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Palazzo Parisani Bezzi, Tolentino: the Palazzo della Pace of the Treaty of Tolentino | Le Marche - Italy's secret gem

Palazzo Parisani Bezzi, Tolentino: the Palazzo della Pace of the Treaty of Tolentino | Le Marche - Italy's secret gem | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Palazzo Parisani Bezzi is one of the most important historical buildings in Tolentino, dating from the late seventeenth century, but certainly rebuilt over an older construction.
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The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races

The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

When people think of palio competitions, they often think of the famous horse race for the Palio of Siena but many Italian towns hold palio contests. One of the more unusual races is the Palio della Rana, frog races, held in the town of Fermignano, between Urbino and Urbania in central Italy's Marche region. Participants, dressed in medieval costume, each push a cart (similar to a wheelbarrow) with the frog sitting atop a plank and try to reach the finish line before the frog hops off. As is common during palio competitions, there's also a historical procession before the races and food.

The Palio della Rana is usually held the weekend following Easter so this year it's the first weekend of April. Since it's been a very wet March, there should be plenty of frogs!


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Come vendere i tartufi (ed insegnare la caccia al tartufo) ai newyorkesi, parliamo con Moreno Moretti

Come vendere i tartufi (ed insegnare la caccia al tartufo) ai newyorkesi, parliamo con Moreno Moretti | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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From "Scopri New York" http://www.scoprinewyork.it/?p=9225

 

Our Friendly Neighbour Moreno hits the big time in the "Big Apple" or the "Giant Truffle" as he now calls it:

 

How to join a region delightful but little known as Le Marche to the myth of America. We present Moreno Moretti, a 26 year old tartufologo landed in the Big Apple, which he renamed the Great Truffle, as the city with the largest number of restaurants at the top, and the highest number of millionaires, and both are happy to corner the Italian truffle , a highly sought after luxury product.

 

Moreno comes up with the smiling face and upbeat, the entrepreneurial verve, and its web page (Le Marche Holiday) shows the wasp happy. There are objects that represent an entire nation, and we need to focus on old stereotypes sometimes. Here's what he says, and explains how to seduce the American who wants to return to Italy a second time without even having to visit Rome or Florence. Just offer them the truffle hunting. Here is his story.

 

"My dream has always been to arrive in America, and sell gourmet products related to my country, because I am sure of one thing: Americans love Italy the traditional food and good living, and films of the 50s . Americans like the truffle hunting, because they are passionate about Italian food, and then the nose is so special, a delicious mushroom and very precious. "

Moreno is one of those young Italian graduates who could not find a job if you had to invent, and is more than happy to do so, because the alternative was between factory work or be unemployed, but we return to the truffle.

 

Sometimes you can walk for more than three hours and did not find anything, how can you find a kg in a short time. There are many families in our mountains sibilillini making this activity the reason for his life, they get up in the morning and go truffle hunting in the woods all day, and are very jealous of their secrets. The price of the truffle is like gold because the price changes from day to day. Americans fell in love with it because it is very expensive, and therefore is a luxury, and because it tastes so strong and unique that would pay gold to taste. 

 

And so on this wave I developed a tourism project to look for truffles offering wine tours, and I came to New York looking to develop contacts with distributors for the sale of truffles and other products. "Forpeople like Moreno the city that never sleeps is a masterpiece, while the Americans already knew him since Moreno has been repeatedly named by the magazine Dream of Italy as one of the most talented Italian innovators in the field of tourism.

 

"New York has struck me, frankly a city so fast and so big I had never seen before. For a guy like me, who comes from the country, it was a great experience. A city of many opportunities, whether you have initiative and a touch of madness and unconsciousness can emerge, and within a week you can close business, make friends, and maybe even get married. No, I have not married, but the other two things I've done.

