Alitalia recently unveiled its new staff uniform collection at the Nazionale Spazio Eventi in Rome. The…
Le Marche another Italy
Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
Alitalia recently unveiled its new staff uniform collection at the Nazionale Spazio Eventi in Rome. The…
Alitalia recently unveiled its new staff uniform collection at the Nazionale Spazio Eventi in Rome.
The collection has been designed and tailor-made by a team of nearly 500 people in Italy, with fabrics made in Tuscany, silk in Como, men’s uniforms tailored in Puglia, and leather accessories in Naples, and shoes in the Marche region.
Following the popularity of last month's guide to unsung Italy, our experts have racked their brains to come up with another 21 beautiful spots you've probably not heard of. [...]
The Marche region, east of Umbria, is kinder to the pocket but can't quite match Tuscany when it comes to landscapes, handsome towns and first-rank culture - with a few exceptions.
"A fine central piazza and celebrated food – notably olives – mark out the small town of Ascoli Piceno, close to the Adriatic coast," says Tim Jepson. "It's also within striking distance of the region's finest scenery, the Monte Sibillini National Park.
"Nearby Urbino, with its superb Ducal Palace, is larger and better known, but also remains relatively unvisited."
Italy is a popular family holiday destination; pasta, pizza, sandy beaches, child-adoring locals and favourable weather, what more could you ask for? Well, quite a few of us parents need an injection of culture or something at least to engage our brains while we’re on holiday. Can you still amble through an Italian city admiring the art and architecture with young kids in tow or are you better off retiring to the seaside until your offspring are in their teens? Well, I think if you pick the right part of Italy you can definitely have your torta and eat it. So, here are my top five Italian holiday destinations for families with young children. [...]
Holiday With My Family is the blog of an expert Family traveller that put Ascoli Piceno on the top 5 family friendly holidays in Italy . Here how the choice has been justified:
4. Southern Marche
The delightful town of Ascoli Piceno in the south of Le Marche tends to be overlooked in favour of the big hitters of Tuscany and Umbria. However, it has a particularly spectacular Renaissance square, the car-free Piazza del Popolo where you can try the local delicacy of stuffed, deep fried olives. As with most historic Italian towns, Ascoli is perfect for aimless wandering although there’s plenty to occupy art and architecture enthusiasts should the kids allow it with an impressive art gallery, Pinacoteca Civica, and many fine buildings. Half an hour east of Ascoli sits the coast where mile after mile of sandy beach awaits you. The seaside isn’t in the same league as Puglia or Calabria but it is incredibly child friendly (plenty of toilets and little play areas). I wasn’t a fan of the regimented deck chairs when I first visited but the area has grown on me over the years. I particularly like the umbrellas which on some beaches come with a safety deposit box for your valuables, such an Italian touch! And I also love the way Italians take passeggiatas through the shallows on the beach as if on a high street, stopping to chat to friends and relations along the way. Heading back inland, the area is very rural so good-value and family-friendly agriturismos abound with delicious homemade food as standard.
Fermo is a province in the Marche region of central Italy. The province stretches from the Sibillini Mountains to the Adriatic Sea and its main geographic features are the valley of the River Tenna and the River Aso that form the southern border of the province. The coastline consists of beach areas interlaced with shady…
The food blogger Jovina Coughlin introduces you to the Italian province of Fermo and in a long article presents its beauties, industry and, last but not least, its cuisine.
Wave arrivederci to crowds of tourists, gridlocked traffic and over-priced gelato. We’ve tracked down 10 of Italy’s most beautiful sea-side hideaways for you to discover this summer. Puglia Famous for being the stiletto heel on the ‘boot’ of Italy, Puglia’s sunny coastline is popular with in-the-know Italians looking for a quiet patch of sand …
Happily sandwiched between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, the Le Marche region does village charm and seaside bliss in equal measure. Map out your beach adventure from Ancona and paradise is yours.
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, Sirolo, Marche: A short boat ride from Sirolo’s Porto Humano will take you to The Beach of the Two Sisters and its powder soft sand, dramatic cliffs and gentle Adriatic waves.
GPS coordinates: 43°31’11.1″N 13°37’05.6″E
Portonovo: Located on the pristine shores of the Conero Riviera, in the heart of the Parco del Conero national park, Portonovo has got all the ingredients you need for a low key beach holiday. Some say it’s the most beautiful beach on the entire Adriatic coast. They might be right.
GPS coordinates: 43°33’50.7″N 13°35’21.0″E
As with most things here in Ascoli the costs are amazingly low as this is a non-profit enterprise, possibly subsidized. For example, we are paying the same for our nine four-hour-each cooking classes, taught by a local chef, as I paid for one four-hour cooking class through the Culinary Institute in San Diego – and we get to eat what we cook..
