-Ancona- Capital of the Marche, Ancona is a major port in the Adriatic sea, the Marches' main ferry port with links to Croatia, Greece and Turkey. Among the sights: Vanvitelli promenade (18th c.), Passetto sea front promenade and just 10 km South of Ancona, Conero Riviera.
-Urbino- Major Renaissance center, city of Raffaello Sanzio, Duke Federico of Montefeltro set up his celebrated court here in the second half of the 15thC. Urbino’s image is strongly linked to the late 15th and early 16th c.
Its ancient University is still one of the most famous places of learning in Italy today.
-Macerata- Dignified town, famous for its annual outdoor opera festival. Among the major sights: the Cathedral (12th cent.), Loggia dei Mercanti (Renaissance) in the central Piazza della Libertà, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Palazzo Ricci housing an important museum and art gallery, Palazzo Buonaccorsi (18th cent.), and Arena Sferisterio whic is venue for Macerata Opera Festival, major city's event held in July and August. Just outside the city center lies the remains of the ancient Roman settlement Helvia Recina.
-Osimo- Setup upon a gentle hill, located only a few miles inland from Conero coastline, Osimo is a quiet center which has a lot to offer to holydaymakers who plan excursions inland as staying on the Adriatic riviera. Notable the Cathedral with its portal featuring sculptures of the 13th century, the ancient town walls (2nd cent. BC), the castle (15th cent.) and the town hall that contains a number of statues found on the site of the ancient forum.
-Ascoli Piceno- Ascoli Piceno boasts one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares in Italy, Piazza del Popolo. Most of the historic center of this city is built in a marble called Travertino.
-Main resorts along the Conero Riviera- Sirolo, Portonovo, Numana, Porto Recanati.