Marche is also known as "Italy's best-kept secret", because the beauty of the landscapes, the excellent cuisine and the fine-sandy beaches have been spared by the great influxes of tourists so far. The region is very varied and offers relaxation on the beach, action in the vineyards and a diverse cultural program. Anyone who has discovered Marche for themselves usually does not want to leave. Useful information also under: www.turismo.marche.i
Monte Conero National Park
The name comes from the Greek Komaròs for the strawberry tree, which grows on the slopes of the mountain. The flora also includes oaks, holm oaks, Aleppo pines and Mediterranean cypresses.
Since 1987, Conero is protected as a natural park. The wildlife includes badgers, stone martens, mouse weasels, yellow-bellied toads, peregrine falcons, kingfishers and whitetails. The beautiful bays of Numana and Sirolo on the Riviera del Conero are a feast for the eyes. (About 50 minutes from Villa Caravaggio).
Lago di Pilato
According to the legend of Sybilla, the Lago di Pilato is the "Lago Averno" and at the same time the entrance door for the underworld. Around the year 1200 AD, the popularity of Lake Pilato grew and became the destination of sorcerers and magicians.
Sometimes the waters of the lake turn red. This is caused by the Chirocephalus Marchesonii (a red scampi species during the breeding time). (About 1h 45min from Villa Caravaggio.)
Lago di Fiastra
In the south of Marche is a true natural spectacle, the lake of Fiastra. Despite its artistic nature, its waters are crystal clear and reflect the peaks of the surrounding Monte Sibillini in every season. Here you can swim, sail and much more. It is a wonderful alternative to a day at the beach. (About 1h 20min from Villa Caravaggio.)
Grotte di Frasassi
The Frasassi caves are located in Genga, near Fabriano. This beautiful cave was first discovered in 1971. The colours are very well preserved making them one of the most spectacular caves in Europe. There are guided tours of the caves during the day, approximately every two hours. The tour lasts about 75 minutes. More info at: www.frasassi.com (About 1h 20min from Villa Caravaggio.)
Monti Sibillini National Park
Visiting the municipalities of the Monti Sibillini Park is a unique opportunity to feel the flair of yesteryear and enjoy the treasures that man has been able to preserve in perfect harmony with nature over the centuries.
The National Park of the Sibillini Mountains includes the highest mountain range of the Apennines of Umbria and Marche, as well as the highest peak of the area, Monte Vettore with an altitude of 2,479 m and several municipalities of the regions of Umbria and Marche. A treat in any season: skiing in winter, rafting and canyoning in the warm months, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding. (About 1h 30min from Villa Caravaggio.)
Marche offers its visitors an extraordinary variety of travel routes and places of faith that have shaped the region since the dawn of Christianity. Camaldolese, Cistercians and Franciscans have dotted the area with monasteries and abbeys, some of which still receive guests and visitors as they did before there were pilgrims and hikers.
o Santa Maria Abbey in Chiaravalle (about 1 hour away)
o San Salvatore Abbey in Valdicastro (about 1h 45 min away)
o Basilica of Loreto (about 45 minutes away)
o Basilica of San Nicola da Tolentino (about 55 minutes away)