Exploring Marche | part one

The first week of April I was invited to fly to Italy for a short trip with a small group of Instagramers and bloggers, to explore the beautiful Marche region. Marche is situated on the Adriatic coast, in the East of Umbria and Tuscany. I was truly blown away by the stunning landscapes and nature, charming villages and the authentic atmosphere. The friendly people made us feel so welcome! 

Here's a first series of photos of the first day of the tour, with visits to Valle Scapuccia, Valadier Temple and the abbey and Roman bridge in San Vittore. My personal highlight of the day was our speleological tour in the Frasassi Caves, which made me feel like I was exploring another planet!

For more photos and information about our adventures please check out my Instagram feed @onahazymorning, as well as the Instagram hashtag #exploringmarche2 for an impression of Marche by my fellow IGers. You won't miss the spectacular images of the speleological tour in our special outfits! 


Exploring Marche | part two

This is part two of the series of photographs I shot in Marche, Italy. In the first post about this beautiful part of Italy I've written some more about why I went there and the location of Marche, you can read it here.

The photos I share today are all shot on the second day of the trip, when we went to see the gorgeous towns Arcevia, Serra San Quirico and Sassoferrato. The people seemed to know exactly that we were coming to visit their towns, as many people were welcoming us from their door steps and shops. We even got to meet the mayors of Arcevia and Mergo, isn't that great?! 

In the afternoon we went on a guided tour at the ruins of Sentinum, an ancient city from the Roman age, close to Sassoferrato. So fascinating to walk on the cobbled stones with traces of the horse carts, and realising there had been a city dating back to the Roman Empire. Definitely another highlight of the trip!