 

Anyway back to the truffle, is very special as it is the product of 70% water and every day after quarrying if you do not sell immediately lose 5 % of economic value.Then selling it is a race against time. The truffle hunting is a unique experience instead of back to nature, and believe me, those who live between iron and cement it really needs, even if that iron and cement New York. "

 

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Luoghi aperti per la Giornata FAI di Primavera 2013 nelle Marche

Luoghi aperti per la Giornata FAI di Primavera 2013 nelle Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Uscire di casa per un appuntamento speciale, che coinvolge il cuore e la mente. “Invadere” per una volta le città e sentirsi parte di una collettività che si riconosce nella cultura del nostro Paese. Vivere l’esperienza di tante storie diverse che raccontano un’unica grande storia, la nostra, attraverso capolavori dell’arte, ambienti meravigliosi e luoghi apparentemente familiari eppure sorprendenti. E “riconoscersi tra sconosciuti” grazie a questi sentimenti comuni, stati d’animo che ci fanno sentire più vicini gli uni agli altri.
È ciò che succede durante la XXI Giornata FAI di Primavera, in programma sabato 23 e domenica 24 marzo.
Quest’anno il FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano apre 700 luoghi in tutta Italia, spesso inaccessibili e per l’occasione eccezionalmente a disposizione del pubblico, con visite a contributo libero: chiese, palazzi, aree archeologiche, ville, borghi, giardini; persino caserme, centrali idroelettriche e un osservatorio astronomico.

Ecco cosa vedere nelle Marche

PROVINCIA DI ANCONA
ANCONA - PINACOTECA CIVICA "FRANCESCO PODESTI" DI ANCONA
ARCEVIA - CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA DEL SOCCORSO
FABRIANO - CHIESA DI SANTA CATERINA
JESI - VILLA COLLEGRATO UNA VISITA A VILLA COLLEGRATO
OSIMO - PALAZZO BRIGANTI BELLINI
OSTRA - CHIESA DI SAN GIUSEPPE E SAN FILIPPO NERI
SASSOFERRATO - CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA DEL PIANO
SENIGALLIA - PALAZZO MARCOLINI
SENIGALLIA - PINACOTECA DIOCESANA

PROVINCIA DI ASCOLI PICENO
ASCOLI PICENO - BANCA D'ITALIA
GIARDINO DI PALAZZO DE ANGELIS
L'ANTICO DECUMANUS MAXIMUS
PALAZZETTO SGARIGLIA DALMONTE, SEDE CIRCOLO CITTADINO
PALAZZO ALVITRETI, SEDE CONFINDUSTRIA ASCOLI PICENO
PALAZZO CARFRATELLI SEGHETTI, EX CONVENTO SUORE DOMENICANE
PALAZZO CENTINI PICCOLOMINI, SEDE ODCEC DI ASCOLI PICENO
PALAZZO MALASPINA
CUPRA MARITTIMA - CHIESA DELLA SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA CON PRESEPE POLISCENICO PERMANENTE DI ARTE SPAGNOLA
CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA IN CASTELLO DI VILLA PACCARONI GRISOSTOMI
GIARDINO OTTOCENTESCO DI VILLA PACCARONI GRISOSTOMI
PALAZZO BRANCADORO GRISOSTOMI DI VILLA PACCARONI GRISOSTOMI
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO CON LABORATORIO
VILLA ROMANA CON NINFEO
VILLA VINCI BOCCABIANCA

PROVINCIA DI FERMO

AMANDOLA
CAPPELLA SANTA MARIA DELLA PIETÀ
CHIESA DI SAN FRANCESCO
CHIESA SS. TRINITÀ
PALAZZO MANARDI
TEATRO LA FENICE
FERMO
CASA TALAMONTI IN PALAZZO MAGGIORI
CORTE DI PALAZZO AZZOLINO
CORTE DI PALAZZO ERIONI FALCONI
CORTE DI PALAZZO GUERRIERI PENNESI
CORTE DI PALAZZO NANNARINI SASSATELLI
CORTE DI PALAZZO PERPENTI
CORTE DI PALAZZO VITALI ROSATI
SANT'ELPIDIO A MARE
BASILICA LATERANENSE DI SANTA MARIA DELLA MISERICORDIA
CHIESA MADONNA DEI LUMI
TORRE GEROSOLIMITANA

PROVINCIA DI MACERATA

MACERATA
SEDE STORICA DELL'UNIVERSITÀ DI MACERATA: AULA MAGNA, ANTICA SACRESTIA E ANTICA BIBLIOTECA
SAN SEVERINO MARCHE
CHIESA SAN MICHELE
CHIESA SAN PAOLO
GIARDINI NEOCLASSICI A SAN SEVERINO MARCHE
PALAZZO COLLIO

