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Those in or headed to Italy this summer would be wise to pencil in a seaside stop in Marche, one of Italy’s loveliest regions. Marche boasts a refined cuisine and a Riviera all its own, yet remains more or less undiscovered by the tourist masses.
Should your vacation plans lead you to Marche over the first of September, book a bus ticket to the town of Piobbico. The town is home to the world’s oldest ugly club, and the festa dei brutti (festival of the ugly) is held in Piobbico every September. You can become a card-carrying member for free and join the fun!
Marche tourism information can at this regional tourist site and by telephone (within Italy) at 800 222 111.