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The top place for wild swimming in Le Marche - Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche

The top place for wild swimming in Le Marche - Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

rn about some of the wild swimming area in Marche.Italy is not all about the coastline you know. There are so many rivers, plunge pools, lakes and waterfalls to cool down in in the summer heat. La Marche has long been Italy’s vest-kept secret, now the world is eventually waking up to ‘the new Tuscany’ and realising it has everything you could want from a holiday destination. The Cascata del Sasso, on the Metauro river is one of the 10 largest waterfalls in Italy, a little upstream just outside the medieval village of Mercatello sul Metauro, the river bends around a sheer cliff over gentle waterfalls and into pools. Time stands still in this part of the world, you’ll only notice it pass when you begin to feel peckish, and there’s a barbeque for use and picnic tables available.


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A Day Trip to Tolentino

A Day Trip to Tolentino | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

One Saturday afternoon while living in Macerata, Italy, my friends and I decided to turn up at the train station and pick a destination at random. Our fingers landed on the sleepy town of Tolentino nestled in the heart of the Marche region in central Italy. Because the best way to get your bearings in a new city is to pause with a scoop of gelato, we lounged in the sun on the outskirts of Piazza della Libertà and watched the locals go about their weekend. After consulting our stracciatella and our town map, we headed towards the Basilica di San Nicola da Tolentino and just wandered. Here are the pictures from our sunny, quiet afternoon in Tolentino, Italy.  [...]


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A wonderful town and only 45 minutes from The Hideaway www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Vacation Houses in Central Italy's Marche Region

Vacation Houses in Central Italy's Marche Region | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Marche Owners Direct offers booking of holiday accommodations directly from property owners in central Italy's le Marche region.

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If your looking to book a holiday this year to one of Italy's most unspoilt areas, then look no further than a new enterprise called Marche Owners Direct as featured this week in About.com Go Italy

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Escape to the Continent's Nicki Chapman chooses Le Marche. It's Official!

Escape to the Continent's Nicki Chapman chooses Le Marche. It's Official! | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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Escape to the Continent's Nicki Chapman chooses Le Marche as THE place she would love to live in in Europe, so why not book a holiday to The Hideaway http://hideawaylemarche.com and come and see what she is raving about!http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-03-25/escape-to-the-continent-nicki-chapman-takes-the-popular-property-show-overseas

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Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy

Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

After Greece, Italy is the country with the longest coastline in Europe. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of travellers from all over the world come to Italy to enjoy its spectacular beaches that border with the Tyrrhenian, the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Wondering where to spend your next holiday? If Italy is on your travel list this summer, you should definitely spend some time discovering some of these remarkable beaches:

Berchida, Nuoro (Sardinia)Punta Prosciutto, Porto Cesareo (Puglia)Capo Vaticano, Vibo Valentia (Calabria)Rabbit Beach, LampedusaCala Violina, Maremma (Tuscany)Lido di Classe, Ravenna (Emilia Romagna)Chiaia di Luna, Ponza Island (Latium)Cala rossa, Favignana (Sicily)Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona (Marche) -If you decide to visit the beautiful Riviera del Conero, stop at the port of Ancona. Hop on a boat and head over to the “Spiaggia delle due sorelle”, a secluded paradise located far from mass tourism sites. A mountain path will lead you to the bay; from there you’ll have a great view of the beach and of the two magnificent white rocks that emerge from the sea.Cala Bianca, Salerno (Campania)


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So many beaches to explore within a hour and a half of the Hideaway

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Elise Bakker's curator insight, March 22, 5:28 AM

I'd love to go there next time we visit Le Marche. 

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Amandola - history

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Year 1935 - Amandola's Pian di Contro industrial zone was kind of...well, a good place for cows :) #discover #amandola #ebanarte (Year 1935 - Amandola's Pian di Contro industrial zone was kind of...well, a good place for cows :) #
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What a lovely postcard of our beautiful town of Amandola

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Come and Taste the Real Italy in Le Marche

Come and Taste the Real Italy in Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Since 2005 twice a year, in Springtime and in Fall, the FAMILIES of a few localities in the MARCHE Region (central Italy), open up the doors of their HOUSES to host NEW FRIENDS for dinner and to share with them, around the table, words and stories.

‘DINNERS AT HOME‘ (Le Cene in Famiglia) have become, in the past years, the HEART of an UNPRECEDENTED TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, told throughout a net of institutions, enterprises, accomodation facilities, associations and citizens, coordinated by tourism and culture professionals.

Travellers are hosted in selected B2B and are invited to DISCOVER the TERRITORY with the guide of CITIZENS who help them unveil unknown aspectes and hidden treasures of Italy.