Few good reasons to Live in Le Marche
In southern Le Marche, you will chance upon the small town of Ripatransone. Italia! discovers the narrowest alley in Italy among the medieval architecture.
In the hidden hilltop town of Ripatransone, Le Marche, Nina Richards discovers the narrowest alley in Italy among the medieval architecture
I have been baking pizzas since I was a teenager so I could be more independent while studying and travelling around the world. For two years I lived in New Zealand, where I discovered the spirit of adventure. I was working as a cook and I loved riding my motorbike and going from hostel to hostel to make pizzas for all the people there – just because I liked it. Then I started having ideas about making food on the road. In New Zealand I met my Danish girlfriend, and I followed her to Denmark. [...]
Michele Lucarelli from San Costanzo in Le Marche after few years of nomadism around the world, went to Denmark to run a business.
Nowadays his ‘Bike and Bake, a 400 kilo cargo bike with a portable oven to cook pizzas in the street, is a success reality. In fact Lucarelli received the approval and thanks even from the Queen of Denmark after he gave to her a pizza as a birthday present, receiving back a letter with the royal stamp.
Michele, that is 35, has spent one month, giving interviews to several Italian newspapers and radio stations. The situation in Italy is so critic that all the Italian interviewers were extremely excited about the success of this "escaped brain".
Maybe the recognition who made him so proud was the Medal of Civic Merit he received in Rådhuspladsen, from San Costanzo in Le Marche Region, for exporting the little known ‘Crescia d’la Stacciola’ a kind of regional pizza.
Learn, study in depth and live the Italian Renaissance by meeting two of its main protagonists: Carlo and Vittore Crivelli. Meetings, experiences, visiting places and looking at masterpieces will be connected by an enthralling plot. A surprising cultural vacation-trip. Whatch the video.
The Mystery of the Lost Crivelli in Le Marche or how to promote a Travel destination with the Renaissance Art
Italy has so many beautiful spots in which to have your perfect wedding day but if you are looking for that extra special charm, then boroughs are what you are looking for.
Boroughs are “frazioni” of a village, a sort of subsection which was usually built before or after the village or “paese”. They can be very picturesque, complete with small streets winding up and down hills and houses with the typical tiled roofs that give that overall romantic Italian look. It really would add that extra touch of class to your wedding day! Here is a list of the most beautiful Italian boroughs: [...]
Gradara in central Italy, is a cute medieval borough with a charming castle, one of the best preserved in the whole country.
The Authentic Italian Hamlets Association (AIHA) has pointed out 12 hamlets undertaking a process of modernization, aimed at increasing their population and tourism. With this purpose, they have become “host communities” plunging tourists into local life.
Montedinove (Ascoli Piceno) occupies a breath-taking portion of Marche territory, whose panorama includes the Adriatic Cost and Conero Mount up to the Gran Sasso. The typical local product is Red Apple, whose growing is performed in an eco-friendly way.
“Terre di Piero,” a unique route following the masterpieces of the 15 th century artist Piero della Francesca. This initiative traverses these four regions, whichare home to the landscape that inspired his work.
Highlight: "Tourists on the trail of Piero della Francesca in the Montefeltro area, stretching from the inland parts of the Province of Rimini to the borders between the Province of Pesaro and Tuscany, will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the landscapes that appear in the background of some of the artist’s famous paintings. Thanks to research by two art history scholars, it has been possible to locate and identify seven panoramas that Piero della Francesca depicted in his works. The locations have all been equipped with special viewing “balconies” containing pictures of the paintings so that visitors can compare the works with the actual sights."
Inside the park, which straddles the border between the Umbria and Marche regions in Italy’s central Apennine mountain range, visitors flock to gaze upon some of the most spectacular, postcard-ready, 360-degree panoramas of the Bel Paese. [...]
Finally The Palladian Traveler decided to visit the Sibillini Mountains. Here his photo reportage. The Palladian Traveler provides a tad of historical perspective, a dash of humor and tidbits of info that you wouldn’t normally know existed unless you carefully looked between every bit of cobble along the way.
4. Gabicce Mare, Le Marche
Anne Hanley, author of our Venice guide, advises heading south from La Serenissima to Gabicce Mare. "Italy's Adriatic coast is, on the whole, a very local place: a summer playground for Italian families," she says. "Ranks of colour-coded umbrellas mark the progression from one beach concession to another along interminable stretches of flat white sand; nondescript developments of high-rise hotels occupy the flat shoreline, overlooked by more ancient towns in the hillier hinterland.
