Movimento Turistico del Vino organizes several events throughout the year. On the last Saturday and Sunday of May (24 -25), "Cantine Aperte" opens the Le Marche cellars to thousand of enthusiasts and wine lovers to discover the wine world and culture directly on-site.
Escape the January grey skies to the shores of Italy, with inspiration and ideas for your next Italian getaway in the new issue of Italia magazine. Property-wise we are mad for Le Marche, and with Fleur Kinson’s guide to getting the most for your money in this stunning region, you’d be mad to miss it too! Whether you are interested in restoration or finished properties, it’s easy to see the best of what is available in issue 111 of Italia. If you are thinking of relocating, you’ll find tips and advice from those in the know on what to look our for and consider when making the move to Italy.
Often overlooked by many visitors to Italy, the unspoiled region of Le Marche located between the Adriatic coast and the Apennine Mountains is a hidden gem that has more to offer than you can imagine. Boasting spectacular sceneries and charming towns such as Urbino and Ascoli Piceno, here are 6 things to love about Le Marche.
Hilltop Towns... Beaches... Nature... Castles... Food and Wine... Shopping... Read the article
This Restaurant Ranked on Tripsdvisor #11 of 2,307 in Le Marche and Ranked #1 of 10 in town of Genga in proximity of the Frasassi Caves. Here 4 of the 243 positive reviews
"Very kind and friendly staff, offering both services and useful information. Clean and comfortable, with the very best home made kitchen representing Le Marche region and its culture. Attractive prices for good food. Great experience, I recommend it."
"Wonderful home made pastas, nice friendly environment, excellent local wines (especially the white Verdicchio della casa), good marchigiano fair. We recommend the gnocchi verdi with spicy tomato sauce, the tagliolini with porcini, the ravioli with tartufo. The family is very hospitable, the portions are large and you must end the meal with a 'Da Maria' amaro."
"The owners doesn't speak English but they have a menu in English. The foor is very good and the prices are reasonable."
"I went to this seemingly nondescript osteria in a small, picturesque village on a hilltop above San Vittore-Frassasi on my birthday in August. The meal was outstanding. In a group of 7 we had 4 "primi" and 3 "secondi" and shared amongst each other. For the first courses we had passatelli with fossa ("buried") cheese, truffle tagliatelle, wild boar pappardelle and ravioli with a butter sauce. All the pastas were exquisite,and the sauces delicate and tasty. Loved especially the fossa cheese pasta. The second plates were equally good. The duck was flavourful and tender. The veal and beef were superb, as were the "contorni" (roast potatoes, zucchini). The origins of the meat were provided and the freshness was obvious. Had no room for desert. The service was excellent -- our waiter spoke fluent English -- and Maria came out to make sure everything was to our liking. Housewines (local Marches) were excellent."
The Foodies’ Guide to Italy 2014, launched by Gambero Rosso 4 years ago, has been just released. Rather than a mere list of gourmet and starred restaurants the guide is a baedeker that shows readers where to find the best bakeries, cheese specialists, wine merchants, chocolate stores, gourmet deli, farmers markets, and a lot more. The guide discover the many faces of Italian food together with its best kept secrets. The guide appeals to Italian foodies, a large population of foods and drinks aficionados that has impressively grown in the last few years (they are estimated at 4 million). Foodies have a deep interest in food not only for consumption, but also for study, preparation, and news. They find the Internet and word-of-mouth far more reliable sources of information than TV and traditional gourmet guides, therefore far more influential in their choice of a restaurant. This is what distinguishes a foodie from a gourmet. The guide reviews also the region Marche which has been also introduced by public figures journalists, actors, a film directors, or entrepreneurs, etc. who also lets slip his/her favourite places. Inside the 1.200 addresses listed in all Italy, the most voted receive stars. The Region Marche is presents in the guide with 3 starred activities: one Pizzeria-Restaurant, a restaurant in the countryside, and a pastry shop.
Van Sicilië tot Ligurië, van Apulië tot de Marken, van de Tremiti-eilanden tot het eiland Elba: wát heeft Italië adembenemende strandjes met spectaculaire uitzichten! De goed uitgeruste stranden kunnen we bekijken in onze rubriek 'mooiste zee en stranden' of bekijk je op de lijst 'Blauwe Vlag 2012'. Zelf gingen we voor een mix van ongerepte natuur en een aantal grotere stranden, vanwege het blauwe water of het prachtige uitzicht. Onze droomstranden hebben azuur-blauw water en fijne witte zandstranden en dan ook nog eens een mooi panorama zoals een kust met ronde, door de zee geslepen, rotsen of witte kliffen. Dorpjes met kleurige huisjes die tegen de rotsige kustlijn geplakt lijken te zijn. Dit zijn de mooiste strandjes en je vindt het in Italië! Met dank aan de lezers, die ook hun inbreng hebben gehad via Facebook en Twitter. Hier onze Italie2go-top 10!
Delifonseca will host a special Italian Wine Evening on Tuesday, June 11 in association with Umani Ronchi Wine Estate and Enotria World Wines.
