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Marche is a region in the central eastern coastal area of Italy.




Marche extends over an area of 9,694 km² of the central Adriatic slope between Emilia-Romagna to the north, Tuscany and Umbria to the west, and Lazio and Abruzzo to the south, the entire eastern boundary being formed by the Adriatic. Most of the region is mountainous or hilly, the main features being the Apennine chain along the internal boundary and an extensive system of hills descending towards the Adriatic. With the sole exception of Monte Vettore, 2,476 metres high, the mountains do not exceed 2,400 metres. The hilly area covers two-thirds of the region and is interrupted by wide gullies with numerous short rivers and by alluvial plains perpendicular to the principal chain. The parallel mountain chains contain deep river gorges, the best known being those of the Furlo, the Rossa and the Frasassi.
The coastal area is 173 kilometres long and is relatively flat and straight except for the hilly area between Gabicce and Pesaro in the north, and the eastern slopes of Monte Conero near Ancona.




Getting There

By Boat

Ancona Harbour

Ancona Harbour

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  • From Ancona, there are crossing to Split, Zadar, Hvar and Vis. Check the Jadrolinija website for details.
  • From Ancona, crossings by ferry arrive in Split and Hvar respecitvely, but only during the summer months of June to September. Check Jadrolinija or SNAV for details.
  • SEM Maritime Company between Ancona and Split, seasonal between Ancona and both Hvar and Vis Island.
  • Hydrofoil Miatrade between Ancona and both Bozava and Zadar.





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