Italy is a diverse country on which a multiplicity of elements converges, making it extremely impressive and unique all over the world.
In Italy, every town, village or hamlet is surrounded by a centuries-old culture, which is reflected in any street, lane or alleyway. The blending between the past and the present is an intrinsic characteristic that can be seen walking through the streets and squares. A visual pleasure enriching the personal cultural baggage of the tourist.
Italy is divided into four climatic areas: Mediterranean, Continental, Apennine and Alpine.
If you decide to take a trip to Italy, you should be prepared to these climatic differences. To completely enjoy what the country can offer, try to experience all these different climate areas at different times of the year.
Climates and sub-climates giving an incredible variety of opportunities for tourists
Depending on the latitude, there are different natural environments with more specific weather conditions that characterise the climate of the Peninsula. Being Italy almost completely surrounded by the sea, it’s possible to spend amazing holidays in beautiful beaches but if you’re rather a mountain lover, you just need to drive for a few km to find yourself within the thick woods of the Apennines.
Italian climate, besides determining a rich variety of flora and fauna also influences cooking habits, an essential element linked to culture, territory and climate.
Wherever you are in Italy, you can (or rather you must) taste ancient flavours tied to seasons and places, mixed with the most recent culinary productions of a high quality level, which have been representing Italy in the world.
Le Marche: between sea and mountains
Located on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains, Le Marche region is one of the most surprising beauties of the Italian peninsula.
Between North and South of Italy, Le Marche remains intact and untouched by the devastation of mass tourism characterising the sea and mountain regions of the Bel Paese.
It’s true that the Adriatic coast still remains one of the most listed and visited seaside resorts during the summer period, but more and more tourists venture away from those beaches and sea, looking for the heart of nature.
In the hinterland, more than in any other part of central Italy, you can find places where time seems to have stopped.
If you want to admire masterpieces of the Renaissance or Medieval art and architecture rather than cross wild and unexplored mountains, Le Marche offers so many different experiences to keep you busy for years! You will rarely have to queue up with endless rows of impatient tourists.
The scenery of Le Marche literally changes according to the destination chosen. You can go to the beach and enjoy the sun, the many entertainment activities or the waves that gently bathe the shore. Alternatively you can go to the mountains and escape the heat or simply spend relaxing holidays in close contact with nature. In any case, one doesn’t exclude the other.
When to visit Le Marche?
Le Marche is characterised by a Mediterranean and mild climate along the coast, becoming harsher in the hinterland, especially during the winter period.
Along the coast summer is quite hot, but the heat is often relieved by the gentle breath of the wind. Winter instead is rather cold.
Spring and autumn have a very variable climate and sunny days alternate with thunderstorms, with noticeable temperature changes.
In the hinterland summer is pleasant, especially in the evening, whereas winter is cold and snowy at higher altitudes.
The best period to visit Le Marche is spring: from mid-April to late May temperatures are pleasant, sun is often shining and everything is blooming, although sometimes there are rainy days.
Another good period is the first half of September. Then moving towards October temperatures are always good but some rainfall is not to be excluded.
At the beginning of spring, between March and the first half of April weather can be mild and sunny, but also cold and rainy: it is a fairly unstable period.
April, May, June and September are ideal months for visiting Le Marche if you can’t handle the heat. In springtime, the landscape is characterised by green hills, meadows and woods. In autumn you can enjoy the beautiful colours giving breathtaking panoramas to those who are not used to so much unspoiled nature.
Still wondering which is the best time to visit Le Marche?
To escape the heat from mid-July to mid-August, you can opt for a getaway in the Apennines, where it is not overcrowded with tourists and the breeze cools the summer air.
Summer is good especially in the hinterland of Le Marche, where temperatures are never suffocating and evenings are extremely pleasant, thanks to the height most cities and borgos are located.
If you decide to take a trip to Italy, especially to the most central regions, you’re probably aware of the riches you’ll encounter. There’s a great variety of flavours and typical local products from cheeses, cold cuts, to wine and grappa. Don’t forget, October and November are the right months to taste truffle!
Le Marche is famous for the many evening events throughout the year: concerts, festivals and historical reenactments are part of Le Marche tradition, attracting tourists that want to experience the authentic side of this land.
Le Marche: hill towns and cities which are today fortresses of rural culture
Le Marche countryside is known for its wavy fields dotted with small hill towns. That’s exactly why many visitors come to Le Marche, aiming to savour that side of Italy far from frenetic mass tourism, but extremely welcoming to those who are not used to so much greenery and nature.
Le Marche is famous for its natural beauty, its landscapes described in many famous literary works and its countryside, remaining intact and far from the worst excesses of the present century.
Le Marche is a very varied region able to offer the tourist an excellent mix of beauties: from the incredible historical and artistic heritage, the enchanting mountain and hill views to the unique sea panoramas.
Thanks to its exclusive scenery, renowned food&wine tradition, lovely sea and hill villages, Le Marche is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Bel Paese.
The best time to visit Le Marche depends on you
Thanks to the climatic differences between the various areas of the region, every month of the year has a more appropriate destination to be visited. If you’re visiting the seaside areas, the months between June and September are the best.
If you want to practice sports on the Apennines such as hiking or skiing without giving up the cultural aspect of food&wine, the months between March and June but also September and October are the perfect choice.
There is no best period to visit Le Marche, but generally speaking the most suitable one goes from March to October, when temperatures are mild enough for visiting the typical Renaissance villages, taking long walks in the hills or spending a day by the sea.
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Here’s a small preview of the Villas thought for you in Le Marche region!