Wander the steep streets of the ultimate Renaissance town of Urbino.
Sit in the Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno and watch the passiegata while the kids – yours and theirs – treat the travertine square as a playground.
Discover the white cliffs of the Monte Conero peninsula, although the high-season crowds on Sirolo and Portonovo beaches will remind you quickly enough that this is Italy on holiday. Explore the public footpaths on the Monte and admire the Napoleonic fort and Romanesque church at Portonovo.
Visit the southern Adriatic resorts of San Benedetto del Tronto and Grottamare outside of high season and you'll have the beach to yourself.
Explore the great outdoors and follow a family hiking trail in the Sybillini National Park.