Cupra Marittima and the region of Marche.
Cupra is a small town with some 5,000 inhabitants. It is stretched out along the sea with a sand beach. One may walk on the beach about five kms south to next small town, Grottamare. Northward it is ten kms to another small town, Pedaso, yet so far we have not walked. Cupra is popular in the summer but not several tourists are foreign, the place is genuine and not as lavish as Grottamare or San Benedetto del Tronto further south.
A hill, named Cupra Alta, mounts above the town with medieval houses and a town wall. Valleys reach into the landscape and the hillsides are covered with diversified agricultural plots. Here are numerous vineyards with some of Italy’s very best wines. Small towns are scattered on the mountain hills within reach, even by bike for the active: Ripatransone, Montefiore, Cossignano, Offida, Aquaviva…the names are like poetry.