The region Marches is made up of five provinces. The province named after the two towns Pesaro and Urbino is well worth a visit. The coastal resort of Pesaro with its beautiful beach and outstanding sights such as the Palazzo Ducale on the Piazza del Popolo, and the small inland town of Urbino, a UNESCO world heritage site thanks to its unique architecture and eventful history. Bramante and Raffael were born in this beautiful town, where visitors are literally surrounded by Renaissance culture. To the south of Pesaro and Urbino is the province of Ancona. This port and provincial capital is the gateway to charming little towns such as Jesi and Staffolo, followed by rolling hills where the famous Verdicchio wine is produced. The third province is Macerata, famed for its annual open-air opera festival. Along with Recanati, the birthplace of the famous poet Leopardi, the medieval town of Tolentino is equally worth discovering. The Giotto frescoes in the Basilica San Nicola are an absolutely captivating sight. Fermo is the youngest of the five provinces. Looking down from its hilltop location, it boasts impressive architecture and excellently preserved Roman baths from the pre-Christian era. True sea lovers should take a trip to the little coastal town of Civitanova Marche. The southernmost province is Ascoli-Piceno. To the east of Monte Vettore, also this province captivates almost every visitor with its charm and unique sights.