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ABOUT THE ITALIAN REGION OF LE MARCHE

Le Marche is one of the twenty Regions of Italy.  Touched by the regions of Lazio, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Abruzzo, with the Adriatic Sea on its eastern coast, it is in the middle of the north-south axis of Italy.

Relatively untouched by tourism owing to the traditional prominence of Toscana and the more-recent rise of Umbria, Le Marche is, nevertheless, a very pretty region with its profusion of medieval towns and villages and a diverse countryside comprising the rocky Sibilline mountains in the south-west and the soft green lowlands and plains that descend from the mountains to the sea.

The population of Le Marche is about 1.5 million, with most on the Region's east coast.

Le Marche's history stretches back over three thousand years to the time when it was inhabited by the Umbri tribes (who gave their name to modern-day Umbria) in the mountains and the Piceni who inhabited the plains and coast.  Since then Le Marche has seen a succession of rulers, from the Etruscans to the Romans, the Goths to the Lombards, the Holy Roman Empire, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, various tyrants, till finally the Repubblica d'Italia took over from the Pope in the mid-1800s.

 

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