In my pilgrimage from Rome to Loretto I again crossed the Apennine: from the coast of the Adriatic I traversed a fruitful and populous country, which could alone disprove the paradox of Montesquieu, that modern Italy is a desert.
Edward Gibbon - Autobiography - To Naples and Back - 1796
Even on the most wearily reluctant tourist Urbino imposes itself; there is no escaping it; it must be seen.
Aldous Huxley - Along the Road. Notes and Essays of a Tourist - 1925
1864 clickable map of the Marches
Ancona Ascoli Cagli Camerino Cesena Cingoli Civitanova Fano Fermo Fossombrone Gradara Jesi Loreto Macerata Macerata Feltria Matelica Osimo Pesaro Recanati Rimini Ripatransone San Leo Sassocorvaro Sanseverino Senigallia Tolentino Treia Urbania Urbino Urbisaglia
The image used as background for this page shows a statue by Giorgio Orsini (aka Giorgio da Sebenico) portraying a knight, the symbol of Ancona, at Loggia dei Mercanti.