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Marche resources

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tourist offices abroad

marche tourist offices

Other web sites
Here is a selection of some of the more useful web sites we've found. We're always looking to expand this section so let us know of any sites you think ought to be listed or if you find any broken links.

 

 

 

 

  1. Weather
    Weather & climate website for Le Marche (in Italian but the pictures are easy to understand).

 

  1. Food & wine
    Italian Cuisine -  About.Com's excellent pages include plenty on Marche food & drink + recipes  and even chat
    La Tavola Marche - good food blog from cookery school

 

  1. Italian language schools
    Centro Culturale Conero - Italian  language and culture courses near Monte Conero

 

  1. Cycling & Golf
    British cyclist Allan Nelson's account of a Marche cycling tour back in 2000
    Conero Golf Club - a link to the region's golf course

 

  1. Miscellaneous
    Bronzi Dorati - a site about the gilded bronzes of Pergola
    Bill Thayer's Gazetteer of Le Marche - excellent and erudite personal account of travels in the region

 

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Books
One advantage of the Marche is that they have yet to be discovered by large numbers of tourists; the corresponding disadvantage is that the range of guide books dedicated to the region is limited.

But now you can get a copy of our very own new guide to the region Le Marche: an insider's guide , available as a paperback or as an ebook download. See our buy the book page for details.

 

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Maps
The best map of the area for motorists and cyclists is the 1:200,000 Touring Club Italiano map of Umbria & Marche.

For walkers and mountain bikers find the three 1:50,000 sheets covering the mountainous zones of the Marche produced by KOMPASS-FLEISCHMANN:

  • Sheet 664: Gubbio-Fabriano
  • Sheet 665: Assisi- Camerino
  • Sheet 666: Monti Sibillini

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Italian tourist information offices abroad
The Italian State Tourist Board has branches in most capital cities offering a wealth of free tourist literature. You'll find their website here. Tell them you want to go to the Marche and complain if they don't flood you with glossy brochures.

  • Amsterdam Stadhouderskade 6, 1054 ES Amsterdam.
  • Frankfurt Kaiserstrasse 65, 6000 Frankfurt/Main 1 (also in Dusseldorf and Munchen).
  • London 1 Princes Street, London W1R 8AY.
  • Madrid Calle de Alcala 63, Madrid 28014 (also in Barcelona).
  • Toronto 175 Bloor Street, East Suite 907 - South Tower, Toronto (Ontario) M4W 3R8
  • Moscow 101000 - Office 212, Tchistopruonyj Bul. 5/10.
  • New York Suite 1565, 630 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10111.
  • Chicago 500 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2240, Chicago IL 60611.
  • Los Angeles 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
  • Paris 23 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris.

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Tourist information offices in the Marche
For tourist information offices just look for the italic "i" information symbol. Provincial capitals have offices that carry barrowloads of leaflets on the whole province, other larger towns of interest to tourists will have an information office with street plans, hotel lists, etc., open daily; smaller towns and villages will only have a Pro Loco with limited opening hours.

The main tourist information offices are:


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