The Guide Turistiche delle Marche group is very glad to suggest the following compilation of itineraries to discover the Marche through many different points of view:
The chief town of the Marche region is one of the most important ports of the Adriatic Coast and the ancient greek town building is set in that stretch of the coast where the presence of bays and cliffs is due to the Monteconero headland.
The old town has been re built many times over the centuries and for this reason it has preserved precious evidence of its illustrious and rich past. The cathedral of San Ciriaco is the symbol of the town and the starting point of the city tour which snakes along the old main road of the small maritime republic.
It was the main settlement of Senones gauls and it became the first roman colony of the Adriatic Coast: an evident proof of the roman conquest of gauls area. Senigallia town centre is overlooked by the imposing Della Rovere fortress and, it is famous for its beach called “the velvet beach”, Senigallia also preserves an interesting historical centre surrounded by defensive walls.
Fabriano is one of the worldly capital towns of the paper and wartermark production and it is also included in the creative UNESCO cities. In the local paper museum it is possible to watch the paper manufacturers involved in the manual paper and watermark procesing, while a tour in the town centre shows us remarkable monuments like, for example, the palazzo del podestà, the most ancient one all over the region facing the XVI century fountain called “Sturinalto”. The oratories of Carità and Gonfalone, the cathedral, art gallery and the neogothic Mazzolini chemist, properly end the visit of Gentile da Fabriano’s town.
The roman town of Auximum was located between the Gomero hill and cardus and decumanus streets which are important places whose antiquity has been emphasized by the presence of the most important buildings of the present town. The historical and cultural tour is marked by the town’s hall collection of roman findings, the cathedral of Saint Leopardo and by underground itineraries reproducing a real subterranean town.
La romana Auximum si snoda tra il colle Gomero e gli antichi cardo e decumano, luoghi importanti la cui antichità ancora oggi viene rimarcata dalla presenza degli edifici più importanti della città. Il percorso storico – culturale è scandito dal lapidarium comunale, dal Duomo di San Leopardo e da percorsi ipogei che riproducono una vera e propria città in negativo.
The small castle of Genga is named after the local Genga’s noble family who gave birth to Annibale della Genga, pope Leone XII. The small village real jewel concerns the religious museum placed in the Fiumi-Sermattei palace and it jealously guards the local art masterpieces including the beautiful sculpture of Madonna by Canova’s school.
Located at the bottom of Murano’ hill, the small village of Serra San Quirico is surrounded by green woods and high hills. It was an ancient roman military post situated to the entrance of the Gola della Rossa gorge and, during the Middle Ages, it kept its strategic importance in that part of the region where Lombards and Bizatynes marked out the boundaries of their domains. Its historical centre is distinguished by a series of covered walkways called “copertelle”, by the town’s tower and several churches, the most important of which is St. Lucia’s, a baroque masterpiece preserving works of art of Pasqualino Rossi and Cavalier d’Arpino.
Typical medieval town, Corinaldo is one of the most extraordinary examples of military architecture surrounded by the most well-preserved defensive walls in all the Marche.
Fortified town, the historical centre of Offagna, overlooked by the 15th-century massive castle, is surrounded by defensive walls built to protect the town against the town of Ancona. The towers and the battlements tell us tales about knights, ladies, battles and duels.