The Marche region
Immerse yourself in a fascinating journey of suggestions and emotions by ideally navigating between the sea, the mountains, and the pristine hills of Marche. Let yourself be carried away and... maybe ... one day come and see by yourself the beauty of this land.
What to do in Campofilone
Camping Village Fontana Marina is located near Campofilone, a beautiful town that was founded on the castle walls of an ancient Benedictine abbey. This town of monastic origin dates back to the 11th century and still preserves several sections of crenellated walls and a polygonal tower. A visit to the church of Santa Maria, a 15th-century abbey not far from the castle walls, is recommended. From Campofilone there is a wonderful view of the sea, which is in fact a short distance away and provides the perfect setting for an evening stroll at sunset. Here you can also buy the famous maccheroncini of Campofilone, a type of handmade pasta as thin as "angel hair" that has ancient and noble origins.
What to see in the Marche region
The Marche Region is a vast and surprisingly fascinating region; its hilly hinterland can boast an unspoiled landscape untouched by mass tourism. The coastline, which runs the length of the region, is particularly prized for its clear sea. Marche's beaches hold no fewer than 17 blue flags, positioning the Marche region as one of the Italian regions with the best beaches in terms of quality and services offered. Lovers of wild beaches won't want to miss the Riviera del Conero, a stunning stretch of coastline in the north of the region, with white rock walls falling sheer into the turquoise sea. Further south, on the other hand, the Riviera delle Palme is located, where there are wide sandy beaches with well-equipped facilities suitable for families.
The Marche region is also popular with outdoor sports such as trekking, mountain biking, cycling and mountaineering. The Apennines, which dominate the region's hinterland, possess a green heritage of great importance: three of Italy's most beautiful national parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga), four regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo and Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi) and six nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Montagna di Torricchio, Sentina, Gola del Furlo, Monte San Vicino and Monte Canfaito). Not to be missed are the famous Frasassi Caves, among the largest and most beautiful in Europe.
Medieval towns and villages
As many as 23 villages recognized as some of the most beautiful in Italy and winners of prestigious awards such as Orange Flags, Authentic Villages and Green Flags can be visited in the Marche region. The historical and artistic legacy of this region is priceless: just think of the contribution that the magnificent city of Urbino made to the Italian Renaissance by being the birthplace of the great Raphael. Some of the most recommended towns for a visit are Ascoli Piceno, Jesi, Loreto, Cagli, Macerata Feltria, Porto Recanati, Sirolo but the list could go on and on. It can be determined that wherever you are in this region you will be close to one or more places of historical interest to visit. We therefore recommend that you bring comfortable shoes, a camera and a great desire to explore this wonderful and varied area.
The Marche region is also a destination for religious pilgrimage. The Basilica of Loreto attracts many believers from all over the world. Catholics gather here in Our Lady's Square to pray before the remains of the Holy House of Nazareth where Jesus Christ lived. The city is rich in historical and architectural beauty that is certainly worth a visit.
Food & Wine
Marche's traditional food and wine products are truly as many and as varied as its landscape. Among the most outstanding wines we point out Verdicchio from Jesi and Rosso Conero, but many others could be listed, also Passerina and Pecorino are excellent wines that are conquering tables all over Italy. Local specialties include Maccheroncini of Campofilone, a variety of traditional egg pasta that has received the PGI designation, exclusive to the territory and town of Campofilone. Among other Marche's specialties we recommend trying vincisgrassi, ciauscolo, Chichiripieno, Brodetto and all the fish dishes which are particularly delicious in this region. Among the desserts we recommend trying Offida mushrooms or Peschette di Acquaviva Picena. All that remains is to try them all...one by one.