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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!
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The Miracle of the Virgin Mary’s Flying House

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Loreto is an important hill town to the south of Ancona in Le Marche, and home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy. [...]

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Loreto in Le Marche on the online pages of the Italy Magazine

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Loreto among the Top 19 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Italy

Loreto among the Top 19 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it


Loreto in Le Marche is a major site of pilgrimage for Christians and an unmissable place even for the non religious (of which I count myself as one). Despite having seen seemingly millions of churches this far in life, we were not at all prepared for this basilica.

The 15th century Basilica houses the Holy House, the Virgin Mary’s house (Jesus Christ’s mother for those unfamiliar), and sits on the eastern part of the main square, Piazza della Madonna.. Mary’s home in Nazareth (today in Israel) was made up of two parts, a grotto cut out of rock and a small stone house in front of the grotto. In 1291 when the Crusaders were expelled from Palestine, the small stone house was transported by “angels” first to Croatia and then to Loreto on 10 December 1294. Mary’s tiny home is now encased in marble and housed within the amazing basilica, more extraordinary than any I have ever seen before

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another place in this article is Villa Giulia

Villa Giulia is a stately country home in Le Marche near Fano which is owned by a family from Rome. It is an enchanting place to spend time in the sunflower fields next to the pool. There are cold drinks which are self-service using an honour system, the vegetable garden and vineyards are nearby. The villa itself is full of family heirlooms and antiques giving an ambience of staying with an old friend. The food is fantastic, with platters of fruit, homemade cakes and refreshing cocktails on offer all day. Dining al fresco overlooking Fano and the Adriatic Sea out to the distance is the perfect ending to a relaxing day.

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Loreto, Frasassi Caves and Montelupone

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When I hear people talk about vacations in Italy, they always name-drop with cities: Rome, Venice, Florence… the list goes on. But sometimes the most extraordinary things aren’t mentioned in a travel brochure. I mean, the travel brochures are great, but they miss stuff. [...]

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Foreign tourists tell about their visit to the Basilica or Holy House of Loreto in the Marche, to the incredible Frasassi Caves and to the beautiful town of Montelupone with an unmissable culinary experience. 

Montelupone in the evening the Fasassi Caves and the Holy House are 3 good choices to cool off (not artificially with air conditioning) in this hot Le Marche summer.

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The Sanctuary of Loreto in Le Marche

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In discovery of the Santa Casa and its many artistic works

The splendid City of Loreto, tucked inside the countryside of the Marches Region, owes its fame to the sanctuary where the Santa Casa della Vergine Maria (Shrine of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary) is preserved and venerated. It is a holy place defined by Pope John Paul II as “the true Marian heart of Christianity.” The sanctuary has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Catholic faith for centuries, having been visited by approximately 200 saints and beatified persons, as well as by numerous Popes.
According to ancient tradition, and today substantiated by historical and archaeological research, the Santa Casa is the house from Nazareth where the Virgin Mary was born, educated, and where she received the Annunciation.
The house was composed of one room in masonry, with three walls in stone placed so as to enclose a rock cavern.

This cavern is worshipped by pilgrims who flock to Nazareth, that is to the Basilica of the Annunciation, while the three stone walls, as legend has it, were brought to Italy (first passing through Illyria) by crusaders expelled from Palestine in 1291. The walls arrived in Loreto in 1294.
Not only, but documents and archaeological excavations have continued to reinforce the hypothesis that the walls of the Santa Casa were transported to Loreto by ship, an initiative undertaken by the Angeli Family, nobles who ruled over Epirus at the time.

Indeed, one document dating back to 1294 (recently discovered), testifies that Niceforo Angeli, despot of Epirus, in offering his daughter Ithamar’s hand in marriage to Philip of Taranto (son of the King of Naples, Charles II of Anjou), gave the Prince a dowry that included such treasures as the “holy stones taken from the Home of our Lady the Virgin Mother of God.”
In order to protect these humble stone walls, and to receive the ever-larger masses of pilgrims visiting the sacred relic, construction works on the magnificent Sanctuary of Loreto were begun in the mid-15th Century.


Discover the Artistic works of the Santa Casa

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Lorenzo Lotto: the evolution of the Renaissance in Le Marche

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Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 – 1556) Italian painter draughtsman and illustrator of the Venetian school. He painted mainly altarpieces, religious subjects and portraits. Active during the High Renaissance, he represents also a transitional stage to the first Florentine and Roman Mannerists of the 16th century. He has worked a Lot in Le Marche and here is possible a fabulous tour...

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Loreto: on top of must see destinations in Le Marche

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The beautiful city of art Loreto. This little medieval town is situated right near to the sea and the sanctuary is seen already from the motorway. The sanctuary is one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world. [...]

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4 millions people from all over the world every year visit the wonderful city of Loreto and its Sanctuary of the Holy House! Believe or not, even if you are neither catholic, nor christian, this is must visit fabulous wonder in Italy.

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Pope asked the participants of the 36th pilgrimage from Macerata to Loreto, to pray for the Peace in Palestine

Pope asked the participants of the 36th pilgrimage from Macerata to Loreto, to pray for the Peace in Palestine | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Pope Francis on Saturday evening made a phone call to a group of young Italians who were on pilgrimage, encouraging them to embrace hope in God and reject mediocrity.

“Don’t let yourselves be discouraged by failure or anxiousness that wants to remove your dreams, that wants to close you into its dark mentality rather than letting you fly in the light of hope. Please, do not fall into mediocrity, into that mediocrity that lowers and makes us grey, for life is not grey, life is for betting on grand ideas and for great things,” he said in a phone call on June 7 to the participants of the 36th annual pilgrimage from Macerata to Loreto, Italy.

The basilica in Loreto is believed to contain the “holy house” where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary at the annunciation.

The Pope said that was pleased to be with the young pilgrims “virtually,” the Holy See Press Office reports. He asked especially for their prayers for the June 8 meeting of prayer at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine and the Orthodox Christian Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.

“I ask you please, unite yourselves to us and ask God, through the intercession of the Madonna of Loreto, to make resound in that land in a new way, the song of the angels, ‘Glory to God in the highest and peace to mankind’,” the Pope added. [...]


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Pope phones more than 100,000 faithful, taking part in the Macerata-Loreto pilgrimage

http://en.romereports.com About 100,000 pilgrims got a nice surprise over the weekend, when they got a phone call from Pope Francis. 
The call was made at the Helvia Recina Stadium, just moments after Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of pilgrims.

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Le Marche Region of Italy Pt 1 - GlobeTrotterTV3's channel

Pesaro Pesaro is filled with Renaissance and Baroque architecture throughout the city. Pesano is a seaside town along the Adriatic Sea and it's blessed with ...

 

The Loreto Basilica of the Holy House is located in a square in the center of town and its interior is embellished with gold leaf, stain glass and ornate fixtures. The town of Loreto was develop around the famous Basilica and it houses the Santa Casa (the holy House of Nazareth) where according to tradition the virgin Mary was born

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