Le Marche has vineyards, mountains, beaches, and “some of the best fish dishes in Italy,” Budd said. It’s close to the Adriatic Sea, yet still close enough for a weekend trip to Florence, Milan or Venice.
Many people have been priced out of Tuscany, and Umbria was thought to be the next Tuscany, but then they made that movie and it was just as expensive as Tuscany!
“You want to stay away from those places and find the places that are under the radar… You’re looking for the next Tuscany before it becomes Tuscany,” he said.
And guess what that is? Ding! Le Marche. Budd said you can rent a place for as cheap as $700 a month, though that rises to $1,500 the closer you get to the coast.