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Trip Guide to Italy's Adriatic Beaches

Simon Watson A view of Urbino's tiled rooftops, from the <em>studiolo</em> in the Palazzo Ducale.

Photo: Simon Watson

Le Marche is a lesser known part of Italy, with a 111-mile-long coastline—a protruding left hip on the Adriatic Sea—and stretches of unspoiled countryside extending into Umbria. A schizophrenic existence is possible in Le Marche, as one shuttles back and forth between the austere hill towns and the sybaritic resorts and bathing establishments along the Adriatic, where for four to five months of the year raked sands are ornamented by a forest of striped, polka-dotted, and bright-colored umbrellas. Read the article

Inspired by: Italy's Le Marche | The Other Side of Italy — by Gini Alhadeff, Published Jun. 2006

Hotels (5)

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Restaurants (9)

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    Caffé Meletti

    The restaurant serves aperitifs and antipasti in an authentic Art Nouveau setting.

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    Uliassi

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    Susci Bar Clandestino

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    Il Saraghino

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    Ristorante Farfense

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    Migliori

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    La Madonnina del Pescatore

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    Il Castiglione

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    Da Andreina

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    Rossini Opera Festival

    Every August in Pesaro, opera enthusiasts come for the celebration of the native-son composer.

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    Galleria Nazionale delle Marche

    The museum contains Paintings by Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca.

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    La Basilica di San Nicola a Tolentino

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    Abbadia di Chiaravalle Fiastra

    The Abbey at Fiastra is one of the most serene, with a shaded portico and an ample courtyard that has a well at the center. The windows of the monk

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    Church of Santa Maria in Telusiano

    Go to Monte San Giusto to see Lorenzo Lotto's Crucifixion, the altarpiece in a tiny church, Santa Maria in Telusiano.

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    Santa Maria a Pié di Chienti

    Near Montecosaro, the bare-brick Romanesque church of Santa Maria a Pié di Chienti, flanked by a smoke-filled café teeming with men playing cards,

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    Museo Villa Colloredo Mels

    Venture out to see Lorenzo Lotto's Annunciation at the small Colloredo-Mels museum in the historical center of town.

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    Santa Casa and Basilica

    Make a pilgrimage to the Holy House of the Black Madonna. The surrounding area is full of shops selling fascinating souvenirs.

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    Villa Imperiale

    The structure was both a fortress plus a Renaissance villa, built in four levels on a hillside, with geometric gardens.

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    Pinacoteca e Museo delle Ceramiche

    The museum display ceramics from the 1500's to the present, including 1900's majolicas of Pesaro's Ferruccio Mengaroni.

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    Raphael's Birth House

    The artist was born and taught to paint by his father here, though none of his paintings are on display.

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