The Marche Region is famous for its handcraft items, made with the same wisdom of old times. So, what could be better than travel along the Marche discovering its ancient popular traditions? Here there are some suggestions.
If you like pottery, you surely know the city of Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante, famous thanks to its prestigious pottery of the Renaissance, still considered one of the few centers where it is worked the artistic pottery in Italy.
Did you know that the famous hat that Federico Fellini, the director, was used to wear has been made in the Marche? It was made in the city of Montappone, a little village in the province of Fermo that nowadays has preserved the tradition to produce hats that one can buy in this amazing city.
Do you want to buy a special gift? We suggest you to visit Ascoli Piceno, Jesi, Fano. These cities are famous for the manufacturing of gold and precious metals, that are used to realize fine jewels totally handmade and designed according to the tradition.
If you like lace and crochet, Offida is your city: here there are a lot of small shops where it is possible to buy different kind of embroided items (cantù offidano, Venice stitch, Reinassance stitch…).
Do you like shoes? Go visit Fermo!
Here the word “handmade” it is a credo: think about the shoe district of this province in the South of the Marche, that boasts a national Guinness, with other few areas in Italy. Everyone knows, all over the world, some prestigious brands that manufacture very fashion items but few knows that them are made in the Marche. Customized or pret-a-porter, you are always ok when you are wearing a pair of shoes made in Marche! To better plan your shopping tour, click here.
Top Level wine and food!
When you think about the Marchigiana cooking, what do you think first? Vincisgrassi, brodetto, verdicchio, passatelli, crescia, ciauscolo, rosso piceno, maccheroncini from Campofilone, frustingo, salame from Fabriano, casciotta from Urbino, moscioli from Portonovo… and much more!
Are you sure to know all the Marchigiana cooking specialties? The best way to know a territory through its cooking is discovering it through the food: take a look at the excellences of the Region and find out where you can buy typical items and bring back home the real taste of the Marche.
Do you love shopping? Do you have a little time and do you want to try a few of everything our territory can offer? You cannot miss the project In-Outlet, severely Made in Marche. A full selection of all the outle shops in the Marche, from A to Z, from fashion to wine and food. Addresses, usefull suggestions, discounts and the chance to download a Card valid for your purchases with special offers that are valid all year long.