PROVINCIA DI PESARO URBINO
CAGLI
IL CANTIERE DEL MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
LA CRIPTA DIMENTICATA DELLA CATTEDRALE
POLO CULTURALE DI ECCELLENZA (BIBLIOTECA, ARCHIVIO STORICO, FOTOTECA, MEDIATECA)
FANO
PALAZZO DELLA CURIA VESCOVILE
TEATRINO GONFALONE
MERCATELLO SUL METAURO
CHIESA DI SAN FRANCESCO E L'ATTIGUO MUSEO
PALAZZO DUCALE (PALAZZO PRIVATO)
PESARO
PALAZZO OLIVIERI - CONSERVATORIO E TEMPIETTO ROSSINIANO


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The Retreat's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:53 AM

Places open for visits this spring...

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A (sad) Love Story from Monte San Martino, Le Marche

A (sad) Love Story from Monte San Martino, Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

[...] Pierino, has been renovating Palazzo Urbani since he first bought part of it in 1970. The palazzo at that time was partly abandoned and parly divided into small appartments. An elderly man, Domenico, lived in one of the appartments at the back. In the course of renovating, our friend found a postcard Domenico had written, but never sent. It was to Maria, his fiancè whom he had left behind when he went off to war. He spent the last part of the war in a German concentration camp and, for one reason or another, was not able to contact Maria. At the end of the war, he was released and returned home to Monte San Martino only to find that Maria had married someone else. Here is what he wrote on the postcard:
Maria, You will not know that in this valley of tears beats a heart in unison with yours. You will never know that there is a soul that searches for you in the infinity of dreams. I tell you again that I love you Maria and I will love you equally, in silence and in secret torture all my life. Domenico.

Domenico never married but lived a sad and solitary life in his litte appartment in Palazzo Urbani.


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HolidayinMarche's curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:58 PM

Reminds me of the film - "Letters to Juliet" but this one has no happy ending!

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Sibillini d'Inverno: idee per una convivenza

La pratica dello scialpinismo nel rispetto dell'ambiente, l'espansione della presenza del Lupo, le economie della montagna e le nuove forme di sfruttamento turistico. 


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A lovely video about the Sibillini National Park in the Winter. The practice of ski mountaineering in the environment, the expansion of the presence of the wolf, the economies of the mountain and the new forms of tourism.

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The Stunning Madonna dell'Ambro in The Snow - Marche Tourism

The Stunning Madonna dell'Ambro in The Snow - Marche Tourism | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

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Vi auguriamo una buona serata con questa suggestiva immagine del Santuario della Madonna dell'Ambro a Montefortino (FM) coperto da una soave coltre bianca. Immerso nei Monti Sibillini, il suo nome deriva dal fiume Ambro che scivola, silente, nel territorio, accanto al santuario. 

Grazie per la foto a Il chioschetto nel bosco

 

We wish you a good evening with this striking image of the Shrine of Our Lady dell'Ambro Montefortino (FM) covered with a soft white blanket. Nestled in the Monti Sibillini, derives its name from the river that glides Ambro, silent, in the area next to the sanctuary. Thank you for the photo, from the kiosk in the woods.

 

 

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Madonna dell'Ambro is a beautiful sanctuary nestled in the woods about 20 minutes from The Hideaway. Here you will find many wonderful paintings amongst the peace and quiet of the Church.

 

Outside, there is the start of some of the most beautiful walks along the side of the waterfalls with the amazing  rocks.

 

On a hot summer day, it is the perfect place to cool off and the waters are just so refreshing. On a Sunday you will find many Italian families picnicking and enjoying life.

 

The is also a cafe and a small restaurant for refreshments.

