This region received its name from the Germanic word March,
meaning border, because it once lay along the edge of the Holy
Roman Empire. Today it is known for its unspoiled and scenic
countryside sheltered between the Apennine mountain range and
the Adriatic Sea. It has become a haven for those who want to
get away from it all. Italians flock here in the summer for the
cool mountain air and the refreshing sea waters. They return
again in the winter to ski Mount Sibillini.