Great International Retirement Locations

Le Marche, Italy Retirement

Retirement location-Le Marche

Le Marche is a region in Italy between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains. It borders Umbria and Tuscany and is divided into 5 provinces Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Ancona, Pesaro and Fermo. The area is comprised of coastal land in the east that rises to the mountains in the west approximately an hour away by car. Le Marche has many small villages and medieval towns, farmland, beaches and overall spectacular scenery.
The region provides a variety of options from enjoying museums, opera, or ancient churches to hiking and cycling through the countryside and national parks, to swimming and water sports in the waters of the Mediterranean. The beaches range from sandy secluded ones only accessible by boat to ones that are part of extensive resorts. Le Marche offers an exquisite food selection including local seafood and farm raised meats and poultry, pastas, cheeses, breads and truffles. Small family run wineries produces many of the fine white and red wines of this region.
There are several music festivals, a medieval pageant, open-air opera, and wine and truffle fairs in Le Marche. The region offers something for everyone.
Retirement advantages: Beaches, Weather, Arts and Culture, Food and Wine, Festivals, History, Nature, Outdoor recreation (golf, tennis, hang-gliding, sky-diving, skiing/snowboarding, boating, fishing, cycling, hiking, etc.), Wineries, Nightlife
Weather: lows in the upper 30s in Jan/Feb with highs in the mid 80s in July to mid September
Population: 1.565 million
Income Tax: A resident is defined as anyone living in Italy for over 183 days/year. Resident taxes apply to worldwide income. The tax rate on income ranges from 23% to 43%.
Sales Tax: approximately 16-20%
Property Tax: between .4 and .7%

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