 

http://www.madonnadellambro.it

 

 

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Tortellini with Vino Cotto (or use Sapa instead)

This recipe is unique and uses Vino Cotto. This meat filled Tortellini, is extremely tasty and delicious and delicate. 
Ingredients:

1 x batch of fresh pasta mix (as per video on our cooking channel)250grams x beef mince50grams x slithered radicchio80grams x fresh ricotta cheese50grams x grated parmigiano30grams x olive oil60grams x milk soaked almonds1/2 x lemon freshly squeezed2 x tablespoons of Vino Cottosalt to taste


Directions

-have a batch of freshly made pasta dough ready to be rolled
-mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place to side
-roll out pasta and cut into shapes (100mm diameter circles)
-make up an egg wash and coat pasta shapes
-make up balls with prepared mixture using teaspoon measure (approx)
-place in middle of cut pasta shape
-allow egg wash to dry then seal and shape accordingly
-add tortellini to salted boiling water and allow tortellini to rise to the surface and cook for further three minutes
- drain and serve to taste


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Mariano Pallottini's comment, February 21, 2013 11:56 AM
Salve Marco, io ti ringrazio per la precisazione. Premesso che il mio auspicio è quello che tu usassi lo strumento dei commenti maggiormente e non solo per precisazioni o puntualizzazioni. Vorrei chiederti dove ho scritto che Sapa e Vino Cotto sono la stessa cosa? Sono un sommelier di secondo livello e so benissimo la differenza fra i due prodotti, conosco anche le caratteristiche organolettiche e la similitudine fra i due prodotti in termini di Acidità, zuccheri carammellizzati e il fatto che (almeno dalle mie parti) come ingredienti, quindi nei processi termici di preparazione, vengano ad essere considerati alternativi (anche se non identici). E' in virtù di queste considerazioni che ho inserito la Sapa, che a mio giudizio potrebbe meglio sposarsi con la ricetta, visto anche il suo maggior uso in primi piatti della tradizione. Non sei d'accordo?
Marco Lorenzetti's comment, February 22, 2013 3:14 AM
Mi ha confuso quel SAPA instead del titolo. Comunque, siamo colleghi, anch'io sono sommelier di II livello.
Mariano Pallottini's comment, February 22, 2013 5:25 AM
Nessun problema. Continua a seguirmi, spero sempre di farti diventare un blogger. :-)
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Local Home-made Cheeses from Fontegranne - Belmonte Piceno - Fermo

Local Home-made Cheeses from Fontegranne - Belmonte Piceno - Fermo | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

On a nearby farm at Belmonte Piceno, their motto's are: 

 

Each year to produce the best hay.

Every day to feed our animals and milk the best milk.

Every morning to turn fresh milk into cheese unique.

Every hour for maturing cheese and enrich our noble perfume.

This is us.
This is our industry.

 

And this shows.

 

From the wonderful cool, creamy goats cheeses made with 'raw' milk, lightly coated in the hottest of chillies, a taste explosion! To the cheeses aged in terracotta, there is something to suit all tastes.

 

You can book a degustazione visit - cheese and oil and jams and jellies all homemade and waiting for you to sample.  Cold cuts and high quality products, alongside a small selection of wines from the best wineries in Le Marche.

 

For the really adventurous, why not spend a day in the dairy, learning for yourself first-hand how to process the cheese. You will participate in different activities that take place in a full working day at the farm from 6.30 am to 13.00 and again in the afternoon. A wonderful experience and all from only €50 per person for a group of 4, or €75 for a group of 2.

 

For further information, have a look at their website: http://www.fontegranne.it/

 

For Tours contact info@fontegranne.it or see http://www.fontegranne.it/casaro-ungiorno.asp

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We met the staff of the Fontegranne at the Gualdo Cheese Festival last year and they certainly have every right to be so passionate about their products. You can tell the care and attention which goes into making each cheese we sampled. They were all delicious.

 

Why not stay with us at The Hideaway if planning a visit to the farm. For more information see: www.hideawaylemarche.com

 

 

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Le Marche nel Piatto: The ten best food and drinks of Le Marche

Le Marche nel Piatto: The ten best food and drinks of Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Le Marche Tour | Gabriele's Travels to Italy

The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Le Marche Tour | Gabriele's Travels to Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

SEE WHAT THE REGION HAS TO OFFER

You may have visited Italy more than a few times; you may have been to Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily, The Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Rome and Venice! But you haven’t seen what else Italy has to offer until you have experienced le Marche.

