If you are visiting Florence, between May and July, escape for a day/night from the cradle of the Renaissance and follow the blooming in Castelluccio Di Norcia,
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Nel territorio marchigiano saranno numerosi gli eventi organizzati per la Settimana del Pianeta Terra , la più grande kermesse di promozione delle geo-scienze che mai sia stata realizzata in Italia, voluta, ideata e creata solo ed esclusivamente dai due ricercatori italiani: Silvio Seno dell’Università di Pavia e Rodolfo Coccioni dell’Università di Urbino. Sette giorni, dal 18 al 25 Ottobre in cui sarà possibile visitare Musei di Scienze della Terra, partecipare a 150 geo – escursioni in tutta Italia a conferenze diurne e notturne . Gli eventi saranno ben 237 in 180 località. [...]
La Frana di epoca romana di Portonovo, lo Scoglio del Trave, lo scoglio della Vela saranno i protagonisti della SETTIMANA DEL PIANETA TERRA nelle Marche.
Mention the name of this tiny, isolated Umbrian town, situated on a majestic plateau in the Apennines, to a Roman and they may well ask ‘where’s that?’
While visiting Rome in mid-July, before embarking on an eight-day whistle-stop road trip through the Italian regions of Umbria, Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia-Romagna, we mentioned to well-travelled friends in the country’s capital that our first stop would be the town of Castelluccio. [...]
Castelluccio or Castelluccio di Norcia is a magic place between Umbria and Marche that actually was considered magic for centuries. This, by Greecessence, is the last article you can find online full of useful tips and beautiful photos. If you want to read more about in English or Italian, consider my resources here:
The Tuber magnatum is the most valuable truffle because it has a distinctly alluring perfume and although its taste is delicate it fulfils the quintessential sensation we expect of a 'truffle'. Due to the high price it commands, secrecy abounds.
Tamara Griffiths introduces you to the truffle season of Central italy. Here the best highlight of the article: <<Few people -- including Italians -- realize that the main area for White Truffle (Tuber magnatum) production is now in the Apennines of Abruzzo, and Umbria, with some production in the Marche side of the mountains. For historic reasons this truffle remains associated with Northern Italy, in particular with Piedmont. Yet by comparison production levels in the north are much less.>>
Today I’ll bring you to discover the Valdaso, a beautiful valley in Le Marche Region with ancient villages and a charming rural landscape. We’ll discover this territory through two travel itineraries from the Sea to the Mountains and vice versa in two different blog posts:
Discovering the Aso Valley through two travel itineraries from the Sea to the Mountains and vice versa in two blog posts
Italy’s iconic comic book artist Milo Manara has taken the life of the brilliant Italian Painter Caravaggio and turned it into a dramatic, beautiful graphic novel. Recounting the story of his arrival in Rome to his tense escape from the city, Manara has brought new life to an old story. Here's more.
World travelers in pursuit of rich coffee experiences could theoretically journey to any corner of the globe and soak up the local café culture. But if there’s one destination that every caffeine-fueled itinerary should include, it has to be Italy. But to us coffee lovers, Italy is best known as the birthplace of espresso, and few cities are as linked to its history as Milan. [...]
Ahh! The Italian Summer! There is something absolutely exquisite about this magnificent paradise. From the vast expanses of the pristine blue waters to the sun bathed beaches that adorn the coast – Italy is everything that a person would want in a relaxing retreat from the hustles and bustles of the world. [...]
There are so many reasons that make now a great time to invest in Italian properties. The first one is that the real estate market in Italy seems to be stabilizing and 2014’s statistics show the first indicators of recovery since the economic crash. In fact, a recent report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute suggests that Italy can offer some of the best property opportunities in Europe.
At the moment it is possible to buy valuable properties for very good prices, especially in the most popular areas of Italy as Tuscany, Lake Como and Puglia, as well as in the newly discovered spots of Le Marche and Umbria, where properties can be up to 1/3 cheaper than in Tuscany. [...]
The second leg of Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli's journey up the east coast takes them to the heart of Italy and the regions of Le Marche and Umbria. In the city of Urbino they visit the former palace of Federico da Montefeltro, a 15th-century scholar and commander of a private army who was one of the driving forces of the Italian Renaissance. In the Apennine Mountains, they explore the Grotte di Frassasone, one of the largest underground caves in the world, before heading to the Norcia Valley, where people have made delicious pork sausages and salamis for centuries.
If you’re in need of the perfect spiritual hideaway, I think I might have found it. Like something out of a legend, nestled inside an ancient grotto carved out of steep limestone cliffs in a remote region of Italy [Le Marche], the clandestine Temple of Valadier is thought to symbolize the Virgin Mary’s Roman Catholic title, “Refugium Peccatorum”, meaning “refuge of sinners“…
Pantelleria is a volcanic island that sits alone in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily and 35 miles east of Tunisia. One of Italy’s southernmost points, its remote location ensures it stays under the radar for most tourists — and even for most Italians.
In the vein of What are the most charming small towns in France? I have created this answer, focusing on smaller villages and also presenting, to give it a twist, the local dishes or food/wine you need to try when in that village. The emphasis is on maybe lesser known dishes, products or places.
The villages are in no particular order, classified per region and can be found on my accompanying Google Maps here: Most Charming Villages of Italy
One thing’s for certain when it comes to studying wine: there’s always something new to learn. Just when you think you’ve got a grasp on a certain grape or wine region, a new growing area gets recognized or a unique wine style emerges or a change to production requirements takes place. The ever-evolving nature of wine is what makes studying it as exciting as it is challenging! ...traveling through Italy that I learned just how diverse the country is when it comes to its grapes and wine styles. There are more varieties than I’ll ever be able to taste in my lifetime, so it was a real treat to spend time drinking my way through lesser known Italian regions and learning about grapes that I knew little to nothing about. [...]
Many people don't know that 50% of the Italian language is spoken, while the other 50% is communicated through a specific code of hand gestures..watch this video to find out!
Italians use body language and hand gestures to punctuate an expression and give it a shading that the word or phrase itself lacks. Like dialects, certain hand signals can mean different things within different regions and can have completely different interpretations in other cultures.
Italy is a country that is jammed packed with famous art. Here are 10 masterpieces you should see.
[...] The Sienese Crete area is situated south of Siena, corresponding to the municipalities of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d’Asso. All these towns are in the province of Siena: for years their task was to supply grain to this city and entire families worked in the fields.
The literal meaning of “Crete Senesi” is Sienese clays. They are, in fact, very distinctive of this area and resemble a lunar landscape. The Crete Senesi are mainly made by “mattaione”, a sediment of marine origin with a high mineral content.
All around human presence is limited: the sound of nature prevails over the handful of buildings, such as old brick farmhouses. You won’t find any squares, castles or cathedrals here. During summer, a gentle wind shakes the golden wheat, giving the sensation of Heaven on Earth! [...]
Crete Senesi [Photo Credits: Fabrizio Angius]
There are plenty of hiking paths in Cinque Terre, easy and suitable to all ages with amazing views: hiking Cinque Terre.
Cinque Terre is the Italian expression for "Five lands" (Easier to say than to write for foreigners, I often see pages referring to "5 terre" "Cincue Tere", "Cinqe Terre", and other thousands variations): in fact they are five villages more than lands, scattered on less than 20 km of the ligurian riviera.[...]