EXHIBITIONS IN THE MARCHES
Raphael and Urbino
April 4th – July 12th, 2009
Urbino - Palazzo Ducale
Pasqualino Rossi. Discovering a Baroque Figure
March 1st – September 13th, 2009
Serra San Quirico - Polo Museale di Santa Lucia
The Cardinal’s Rooms. Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Guercino and Mattia Preti for Cardinal Pallotta
May - November 2009
Tullio Pericoli. Sitting and Admiring: Landscapes from 1966 to 2009
March 21st – October 13th, 2009
Ascoli Piceno - Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea
VILLAGE FAIRS AND FEASTS
Fairs, feasts and recollections of historical events take place in all villages and towns in the Marches. Since it is impossible to list all of them, contact us for details.
Sausage festival in San Marcello (Ancona)
Historical tournament “Palio della Rana” in Fermigliano (Pesaro)
Garagoj (= murex) festival in Marotta (Pesaro)
Asparagus festival in Avacelli (Ancona)
Strawberry festival in Ostra (Ancona)
Porchetta (= roast sucking pig) festival in Apiro (Macerata)
Festival of the artichoke of the Marches in Montelupone (Macerata)
Broad bean and cheese festival in Auditore (Pesaro)
Pigeon festival in Orciano di Pesaro (Pesaro)
Many events take place in June, July and August. Detailed programs of each event are to be found in the apartments.
FESTIVAL OF THE GRAPE HARVEST in Arcevia, in the last week of September, with music, dance, a floats parade, games, gastronomic stands and restaurants serving typical dishes for an amusing weekend dedicated to wine.
visit the Marches in October… when nature is experiencing its seasonal changes. You will have the opportunity of relaxing on the peaceful hills of the Marches, visiting diaries and wineries, tasting our fine wines and truffles and visiting the numerous outlets where you can buy not only shoes – the Marches are famous for their footwear industry – but also mens-, womens- and childrenswear, furniture, toys, etc…
Itineraries – Events
Itineraries – Events
THE MARCHES: Italy in One Region!
The Marches are a peaceful and serene region scattered with fortresses, castles, ancient churches and cities of art.
The ideal place for relaxing, the region lies between the Apennines and the Adriatic coast, extending for 180 kilometres.
The Marches feature wonderful beaches, 26 seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea, the seaport of Ancona and nine cruise ports, 500 squares, over 1000 important monuments, about a hundred cities of art, thousands of churches – including 200 Romanesque churches, 163 sanctuaries, 106 castles, 15 fortresses, 170 towers, 34 archaeological sites and 71 historical theatres 42 of whom are still active. The Marches are the Italian region with the highest density of museums and picture galleries, with 242 of them scattered in 246 municipalities. Three-hundred fifteen libraries house over 4 million books.
In the Marches there are 2 national parks – Monte Sibillini and Gran Sasso
4 regional parks – Monte Conero, Sasso Simone e Simoncello; Monte San Bartolo; Gola della Rossa and Frasassi
3 nature reserves – Abbadia di Piastra, Gola del Furlo and Montagna di Torricchio.
Over 1000 floristic areas and 15 state forests.
Do you like the sea ?
Senigaglia magnificent smooth Blue Flag beach is just 33 kilometres from Il Boschetto (half an hour by car).
If you prefer, you can swim or dive in Conero crystal clear waters and visit Sirolo and Numana…
Do not forget that here the coast is not sandy but rocky.
Or do you prefer mountain ?
Many CAI trails stretch on Monte alla Croce and around Arcevia, for pleasant hikes suitable also for children and non-experts. If you are free-climbing fans and experts, try Gola della Rossa and the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini.
What about sports ?
Apart from the visiting the beautiful and suggestive FRASASSI CAVES, you can also book a special speleological tour. In the Parco della Gola della Rossa you can dedicate to RAFTING, PARAGLIDING and other sports. Or you can play GOLF in Ancona. Just a few kilometres from IL BOSCHETTO there are two RIDING STABLES, where you can learn to horse ride or rent a horse for riding up the hills. MOUNTAIN BIKE lovers can choose among thousands of pathways.
SAN VITTORE SPA are close to IL BOSCHETTO. The spa resort is specialized in inhalation treatments, mud baths, baths, aerosol, humages, vaporizations, irrigations, insufflations, massages, shiatzu massages, hearing and acoustic impedance tests and aesthetic treatments.
THE MARCHES FOR CHILDREN
You can visit FALCONARA ZOO, the SULPHUR MINES in Perticara, the MUSEO DELLA CARTA e DELLA FILIGRANA in FABRIANO, the Museo della Mezzadria and the Museo della Tortura.