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Getting to, from and around Le Marche is remarkably easy. Cupra Marittima is well connected with the rest of the Adriatic coast and you can easily reach main stations should you desire to go further afield.
13 Via Castillo no.51
Cupra 63012 (AP)
4 Via Castello no.50
Cupra 63012 (AP)
It is a ten to fifteen minute walk down the hill to the beach, and takes slightly longer coming up if you walk at a less than striding pace. There are little benches and scenic views if you like to pause on the way.
This is the easiest and cheapest way of arriving in Le Marche. It's about a two hour flight from London Stanstead and the flights are daily. Ryan Air flys to Ancona and Pescara while Easyjet flys to Rimini, ten miles from the border of Le Marche and is good for the northern part of the region.
Rimini airport: approximately 170 kilometres (106 miles) from Cupra Marittima
Ancona airport: approximately 95 kilometres (60 miles) from Cupra Marittima
Pescara airport: approximately 77 kilometres (50 miles) from Cupra Marittima
Buses run from Ancona Airport to Ancona train station at quarter to the hour, every hour.
Car Rental Companies: Hertz, Europe Car, Maggiore, Budget, and Avis. Most are located at all the airports. Ryan Air has a discounted car rental deal with Hertz: www.hertz.co.uk
The train journey on the overnight train to Bologna is pricier than flying although it can be fun if it is made part of the holiday. Best value if combined with a cut-price rail pass allowing further travel within Italy.
The Inter-rail pass provides economic and unlimited travel throughout Italy and the rest of Europe. If you are under 26 or a senior citizen there are further discounts. Take the Eurostar to Bologna then catch the local train down the coast to the little station at Cupra.
Fast trains also run from Milan to Lecce in Puglia and you can get off at Bologna and then take the local train.
Both flats are located in the town of Cupra Marittima and easy to get to once you decide upon your form of travel
The Tourist Office can organise taxis for you:
From Anconca airport take a bus or taxi to Ancona train station (treno stazione) - taxi about E30. The train stops at Cupra Marittima - then it continues to Grottammare and San Bernadetto - fare about 5€.
We recommend alighting at Grottammare or San Bernadetto if you have heavy suitcases as it's possible to get taxis from there to Cupra Alta.
If walking from Cupra station turn away from the direction of sea towards the main road Via Adriatica. See above for directions to the apartments.
All of the major towns and cities are linked by bus services run by a number of local bus companies. Services tend to coincide with school hours and stop relatively early in the evening.
Coaches go from the coastal towns to the centre of Rome and many inland towns. The roads are generally good including in the mountains when it snows.
The Marche is two-days journey from the UK. A car is by far the best way of exploring and discovering the Marche. Local trains and buses make exploring the coast and the major cities pretty easy, but do not go to the more remote hill villages and sights worth seeing. Taxis are available but not plentiful and they are fairly expensive.
Drivers need a current license and if it is not the pink EU type it should be accompanied by a translation in Italian, available from the Italian State Tourist Office in the UK or the frontier offices of the Italian Automobile Club (A.C.I.).
If travelling in your own car you need the vehicle registration book - if it is not in your own name you must have the owner's written permission to drive the car. You will also need your insurance certificate with a policy extension (in the UK a 'green card') to make the cover comprehensive while motoring abroad.
Without this your insurance is only the legal minimum. The international green card comes with a standard accident report form which must be filled in at the time of an accident.
Motorists must have all their documents with them while driving and police spot-checks are common.
The Italian State Railway has two main lines in Le Marche. The coastal Milan-Bari line links up most of the seaside resorts (including Cupra). The cross-Italy Ancona-Rome line provides a useful link with the cities of Jesi and Fabriano. Other branch lines head inland from Civitanova Marche to Macerata (continuing on to Fabriano) and from San Bernadetto del Tronto to Ascoli Piceno in the south.
Some main bus companies:
Ancona is one of the most important ports on the Adriatic for regular, all-year car and passenger ferries to Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel. The main ferry companies include Anek Lines, Minoan Lines and Strintzis Lines. For more information contact the Port of Ancona on 0039-071 56789.
Ferries go regularly from Ancona and Pescara (see below) and crewed boats can be hired from San Bernadetto del Tronto (see Activities)
www.initaly.com lists all transport links in Italy - airports, train links, road maps, buses, ferries etc.
The Marche Region Tourism Department can be contacted for further information and it can be got by using the free brochure request form in the Marche Voyager online travel guide to the Marche at www.le-marche.com:
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