• 180 km of coastline
• 500 piazzas
• 1000 important monuments
• 34 archeological sites
• 315 antique libraries housing over 4 million volumes
• 72 historic theatres
• 200 churches which the majority are of Romanesque architecture
• 183 religious shrines
• Largest number of museums and galleries in Italy: 342
• 2 national parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga),
• 4 regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo, Gola della Rossa and Grotte di Frasassi),
• 5 nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Gola del Furlo, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca and Sentina),
• 26 cities facing the Adriatic Sea

These are the numbers of le Marche, but as the locals say, that to taste the region a visitor needs only 5 things – his own senses. Tucked between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountain range the region can be visited and enjoyed during all seasons.

In the summer, le Marche offers some of the finest white sand beaches of the entire Mediterranean basin. A shallow sea water level makes its coastline the perfect spot for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

Wintertime offers sports activities on the peaks of the Apennines, with alpine and Nordic skiing for all levels.

In the fall, the hills, the region’s most prominent feature, are covered with olive trees and vineyards that produce excellent olive oil and many notable wines.

Small towns, rich with history and each with its unique architectural style, offer excellent accommodations in perfectly restored farmhouses, villas, castles and monasteries. Mix everything with an exclusive local cuisine and you have found the perfect spot for your next vacation to Italy.


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Cees Den Hartog's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:22 AM

Wat heeft Marche allemaal te bieden??

Nou dit dus

felicia's comment, January 31, 2013 12:30 AM
why are flowers hung???
Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 31, 2013 6:46 AM
This is common in all mediterranean coasts. People like the flowers and the flowers represent a nourriture for the spirit.
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ORC WORLD Championship 2013 Ancona, Le Marche, Italy

ORC WORLD Championship 2013 Ancona, Le Marche, Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

The Marina Dorica Association and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the 2013 ORCi World Championship will be held at Marina Dorica in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013.
This annual event is the sole Offshore World Championship sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), and the four organizing clubs – SEF Stamura, Ancona Yacht Club, Lega Navale Italiana di Ancona, and Assonautica Ancona – are affiliates of the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV).
This event will feature a week-long mix of inshore and offshore racing on the Adriatic coast from the event venue based at Marina Dorica. As in the last two years, the number of entries is expected to exceed 100 boats, and even now there are already 28 entries from 7 countries on three continents.
Sport, tourism and promotion: these are the key elements that will characterize this important sailing event planned in Ancona from June 21st to June 29th.


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A great opportunity to see some world class sailing in Le Marche this summer and all only 90 minutes from The Hideaway.

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Appassionata's curator insight, February 19, 2013 6:32 AM

If you love sailing then you wont want to miss this in June 2013......  a unique event, and only available in Le Marche, Italy.

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Highlights of Le Marche’s cuisine - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet

Highlights of Le Marche’s cuisine - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Read Highlights of Le Marche’s cuisine for travel tips, advice, news and articles from all around the world by Lonely Planet
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So much to discover in this wonderful area - there really is something for everyone to try and the wines are amazing too!

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The shrine of San Nicola da Tolentino and museum

The shrine of San Nicola da Tolentino and museum | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

The shrine of San Nicola da Tolentino, the Augustinian friar who died in 1305, is one of the most important in Italy. The Cappellone chapel is of great artistic value, with its beautiful frescoes by the Giotto school and its cloister, both fourteenth century. The saint's remains are preserved in the crypt. The Museo del Santuario, which boasts several important collections and exhibition sections, is housed in rooms adjacent to the convent, home to an Augustinian community. The collection of paintings, sculptures, vestments and religious furnishings includes many works that reveal the history of the shrine. One outstanding painting is a large canvas depicting the Eternal Father Blessing, as well as a lunette with gold frame depicting a Pieta, both dated 1518-1523 and part of the sanctuary's large altarpiece. The 1300s wooden Nativity, formed by statues of the Mary, Jesus and St Joseph, is one of the oldest sculptures in the Marches and hence very valuable. There are many silver objects on display, including reliquaries, monstrances, candlesticks, chalices, censers, votive silver leaf, which are part of the sanctuary's assets. The pottery section was donated to the municipality of Tolentino in 1933 by Cardinal Giovanni Tacci and includes important artefacts from leading Italian potteries of various periods (including a shepherd-boy statuette by Giovanni della Robbia), and items from English, Japanese and Chinese potteries. There is also a quite unique collection of votive offerings - about 400 small paintings on wood, paper or canvas depicting the miracles and graces attributed to St Nicholas. They are testimonials of the devotion of the faithful from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth, and are remarkable illustrations of local customs and institutions in the various periods. The museum also includes a crèche scene that is in operation all year round, as well as an exhibition of contemporary Italian and international crèches, as well as a diorama of the life of St Nicholas.


