Le Marche Region

The Area

The Food

Recently described by Forbes as 'Italy's most authentic region'; Le Marche is a stunning eastern area. It sits between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea with rolling hills, medieval towns and incredible produce.
Ancona, the capital, is a port city on the Riviera del Conero, an area of outstanding beauty with sandy coves, limestone cliffs and incredible views. Among the towns stands Pesaro - the birthplace of renowned opera composer Rossini. The interior has countryside dotted with fortified hilltop settlements and the glaciated valleys of the Monti Sibillini National Park

Relatively unknown outside of Italy, Le Marche is a thriving wine production region boasting 12 DOC and 2 DOCG wines. The best known of these wines is the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, an outstanding white wine from the province of Ancona. Read more about our favourite producers here.