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La Valdaso nelle Marche

Immagini della Valdaso e delle Marche, con i suoi scorci paesaggistici, con i suoi borghi medioevali, con le sue città e luoghi di interesse, con i prodotti enogastronomici


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Panzerotti, a recipe made of love.

Panzerotti originated in central and southern Italy. The most common fillings in Le Marche are sausage or tomato and mozzarella. Many people use alone or with mozzarella spinach, mushrooms, baby corn, and ham (prosciutto cotto). Other filling like onions stir fried in olive oil and seasoned with salted anchovies and capers are more used in Apulia.

DOUGH:
1 cup of warm water
500 gr Flour
50 gr Yeast
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
4 Tbsp of Sugar
2 pinches of salt




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Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 30, 2013 1:31 AM
Hello Sarah, the original video didn't show some operations. I have searched many Panzerotti recipes online and I have found a universe of differences. So...You can play a bit with this recipe.
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Thank you - we shall enjoy experimenting!
Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 30, 2013 1:34 AM
Ah... Behind the Cathedral in Ascoli Piceno (the road on the right) there was a Cafe, a very poor one, famous for panzerotti. Maybe it is not working anymore but worth a try. Ciao and thanks for following me.
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Monti Sibillini National Park - mountains, lakes and great history - Travel via Italy

Monti Sibillini National Park - mountains, lakes and great history - Travel via Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Monti Sibillini is a mountain range that can be found within the central part of Italy. It is home to many of the largest peaks in the nation and today it
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If you are coming to Le Marche this summer, you may like to find out a little more about our beautiful national park.

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Carnevale not only in Venice but also in Amandola! - Bed and ...

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Carnevale not only in Venice but also in Amandola! English. Carnevale for children: Costumed Parade, Masked Dance. Write a comment. Comments: 0. loading. About | Privacy Policy | druckversion Print Version | Sitemap ...
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Un giorno a Venezia

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Venezia è un sogno, una città che ti affascina. Visitare Venezia è molto diverso che viverci. Se doveste visitare Venezia in un giorno, da dove comincereste?

Ponte della Libertà

Piazzale Roma

Sestiere di Dorsoduro

Campo Santa Margherita

Ponte dell’Accademia

Ponte di Rialto

Piazza San Marco

Lido di Venezia - Hotel Des Bains


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La Gola del Furlo

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Un bravo blogger Marchigiano ci fa scoprire tutto sulla Gola del Furlo, uno dei luoghi più suggestivi delle Marche, cuore dell'omonima Riserva Naturale istituita nel 2001. Generata dall'opera erosiva esercitata dal Fiume Candigliano, il principale affluente del Metauro, la Gola del Furlo è un luogo di straordinaria bellezza, intriso di storia. Leggete tutto


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The Cuisine of Umbria and Le Marche

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An up and coming section of Italy that is becoming more famous for its cuisine is Umbria and The Marches regions. Find out what is making them so special.
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Moisturing Body Cream derived from the extract of Pink Apples from the Sibillini Mountain

Moisturing Body Cream derived from the extract of Pink Apples  from the Sibillini Mountain | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Mele Rosa (Pink Apples) of the Sibillini Mountains, are a native variety from a very limited territory in the Marche Region.
They are richer in vitamins, pectin, antioxidants and polyphenols than other varieties making them an excellent choice for our product. The Body Cream is a light creamy moisturizer which nourishes and restores the skin leaving it smooth, velvety soft and lightly scented.

THE SLOW FOOD® PRESIDIA OF MELE SIBILLINE
directly involves all small producers of this native variety, defending local biodiversity and traditional processing methods.

PINK APPLES FROM THE SIBILLINI MOUNTAINS
have long been grown in the Marche, usually from the foothills of the Apennine valleys to the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains. These heirloom apples are small, irregularly shaped and slightly compressed with a very short stem. Though not particularly striking in appearance, the fruit is nonetheless delicious. All the different apple types share the same sweet, slightly acidic flesh and intense aromatic scent.