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opening times and admission

morning 10.00-12.15
afternoon 15.30-19.00

free admission

info guides: 348.0883989
audioguides in Italian, English and Spanish available (by booking)
info@tolentinoturismo.it

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How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk

How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Stretching for around 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, with hilltowns to rival those of Tuscany and Umbria, Le Marche is a gorgeous and affordable region to explore, writes Donald Strachan


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What a great article for our favourite area of Le Marche! And whilst you are here, why not come and stay with us at the Hideaway? www.hideawaylemarche.com

 

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, March 30, 2013 5:17 AM

Great long article, a veritable travel guide to Le Marche. What to do & see in: Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Ancona and the Conero peninsula, Pesaro, Filottrano. The article is full of great suggestions.

Grahame Edwards 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:41 AM

Great to see our lovely region getting some great press - and remember you can stay with us for as little as 55 euros per night per couple - what are you waiting for :)

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The Sibillini Mountains as you have never seen them before.

Maurizio Pignotti realizes amazing videos in the sibillini mountains with sliding camera and DSLR techniques and incredible images using long-exposure techniques having as brilliant subjects millions of light years away and the treeless nature of the mountains in southern Le Marche.
Photographer Maurizio Pignotti loves the sky and the area around the Castelluccio Plateau in Sibillini Mountains National Park and for his stunning captures is able to spend entire nights at -25°C. This is passion!!!


You can admire the entire work of Master Pignotti in Tolentino for the Anotherview Foto Festival, Tolentino(MC) 31 May - 2 June 2013. http://www.anotherviewphoto.it/ ;


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Just amazing. Can't wait to see the exhibition in Tolentino soon.

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Castello Pallotta, Caldarola: a new internet site to book your visit

Castello Pallotta, Caldarola: a new internet site to book your visit | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Built around the second half of the ninth century on the hill Colcù in Caldarola and subsequently amended at the end of the sixteenth century with the intentions of the cardinal Evangelista Pallotta to use the fortification as his summer residence.
The improvements in the Renaissance style celebrate the prestige of Pallotta Family which also included four Cardinals.
The prestigious residence hosted, among others, Pope Clement VIII and Queen Christina of Sweden.
Today the Castello Pallotta is one of the most impressive monuments in Le Marche region you can visit with a simple reservation directly from the new website. http://www.castellopallotta.com/ ;

 


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One of our favourtite spots to visit. Don't miss this amazing castle and grounds on your trip to Le Marche

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Eremo Colle San Marco, dayhike above Ascoli Piceno

Eremo Colle San Marco, dayhike above Ascoli Piceno | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

From Ascoli, head up towards Colle San Marco to the south. You will pass a nice osteria called C'era una volta and later reach the little town of Piagge. Just before exiting the town, you will see a little brown sign on your right with a sharp right turn to get up to the little church of San Bartolomeo where you can park and read the sign above in either italian or english before taking the trail to the left of the church up to the cemetery. You can save a couple of hundred meters climbing if you park instead at the cemetery. Either way, the trail starts to the right of the enclosed cemetery and not to the left which also has a well marked road but is posted as private property. The climb is easy and takes 15 minutes or a bit more and is well marked. 

