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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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Caves of the Passetto: the "grottaroli"

Caves of the Passetto: the "grottaroli" | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A short note about the origin of the name Passetto. PASSO (step) is the place through which it takes place or is allowed to pass. PASSETTO (little step) is short, so short wheelbase, shorter. This place is the shortest sea crossing, the most convenient of all the steps along the coast. A date from when the name is lost in memory, but it is likely that farmers- fishermen have used since time immemorial. PASSETTO is the stretch of coast that runs from the Chair of the Pope (Seggiola del Papa) to the Stepped Path (Scalinata), but is used by extension to denote the whole stretch of coast where there are caves. [...]

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Ancona: Caves of the Passetto

Ancona: Caves of the Passetto | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Since ancient times men have made numerous shelters for boats digging at the base of the cliff. These are caves of fishermen, a peculiarity of the area , the expression of a particular way of life at sea. They were dug by the farmers and fishermen who lived in the upper part of the cliff . It has continued to dig in the last 200 years, to occupy even the most straight stretches of the coast most exposed to waves.
One of the oldest caves in the Passetto is the cave of Bevilacqua . It was dug by the grandfather of Ugo Bevilacqua, Mr. Luigi, towards the end of 1800 in the safe cove sheltered from the winds and storm surges.
The cave was originally excavated in the rock with a pickaxe for about a length of 6.00 meters and a width of 3.50 meters. To protect the entrance from frequent rockfall from the cliff above , was coated to a certain depth with a barrel vault of brick, reinforced by an arch at the entrance with two heads. The floor has a slight slope to facilitate the descent of the boats at sea .
The boats are made to slip on the greased wooden planks resting on the ground called ” planks “. In 1939 the cave was extended into the interior of approximately 4.50 meters using small explosive charges. From that time to now, the cave has not changed even in the tools and objects that have remained the same he used his father. Mr. Bevilacqua walked down to the cave using the old dirt road , on average, twice a day. [...]

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"La Vela" Rock, Portonovo, Ancona, Riviera del Conero

#marche,"La Vela" Rock in Portonovo - Conero Riviera in le Marche during a quiet summer day and then in the winter time with very rough sea. Very different but still fascinating!

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Offagna, In Le Marche

Offagna is a small town on the border between the old zones of influence of Osimo and Ancona. The people of Ancona erected the fortress (1454-55), which dominates the town and is the main tourist attraction of the place: inside there is the Museum of the Fortress, which hosts exhibitions and collections of antique weapons. Square plan with towers, the fortress has also fifty positions for mortars, a novelty at the time, when firearms made their first appearance. Climbing on top of the tower, you can see the old bell (1476) and the beautiful landscape that you can enjoy to the surrounding countryside.

What not to miss - To complete the offer of Offagna museum, contribute the Museum of Natural Sciences Luigi Paolucci, which illustrates the flora and fauna of the area and the Museum of the Liberation of Ancona, a collection of photographic material relating to the battles of the Second World War to the release of Ancona, located in some rooms adjoining the Monastery of Santa Zita done in the eighteenth century by the architect Andrea Vinci. [...]

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Best Le Marche Accommodation: Pineta ECOHotel, Monsano

Best Le Marche Accommodation: Pineta ECOHotel, Monsano | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Not your usual, gar­den vari­ety of hotel, this one near Ancona, low-slung and wide-spread in an out-of-town loca­tion. A motel con­cept has park­ing space for each room right out­side its door, but Pineta Hotel offers weary trav­ellers lav­ishly ample spaces, state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, a sin­gu­lar style of blue-chip inte­rior design and even the feel-good fac­tor of sustainability. Yep, with its A Class energy cer­tifi­cate, it really does tick all the eco-boxes. There are solar pan­els on the roof pro­duc­ing more elec­tric­ity than the hotel uses. At Pineta they plant trees and use energy-saving light­ing, recy­cled paper, ozone air puri­fiers and the eco-friendliest clean­ing and wash­ing prod­ucts. All rub­bish is rig­or­ously recy­cled, of course. And no fear if the battery’s run­ning low in your EV: it’ll be recharged as you sleep. The 81 rooms come in 5 types with fam­ily acco­mo­da­tion too, and are all superb value for the price. If the décor and art­work are a tri­fle high-key, still you’ll sleep soundly on some of the most com­fort­able mat­tresses you’ve tried, shower with enough space to dance as well as sing, blithely access high-speed wifi and sub­scrip­tion tv chan­nels, and get an excel­lent break­fast too.  Pineta Hotel is 20 km inland from Ancona and not a bad base at all for explor­ing the Marche region -  Jesi, Ostra, Seni­gal­lia, the Conero Riv­iera, Loreto, Reca­nati, Osimo etc: hills and moun­tains, great beaches, his­tory and fab­u­lous wines. 

