Marche are located in an ideal geographical centre, hence their
characteristic as a natural meeting point for different cultures and
economic and cultural movement is valued and grows, changes and remains,
while becoming an integral part of the Marches’ identity.
This region hosts many regular and
From an economic point of view, the most famous is the International
Fishing Fair held in Ancona an international meeting point for
navigation and fishing.
Another example is the National Footwear Exhibition of Civitanova
and the Furniture Exhibition of Pesaro (along with the many
Market Exhibitions held at local level).
All these exhibitions aim at valuing the major products of the Marches.
The great cultural heritage is
celebrated by many renowned events, including the International
Exhibition of New Cinema and the National festival of Drama Groups held
Loreto hosts the show of Music Chapels and Senigallia hosts the
famous International Piano Competition. Urbino hosts many arts
congresses and the Leopardi Celebrations are held in Recanati,
finally, Tolentino hosts the pleasant Biennial Exhibition of Humour.
The many occasions for cultural
enrichment are coupled with theatrical and opera seasons, held
every year in splendid theatre scattered in the Marches, (in Macerata,
Jesi, Fermo, Senigallia, Pesaro, Fabriano, Recanati and Ascoli Piceno).
Famous and excellent theatre companies offer every year various shows,
which meet the expectations of a diversified audience.
Educational shows are devoted to young people, who are always enchanted by
Many shows focus on sports events,
such as boat races, horse races, climbing, hang gliding, motorbike races,
table tennis, fencing.
Finally, many leisure opportunities
are available in every town and village of the Marches, thanks to
exhibitions, shows and local festivals attracting lots of visitors.
Close to these areas, in small
villages on the hills, people continue to play bowls, trying to approach
the jack, filling the quiet countryside with their sounds.
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