The charming lands of Le
Marche seem engraved and modelled by the generous river and stream waters
flowing through them, lively and cool waters between the rocky mountains.
Water flows between hilly slopes, stopping for just a moment to create
small and clean lakes and then flowing again, as if rushing to reach the
Fresh or salt waters, calm
or lively waters, they always fascinate and attract visitors to get to
know them better, to help us understand the vital secret of perfect
harmony that can bind men to such a precious and useful element.
Water has always
characterized and contributed to the everyday activities of this
region’s inhabitants, over time it has become the ideal element for
those willing to engage in sports though remaining in close contact with
Using canoes and kayaks (provided
by the many local clubs) it is possible to follow an exciting and charming
“water path”, in which the cool river waters - surrounded by
spectacular rocky spurs – accompany the small boats through the swift
stream. Meanwhile, on the banks, fishermen challenge one another and wait
hoping for their lines to move.
Canoes continue with their
trip, softly touching calm lake waters that seem to appear as if by magic,
cooling down those swimming to reach the opposite shore.
Further on, after seeing
more streams and new landscapes, canoes reach the sea, offering new
emotions and various possibilities to engage in water sports; the
multi-coloured sails of the windsurfs circle running after each other in
the waves, while brave scooter enthusiasts break the silence. In the open
sea, the charming white colour of many sails reminds us that a sailing
race is taking place and soon a boat will elegantly and silently reach the
desired finish. It is possible to find many sailing schools and boats for
hire at the nautical clubs of the Marches’ coastline.
On the beaches, many young
people engage in applauded beach volley competitions (Falconara Marittima
hosts the international beach volley championships every year). Scuba
divers, either expert or beginners – who started thanks to targeted
courses - discover the magic secrets of the unsullied seabed.
In the open sea it is
possible to do deep-sea fishing on equipped boats. Fishermen have the
chance to catch tunas and small local sharks (with the typical
Hemingway’s sense of adventure).
Among sails and wakes there
flies a strange kite in the sky, a lively foulard inflated with wind.
Those seeing it are astonished; it is a kite-surf, which will make those
using it zigzag in the picturesque border marked by the horizon, between
the blue sea and the air.
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