In any corner of the Marche region you breathe culture.
It is the perfect destination for art lovers and those who wish to discover its treasures.
The walled urban centers, widespread all over the Marche region, witness an important past: the Middle Ages has deeply marked the region’s identity. Furthermore the region boasts around 400 museums and art galleries; it is the first region in Italy for report people/museums. There are actually 315 libraries; many of them are historical, with old collections, manuscripts and incunabula, that are classified according to the most innovative European guidelines.
In addition to museums, libraries, archives and theaters, there are also outstanding religious buildings, like abbeys, monasteries and churches. Do not forget masterpieces of military art, like castles, walled towns and fortresses, documenting a glorious past.
The visit at art cities will surprise you: Urbino, one of the capitals of the Renaissance, is the place where the Duke Federico da Montefeltro built the Ducal Palace, a palace that still stands as an eloquent memorial to this quintessential Renaissance man, included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, and Ancona, Macerata, Pesaro, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, Fano, Jesi, Fabriano, Senigallia, Tolentino, S. Severino Marche, Camerino, Recanati, Loreto, Urbania, Offida, Ripatransone, Arcevia, Fossombrone, Osimo and many more are waiting for you!!
The Marche region also offers a full program of cultural events, like, for instance, the Rossini Opera Festival taking place in Pesaro, the Macerata Opera Festival taking place in Macerata and the Pergolesi Spontini Festival, taking place in Jesi.