Le Marche in Italy is a region with something for everyone. To the west, the Apennines provide a stunning backdrop, while to the east lies the sunny, sandy coastline of the Adriatic. In between, the rolling hills and hilltop villages, farmland, vineyards and nature reserves make for a picturesque landscape. For those looking for a quintessentially Italian stay, medieval towns, similar to those found in Umbria and Tuscany, are the perfect choice. There are also some charming masserias in the hinterland, ideal for foodies. Meanwhile, the friendly seaside ports and harbours are a favourite amongst Italian holidaymakers. Urbino is a must-see for art lovers, having been a cultural capital in the 15th century when the era's most famous artists and architects were gathered here. Ascoli Piseno is the place to go for foodies, Pesaro is a great beach-break destination, and Ancona is the main transport hub for the region, boasting a large station, international ferry port and international airport. It's the ideal base for exploring Le Marche and its history, as well as its beaches and ferry ports.