Th Marche region is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is located in the central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly.
My friend, Ernesto, took these photos riding near Castellucio. Less known than Tuscany and Umbria, Marche is a beautiful region to visit or cycle in. I last rode there in 2002 and thoroughly enjoyed it.