Starting at 7.30pm, head chef Andy Hutchinson and the team at the Stanley Street eatery will be serving a delicious set menu paired with four wonderful wines, enabling guests to learn all about their creation straight from the wine-maker Giorgio Pasanisi who will be on hand throughout the evening to talk and take questions.
To start, diners will be served Crab Linguini paired with Passerina delle Marche IGT 2012 and Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2012main course will be Roasted Rump of Herdwick Lamb with Olive Oil & Black Pepper Mash and Caponata. The accompanying wines will be Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, 2011 and Cumaro, Rosso Conero 2008.To finish, there will be a traditional Vanilla Panna Cotta with Limoncello Granita.
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The Marche Region has commissioned a study monitoring the wolf in Le Marche region in the period 2010-2012. Just these days the dossier was presented. The data are part of a comprehensive program carried out by several institutions.
The good news: the wolves' population continues to grow.
In Le Marche it have estimated a population between 137 and 155 animals. The DNA analyzed, collected into three main areas (north, center, south) describe about six main packs of wolves. Beautiful animals in good health... and we can start thinking about guided tours for their observation and listening.
Nowadays is a universally recognized excellence. Our land, our hills are the land of Verdicchio. Vineyards are reclined in a distance look like work of artist. Up to fifty / sixty years ago the landscape was dominated by vineyards married with maple trees, then the vineyards have been replaced characterizing our territory, hills and valleys above dell'Esino and Misa, extending towards the Musone in the south and the Cesano in the north, in the heart of Le Marche region. Verdicchio especially in the last century and a half, since the wisdom of our farmers have discovered that this same vine could produce a unique wine despite the geomorphological and chemical characteristics of the soil. Ten varieties of white grapes and red grapes were counted by the Ampelographic Commission in the Province of Ancona in 1871 and the production of red wines at the end of the nineteenth century exceeded white wines, thanks to widespread use of the Sangiovese grape. However, the "Verdicchio between the white could not be dethroned," acquiring, from decade to decade, the role of protagonist who was recognized in the late nineteenth century and the third decade of the twentieth century, especially in the taverns of Rome where it had served and spread by traders originating in Staffolo, Cupramontana and Maiolati. From the capital to other cities in Italy, Ancona, Milan and Turin, Verdicchio emerged as one of the most prestigious white wines up to the goals of excellence that today enjoys among connoisseurs and consumers. A land make the Verdicchio, expressesing with its history and its traditions and its thickness of life
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.
A selection of some of the most unusual and amazing chapels of Italy, ranging from a bone chapel in Milan, over a cave chapel, to a multicolored vineyard chapel, and more.
1. Cave chapel of Genga (Marche) In 1971 a group of speleologists from Ancona discovered a complex system of remarkable karst caves in the municipality of Genga. The cave system, known as Frasassi grottos, is the largest in Europe. The grottos owe their name to the Hermitage Sanctuary of Santa Maria infra saxa, dug in the rock at the entrance of the caves, which pronounced by the locals over time became ‘frasassi’. At about 1.5 km from the entrance of the main Frasassi cave is a cavity called Grotta del Santuario, inside which is the Tempietto del Valadier, a chapel designed by the neoclassicist architect Giuseppe Valadier in 1828 for Pope Leo XII. The Chapel with octagonal plan was constructed with white travertine blocks, which were quarried inside the cave.
2. Ossuary Chapel, Milan (Lombardy) 3. Multi-colored vineyard chapel in La Morra (Piedmont) 4. Cappella Palatina, Palermo (Sicily) 5. The unusual End-of-the-World frescoes of the San Brizio Chapel, Orvieto (Umbria)
After spending the morning in Senigallia we drove to the mountains. Incredible views of the hills and mountainsides, and random caves just popping up on the side of the road. Obviously we had to stop every ten minutes or so! [...]
Eenvoudig, van tevoren te bereiden en het ziet er geweldig uit! De kaasomelet wordt in de oven gebakken en daarna belegd met nog meer kaas, pesto van rucola of basilicum, prosciutto crudo en verse rucola. Oprollen, smaken minimaal één uur laten intrekken en in plakken snijden.
Met de plaatjes erbij is het relatief makkelijk te volgen, maar anders moet je even je Italiaanse woordenboek erbij pakken.
Voor alle ingrediënten en de bereidingswijze, klik op de titel.
Try to avoid the really acidic wines (unless you are serving something like fresh oysters), so whites such as France’s muscadet or Italy’s verdicchio should be left on the rack. Again, softness and roundness should be the key
In Le Marches are possible excursions around the corner. Just take the bed of a stream in a narrow non cementified valley, to gain silence, peace, nature and treks in steepy hills to respect.
It will surprise a luxuriant flora but also the fauna will impress you, although we are not completely in the wild. The nature in the Marche region in recent years has exploded in a positive way. The elimination of about thousand different "pestiferous pesticides" for agricultural use, the abandonment of the cultivation of much agricultural founds, the decrease in hunting pressure, the economic crisis that has shut down also polluting industries have favored the natural restocking of creatures of each type.
