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Marche Country Homes: Your Dream Home in Italy

If you're looking to rent or buy a property in Europe, the Marche area of Italy has a lot going for it. Italy is home to La Dolce Vita, the sweet life which makes pleasure an art form. But the Marches (pronounced Lay Markay and locally spelled Le Marche) comes without the crowds that often spoil visits to other, more famous parts of the country. Here's a look at the Marche region and how you can acquire you own dream home here. First, let's look at the location and attractions of Italy's Marche region. The Marches is the lesser known of the three regions (along with Tuscany and Umbria which lie to the west) that make up central Italy.

It comprises six provinces - Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Pesaro, and Urbino. It may be lesser known but its charms can equal any of those in Italy. You can visit lovely beaches and harbors, monasteries and abbeys, towns and old gated cities with shrines and renaissance churches and enchanting palazzos. In fact, the whole region is steeped in culture and history. Marche's cities are splendid but are just part of the region's pleasures.

Outside the cities you can experience true natural beauty of Italy. Inland this is in the form of limestone peaks pitted by deep gorges and water cascading into stone pools. Near the shore, there are wonderful seaside walks and an abundance of beach resorts such as Fano in the north and Pedaso and San Benedetto del Tronto in the south. In fact the whole Adriatic coastline, stretching from Pesaro in the north to San Benedetto in the south, offers scenic wonders and superb beaches. Wining and dining has its pleasures too. Marche cuisine comprises a hearty blend of rustic fare and seafood. The staple wine of the region is verdicchio, a young, crisp drink that perfectly complements seafood. When you've decided that the Marches is the place for you, you'll be pleased to know that you have a wide range of accommodation options. These include rooms, apartments, villas, country homes,and even castlellas. And Marche real estate is far more affordable than in other parts of Italy.

One magical way to stay in the Marches is in a restored home. You can enjoy authentic Italian living with all the comforts of modern life. If you're planning on staying at the Marches region for a week or a year or a lifetime, you'll need to systemize you house hunting operation. For success you'll need to contact a local firm that specializes in the sale and rent of properties in the area. A quality company will have a long track record and the technical expertise to survey property. They must also be able to deal with all the bureaucratic details that accompany any rent, lease or sale of real estate. But before contacting a reputable firm, you'll have to decide on the type of home you want so you can give them some guidelines. And remember that this is a vast area so visiting homes in far-flung locations can be a time-consuming procedure. If you follow these simple procedures and use the services of a professional firm, you'll have no problem in finding the residence of your dreams in Marche. And remember by living there, you're not only gaining a residence in a place of natural beauty but also gaining a sense of tradition.

For complete information about accommodation in the Marches region of Italy along with a complete professional turn-key service, visit: http://www.mch.it/countryhomes.htm to view a range of delightful restored homes in the Marches.


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