At the end of the guided tours, guests may DINE in ONE of the HOUSES of the  MANY FAMILIES who JOINED the PROJECT: tradition’s recipes become the occasion to EXPERIENCE the most AUTHENTIC ITALIAN HOSPITALITY. [...]

 

Partecipate, click on the photo


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What a great idea - this sounds like lots of fun!

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Le Marche Travel Guide

Le Marche Travel Guide | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Le Marche is a microcosm of everything tourists love about Italy—breathtaking landscapes, medieval architecture and terrific wine and food—minus the crowds.


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A great travel guide for anyone who loves Le Marche and is thinking about coming here for a visit.


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, February 12, 3:28 AM

This is one of the best articles of the season about Le Marche, it is a sort of a mini guide for everyone but especially for gourmands and wine lovers, for lovers of genuine people and the originality of the products. For all lovers of life and beauty. 

Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, February 12, 10:11 AM

A useful guide to our local wine growing areas. Murola and Dezi are near to Villa Miramonti and the Ciu ciu shop is in nearby Montegiorgio!

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Le Marche designed as healthy culinary getaway on USATODAY thanks to active expats

Le Marche designed as healthy culinary getaway on USATODAY thanks to active expats | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

La Tavola Marche invites guests to step back in time and enjoy La Bella Vita with an emphasis on agrotourism in the secluded countryside with activities like tomato picking.
Authentic Italian cooking classes are offered throughout the year at this intimate 300-year old farmhouse and cozy inn.
Lessons embrace the "slow food" movement with seasonal, local cuisine.


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Great news - congratulations La Tavola Marche.

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Heidi Cohen's curator insight, February 12, 10:39 AM

We focus on the obvious and there is so much more! The joy of Italian dining, sharing heathy eating, the colors, flavors, textures, aromas. Activate the senses with love!!

Celebrate the love! Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

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The ancient trades in Marche

A seam of culture and ancient traditions runs through Le Marche that risks remaining unknown not only by travellers who visit this land, but also by its inhabitants. [...] Through the twelve itineraries found on the following pages, you can choose to enjoy the pleasure of discovering the ancient trades in Le Marche.


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Wonderful itineries and information about our traditional trades in Le Marche. Download your copy today!

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Buying an Italian resale property gets cheaper on 1st January 2014

Buying an Italian resale property gets cheaper on 1st January 2014 | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

There is just slightly more than a month to go until Italian resale tax on property is lowered and investors are likely to be waiting with bated breath. The measure, due to come in on January 1st 2014, has been heralded as vital for the country to address its depressed property market, A Place in the Sun reported. It will see Land Registry Tax on a second home purchase lowered by €900 (£753.28) for every €100,000 of the sales price. [...]


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HolidayinMarche's curator insight, February 3, 5:34 AM

Check out our website http://www.holidayinmarche.com for property for sale

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Guide to 120 Wine Descriptors

Guide to 120 Wine Descriptors | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Check out over 120 different wine descriptions and what they say about a wine. There are eleven main categories of wine characteristics that break down the tastes, aromas and sensations of a particular wine.

This poster will help you understand the top 120 most common wine descriptors found in tasting notes and wine reviews.

Printed on a high quality matte book finish that will look great framed in your home or business.


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Katarina Andersson's curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:46 PM

A help to describe the wine...

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Family holidays in the Marche, Italy | Ask the experts - Telegraph

Family holidays in the Marche, Italy | Ask the experts - Telegraph | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Would you recommend the Marche region for a family holiday and what are the must-sees?
Tim Jepson, Italy expert, writes
The Marche is very pretty and has fewer visitors than Umbria, though its not exactly undiscovered these days. While it doesn't have quite the range of cultural highlights and quaint towns as Umbria, a town like Urbino (and nearby Urbania) is the equal of any in Italy for art, charm and history.
I also like Ascoli Piceno, which is also within striking distance of the region's finest scenery, the Monte Sibillini National Park.

For the most part, the Marche's landscape is one of high, rolling hills: high, but not quite mountains. The Sibillini are the exception - in Monte Vettore, they touch 2,476m.
It's a great country to tour by car (head to the Piano Grande, across the border in Umbria; and drive the SS78 road from Ascoli to Sarnano for the views), but the hiking is also excellent - obvious trails, decent maps (Kompass 666 Monti Sibillini) - with everything from easy strolls suitable for children to full-on backpacking.
If you're visiting in summer, virtually the entire coast is lined with small seaside resorts frequented by Italian families. If you want a classic, small-town, Italian seaside holiday, these are perfect. The beaches and sea are safe and good, without ever being spectacular, and while the hotels and towns are mostly modern, many have a small historic core. There's also all the usual ice cream shops, pizzerias, and spots for an evening passeggiata that make up the Italian summer.


