5 Day Trips in Le Marche
From the Adriatic Sea to foothills of the Apennines, there's so much to see & taste in Northern Le Marche. Here are a few of our favorite day trips around the Pesaro-Urbino province.
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1. URBINO the Crown Jewel of northern Le Marche

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The crown jewel of Northern Le Marche, definitely worth a stop to this stunning walled city. Once the home of the Duke of Montefeltro and the famous painter, Raffael Sanzio, also one of the oldest Universities in Europe!f
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Tip: Park at Piazzale Mercatale: it’s super convenient, cheap and they even have an elevator if you need it to take you to the top of the hill/main piazza!

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Casa Santi
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The home of Raffael. For art lovers this is a must stop, but if you just want a taste without committing to a tour, check out the free exhibit on the ground floor and gift shop for an abridged tour of his works!
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2. FANO

Visit our favorite fishermen’s village to dip your toes in the Adriatic and get your full of fresh seafood! Our favorite spot for simple grilled seafood at the port is La Rustita - named after it's famous grilled fish, lightly tossed in breadcrumbs before the grill. Order with a liter of the house white - sparkling! It's the perfect combination on a hot summer's day at the beach!

Fano
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Hit up the weekly market on Saturday for the hustle & bustle, grab a few staples and head to the beach!
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La Rustita
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This is our go-to spot when we are craving simple grilled fish! Family-run and reservations suggested during the summer, here my suggested order: Liter of the house sparkling white (bianco frizzante) Mixed Grilled Fish Fried Calamari Salad & their homemade potato chips Finish with a local fisherman’s favorite, La Moretta - cafe with a zest log lemon, sugar and 3 boozes! It’s perfect after a big meal and just before you walk along the water.
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3. FURLO

My favorite detour along the old Roman road, the via Flaminia

Furlo Gorge Tunnel
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A great detour! Check out the one lane tunnel chiselled out my Roman slaves. Pull the car over and check it out and take a few photos. A little further down the road towards Inland is a fantastic park, piadine, an ancient church and an old Roman bridge partially excavated!
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Stop for a beer & piadine at this shady riverside spot. Great park for kids too!

Chiosco e Locanda Dell'Abbazia
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Beer & piadine!
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4. URBANIA

Home of Le Befana, this antique village is known for its ceramics! Stop at Caffe del Teatro for a cafe, artisan gelato or handmade pastry. On a rainy day, sit inside under the frescoed ceilings or better yet on a sunny day, sit and people watch outside their front doors in the main piazza!

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CAFFE' DEL TEATRO PASTICCERIA
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Artisan gelato, fancy pastries and fantastic coffee. Perfect to sit and people watch outside in the main piazza.
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5. MONDAVIO

A tiny town with huge trebuchets/catapults that sound the double walled medieval village perched on a hill. There's not much to do in this tiny town if there isn't a festival but it's worth a stop for the views and the incredible collection of antique catapults. Plus it's just a pretty drive. And if you're in the area, stop by Cantina Terra Cruda in nearby Fratte Rosa for a wine tasting in their gorgeous tasting room overlooking the vines!

Mondavio
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Antique trebuchets & catapults surround the walled village! Amazing views!!
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While you are in the area it would be a shame to miss Cantina Terracruda!

Cantina Terracruda
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One stop shop for many unique wines to Le Marche: Bianchello del Metauro, Incrocio Bruni 54 and a wonderful Pesarese Sangiovese Riserva. The gorgeous tasting room sits over the vines and they offer local cheeses alongside the tasting.
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Living in Le Marche, Italy since 2007 when together with my husband (a Chef) we opened an award winning farm, inn & cooking school, La Tavola Marche! With 25+ years working in high end hospitality & sustainable tourism we have consulted for five star hotels and boutique B&Bs. Traveling/eating my way through Europe while staying in airport motels, farmstays, boutique B&B's & luxury hotels - I'll share with you my insight and expertise in customer serivice & hospitality along with culinary, sustainable and bespoke travel. Here are a few local favorites in Italy & from our travels beyond! (Also lived in Seattle, New York, Amsterdam, France & Belize) Contact us for custom itineraries & travel consultations as well! Email: info@latavolamarche.com Web: www.latavolamarche.com Instagram: @ashleybartner + @latavolamarche
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5 Day Trips in Le Marche
From the Adriatic Sea to foothills of the Apennines, there's so much to see & taste in Northern Le Marche. Here are a few of our favorite day trips around the Pesaro-Urbino province.
11 Places • 75 Saves • ago
Free

1. URBINO the Crown Jewel of northern Le Marche

Urbino
@ashleybartner
The crown jewel of Northern Le Marche, definitely worth a stop to this stunning walled city. Once the home of the Duke of Montefeltro and the famous painter, Raffael Sanzio, also one of the oldest Universities in Europe!f
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Tip: Park at Piazzale Mercatale: it’s super convenient, cheap and they even have an elevator if you need it to take you to the top of the hill/main piazza!

