Transportation in Le Marche Region of Italy: An Essential Guide

| April 22, 2016

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Are you searching for a property in Le Marche? Then, you’ll be happy to know it is one of the best positioned areas of the entire ‘boot’. Stretching between the Adriatic sea and the Appennine mountains, its strategic location makes it a great destination for tourists and people thinking to move there.

So it’s no surprise that the international press pointed to Le Marche as one of the best places to retire. Also our statistics put it in the top 10 of the most sought-after Italian regions by international buyers looking for a second home abroad.

Let’s see how you can reach and explore Le Marche!

Getting to Le Marche

By plane – Getting to Le Marche region by plane from overseas countries is very easy. This is because it is excellently served by Ancona-Falconara international airport. You will be able to book flights which fly to the rest of the country and to other European cities at affordable prices.

You can reach the airport by bus or by car via the SS 76 state highway or the A14 motorway. In the event that you do not have a car, there are shuttle buses which transport people from the airport to the town station which is about 10 km far. Also taxi services are available. Then, from the station you can board a train or the nearest bus to your preferred destination.

Main direct routes to Italian destinations: Roma Fiumicino, Trapani and Palermo (Sicily), Alghero and Cagliari (Sardinia).

Main direct routes to European destinations: Bruxelles, Düsseldorf, London Stansted, Madrid Barajas and Stocholm via Ryanair low cost flights; Tirana and Skopje with Bellair Europe.

For the summer (between June and September) the number of flights and destinations increase, so that you could fly also to Ibiza and Palma de Maiorca in Spain, Rodi and Creta in Greece, Sharm el Sheikh and Taba in Egypt, Monastir in Tunisia, Lourdes in France, Medjiugorje in Bosnia, and so on.

Your destination is not included? Don’t worry and check carefully your route or else you may choose to use Rimini (Emilia-Romagna region) or Pescara (Abruzzo region) airports, or the majour international airport in central Italy which is Rome Fiumicino. Visitors from USA, Canada, Australia and Asian countries use it. As a matter of fact these three airports are from 1 hour to 2.30 hours far by car.

By car – If you live in neighbouring European countries, you can reach Le Marche also by car. Your trip could be longer, but it may be advantageous anyway because you can stop whenever you want and can carry a considerable amount of personal belongings with you.

By train – You can also travel from any European country by train. This is because the region is served by great rail transport system which features electric trains and standard railway.

Getting around Le Marche: Transport system

By car – If you are using it, you will drive through the A14 Bologna-Taranto motorway which cuts Le Marche vertically and stretches along the littoral from north to south. You may as well decide to pass parallel via the main road SS16. They will let you reach every town that arises along the amazing coastline. In addition there are several minor roads cutting the region horizontally and which link sea resorts to inland towns and ancient hamlets rising atop its wonderful rolling hills until reaching the mountains.

For those of you who may not manage to come with their own cars, you can rent one from major town centres or hire it directly at the airport after your arrival.

By bus or train Buses and trains provide good transport services in Le Marche at quite affordable fees, and take you almost everywhere.

Whatever means of transport you’ll decide to use, you will admire a wonderful landscape during the journey!

By ferry – From Le Marche you can also consider spending a week off and heading to the other side of the Adriatic. If you want to have a thrilling experience of travelling over water as you visit other countries like Greece and Croatia you can easily board at Ancona port.

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