by Touring Club Italiano, Touring Club of Italy
The rolling green hills of the Marches embrace both Urbino, the Renaissance court city with its great Palazzo Ducale, and seaside resorts such as noble Pesaro, birthplace of the composer Rossini. This guide details all the sites, including more than 100 historic cities, minor towns, national parks, and natural sites, and covers all the cultural aspects of the region, from the opera through the theater. It offers 45 plans and maps, 19 driving tours and three thematic itineraries through the region, and more than 800 addresses of hotels, restaurants, campgrounds, shops, and other useful information. In recognition of the Vatican Jubilee, one route is dedicated to religious sites, including the famous Sanctuary of Loreto.