSA' 'FOSSA,TARTUFO E CERERE' 'SAGRA DEL CARCIOFO' 'UNA SAGRA DOLCE COME IL MIELE - SAGRA DEL MIELE' '36TH. INTERNATIONAL BICYCLE TOURING WEEK' 'SAGRA DEL CONIGLIO'
Surprising and wonderful in its diversity, this region of central Italy, with its harmonious and winding shape, displays its beauty on all sides: cliffs and caves overlook unforget beaches, hills steeped in history, tradition and culture, against a back of mountains with well-equipped facilities for ski lovers. The region is in the main comprised of hills and mountains, embracing the Adriatic side of the Umbria-Marche Appennines, but with low-lying, sandy beaches. How could anyone forget the the long expanse of fine golden sands surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of Senigallia, with its numerous lidos and pleasant walks along the shore, especially at sunset. No less lovely are Gabicce mare, Pesaro, Fano, Civitanova Marche and San Benedetto del Tronto, just perfect if you're looking to unwind and recharge in one of the many resorts that were fashionable even in the nineteenth century for the upper-class. For those who love extreme nature, on the other hand, the Conero Riviera offers amazing views and patches of still unspoilt land, which at times can only be reached by sea or via paths carved out of the green Mediterranean scrub. The Marche protects its natural environment through its National and Regional nature reserves, the oases of the WWF reserves; while the Monti Sibillini and Monti della Laga National Parks are a peerless spectacle for trekking enthusiasts. Don't miss the Frasassi Caves, a must-see for tourists from all over Europe and of great interest to cavers because of the karst, that is dissolved limestone layers, landscape created by these awe-inspiring caves, some of which have been lived in since time began. Orchards and vineyards as far as the eye can see cover the hills of Piceno and extend through the Esino Valley, surrounding farmhouses with the hospitality of times gone by where you can rediscover the simple taste of genuine food. Manor houses or old sharecroppers' farms, now used as holiday farms, and tell tales of a way of life no longer seen. The provinces of the region are: Ancona (regional capital), Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Macerata, Pesaro and Urbino.