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Has anyone visited the Le Marche region?

On this year's 10 or 12 day trip to Italy we will explore Rome. I thought about including the Amalfi Coast and Naples but after seeing Rick's videos on those places, they really aren't appealing to me - too touristy. Has anyone experienced the Le Marche region? Is there a reason it isn't included in the majority of travel books, including Rick's? I would love to hear some experiences or insights. Thanks.

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I lived there for a summer many years ago and am planning to go back this summer. Ascoli Piceno is great as is the Adriatic coast and I hear Ancona is too. I have fond memories of the mountians in Le Marche (Vettore) OUr local wine merchant frequently features wines from this region.

I have posted questions re this area and haven't had responses to some of them as this region.

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You don't hear much about it because most people go to the places everybody talks about: Tuscany, the Cinque Terra and the Amalfi coast. I think it is definitely worth a visit. We were there twice, just before all the resorts opened and off season when a lot of them were closed. The Adriatic Coast is beautiful, nice beaches, and plenty of wonderful little towns. You can also visit another country, San Marino, while you're there. I say, do something different, go for it. Happy Travels.