Even foreigners, who once crowded the Tyrrhenian coast, are realising just how much the Marche region has to offer, in terms of variety of landscapes. Away from the hustle and bustle of Romagna’s main seaside resorts, but not far enough to forget the meaning of fun, the cultivated fields and the wild hills slope down towards the clean sea, which skims small villages and sandy or rocky beaches anchored to holiday tradition of the past, when sunbeds were synonymous with relaxation. From Pesaro to the province of Ascoli, beautiful villages such as Osimo or Loreto, oversee from above the slow passing of the hours of an unforgettable holiday.
Children’s activities in Marche
The doll house
In the province of Ascoli Piceno, the Barbie Museum boasts a collection of over 700 variants of the legendary doll produced between 1958 and the new millennium. The first Ken doll is also on display, with his hair literally in a shag…
Between Knights and Ladies
To immerse yourself in the atmosphere of castles, between Knights and Ladies, there is nothing more effective than the Marche National Gallery, a veritable open air museum in Urbino. Set up within the grounds of the Ducal Palace, it is the starting point for a great journey through time.
A pedalling museum
In Fabriano, where visitors can also find a structure dedicated to the world of paper, the “Museum of trades on bicycle” opens the door to those bygone days, when powered automobiles did not yet exist and everyone from the cobbler to the veterinarian crossed the countryside aboard their bizarre pedal-powered vehicles.
Opened in 2004, the Balì Museum in Saltara, located just a few kilometres from Fano, offers the opportunity to explore the world of science in a fun and interactive way. A unique adventure and a hands-on experience.
A caving adventure
The Frasassi Caves are not only a journey into the innermost recesses of nature, but a veritable adventure, surrounded by underground lakes, stalactites, stalagmites and authentic rooms carved out by water and by time.
The best things to eat in Marche
A family recipe
Not to be confused with lasagne, the typical “vincisgrassi” have a history rooted in the Napoleonic era, when they were offered – as legend claims – to Austrian General Windisch Graetz, in recognition of his strong defence of the city of Ancona. Each family maintains their very own secret recipe of this tasty multilayered baked pasta dish, topped with Parmesan cheese and various types of meat.