Head left and in just a few minutes you will arrive at the beautiful arched stairway which leads into the little monastery.
This was built 8 hundred years ago, which makes it all the more impressive. Obviously subsequent works have been done to make the whole thing safer so we can still visit today.
View of the bell tower and the facade which the old Benedictine monks built to close in the grotto and another with the imposing cliffs above and below


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Nelle Marche 300 alberi per ogni cittadino

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La superficie boschiva totale è di 308.000 ettari

Per ogni cittadino marchigiano ci sono circa trecento alberi. Il dato è stato diffuso oggi dalla Coldiretti regionale, che mette le Marche al terzo posto tra le regioni per numero di piante rispetto alla superficie. Per l’associazione degli agricoltori si tratta del beneficio della norma che prevede l’obbligo per i comuni sopra i 15.000 abitanti di mettere a dimora una nuova pianta per ogni bambino nato. Secondo un’analisi Coldiretti, sulla base dell’ultimo inventario nazionale del Corpo Forestale dello Stato, le Marche contano 518 milioni di alberi. Complessivamente, ci sono 308 mila ettari di superficie forestale, quasi un terzo di quella totale e oltre il doppio di quella registrata negli anni sessanta (140 mila ettari). La provincia con il maggior numero di boschi è quella di Pesaro-Urbino (121 mila ettari), davanti a Macerata (87 mila ettari), Ascoli Piceno e Fermo (69 mila ettari) e Ancona (31 mila ettari).


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The total forest area in Le Marche is 308,000 hectares, so for every citizen  there are about three hundred trees. This data was released today by the regional Coldiretti, which puts Le Marche in to the third place among the regions for number of plants per surface area.

 

For the farmers' association, there is also the benefit of the rule which obliges the municipalities of over 15,000 inhabitants, to plant a new tree for every child born.

 

According to an analysis, Coldiretti, based on the latest national inventory of the State Forestry Corps, Le Marche has 518 million trees. Altogether, there are 308 000 hectares of forest area, this is nearly one-third of the total and more than double that was recorded in the sixties (140,000 hectares).

 

The province with the highest number of forests is  Pesaro-Urbino (121,000 hectares), ahead of Macerata (87,000 hectares), Ascoli Piceno and Fermo (69,000 hectares) and Ancona (31,000 hectares).

 

 

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Where to Eat in Southern Le Marche from Il Nascondiglio

Where to Eat in Southern Le Marche from Il Nascondiglio | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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Le Marche really is full of some most wonderful places to dine. From the simplest of pizzarias, to restaurants which would rival any in the center of London!

 

You will be able to sample home-cooked local produce, lovingly made in the same way for generations. Here in Italy, regional dishes are strictly adhered to and you will be surprised to learn that nearly every town has its own style of pasta.

 

Delightful dishes such as Vincisgrassi, a wonderful light lasagne made with many many layres, Ascolana olives, stuffed olives filled with a type of minced meat, breadcrumbed and lightly fried and so many more delicacies.

 

Check out some of our local favourites. We are sure you will enjoy them as much as we do.

 

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Tipicità – Made in Marche Festival 2013

Tipicità – Made in Marche Festival 2013 | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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For everything Le Marche has to offer, come along to a fantastic event this Marche in Fermo, Le Marche. Try excellent wines and food from the region and enjoy this great experience. 16th, 17th and 18th March 2013

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V Edizione dell’Hot Ice Photoshooting 2013!!!

V Edizione dell’Hot Ice Photoshooting 2013!!! | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
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Its Hot Ice 2013 time at Madellana this weekend. A great chance to photograph some of the top snowboarders as they do their stuff. Good music too! 23rd and 24 February. Don't miss it.

For more information: http://www.hoticesnowboard.it/snowboard/899-v-edizione-dellhot-ice-photoshooting-2013.html

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Marche Castles and Archeology

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So much to see and do in the wonderful region of Le Marche, You just simply can not spend enough time here! Come and check out Le Marche Tourism's Pintarest Page for Marche Castles and Archeology. 

 

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The Sanctuary of Loreto in Le Marche

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In discovery of the Santa Casa and its many artistic works

The splendid City of Loreto, tucked inside the countryside of the Marches Region, owes its fame to the sanctuary where the Santa Casa della Vergine Maria (Shrine of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary) is preserved and venerated. It is a holy place defined by Pope John Paul II as “the true Marian heart of Christianity.” The sanctuary has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Catholic faith for centuries, having been visited by approximately 200 saints and beatified persons, as well as by numerous Popes.
According to ancient tradition, and today substantiated by historical and archaeological research, the Santa Casa is the house from Nazareth where the Virgin Mary was born, educated, and where she received the Annunciation.
The house was composed of one room in masonry, with three walls in stone placed so as to enclose a rock cavern.

