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Le Marche is the 2nd Region in Italy for Cleanest Beaches

Le Marche is the 2nd Region in Italy for Cleanest Beaches | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

The award, the Blue Flag, is given annually to beaches and marinas that satisfy a number of essential criteria covering aspects of:

 

Water QualityEnvironmental Education and InformationEnvironmental ManagementSafety and Services

 

The international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) reported that has risen this year the number of Italian beaches to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award for clean water and pristine sands.

Italian seaside resorts awarded a Blue Flag in 2013 were 135, four more than last year, for a total of 248 top beaches. Some 86% of last year's Blue Flag beaches were confirmed this year while nine new entries included resorts in Carrara, Tuscany, Francavilla al Mare in Abruzzo and a lake beach resort in Levico Terme, in the north-eastern Trentino-Alto Adige region. The northwest coastal region of Liguria has the cleanest beaches in Italy, 20, two more than last year, followed by the central Marche region with 18 and Tuscany with 17, one more than last year.

Pristine eco friendly beaches could be considered another reason to visit lovely Le Marche.

More infos on http://www.blueflag.org/ ;


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Excellent - our beautiful region has been awarded the second most blue flag beaches in the whole of Italy 2013

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Congratulations, le Marche!

Which region in Italy came first for cleanest beaches?

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Honour to the Polish Troops: The Battle of Ancona | Le Marche another Italy

Honour to the Polish Troops: The Battle of Ancona | Le Marche another Italy | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
The Battle of Ancona was a battle involving forces from Poland serving as part of the British Army and German forces that took place from 16 June–18 July 1944 during the Italian campaign in World War II.
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Exploring Le Marche’s Gastronomy | La Cucina Italiana - De Italiaanse Keuken - The Italian Kitchen

Exploring Le Marche’s Gastronomy | La Cucina Italiana - De Italiaanse Keuken - The Italian Kitchen | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to explore a region is through it’s gastronomy and as Le Marche is one of the most overlooked holiday destinations in Italy we’ve picked out some of the highlights of it’s cuisine so you can get a taste for the area.
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Possibly the 10 best wines from Le Marche!! 

Possibly the 10 best wines from Le Marche!!  | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

There are many variations between different cultures and countries when it comes to food and wine.  But few people would disagree on the importance of food, wine and the dining experience at the Italian table.So, where to start?

 

Le Marche like the rest of Italy, offers a huge range of fantastic local food so eating out isn’t an expensive custom. You can enjoy a large variety of the finest local fish or meats and an absolute ‘must’ from the long list of different pasta dishes on offer is the very famous “maccheroncini di Campofilone? So, what about the wines from Le Marche?

 

Large quantities of great wines are produced in the region, and they are now becoming well known throughout much of the world. As you would expect, making one choice isn’t easy! How can you decide between one great wine and another?


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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

Nelle Marche 300 alberi per ogni cittadino | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

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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Supporting talented artisans in Le Marche

Supporting talented artisans in Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Italy has a reputation for high quality local crafts, but the country’s artigiani – traditional artisans – have struggled to compete with the increasing commercialisation of their country in recent years. Indeed The Guardian reported that Italian artisans were turning increasingly to the internet and the convenience of selling to supermarkets, in order to try and make a living. It seems that the traditional crafts of Italy are in danger of being lost to mass production, with the demise of uniqueness and quality that such a move usually entails.
However, my wife is determined to fight for the country’s artigiani. From our Italian base in Le Marche Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs, a co-founder in our family-run company Appassionata, is supporting and working alongside local artisans. The individuals that Dawn works with are often the third or fourth generation of their family to carry out the specialist local crafts. Their workshops range from tiny warehouses to ramshackle wooden huts.
Dawn explains,“I feel privileged to have had the chance to meet and support so many talented artisans in Le Marche. Appassionata’s ethos is to support small local businesses and to help the region’s economy wherever possible. Many of the artisans we work with have tiny facilities at their disposal but what they produce is incredible.”