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Le Marche in the Telegraph this week - our favouite region too. www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Ecco le spiagge pet friendly nelle Marche. In vacanza con il vostro cane

Ecco le spiagge pet friendly nelle Marche. In vacanza con il vostro cane | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Le strutture pet friendly sono il miglior deterrente contro l’abbandono degli animali nel periodo estivo. Dopo la disponibilità, per certi versi ovvia, offerta dagli Agriturismi, sono nati B&B e persino alberghi che si fregiano di questa specifica ricettività. Ora anche nelle Marche sono nate le spiagge aperte agli animali o addirittura attrezzate per questa ospitalità. ...

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Fantastic - a long list of all Le Marche's doggie friendly beaches, so now the whole family can have a day out at the beach!

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I laghi delle Marche

I laghi delle Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Colline, mare, montagne, montagne sul mare, spiagge di tutti i tipi, cosa manca alle Marche? Ebbene ci sono anche i laghi sebbene quest’ultimi siamo piuttosto particolari e decisamente curiosi. [...]


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So many beautiful places to explore in our beautiful Marche region.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, February 7, 6:29 AM

Laghi di Pilato - Foce di Montemonaco AP
Lago di Fiastra - Fiastra FM
Lago di Cingoli o Castreccioni - Cingoli MC
Bacino del Furlo - Sant'Anna del Furlo, Fossombrone PU
Lago di Polverina - Frazione Polverina, Camerino MC
Lago di Caccamo - Frazione di Caccamo, Serrapetrona MC
Lago Delle Grazie - Tolentino MC
Lago di Gerosa - Montemonaco AP
Lago di Talvacchia - Frazione Talvacchia, Ascoli Piceno AP
Lago di San Ruffino - Monte San Martino MC
Laghi Santarelli - Moresco FM
Lago Azzurro - Pedaso FM

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Marche Owners Direct

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The site to find your Le Marche holiday rental where you can book with confidence direct from the owners.
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In an era increasingly dominated by anonymous and impersonal multinational holiday listing sites, we are pleased to announce the launch of www.marcheownersdirect.com This is a new collaborative initiative where private owners of a wide range of high quality holiday accommodation in the Le Marche region of Italy have pooled resources to offer a one stop shop for potential holiday makers. By combining our experience and working together to market our properties we believe that we can provide better value for our guests, who will benefit from not only buying directly from the owners, thus saving any agency commission or booking fees but also stand to gain from the local expertise that each owner brings. Today's launch is phase one; ultimately we aim to offer much more added value information with apps on restaurants, shopping and activities for guests once they are here. Our aim is to attract visitors to our beautiful region and once they are here to ensure they get to enjoy all there is on offer. We want to encourage them to come back again and again. We also hope to be able to reassure our guests that they can be sure to avoid any potential scammers - we know and can personally validate each other - their holiday is safely booked with the Marche Owners. Many thanks, Marina, Paula and Sarah Founder members of Marche Owners Direct info@marcheownersdirect.com
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Driving In Le Marche

Driving In Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

If you are holidaying in Le Marche, a car is a must to explore those out of the way hill-top towns and villages.  Given the geography of the region, roads in Le Marche can be a bit winding and bumpy, and driving through those beautiful hill-top towns and villages can really challenge your manoeuvring and navigational skills. While driving through the mountains is a great scenic experience, the roads can be a little harrowing, and coastal tracks really only have room for one way traffic.

So, in order to make sure you enjoy driving in Le Marche, here are a few things worth knowing: 

What You Will Need When Driving In Le Marche [...]Italian Road Rules [...]Italian Driving Etiquette [...]
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Great advice when coming to visit beautiful Le Marche

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Why you should visit Le Marche, Italy - GoLearnTo.com

Why you should visit Le Marche, Italy - GoLearnTo.com | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Italian Le Marche, sitting on the Adriatic coast, is nothing short of a feast for the eyes. With stunning geographical features, a thriving community of.
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Want to know why you should visit our beautiful region and stay at The Hideaway? Well you can find out here!

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Why Invest In Le Marche

Why Invest In Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Property sales and property investment in Le Marche, Italy. Le Marche is fast becoming the destination of choice for those seeking an Italian property. le marche le marche immobiliare, le marche italy, le marche real estate, le marche villas for sale, property for sale in le marche italy, properties for sale in le marche, villas in le marche italy, property investment in le marche, le marche property [...]


