Provinces of Marche
Latest update: 20 February 2022
The five provinces of Marche include that of the regional capital, Ancona, three further major towns and cities, as well as one province which is made up of two towns.
Most of the 20 regions of Italy are divided up into a series of provinces and within each province there are then a number of comunes which are the remaining towns and sometimes villages.
Ancona Province which is named after the capital of Marche has the largest population with just under half a million but it's Macerata Province that covers the largest area with 2,779 km².
Two of the remaining three provinces of Marche are named after the cities of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, while the final province of Pesaro and Urbino takes the name of two towns.
Provincial capital: Ancona
Size: 1,940 km²
Highlights: Sirolo, Frasassi Caves, Santuario Madonna di Frasassi
Ascoli Piceno Province
Provincial capital: Ascoli Piceno
Size: 1,228 km²
Highlights: Grottammare, Offida, San Benedetto del Tronto
Provincial capital: Fermo
Size: 784 km²
Highlights: Servigliano, Torre di Palme, Porto San Giorgio, Moresco
Provincial capital: Macerata
Size: 2,779 km²
Highlights: Recanati, Tolentino, Abbazia di Chiaravalle di Fiastra
Pesaro and Urbino