Occasionally on secondary roads is not uncommon to cross in a greater or lesser bloody: porcupines, badgers, lizards, hares, black squirrels , ferrets, deer, wild boars, grass snakes, Woodpeckers, Herons and catch a glimpse of each species of prey, escape frightened.
Not so lucky the fish species. The hydro-geological disasters in the Marche region have imposed insane regimentation in a straight line of the rivers with the reduction, of the pools of reproduction. To this is added the huge withdrawal near the springs of precious water for domestic use and irrigation. Not the trouts, but to be damaged are those fish considered less valuable such as cyprinids among them especially, chub and barbel.
Mille Miglia. Italian-Tours, uw eigen auto- vakantie in Italië, Geniet van mooie routes langs bekende wegen van diverse historische rally's. Dolce Gusto, la Dolce Vita.
De Mille Miglia, duizend mijl, was een endurancerace in Italië die 24 keer georganiseerd werd tussen 1927 en 1957. De Mille Miglia werd één van de bekendste en belangrijkste enduranceraces en heeft veel betekend voor het Gran Turismo racen.
De Mille Miglia werd niet volgens een vaste route verreden, maar wel in hetzelfde deel van Italië. Niet minder dan 13 keer werd de route veranderd. Het grootste verschil is echter dat de Mille Miglia voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog tegen de klok in verreden werd en na de oorlog met de klok mee.
Tegenwoordig wordt de Mille Miglia nog gereden als een regelmatigheidsrally voor oldtimers die uit de tijdsperiode van 1927 t/m 1957 komen. Italian Tours organiseert geen rally, maar wel een 1000 mijl (1609 km) lange tourrit, over meerdere dagen waarbij de Mille Miglia gevolgd wordt.
We bezoeken de bezienswaardigheden die op of langs de route te vinden zijn, hebben de tijd om de vele mooie historische plaatsen met een bezoek te vereren, te genieten van de Italiaanse culinaire hoogstandjes en verblijven in gezellige Bed & Breakfasts. Uiteraard doen we de originele route(s) eer aan door deze te volgen zei het met enige dichterlijke vrijheid.
The restaurant Antico Borgo is located is situated in the proximity of Frasassi. The kitchen offers a wide range of dishes based on recipes invented new and / or revised by the Chef Owner. Ranked #3 of 2,169 in Marche with 97 positive Tripadvisor Reviews Price range: £13 - £39 €15 - €45
“A very special restaurant” - Reviewed 15 November 2012. The restaurant had a very pleasant atmosphere, the service was excellent and our meals were cooked according to our individual preferences. The presentation and flavour of the food were delightful and the portions just right. The local wine was good too!“Four Delicious Dinners” - Reviewed 19 September 2012. We stayed at the inn for four nights and chose the very well priced dinner plan, and were so glad we did. The chef, Fabrizio, prepares one menu for all of the guests each night, but is happy to make substitutions if requested. The four courses are simple and incredibly flavorful, reflecting the ingredients and the dishes of the Le Marche region. Over the several evenings, we had beef two nights prepared in different ways (once in lieu of rabbit for us), a veal chop, and a mixed grill of various meats -- all of it well flavored and cooked perfectly. The pastas were particularly good, with a truffle lasagna that was memorable. The first courses were simple, primarily including cheeses and meats, as were the desserts, often including gelato in some form. There is a wide selection of local and regional wines, and the combination of the courses each night worked well together, leaving us happy and full.
The central Italian region of Le Marche will conquer you with its beauty.
There is some spectacular sightseeing here, with the limestone peaks pitted by deep gorges, ancient, spectacular caves, and dramatic torrents of water pouring into stone pools beneath. The region is bordered in the west by the Apennine mountain range with ski resorts and hiking trails.
The highest point is Monte Vettore in the Sibillini Mountain range, reaching 2476 metres.
The mountains drop to to the coast in gently rounded hills, topped with fortified towns more than a millennium old. The region is full of history, art and culture with Romanesque and Renaissance churches, abbeys, monasteries and sanctuaries surrounded by sweet, gentle hills, fertile slopes of olive groves and vineyards.The Hills drop again to the long, broad, shallow beaches. The 180km of Adriatic coastline is lined with a stretch of spectacular blue flag beaches and the Conero peninsula, with its rugged limestone promontory represent the most spectacular place by the coast.
Every few kilometres you come across pretty hilltop villages, fields of gold, sparkling rivers and lakes, castles, fortresses and medieval walled towns.
You can visit le Marche following the footsteps of Many of the greatest artists, architects, musicians and writers: Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael), Carlo Crivelli, Lorenzo Lotto, Donato Bramante, Rossini, Giacomo Leopardi and Gentile da Fabriano (Just An Example)
Every plan of your visit can not exclude Food and wine tastings. Le Marche has many restaurants with excellent quality and value and boasts an exquisite wine collection including "Verdicchio di Matelica" and "Verdiccio dei Castelli di Jesi", Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Rosso Piceno, Passerina, Pecorino.
Here is a list of useful links to visit the Marche with different approaches, considering the areas with the greatest characterization within which lie, however, unmissable countless tourist destinations.
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