Le Marche Province Guide

Can anyone suggest a guide that can get a small group (6 people) around Le Marche Province? None of us speak Italian but have relatives in the region. We would like someone trustworthy to contact them, arrange a meeting and also take us to some local sights. We would so appreciate it! Thanks. Sharon

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2460 posts

Le Marche is a region (Italy has 20) made up of several provinces. If you know the name of the province you are interested in, it will be easier to find help in locating a guide. You can try googling "Le Marche Provinces" and a web page with a list will show up. That list will probably link to a site that offers accommodations, guides, etc., or post again here with the name of a specific province.

Posted by Sharon
san mateo, ca, usa
48 posts

Thanks for the suggestion of more information. All we know at this point is that our great-grandfather emigrated from Amendola in Le Marche province in 1902. Siblings followed shortly thereafter, as did their mother but no one from the family ever returned. Now the great-grandchildren are on a mission. In the past some have written (with translations) to the local church and also the mayors' office, with no response. Any further suggestions?

Posted by Janet
Colorado, USA
506 posts

There's an Amendola in Italy, but not in Le Marche. You undoubtedly need Amandola, which is about 25 miles from Asoli Piceno, one of the largest towns in the province. That's where I'd start. You should be able to find an email address for their tourist office, which would help you find a guide.

Posted by Janet
Colorado, USA
506 posts

Sorry, Sharon, for my somewhat inaccurate reply. (I got sucked into the Region/Province dichotomy.) Amandola is in the province of Fermo, not the province of Ascoli Piceno (even though it's a tiny bit closer to Ascoli). So you might start in Fermo instead.

Posted by Quirite
Rome, Lazio, Italy
102 posts

A minor correction: the region's name is just "Marche", without the "le" article.

Posted by Sharon
san mateo, ca, usa
48 posts

Thank you all for your replies! We all so appreciate any and all information. It has been much too long since we connected with our roots. I know you must be wondering why none of us speak Italian but I guess after 3 generations, the language of our great-grandparents was simply lost. Very sad. Thank you again for your help. Sharon

Posted by Janet
Colorado, USA
506 posts

Be sure to read the Question of the Month on Rick's Sept. travel news. Several posts refer to travel planning for a group!