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The 8 Most Beautiful Piazza's in Italy - Le 8 piazze più belle d'Italia - VanityFair.it

The 8 Most Beautiful Piazza's in Italy - Le 8 piazze più belle d'Italia - VanityFair.it | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Abbiamo intervistato storici, fotografi, architetti, urbanisti chiedendo quale fosse secondo loro la piazza più scenografica.
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We are so pleased our wonderful local town of Ascoli Piceno is featured in the top 8 piazza's in the whole of Italy in Vanity Fair. So right. Its one of our favourite places to relax and watch the day go by too! Only 30 minutes from The Hideaway, why not see for yourself when you come and stay with us www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Santuari nelle Marche

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Monastero Di Fonte Avellana
Le sue origini risalgono alla fine del primo millennio e sono strettamente legate alla storia della congregazione dei Camaldolesi. L'eremo fu forse fondato da san Romualdo nel 980. Notevole impulso diede all'abbazia l'opera di san Pier Damiani, che qui divenne monaco nel 1035 e Priore dal 1043, non solo per l'ampliamento delle costruzioni originarie ma anche per un forte sviluppo culturale e spirituale che fece dell'eremo un punto riferimento religioso e sociale.La tradizione riporta il numero di 76 santi e beati vissuti nell'eremo. L'Eremo viene citato nella Divina Commedia (Paradiso, canto XXI) da Dante Alighieri, il quale sembra che ne sia stato anche ospite.
Santuario Beato Benedetto
Il Convento fu edificato nel XV secolo. Vi visse a lungo e vi morì Marco Passionei, che prese il nome di Frà Benedetto da Urbino. Attualmente è luogo di spiritualità sia per i pellegrinaggi alla tomba del Beato, sia per i ritiri religiosi che vi vengono organizzati. Il complesso conventuale e la Chiesa sono stati restaurati recentemente. Vi si conservano alcune opere d'arte di un certo pregio. Nella Cappella di sinistra sono custodite le reliquie del Beato Benedetto Passionei.
Santuario Della Madonna Del Pianto
Il Santuario della Madonna del Pianto si trova nella Basilica di S.Angelo in Vado, sorto per un voto fatto nel 1855, quando in città imperversava il colera. Fatto il voto iniziò la costruzione che durò quasi trent'anni: il Santuario fu inaugurato l'8 settembre 1885.
Santuario Della Madonna Della Rosa
La festività dell'Incoronazione si tiene il 1 settembre . Apertura del Santuario ore 7-12 e 15-18. Il Santuario Madonna della Rosa si trova in via Madonna della Rosa, 18 60010 OSTRA Tel.071.68027 (diocesi di Senigallia). COME SI RAGGIUNGE In auto: autostrada A14 Ancona-Pesaro, uscita a Senigallia, poi SS360, a Pongelli deviazione per Ostra. In Treno: linea Ancona-Pesaro, stazione di Senigallia, poi pullman.
Santuario Della Santa Casa Di Loreto
Il Santuario della Santa Casa a Loreto, in provincia di Ancona, è un luogo sacro molto conosciuto, meta di numerosi pellegrini da tutto il mondo. Al suo interno, infatti, si trova la Santa Casa della Vergine, dove Maria ricevette l'Annunciazione.
Santuario Madonna Del Soccorso
Il Santuario sorge isolato su un altopiano tra il Monte Ercole e S.Agata sull'antico percorso della strada che da Sarsina per S.Agata portava a Perticara e Rimini. Anticamente nel luogo sorgeva una Celletta dedicata alla Vergine, ed era detta la località "Serra della Sconfitta", perché qui gli agatensi avrebbero, col soccorso della Vergine, ricacciato e sconfitto un esercito di invasori. Da qui anche il nome "Madonna del Soccorso".
Santuario Madonna Della Quercia
Il Convento dei Passionisti di Morrovalle sorge seminascosto tra il verde delel querce e degli ulivi, nella pace della collina marchigiana, nella vallata del Chienti. Fu un illustre cittadino di Morrovalle, Alessandro Collaterale, che verso il 1650 fece dipingere su tela l'immagine di Maria che, posta sul tronco di una quercia, sostiene amabilmente il Bambino Gesù.
Santuario Madonna Delle Grazie
La storia del santuario di S. Maria delle Grazie di Pesaro iniziò durante il dominio di Alessandro Sforza. Di fronte al mare, fra la Porta del Sale ela Porta Fanestra, nelle vicinanze della Rocca, c'era un'antica chiesa dedicata a S. Marco evangelista. In questa chiesa, già prima del 1478, era venerata un'immagine della Madonna dipinta su tavola, la "beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie di Pesaro".
Santuario Santa Maria A Mare
Antica e prodigiosa è la storia di S.Maria a Mare. Verso il 1100 esisteva già una Chiesa, fondata dagli Agostiniani, che fu devastata e più volte saccheggiata dai pirati che provenivano dall'Adriatico. Verso il 1400 fu trasformata e completata con l'edificazione del Convento. Il culto si diffuse però soprattutto nel 1630 quando, in seguito ad una terribile pestilenza, i fermani ricorsero alla protezione della Madonna, chiamata "Stella Maris".


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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

Sarah Topps's insight:

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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