Pesaro and Urbino is an Italian province in the Marche region. Known as the ‘coast of hills’, Pesaro and Urbino is a province stepped in history and nature, where rolling hills emanate from the mouth of the Foglia River, on the banks of which stands the province’s capital, Pesaro, Italy.
Pesaro & Urbino’s location on the Adriatic coastline makes it a hugely popular beach holiday destination, and many of the property in Pesaro and Urbino’s coastal areas are taken by tourists throughout the summer. Those who love the tranquillity of the seaside will love staying in a holiday rental property in Pesaro and Urbino, as the coast is littered with fabulously secluded beaches and relaxing family resorts offering all the facilities yet none of the hassle of mass tourist resorts. The majority of seaside villages offering Pesaro apartments to visitors also have charming weekly markets where you can sample local wines and stock the shelves of your self catering villa.
Every year, the Rossini Opera Festival attracts huge numbers of visitors to accommodation in Pesaro and Urbino, and the New Cinema Exhibition and Film Festivals are also hugely popular.
The rural landscape stretches as far as the soaring peaks of the Apennine foothills. Walking and cycling, especially around Gabicce Mare is serious business, with professional and amateurs coming from around the world to participate in the Gabicce Mare International Cycling Event which takes place every year, and passes through some of the most dramatic and scenic parts of the Pesaro and Urbino countryside. Walking in the national parks of Monte Sant Bartolo and the woods of Alpe della Luna are an unrivalled experience, and although some routes are quite strenuous the spectacular views and accompanying sense of achievement make it all worthwhile.
Pesaro, the province’s capital, is an essential destination on any itinerary from a Pesaro and Urbino property. The huge Ceramics Museum is the most important in the whole of Italy, displaying pieces from the Renaissance and before. The beautiful medieval village of Fiorenzoula di Forcata is well worth a visit too, if only to have a coffee in one of the atmospheric pavement cafes which overlook the shear cliff on top of which the village stands.
Summers are wonderfully hot, and during the peak beach holiday season (July and August), average temperatures reach 26°C, with daily peaks in the 30’s (°C). Winters are however quite cold, and if you are taking a property in Pesaro and Urbino at this time, packing a jumper is strongly advised!
Ancona Airport (AIO) and Bologna Airport (BLQ) are the closest international airports to any accommodation in Pesaro and Urbino. Ryanair provide flights to the region from London Stansted (STN) and Dublin (DUB).