Marche’s multi-faceted beauty includes dramatic cliffs and mountains that spill into the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic

Go for this: Exploring the steep slope town of Urbino and Ancona’s Ancient Roman ruins (including Trajan’s Arch and Amphitheater)
But try this: Visiting one of the many Nature Reserves and Parks such as Monti Sibillini, Monti della Laga and Conero
Favorite hotel: Hotel Excelsior (Pesaro)
Favorite guest experience: Packing a picnic, a towel and sunscreen, and selecting one of the many golden sandy beaches that dot the coastline—especially near Senigallia
Foods: Ciauscolo (salame), vincisgrassi (lasagne), brodetto
Wine: Verdicchio, Pecorino
Best time to visit: April-September