Piazza Mercatale
@ashleybartner
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T O D O:

Casa Santi
@ashleybartner
The home of Raffael. For art lovers this is a must stop, but if you just want a taste without committing to a tour, check out the free exhibit on the ground floor and gift shop for an abridged tour of his works!
Add to
Details

2. FANO

Visit our favorite fishermen’s village to dip your toes in the Adriatic and get your full of fresh seafood! Our favorite spot for simple grilled seafood at the port is La Rustita - named after it's famous grilled fish, lightly tossed in breadcrumbs before the grill. Order with a liter of the house white - sparkling! It's the perfect combination on a hot summer's day at the beach!

Fano
@ashleybartner
Hit up the weekly market on Saturday for the hustle & bustle, grab a few staples and head to the beach!
Add to
Details

E A T:

La Rustita
@ashleybartner
This is our go-to spot when we are craving simple grilled fish! Family-run and reservations suggested during the summer, here my suggested order: Liter of the house sparkling white (bianco frizzante) Mixed Grilled Fish Fried Calamari Salad & their homemade potato chips Finish with a local fisherman’s favorite, La Moretta - cafe with a zest log lemon, sugar and 3 boozes! It’s perfect after a big meal and just before you walk along the water.
Add to
Details

For my Insiders Guide to Fano:

3. FURLO

My favorite detour along the old Roman road, the via Flaminia

Furlo Gorge Tunnel
@ashleybartner
A great detour! Check out the one lane tunnel chiselled out my Roman slaves. Pull the car over and check it out and take a few photos. A little further down the road towards Inland is a fantastic park, piadine, an ancient church and an old Roman bridge partially excavated!
Add to
Details

Stop for a beer & piadine at this shady riverside spot. Great park for kids too!

Chiosco e Locanda Dell'Abbazia
@ashleybartner
Beer & piadine!
Add to
Details

4. URBANIA

Home of Le Befana, this antique village is known for its ceramics! Stop at Caffe del Teatro for a cafe, artisan gelato or handmade pastry. On a rainy day, sit inside under the frescoed ceilings or better yet on a sunny day, sit and people watch outside their front doors in the main piazza!

Add to
Details

G E L A T O:

CAFFE' DEL TEATRO PASTICCERIA
@ashleybartner
Artisan gelato, fancy pastries and fantastic coffee. Perfect to sit and people watch outside in the main piazza.
Add to
Details

5. MONDAVIO

A tiny town with huge trebuchets/catapults that sound the double walled medieval village perched on a hill. There's not much to do in this tiny town if there isn't a festival but it's worth a stop for the views and the incredible collection of antique catapults. Plus it's just a pretty drive. And if you're in the area, stop by Cantina Terra Cruda in nearby Fratte Rosa for a wine tasting in their gorgeous tasting room overlooking the vines!

Mondavio
@ashleybartner
Antique trebuchets & catapults surround the walled village! Amazing views!!
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V I N O:

While you are in the area it would be a shame to miss Cantina Terracruda!

Cantina Terracruda
@ashleybartner
One stop shop for many unique wines to Le Marche: Bianchello del Metauro, Incrocio Bruni 54 and a wonderful Pesarese Sangiovese Riserva. The gorgeous tasting room sits over the vines and they offer local cheeses alongside the tasting.
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CURATED BY
Living in Le Marche, Italy since 2007 when together with my husband (a Chef) we opened an award winning farm, inn & cooking school, La Tavola Marche! With 25+ years working in high end hospitality & sustainable tourism we have consulted for five star hotels and boutique B&Bs. Traveling/eating my way through Europe while staying in airport motels, farmstays, boutique B&B's & luxury hotels - I'll share with you my insight and expertise in customer serivice & hospitality along with culinary, sustainable and bespoke travel. Here are a few local favorites in Italy & from our travels beyond! (Also lived in Seattle, New York, Amsterdam, France & Belize) Contact us for custom itineraries & travel consultations as well! Email: info@latavolamarche.com Web: www.latavolamarche.com Instagram: @ashleybartner + @latavolamarche
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