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We couldn't agree more - Le Marche really is such a wonderful area to live. www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, April 11, 6:24 AM

We have

  • 19 of the '200 of the most beautiful villages and small towns' across Italy
  • 15 of the towns and villages listed in the 'Orange flag towns in Italy
  • 180 km of Adriatic coastline with superb beaches
  • 500 piazzas
  • 1000 important monuments commemorating the rich Italian history
  • 34 archeological sites where well preserved Roman ruins can be found
  • 315 antique libraries
  • 72 historic theatres
  • 200 churches, many of them Romanesque
  • 183 religious shrines
  • 342 museums and galleries 
  • 2 stunning national parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga)
  • 6 stunning regional parks (Conero, Sasso Simon, Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo, Gola della Rossa, Grotte di Frasassi)
  • 5 major nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Gola del Furlo, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca and Sentina)
  • 26 cities facing the Adriatic Sea
Elise Bakker's curator insight, April 12, 5:08 AM

I can fully acknowledge all of it since we have a lovely second casa near Sarnano (MC). When anyone considers buying a second home or want to settle in Le Marche, get in touch with me. I'll connect you with the right people who can help find you your dream house: info@capriola.nl Ciao!

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POV Speleo Adventure - Frasassi Caves [RED PATH]

05-01-2014 Almost 3 hours inside the cave! Amazing experience. http://www.frasassi.com/ Shot 100% on the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Music: Eine Kleine Nachtmu...

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Always wanted to have a look inside the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche ? Well now you can! The perfect place to visit on one of those odd rainy days whilst staying at The Hideaway www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Located in Le Marche the massive fireball falling from space that 66mln years ago was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs

Located in Le Marche the massive fireball falling from space that 66mln years ago was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Tourists flock to Italy to see Michelangelo's David and other iconic hunks of Renaissance stone, but in a trip over spring break, a group of Columbia students got to visit rocks that have shaped the world in even more profound ways. In the limestone outcrops of Italy's Apennine Mountains, geologist Walter Alvarez collected some of the earliest evidence that a massive fireball falling from space some 66 million years ago was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs. Geologists have trekked to the region [Le Marche] since then to study that catastrophic event as well as others imprinted in these rocks. [...]


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Gosh what an exciting discovery. Learn more about the dinosaurs and what they have in common with Le Marche

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Experience Le Marche!

“Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!”


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Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, February 7, 11:35 AM

Come and stay at Villa Miramonti holiday apartments, Le Marche -  on a hillside between the Adriatic and the Sibillini mountains.

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January in Ascoli Piceno

January in Ascoli Piceno | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

January is the perfect time to travel in Italy, as long as there is no rain or fog. On sunny days it is almost impossible to sit quietly home. The urge to explore comes over us, and off we go.
The first place on our agenda was Ascoli Piceno. We went there with our guests after January 6th to explore the sales. I love to shop in this city. First the city is absolutely gorgeous, second they have the nicest sales people, and finally they have great clothes, all within walking distance, with no car needed. Driving to Ascoli Piceno from Umbertide we pass the wildest looking territory. It is hard to believe that there will be a town in the mountains, much less one as stunning as this. [...]


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Roman Roads and Renaissance Castles: Touring Le Marche in Italy

Roman Roads and Renaissance Castles: Touring Le Marche in Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Vera Marie Badertscher takes an auto tour of Le Marche in western Italy.

Whichever road you choose leads to fortified towns on hilltops and dignified stone farmhouses presiding over hillsides planted in grape vines or olive trees.
Le Marche answered our requirements for seeing the “real” Italy -- a place where T-shirt vendors do not line the cobblestone streets.
Le Marche stretches down the eastern edge of the Italian boot between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. We could find few guidebooks on this region, which underlined the fact that Le Marche remains relatively undiscovered. So, we said, let us go discover it. [...]


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Hogan Rebel Woman Fall - Winter 2013/14 Collection

Hogan Rebel Woman Fall - Winter 2013/14 Collection | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Hogan Rebel is the line that rebels against conventions without forgetting a touch of refinement. Designed for free and unconventional spirits, the Fall - Winter 2013/2014 collection presents a timeless, unconventional and, at the same time, chic urban style with a twist of rock. Latest generation materials and refined workings lend sneakers and shoes a unique and rich charachter.

Photo:  HI-TOP - Elegant, metallized sneakers in gun-metal and bronze shades. Elaborate workings with tiny sequins of laminated leather with a crumpled effect and metallic finish. For the rebel woman who doesn't overlook style.

 


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