This cavern is worshipped by pilgrims who flock to Nazareth, that is to the Basilica of the Annunciation, while the three stone walls, as legend has it, were brought to Italy (first passing through Illyria) by crusaders expelled from Palestine in 1291. The walls arrived in Loreto in 1294.
Not only, but documents and archaeological excavations have continued to reinforce the hypothesis that the walls of the Santa Casa were transported to Loreto by ship, an initiative undertaken by the Angeli Family, nobles who ruled over Epirus at the time.

Indeed, one document dating back to 1294 (recently discovered), testifies that Niceforo Angeli, despot of Epirus, in offering his daughter Ithamar’s hand in marriage to Philip of Taranto (son of the King of Naples, Charles II of Anjou), gave the Prince a dowry that included such treasures as the “holy stones taken from the Home of our Lady the Virgin Mother of God.”
In order to protect these humble stone walls, and to receive the ever-larger masses of pilgrims visiting the sacred relic, construction works on the magnificent Sanctuary of Loreto were begun in the mid-15th Century.

 

Discover the Artistic works of the Santa Casa


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The Retreat's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:48 AM

Another great scoop from Mario about the magic Marche area. Great work Mario!

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The Monte San Martino Trust and the "beautiful Stories" of the WWII

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The Monte San Martino Trust was founded in 1989 by J. Keith Killby, a former prisoner of war in Italy, together with other veterans of the Second World War. The Trust awards English-language study bursaries to Italians, aged 18 to 25, in recognition of the courage and sacrifice of the Italian country people who rescued thousands of escaping Allied PoWs after the Armistice in 1943. The Trust is a registered charity and is supported by PoWs, and the second and third generations of their families, many of whom keep in touch with Italian families who gave refuge to the escapers.The bursaries are usually granted for four weeks’ study at language schools in Oxford and London. The students come from schools in Italian regions where prisoners were on the run. The Trust relies on donations to fund these bursaries, and is currently running a £1m Appeal to secure their long-term funding. Good progress is being made, with more than £420,000 raised so far. Building on funds already in the bank at the outset of the Appeal in November 2011, we are now three-quarters of the way towards our £1m target.

The story

As a former Second World War prisoner in Italy, J. Keith Killby formed the charity in order to reward, in a small way, the descendants of those Italians who gave courageous and generous assistance to the thousands of Allied servicemen on the run from PoW camps following the Armistice in September 1943.Keith Killby was captured near Tobruk in 1942 but was returned to Allied Lines after his ambulance unit had cared for wounded German soldiers. After the advance from El Alamein, he volunteered to be a parachutist and joined the SAS near the Suez Canal. Sent to Sardinia by submarine, he was captured and taken to the mainland.

After the Armistice, he escaped together with 2,000 other prisoners from a camp at Servigliano, near Monte San Martino in the Marche. An honorary citizen of Monte San Martino, he has been made a Cavaliere Ufficiale of the Italian Republic and awarded an OBE.

Since its foundation, the charity has received strong backing from many former PoWs and their families who support the Trust in its determination to put its student bursaries for young Italians on a permanent footing.

The Trust also supports Freedom Trail walks in Italy. These run along routes taken by escaping prisoners aiming to reach Allied armies in south Italy,


FREEDOM TRAIL – TENNA VALLEY, MARCHE (September 4th-9th 2013)

The Trust and the WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society (ELMS) are jointly organising a Freedom Trail in beautiful hill country at the head of the Tenna Valley in the Marche, north-east Italy. It is timed to conclude with celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Armistice with Italy in September 1943 and is intended to be the first of annual autumn trails in the area.
Arrival and departure days, linked to bus transport arranged by the organisers from Pescara and Ancona airports to the walks’ base at Servigliano, are on Wednesday September 4th and Monday September 9th.

 

http://msmtrust.org.uk 


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TO CONTACT THE MONTE SAN MARTINO TRUST: EMAIL info@msmtrust.org.uk