Production Area:
Sibillini Mountains, Province of Ascoli Piceno Presidium supported by:
Region of Marche’s Culture, Tourism and Trade Department, Sibillini Mountains Mountain Community
WWW.MELEROSASIBILLINI.IT 

 

The Product it is also have been selected by Eataly New York : http://www.eataly.com/beauty ;


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CREMA CORPO IDRATANTE - MELE ROSA DEI MONTI SIBILLINI
Analisi di laboratorio hanno dimostrato che la Mela Rosa dei Monti Sibillini, oltre ad essere ricca di vitamine, ha un alto contenuto di zuccheri e un buon potere antiossidante; ideale, soprattutto per le donne, per idratare, tonificare ed elasticizzare la pelle del corpo. Gli acidi della frutta inoltre conferiscono una piacevole sensazione di freschezza.

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How To Discover Le Marche and the Real Italy

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All you need is curiosity and time…
You don’t have to be an art historian or an archaeologist to enjoy all the countless treasures of Italy.
Neither do you have to be a gourmet to enjoy the delights of the Italian kitchen or a wine expert to enjoy the enormous variety of great wines.
All you need is curiosity and time…
Once you are in Italy and get even a small taste of what the country has to offer, you will want to return time and time again. Your interest will be sparked in subjects you had never before even considered. Your horizons broaden with the limitless discoveries you will make in this diverse and intriguing country.
Concentrate on one small area or region at a time. Choose one that is off the beaten track so that you can get a taste of the “real” Italy untouched by mass tourism.
Le Marche (pronounced “lay mar kay”) is a great place to start. Central Italy is where the Renaissance came about. Palaeolithic finds on Monte Cónero provide evidence of civilization from the 9th and 10th centuries BC! This easternmost region of central Italy is alluring in its variety of landscape, located as it is between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains. Most visitors never get beyond the sun and sand of the popular beaches of Le Marche’s 180 kms of coastline. However, the rewards are many for those adventurous ones who take the winding roads inland towards the numerous hilltop villages. There are cobblestone streets with buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and earlier. The spectacular panoramic views will keep you sitting on that café chair on the piazza drinking your cappuccino and dreaming of never having to leave!
For flights from abroad or from other Italian airports, the best point of arrival in Le Marche is the International Aereoporto di Falconare in Ancona.[...]
The best way to see Le Marche, or any region of Italy for that matter, is to rent a car. There are the usual rental firms at the airport but you should book in advance to make sure you get what you want. If you’re not an EU resident, you will need an International driver’s license. Buy good maps – Touring Club Italiano maps are excellent. You will find their offices in all the larger towns and their maps are also available in most of the larger book shops on in the petrol station shops on the motorways.
Whatever you wonder about and whenever any question comes to mind, don’t hesitate to ask people standing beside you in the bar or sitting at the table next to yours on the piazza. People are extremely friendly and helpful and are always more than willing to suggest places you must see, or food and wine you must try. Since this is an area without hoards of tourists, the locals are still curious about where you come from and what you are doing in Italy. It is very easy to start a conversation, even with limited Italian. The famous Italian use of arms, hands and facial expressions is an art that you will soon master and have fun in the process!

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Conero National Park just south of Ancona. [...]Urbino is definitely worth a visit. Take the small roads, away from the motor route and tourist buses. Stop in the medieval villages for a walk around.[...]Sign up for a 3-4 week intensive language course [...]

Wherever you find yourself and at whatever time of year, you will feel the warm welcome of the people you meet.

 

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See more about places to visit on our website at http://www.holidayinmarche.com

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Cosa visitare nelle Marche: le 20 migliori attrazioni secondo TripAdvisor.

Cosa visitare nelle Marche: le 20 migliori attrazioni secondo TripAdvisor. | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Su un totale di 157, fra culturali, museali, attività all'aperto, luoghi di interesse etc., le 20 più votate attrazioni delle Marche, secondo una classifica realizzata dal noto sito di recensioni turistiche Tripadvisor, sono risultate:

Grotte di FrasassiRiviera del Conero, SiroloChiesa di S. Agostino, Visso, VissoPiazza del Popolo, Ascoli PicenoChiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca, OffidaSantuario Della Santa Casa, LoretoSan Leo, UrbinoPalazzo Ducale, UrbinoCastello di Gradara, GradaraMuseo della Carta e della Filigrana, FabrianoAbbazia di Fiastra, FiastraParco Naturale Monte San Bartolo, PesaroParco del Conero, SiroloCattedrale di San Ciriaco, AnconaDuomo (Ascoli Piceno), Ascoli PicenoGradara, PesaroParco Naturale Regionale della Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi, Serra San QuiricoGrottammare Borgo Antico, GrottammareGrotte di Camerano, CameranoCasa Leopardi, RecanatiQuesta classifica è soggetta a costante mutazione grazie all'intervento degli utenti stessi che, da PC o da "mobile device",  tramite apposita applicazione, possono far classificare meglio il loro luogo preferito o quello che, campanilisticamente, sentono nel cuore, penalizzando con un giudizio basso, quelle località  ritenute immeritatamente ai vertici. I numeri di tripadvisor contano e l'utilizzo dello stesso nell'organizzazione della vacanza, una realtà dalle proporzioni globali. Allora "W il Campanilismo" votiamo i luoghi delle Marche!!!
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Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 23, 2013 6:49 AM
Non dimenticare mai la storia e non permettere a nessuno di NEGARLA
Marco Lorenzetti's comment, January 23, 2013 7:13 AM
Carissimo. Il tuo amore per la nostra bella (E bistrattata regione) ti fa onore. Un onore, questo, da me condiviso visto che anch'io l'amo tantissimo. Questo piccolo estratto devi farlo leggere a loro poiché il risultato della votazione è stato proprio questa antimarchigianità propagandata a più non posso dai promotori del referendum. Commento di uno in un forum dove si parlava proprio di questo: '"Ridete pure, intanto 7 comuni delle marche ritornano alla madrepatria". Che dirti? Tutto ciò è molto triste...
Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 23, 2013 11:18 AM
Io credo nel principio di autodeterminazione e supporto la loro scelta senza condividerla. Accade con molte terre di confine, si calpesta la propria identità per questioni di opportunità.
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What's Going On In Le Marche Over Christmas

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Ecco la guida I Vini d'Italia 2013 Le Guide de L'Espresso - Le Marche

Ecco la guida I Vini d'Italia 2013 Le Guide de L'Espresso - Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Edizione numero 12 per la Guida I Vini d'Italia dell'Espresso, l'attesa fotografia della realtà vinicola dello Stivale. Un volume di facile consultazione, frutto della selezione fatta su ben 25000 vini assaggiati, che comprende una serie di ragguagli (forse superflui per i conoscitori più evoluti, ma indispensabili per tutti coloro che desiderano saperne di più) sul servizio del vino, sugli abbinamenti, unite alla presenza di un utile glossario tecnico. Ma è anche, grazie al suo corredo di notizie e dati, uno strumento indispensabile per gli operatori del settore.Edizione numero 12 per la Guida I Vini dItalia dellEspresso , lattesa fotografia della realtà vinicola dello Stivale.
Il nucleo centrale della Guida 2013, dedicato alla recensione di vini e aziende, è ordinato per regioni, con tabella dei "Migliori acquisti" (i vini dal rapporto qualità-prezzo più favorevoli dell'anno) e delle "Eccellenze", i vini contrassegnati dalle cinque bottiglie, corrispondenti a un punteggio di almeno 18/20. La Guida 2013 ne attribuisce 232, sette in più della precedente edizione.

MARCHE ECCELLENZE
Vini Bianchi
18/20 Offida Pecorino Fiobbo 2010 Aurora
18/20 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Gli Eremi 2010 La Distesa
18/20 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Plenio 2009 Umani Ronchi
18/20 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Vigna delle Oche 2009 San Lorenzo - Crognaletti
18/20 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Villa Bucci 2009 Bucci
18/20 Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva Mirum 2010 La Monacesca

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Le Marche - Rome and Rome Airport (both ways) with Consorzio Prima Linee

Le Marche - Rome and Rome Airport (both ways) with Consorzio Prima Linee | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Travel with Prima Linee with all comforts, from Le Marche to Rome or Rome Airport and viceversa and buy your tickets online,on the bus or in many agencies.


