Italy's Best Kept Secret - Le Marche
Instead of following the throng of tourists to Rome and Tuscany why not join us to experience the less well trodden parts of Il Bel Paese and uncover some hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered.
Le Marche is still Italy’s best-kept secret. It remains one of the very few places in Italy which has escaped mass tourism despite its medieval hilltop towns full of art and culture, it’s hidden beaches, its patchwork quilt countryside, its three national parks - it really is a secret slice of Italy and what better place to start your discovery of Le Marche than with a stay at our luxury boutique Hotel Leone which sits in the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains and is just a 25 minute drive to the beach.
It is an area of outstanding beauty, easily rivalling that of Tuscany. It is a particularly interesting region with 250 museums and art galleries, 150 castles and fortresses, 200 Romanesque churches, 40 abbeys, 113 theatres, 6 national and regional parks – the list goes on.
The Italians describe it as “all of Italy in one region.” This is a perfect description as this area combines a rich history and culture with breathtaking mountain ranges, rolling hills, lush green fields that resemble a patchwork quilt and blue-flag sandy beaches. The beauty and riches of the area already attract a significant and growing number of tourists, particularly in the summer months.
When to Visit Le Marche
Le Marche tends to have long, hot summers and short, cold winters and plenty of sunny days all year round. The hottest months are July and August with temperatures often exceeding 30℃. Fortunately as the hotel is near the mountains we can benefit from cooler breezes and fressher air during those extremely warm days and nights.
From Mid April until October the days tend to be sunny although mornings and evenings are cooler outside of the mid-May to August months.
November and December are often bright, sunny days with colder nights and are when the snow starts to fall on the nearby peaks.