Founder of Marche Holiday Homes Felix Stewart fell in love with Marche when he first travelled to the region in 1997. He explains:
"I knew Marche was in Italy but not an awful lot more."
"Coming from North Yorkshire, a part of England not short on landscapes or history itself, I was instantly mesmerised by Marche's enchanting mixture of wild beauty, warm and friendly people and relaxed way of life.
"After numerous trips and holidays I finally decided to move to the region in 2000 and have never looked back.
"Today my love of Marche is stronger than ever and I still wonder at its stunning scenery - the beautiful medieval towns, rolling hills, secret valleys and miles upon miles of beautiful coastline - and its strong traditions and superb cuisine.
"Having fallen in love with Marche I introduced it to my brothers and sisters, who are now regular visitors with their families.