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 With only average 30€ and 3,5 hours of time, from many Le Marche Towns you can organize your excursion to Rome, or visit Le Marche as deviation or stop over from your "Grand Tour", travelling with all comforts in daily busses

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Le Marche, un territorio da scoprire

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Le Marche è costellata da piccoli borghi disseminati per l’intera regione, incantevoli oasi, intrise di storia e di cultura, dove il tempo sembra e
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Le Marche - A Land To Discover:

 

Le Marche is dotted with small villages scattered throughout the region, charming oasis, full of history and culture, where time seems to have stopped, leaving room for a pleasantly slow pace, on a human scale, punctuated only by the inexorable passing of the hours and seasons.Infiniti tours and itineraries to discover the most hidden but also of the most picturesque villages in the Marche, where you can still live an atmosphere of genuine authenticity. 
Small towns, like pearls set in timeless landscapes still retain the original features and people reserve a warm welcome to visitors. Craft traditions and flavors to be discovered slowly, in a context of human dimension: from the Sibillini Montefeltro, from the coast of Gabicce to San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche offer many opportunities to get lost in perfectly preserved towns and villages, where you can still breathe the atmosphere of medieval and Renaissance. 
Surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes or built on hills covered in vineyards, each country reveals an unexpected beauty and singularity.
By car, motorbike or by any means, more off the beaten tourist visiting the city less crowded and famous, you can rediscover the true Italian way of life, guided only by their curiosity. In these places, in fact, are still deeply rooted the original rural roots, love for the land and a way of life sober and reserved. Many of the charming villages Marches are part of The most beautiful villages in Italy club founded in 2001, with the aim of helping to safeguard those small towns or individual fractions, with a strong artistic and historical interest which, being outside of the main tourist routes, are likely to be forgotten.
Coming from the north, in the province of Pesaro Urbino, you meet Gradara, an impressive castle village annexed perfectly preserved, known as the fifth of the love story between Paolo and Francesca, immortalized in Dante's Inferno, the village of Mondavio, with his fortress, the Rocca Roveresca Francesco di Giorgio Martini, and to Montefabbri, whose medieval town gives a fascinating glance. 
Following is the village of Corinth, a work of art, which has a circle of almost 1 km long walls, perfectly preserved, in the vicinity, is the village of Offagna, whose charming old town is enclosed within the Ancient Town Walls, dating back to the twelfth century. 
In the province of Macerata, perched on the green and rolling hills, there are Matelica, where today the traditions and history coexist with innovation and development, and Montecosaro, which with its castle on the hill seems to stretch out into the sky. 
Inland, there are: the village Esanatoglia, called the city thread, with its seven towers and its walls overlooking the valley of the river Esino, Track, also known as the 'Balcony of the Marche', whose historical center is well located to 631 meters high and houses a masterpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, Our Lady of the Rosary; Treia, whose thirteenth century walls together with the neoclassical buildings make it an elegant village. Continuing perched on a hill and there Montecassiano Monte Lupone, one of the small towns that has best preserved the traces of its history, with the castle walls and the four entrances.
Further south in the province of Macerata, in the higher areas near the Sasso roof stands the village of Sarnano, famous for its thermal springs. Not far away is San Ginesio, another walled town with a magnificent square that stands against the blue background of the Sibillini Mountains, where there is also the village of Visso, located more than 600 meters above sea level, the seat of Mountains National Park Sibillini . 
In the province of Ascoli Piceno, however, we find: Moresco and Montefiore dell'Aso, erected on the opposite sides of the valley of the river Aso. As Moresco rises a particular heptagonal tower while at Montefiore keep well some towers and some original doors of the town dates back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as well as the museum complex of S. Francis, who has a splendid triptych Catlo Crivelli Moving towards the coast, there is Grottammare with its village perched on a hill overlooking the water and, further inland, Offida, enclosed by a circle of the castle walls. The Marche region also fly less than 17 Orange Flags, eco-tourism and environmental conferred by the Italian Touring Club, the small municipalities of which are distinguished by an excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere. These include: a hill, in addition to the aforementioned, Corinaldo, Gradara, Mondavio, Montecassiano, Monte Lupone and San Gines include Acquaviva, undisputed medieval charm, and Camerino, home of occupying the entire Palazzo Ducale medieval origin, rich in works of sculpture and painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in its museums and an extraordinary painting by Tiepolo in the church of S,.Philip depicting the Apparition of Our Lady to St. Philip; Monterubbiano of ancient origins where they discovered some Paleolithic and Neolithic, Ostra, with its walls interspersed with imposing doors, and Ripatransone, famous for its scenic location with vineyards that stretch almost as far as the eye can see; Stafford and Urbisaglia, where stands an imposing fortress dating back to the fourteenth century, of undoubted charm and home to the State Archaeological Park of the Roman town of Urbs Salvia. . In the mountains, to visit Genga, of ancient origin, known for Frasassi, Mercatello Metauro, of great interest to the ancient buildings carefully preserved, including the spectacular religious buildings, Pievebovigliana, rich in archaeological remains dating from the fourth century . BC, and Sarnano. Throughout the region, there are cottages and country houses, or country house, the majority of which are open from April to October, where you can stop for short or long stays, buy organic produce and taste the typical dishes of the Marche region. Farms with ancient manor houses, a tangible sign of the past sharecropping farms in full swing, mills original, authentic farmhouses, some luxuriously refurbished, or elegant monasteries and castles, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, surrounded by woods, meadows, vineyards, olive groves, can be the perfect and ideal place for a holiday of discovery, nature and relaxation. 
The territory, in fact, offers a number of solutions, from simple and healthy paths to walk up to more complex routes, ideal for lovers of trekking, mountain-biking and horse, which grow in the hills and surrounding countryside , lakes, rivers, mountains, and other unique natural beauty.For those who want to relax in the spirit and the body, the Marche provide spas, where you can enjoy massages and baths in healing thermal waters. There are many events and pageants that take place in the inner cities, spectacular parties, linked to religious festivals or fairs. Each year, in fact, the Marches back to life the magic of the past, including horse racing and parades, offering eloquent recollections of historical events, which take place in the centers of ancient cities (including the famous Quintana in Ascoli Piceno) and spectacular feasts associated with religious celebrations or Carnival (as in Fano, Ascoli Piceno and Offida). Unchanged over time and some fascinating events linked to specific religious holidays. Suggest ones such as the nativity scenes, among them that of Genga, set in the scenic  Frasassi Gorge and the three most important museums of the Nativity, located within driving distance of each other, in Morrovalle, Macerata and Tolentino.
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Abbadia Di Fiastra: a peaceful place in Le Marche

