This area is in a remote corner of the country between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. One artistic treasure is the town of Urbino, an ideal Renaissance town and the ancient capital of the Duchy of Urbino. Over the centuries Urbino has been able to preserve its original charm by maintaining an extraordinary balance between the urban landscape and the surrounding natural environment. Even in the distance one can admire the two marvelous towers which bring a magical element to this fairy-tale town. The countryside of the Marches, which shares its borders with Umbria, is a fascinating combination of cultural riches and rural charm. Truffles, tender hams and salamis and robust cheese are popular in this region all accompanied by a white, dry wine.