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What to do in the area:

Ancona

Aeroclub Ancona - Fly and SkyDive - www

Donegal Irish Pub - LiveMusicPub - www

Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche - Museum

Museo Diocesano - Museum

Museo Tattile Statale Omero - Museum

Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podesti Museum

Ancona sotterranea - Speleology - www

Jesi

Scuola Sibilla - Climbing - www

Italcook - Cookery School - www

Noir Club - DiscoDinner - www

Club Scherma - Fencing - www

Campo Pratica di GolfGolf - www

Museo Archeologico e del territorio di San Floriano Museum

Museo Diocesano - Museum

Pinacoteca e Musei Civici - Museum

Scuola SibillaSki and Snoboarding - www

Teatro G.B.Pergolesi - Theatre

Assivip - L'enoteca di Jesi - Wine Tasting - www

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Ancona and the Cardeto Park | Seeking Science along the Adriatic Coast - Part 6

Ancona and the Cardeto Park | Seeking Science along the Adriatic Coast - Part 6 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I had part of a day to spend in Ancona, an Italian port city on the Adriatic Sea. Ancona does not appear in many guide books, perhaps because the authors think it has little touristic interest. Yet, right across the street from my hotel, I discovered an entrance to Parco del Cardeto, the largest urban reserve park in Ancona, officially opened in 2005. This 35-hectare park consists of the beach and cliffs along the Adriatic coast from Ancona’s port and old town section towards the south.

As you wander through the park, strategically-placed signage gives you hints about the human and natural history of the area. The cliffs consist of Miocene marl, 17 million year old sea shells mixed with clay and volcanic ash. And just like in our Rocky Mountains, the layering of the sediments exposes rock of varying permeability, causing plants to grow differentially.

The prevalence of wild thistle in the park has been a source of controversy. Silybum marianum grows wild and is a major food source for the goldfinch. As the thistles are replaced with short landscaped grasses, the abundance of the finch decreases, leading to a debate in how best to keep the park natural yet enjoyable. As a side note to this, the milk of this wild thistle was used in mediaeval times to deal with problems of the liver and urine retention. Amazingly, now the milk is of some pharmacological interest in the production of medications related to control of hypertension.

There is a great deal more of interest in this park. It was obvious to me that people have been accessing this beach long before it was a protected park. Caves dug over the centuries by fishermen are in still in use today. The plankton at the base of the marine food system leads to an abundance of harvest from the sea. I only had a couple of hours to explore this area, and would like to return.

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Bar Mitzvah in Ancona | Ancona Jews Confront Fear Their Community May Disappear

Bar Mitzvah in Ancona | Ancona Jews Confront Fear Their Community May Disappear | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

[..] Ancona has only about 120 Jews. In all of Italy, only about 26,000 people are registered as members of Jewish communities.[...]
In the Middle Ages, Ancona was second only to Rome in the size of its Jewish population. It was a magnet for Jewish merchants, particularly from the Middle East, and for refugees from the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions.
“The Jewish presence here was so strong that the local dialect still reflects Jewish influence,” said Silvo Sacerdoti, 36, one of a handful of younger people active in the community.
“Many Anconans refer to a holiday as `Shabba’ — from the word Shabbat,” he said.
But after more than 1,000 years of proud history in Ancona, local Jews fear that their community may soon disappear unless something drastic happens.[...]

