Marche Wine Region
Coined “the New Tuscany,” the Marche Wine Region is one of Italy’s last untouched wine regions and a must for gourmet travelers. Sandwiched between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Le Marche was long kept from realizing its full potential as a wine-growing area by poverty and geography. Even with recent decades’ relative prosperity and the improvements in communication lines, Le Marche is still off the beaten track. Tuscany and Umbria lie just to the west. Yet, the charms of rural Marche – wines that are as easy on the palate as they are on the wallet, long stretches of pristine coast, and stunning medieval towns like Ascoli Piceno and Urbino – have remained largely undiscovered. Yet this area is as captivating as anything you will find in Italy, and as Marche wines are finally beginning to make their mark on the wine world, the region is inching ever closer to the mainstream.
Le Marche is a beautiful wine region with miles of untamed coastline. Picturesque fishing villages like Portonovo, Renaissance gems like Urbino (where the painter Raphael was born), medieval hamlets such as Urbania, rustic mountain villages like Carpegna, and wild expanses of nature that culminate in the splendorous peaks of Monti Sibillini. The most famous wine towns include the capital, Ancona, and lovely Ascoli Piceno, Cupramontana, Matelica, Cingoli, Fabriano (and its curious Paper and Watermark Museum), Conero, the beautiful fortified village of Jesi, Recanati (also famous for being the birthplace of one of Italy’s most famous poets- Giacomo Leopardi) and Numana. Other fascinating places include the Grotte di Frasassi, a spectacular cave network that is the largest of its kind in Europe and features million-year-old stalactites!
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