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Abbadia di Fiastra Nature Reserve is an area where the spirit animating the things of the past lives over again and where nature still preserves an unmistakable mark of its great beauty. In a territory offering visitors the opportunity to rediscover the delicate and indissoluble links between man and the environment, surrounded by an enchanting atmosphere of spirituality. A place that should be experienced, but also safeguarded and jealously preserved, as a legacy to hand down to future generations.

You can visit the cloister itself and wander through the old refectory rooms and chapel as well as visit the underground olive oil cellars. Avoid week-ends when is very crowded. 


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A Short Lesson in Italian Salami & Sausage Making

A short fun film on sausage & salami making with two old Italians in Le Marche, Italy. We made 40 kilos of meat to cure in our farmhouse this winter!


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Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche Guide | Rough Guides

Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche Guide | Rough Guides | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Located between the Monti Sibillini and the Adriatic, ASCOLI PICENO is Le Marche’s greatest hidden gem and lies well off the tourist trail. This seems odd considering it has plenty of grand architecture and a lovely café-lined central square that’s among the most pleasant in the region. At Mardi Gras it hosts Le Marche’s most flamboyant carnival and in August its streets are given over to the Quintana, a medieval festival that incorporates a spectacular joust. If that wasn’t enough, Ascoli’s restaurants and food stalls are the proud purveyors of olive all’ascolana (deep-fried breadcrumb-crusted olives stuffed with veal), the closest Italy comes to the Scotch egg, but much tastier.

Ascoli has a compact centre, surrounded by largely intact walls. Piazza del Popolo is the place to get the feel of the town, while its small number of Roman remains and its churches and museums are scattered throughout the old centre.


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Fly Fishing under the Towers of Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche

The River Park A.R.S. Tronto is the incredible reality within the marvelous town of Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche Region. The River Park is a Fly Fishing zone with the characteristic of "No kill area" strictly "catch and release" full of big sized Rainbow Trouts. The river presents wonderful chalk streams, perfect water condition most of the year all inside a historical marbled town really appreciated by tourists from every part of the world.
For the strong rustic habitat of the river, although is located in a middle sized town, is possible to observe the presence of wildlife such as porcupines, otters, badgers, herons and the occasional presence of ungulates.


