The Guardian How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget The Guardian The only fast road hugs the seaside, so choose your base well if you want to take in both of the region's cultural blockbusters, Urbino and Ascoli Piceno, without blowing the budget...
Every month ANDIAMO! Services picks a destination in Italy that we want to highlight to our readers. This month we chose Le Marche because in our opinion, it is one of the most beautiful but underrated regions in Italy.
Chef Fabio Trabocchi, who recently announced he would open a second restaurant, Fiola Mare in Georgetown, also is planning a third D.C. restaurant, called Casa Luca. The 130-seat restaurant, scheduled to open this summer, will actually open before Fiola Mare, which is taking over a space previously home to an office and isn't expected to open until late this year. Casa Luca vino e cucina, taking over space recently vacated by Againn gastropub at 1099 New York Avenue NW, will be a more casual take for the chef, whose Fiola restaurant offers a higher-end menu and experience. Casa Luca, which is named for the chef's 9-year-old son, will feature a menu of "authentic and affordable" items from Trabocchi's home region of Le Marche, Italy. The menu will include flatbreads, antipasti and salads, homemade pasta dishes and grilled meats and fish, as well as modern takes on traditional rustic dishes, including mussels Alicia with tomato marinara, San Leo ravioli with greens, parmigiano, lemon zest and fresh herbs and a "braciole" pork chop with beans cacciatora style. The restaurant will have several wines on tap, including red, white and sparkling selections. The wine list will include 20 offerings listed at $28 apiece.
The first documented information about the the Appignano's Potters date back almost 500 years ago. Today Appignano is still the town of the COCCIA' (potters) and still produces traditional hand painted dishes and several rustic furnishings.
Here, where begin to climb the historic potters street, MARICA SABBATINI chose to continue the tradition on the same site where at the end of XVIII century there was an important pottery laboratory. Marica produces customized typical appignanese potteries: jugs, jars, pine cones, bedwarmers, plates, Brocchetti, but also favors, fountains, large pots, lanterns, columns, dishes, wall coverings, tables, columns, urns, umbrella stands, vases, bottles, pot covers, tea and coffee mugs, candle holders, centerpieces, wall plates, olive door, door scoops, garlic door, onion door, cheese door, napkin holders, towel door, oil door, vinegar door, salt door, pepper door, oval boxes, bowls, soap dish, toothbrush holder, animals, wedding favors, elephants, turtles, postman, pen holders, candle holders and much more. All products are hand-painted with great skill, each project is unique, tailored to customer requirements. The ceramics and the colors used are of the best quality.
L'Atelier della Terra di Sabbatini Marica Borgo Santa Croce, 5 62010 - Appignano (MC) Telefono: 340 7209160 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring makes me think of lamb. Which makes me think of mint. Which makes me think of mint choc chip ice cream. Which makes me think of the gelato shop we lived above in Rome. Which makes me think about my favourite gelato which is pistachio.