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You can reach Marche by plane (Ancona airport, 35 minutes from the house), train, car or ferry. Once in Le Marche, you can get around by train (the official website of the Italian National Railways is : ), by car (the easiest way to discover Le Marche), by cab (usually stationed at train stations and main squares; for long trips to rural areas, negotiate the price beforehand) and by bus (schedules and routes:

Driving in the Marche

Drivers need a valid EU driver's license or an international driver's license. If you are traveling with your own car, you will also need the vehicle registration document; if the car is not in your name, you will also need a written authorization from the owner. Motorcyclists must also have all documents. You will also need your insurance certificate, preferably with an extension for foreign travel. If you break down, contact the Italian Automobile Club (ACI) at 116 for assistance in a foreign language. At regular intervals on freeways you will find breakdown pillars with two pushbuttons: one for medical assistance and one for roadside assistance.

National holidays
The national holidays are:

January 1 and 6

Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
April 25
May 1
June 2
November 1
December 8, 25 and 26
Throughout the year there are local holidays celebrating city saints.

Weather and clothing
Winter can be cold in the Marche; snow can fall at any time during the winter, even in lower regions. Snowfall is usually quite pleasant with a dry atmosphere. The winter sun is higher in the sky and you can feel the warmth well even in cold air temperatures. The snow usually stays for a short time - 4-5 days at most. In spring the weather is quite unpredictable, especially in April with sunny days and temperatures around 20° C during the day and quite cold rain or showers during the night. Temperatures at night can still be quite low, necessitating heating in your accommodation after sunset. Summers are hot and dry. After a few light showers in May, rain rarely falls until September. Autumn is delightful with still good weather, although rain is possible here and there; a warm sweater and rainproof clothing are recommended in spring and fall. The forests turn beautiful yellow, orange, red and brown in autumn and the sunsets are also spectacular at this time of year.

Light clothing is recommended in midsummer; a good sweater and rainproof clothing are needed in spring and fall. Warmer clothing is needed in winter. Please dress accordingly when visiting sacred sites. You can find the weather forecast for the Marche region here:

Health and travel insurance
In case of illness or accident, go to the emergency room of a hospital. The nearest hospital from Casa Amici is in Jesi. Pharmacies - easily identified by the green cross at the entrance - have standard opening hours, but guarantee 24-hour emergency service on a rotating shift schedule; details are posted on the door or in the window. EU citizens must have an EU insurance card; non-EU citizens are advised to obtain health and accident insurance before departure.

The official currency is the euro. You can withdraw cash from ATMs outside the banks with major bank and credit cards. Do not forget your PIN code. Traveler's checks in common currencies can be cashed in banks.

Banks are open Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.); hours may vary between individual banks.

Post office
Post offices are open on weekdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in larger cities also until 7:00 p.m. You can also get stamps at the tobacconist's ("Tabacchi"), which is marked with a T sign.

Tourist information
The main tourist information points are:

Ancona: via della Loggia 8, 60121 Ancona. tel +39 071 358991 fax +39 071 3589929

Ascoli Piceno: Piazza Arringo7, 63100 Ascoli Piceno. tel +39 0736 253045 fax +39 0736 252391

Civitanova Marche: Corso Umberto I 193, 62012 Civitanova Marche. tel +39 0733 813967 fax +39 0733 815027

Fabriano: Piazza del Comune 4, 60044 Fabriano. tel +39 0732 625067 fax +39 0732 629791

Fano: via C.Battisti, 10, 61032 Fano. tel +39 0721 803534 fax +39 0721 824292

Fermo: Piazza del Popolo, 6, 63023 Fermo. tel +39 0734 227940 fax +39 0734 215120 e-mail:

Gabicce Mare: Viale della Vittoria, 42, 61011 Gabicce Mare. tel +39 0541 954424 fax +39 0541 953500

Loreto: via Solari, 3, 60025 Loreto. tel +39 071 970276 fax +39 071 970020

Macerata: della Repubblica 31 62100 Macerata. tel +39 0733 234807 fax +39 0733 234487

Pesaro: Viale Trieste 164, 61100 Pesaro. tel +39 0721 69341 fax +39 0721 30462

Porto San Giorgio: Via Oberdan 5 63822 Porto San Giorgio. Tel + 39 0734 684868 fax +39 0734 678461


San Benedetto del Tronto: viale Cristoforo Colombo 5, 63039 San Benedetto del Tronto. tel +39 0735 781179 fax +39 0735 573211

Sarnano: Largo Ricciardi, 1, 62028 Sarnano. tel +39 0733 657144 fax +39 0733 657343

Senigallia: Via Manni 7 60019 Senigallia. tel +39 071 7922725 fax +39 071 7924930

Urbino: Via Puccinotti 35 61029 Urbino. tel +39 0722 2613 fax +39 0722 2441

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Vacation at last!

Do you want to go to the beach, hike, stroll around the city and enjoy high culture? Let's go to Marche, the land of natural wonders and cultural treasures. From Casa Amici you can reach the spots for your perfect vacation: travel with us virtually to Marche's top-class natural and cultural treasures, world-famous cathedral (Loreto), to magnificent villages, castles and beaches and through breathtaking landscapes. Not to forget the tempting Italian cuisine and friendly and relaxed Italians.