Intrepid visitors wanting more remote sands away from the beach umbrellas come to Gabicce Mare
"Gabicce Mare is a delightful exception to this rule. Intrepid visitors wanting more remote sands away from the beach umbrellas, can trek to secluded coves below the nearby hamlets of Fiorenzuola di Focara and Casteldimezzo: it's an abrupt switch from order to wilderness."
The Telegraph dedicates an article to 21 places in Italy that worth a visit and, surprise (but not that much) Gabicce Mare is among really beautiful Secret Italian Destinations
Dopo piu' di un anno porto Il progetto Conero anche qui' su you tube in versione 4k.
Days and nights spent to capture few minutes of video. Expensive equipments and difficult drone or slide dslr filming. This is the gift video of Maurizio Pignotti for all those who love the Conero area and Le Marche.
Elisabeth Decologero runs a youtube channel where she started to publish videos that introduce people in US to Italy's Regions and culture. Her suggestions go from tourist attractions to hotels and Restaurants.
On the border between Umbria and Marche, 75 miles north-east of Rome, the Sibillini mountains are in the heart of Italy both geographically and culturally. The rounded summits are home to lots of rare wildlife (grey wolf and Marsican brown bear among others) plus antique hill villages and the medieval town of Norcia, a gastronomic heaven where tartufo nero (black truffle), wild mushrooms, and celebrated cured meats can be sampled, along with a mountain range of cheeses. This six-day circular walk takes you through the best of the sights both natural and human, with plenty of chance to explore historical and culinary traditions. Most of the range undulates between 2,000 and 2,500 metres but there are some steep, rugged sections, too.
• Seven-night self-guided walk with Inntravel runs May-October, £798 including luggage transfers and most meals (return transfers from Rome £74 extra)
There is a huge selection of art in Le Marche from important Renaissance painters like the Crivelli brothers right up modern day artists and sculptors. Churches are full of superb paintings and frescoes, museums have wonderful collections to see and there are many artistic ateliers. But art in le Marche need your support.
Art in Le Marche in a Pinterest Board
As in any town, anywhere, there’s more to see in relatively small Cagli than the brief time we had, since we’d discovered it by chance, and without any advanced study. The gem of the city that we saw is another of Martini’s works, the surviving portion of a now-demolished fortress. It’s named the Tower of the Fortress, Rocca Torrione. [...]
Cagli discovered by Nixon, Brad Nixon
The church has a domed roof and eight sides that are meant to symbolize Jesus' resurrection "after eight days." Today, it's known as the "Refuge of Sinners" and has long been a site of pilgrimage for Catholics seeking forgiveness. [...]
Chloe Miller posted an article about the Temple Of Valadier in Le Marche on the pages online of the Business Insider UK edition. The post is short and forget to clearly mention the neighbouring Frasassi Caves but ends with a nice invite: "Visiting the church is a popular day trip, as it's a mix of history, culture, and natural wonder". The article contains successful instagram photos of travelers.
The Recanati Marche Italy of Arts Series 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati, a town in central eastern Italy in the Marche region of the country. Recanati was founded in 1150 CE and in 1290 was self-proclaimed as an independent republic. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Recanati in 1798. The town has been dubbed “the city of poetry,” as it was the hometown for poet Giacomo Leopardi and tenor Beniamino Gigli. [...]
A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region.
Pope Francis declared 2016 an extraordinary Jubilee focused on Mercy and he is personally committed to a medieval representation of it, the icon of Virgin Mary of Mercy. In Le Marche region there are plenty of churches and shrines which safeguard frescos or alterpieces representing Our Virgin of Mercy who give us the pure sense…
The "La Madonna della Misericordia di Saltara" in a short article.
The Baroque church of Sant’Emidio in Ascoli Piceno consists of a travertine frontage which precedes three grottoes housing the saint’s sepulture and a necropolis with arcosolias were carved out of the living rock in catacombs.
It was built in 1721 by commission of bishop Giovanni Gambi, a relative of Pope Clement XI. The Bishop and Pope symbols are on the dome of the church. Its name refers to Saint Emygdius (Emidius). [...]
Believe or not St Emygdius (Emidius) walked here with his head in his hands to be buried, this is one of the places where the population of Ascoli Piceno expresses a great devotion, faded but not disappeared from almost two thousands of years.
Buona Pasqua from Numana, Italy Exploring Portonovo, Italy Zagan the motorhome is freebagging, overlooking the calm Adriatic in a closed restaurant’s beach-side parking at Numana (N43.50628, E3.62168). The sun’s rolled off over the hills behind us, but is still warmly lighting the sides of jumbled buildings on the cliff-side town above us just to the north...
Numana, Sirolo, Portonovo seen from a Motorhome