In the southern part of Le Marche is located The Piceno, characterized by hilly buttresses that from the Apennines go straight towards the Adriatic Sea.
Rolling hills crossed by rivers and streams form valleys of rare beauty. The Tronto valley is the southernmost one, here the river marks the border between Le Marche and the Abruzzo region.
The Piceno hills still present a “feudal” landscape; with small towns perched on the tops of the hills and equipped with walls, towers, fortresses, houses and ancient churches.
It is a reality with multiple landscapes. To the west rise suggestive mountains covered with woods, today part of the National Parks of the Sibillini Mountains, the Gran Sasso Mountain and Monti della Laga. To the east, the Adriatic Sea stretches, where the large tourist center of San Benedetto del Tronto develops, whose port boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in Italy.
Between the mountains and the sea there are a myriad of hills cultivated mostly with vineyards and olive groves, products who will become the famous "Olive all’ascolana" and the renowned "Rosso Piceno Superiore", a special wine, lovingly produced only in this restricted geographic area.
The variety of landscape is flanked by a variety of historical, artistic, folkloristic traditions and human activities that give life to a living reality of particular interest.