The annual fishing permit is € 50, the daily permit is € 8


Contact the local Fly Fishing Club http://www.flyfisherman.it/  or the best Fly Fishing Shop of the province: http://www.ale-fly.com 


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Italy's best church art - Telegraph

Italy's best church art - Telegraph | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Many Italian churches contain superb works of art and are free to visit. Here is where to find 20 of the best.
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Top 5 Museums in Italy | Arts and Culture | ITALY Magazine

Top 5 Museums in Italy | Arts and Culture | ITALY Magazine | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Have you ever been to one of the top 5 museums in Italy?
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Carnival Offida 2013

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Six days surrounded by masks, colors, music and especially entertainment. It’s the historical Carnival in Offida: for its 2013 edition, this awaited moment of the year has a rich calendar of events ant things to do. And it’s an appointment that you cannot miss during a weekend in the province of Ascoli Piceno.

The Offida historical Carnival 2013 starts on February 7 with the event Bambini in maschera (“Masked children”), set in the Serpente Aureo Theater (the entrance is free for children). While February 8 it’s the day of the Lu bov fint: an ox-shaped outline will parade through the streets of the city, carried by a cheerful cortège.

On February 9 and 10 there will be two all-night dances: both of them will start at 10pm in the halls of the Serpente Aureo Theater. And this theater will be the location for the Veglionissimo di Carnevale (“Big Carnival all-night dance”), on February 11: at Midnight the historical Congreghe (“Clans”) of Offida will enter in the stage and in the parterre.

Lastly, on February 12, there will be the main event of the Carnival 2013 in Offida: it’s the Mardi Gras, in Piazza del Popolo: at 3pm will occur Maschere in festa (“Maks in the feast”); at 7pm there will be the Vlurd, a giant pyre.

For the complete program of the historical Carnival 2013 in Offida, visit the official website Inoffida.it.

 

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Marco Lorenzetti's comment, January 24, 2013 12:01 AM
Ah! il Carnevale di Offida! Sono anni che desidero d'andarci, ma non ce l'ho mai fatta, accidenti! Volevo solo sottolineare che vale sicuramente la pena d'andare anche il venerdì (8 Febbraio) per assistere a 'lu bov fint', rievocazione degli antichi giochi popolari in cui si rievoca la caccia ad un toro, precursore dell'odierna corrida spagnola (Che appunto, è nata in Italia).
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Le Marche Best Accommodation: Hotel Smeraldo San Benedetto del Tronto

The careful choice of materials and harmony transmit the widespread desire to lose yourself in this labyrinth of the senses. A walk barefoot, an ethereal dimension made of caresses for the body and mind, a wellness retreat of 500 square meters within walking distance from the sea:

Finnish saunaTurkish bathWhirlpool with chromotherapyParadise path with emotional showers with chrome-aroma therapyHypersaline bath-floatingSwedish shower and iceRelaxation roomCorner tea loungeCoocoon Couple Spa: Bio Sauna, Jacuzzi, tatami bed, treatment choice. A private place softly lit by candles where you can spend two hours of pampering and well-being in the company of your loved one ... http://www.smeraldosuitehotel.com 
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La Tavola Marche: The Hunter's Hideaway {Eating Out in Le Marche}

La Tavola Marche: The Hunter's Hideaway {Eating Out in Le Marche} | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
The Hunter's Hideaway {Eating Out in Le Marche}. So where do we like to go when Jason wants a night off from cooking? If it's not to the sea for fish then it's the 'hunter's hideaway' high up in the hills above neighboring ...
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Il più bell'Albero di Natale 2012 nelle Marche: sede Pellegrini Giardini di Civitanova Marche

Versione 2012 dell'ormai mitico albero di Natale addobbato dagli specialisti di Pellegrini giardini.
Volete un albero di Natale davvero esclusivo?
Visitate il sito internet: www.pellegrinigiardini.it


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Home made tomato passata

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Head down to your local vegetable market and hunt yourself a crate of very ripe tomatoes that are being sold on the cheap. Then spend a delicious afternoon making Italian passata with a friend, lover or family member, over a bottle of wine.

Ingredients
Ripe tomatoes – 2kg/4.5 lbs
Shallots – 200g/ ½ lb
Garlic – 4 cloves
Rosemary, thyme, basil and oregano – sprigs
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 ½ tsp
Olive oil – 75ml / 2 ½ fl oz
Empty jars – 2 x 500ml/17 fl oz

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, November 30, 2012 7:03 AM

I remember the time when my mother smeared ripe tomatoes on wooden boards exposed as blood sacrifices to the sun or the time when I was forced to bottle the juice and tomato pulp. Have We lost all of this? No, the crisis has made us rediscover the value and taste of homemade.