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How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk

How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Stretching for around 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, with hilltowns to rival those of Tuscany and Umbria, Le Marche is a gorgeous and affordable region to explore, writes Donald Strachan

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Great long article, a veritable travel guide to Le Marche. What to do & see in: Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Ancona and the Conero peninsula, Pesaro, Filottrano. The article is full of great suggestions.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, March 30, 2013 5:45 AM

What a great article for our favourite area of Le Marche! And whilst you are here, why not come and stay with us at the Hideaway? www.hideawaylemarche.com

 

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Grahame Edwards 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:41 AM

Great to see our lovely region getting some great press - and remember you can stay with us for as little as 55 euros per night per couple - what are you waiting for :)

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Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ...

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ... | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Le Marche
Italian photographer Alessio Andreani captured beautiful shots of the European landscapes for a series of images
The 25-year-old says he often had 'only a few seconds' to capture the shot he wanted as the sun rose or went down
From the crisp, snow clad mountains to vivid bright blue seas, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape.
With subjects ranging from the morning sunrise to the dazzling night sky, the images - all of which were taken in France and Italy - catch these calm and tranquil settings in all their glory.
This picture, showing the Sibillini Mountains in Italy, was taken by photographer Alessio Andreani as part of a series of landscape shots taken throughout France and Italy
The awe-inspiring shots, taken throughout 2012, also manage to display the changing colours of the mountains and lakes, from oranges to yellows and purples to blues.
Mr Andreani, 25, who is from Italy, says he feels a 'strong link with the land where I live'.
He added: 'The sun has a massive impact on how the photographs will turn out; it is like one big flame of light.
'Whilst photographing a lot of these images, I had only a few seconds to get the exact capture I needed, as the sun moves so quickly at sunrise.'
The stunning photographs of greenery were taken in the town of Castelluccio di Norcia and in the hills near Recanati in Italy, showing the landscape off to its best advantage.
Mr Andreani, who was born in Loreto, said: 'Taking these photographs of the vast countryside was very relaxing for me; I was able to just walk and enjoy the moment.'
The images of the calm and eerie night sky were also taken in Italy in Mount Argentella and capture the Milky Way above the same town.
Mr Andreani added: 'It was very quiet during the taking of these photographs, and because there was no moon, there were only the stars to light up the sky, making it seem so dark.'
In stark contrast to the pictures taken at night are the shots showing the precise moments of sunrise, which were taken at various places including Monte Conero and Tellaro in Italy, and Cannes in France.

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Portonovo bay, a Paradise at sea with mountains

Portonovo bay, a Paradise at sea with mountains | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Portonovo bay is a slice of paradise near Ancona. Sea shores and mountains all in one bay. History, food, nature, wilderness, relaxation, internationally-acclaimed restaurants

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Touch faces, bodies, gestures, expressions, discover volumes and perspective with your own hands

Touch faces, bodies, gestures, expressions, discover volumes and perspective with your own hands | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Museo Tattile Statale Omero was created to fill this gap in the range of cultural services for the non-sighted, and also to offer an innovative space where artistic perception passes through multi-sense, and not just visual, stimuli.

Touching art, an unthinkable aim until very recently.

Touching art is not only for those who can't exploit light and enjoy images. It can also help everyone discover new and richer ways of perceiving.

Touching art is a way of perceiving which is forbidden in almost every museum, an approach to aesthetic pleasure which has hardly been explored by the non-sighted, in spite of its profound epistemological importance. And yet, there is a museum in Italy which has made tactile observation its main channel of learning.

The Museo Tattile Statale Omero of Ancona is situated near the offices of the Marches Regional Council in via Tiziano 50, 60125 Ancona Italy. Free admission.

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Another Ancona: Passetto Caves

Another Ancona: Passetto Caves | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Passetto caves in Ancona are an a-part world. For its inhabitants they are the “beach near your house”. They were dug on the early ‘900 to recover little fishing and pleasure boats and to find a bit of shade during summer sunny days in order to enjoy the seaside so near but difficult to reach, considering the rocky promontory upon which the city has been built. The caves’ owners – called “grottaroli” – do inherit from father to son their respective ones over the years, effecting new works of restoration year by year in order to make the caves more comfortable for them and for their friends; electricity, drinkable water, methane supplied gas-stoves, works in colored wood make the Passetto caves a very unique, magical and enchanting place. Beach is constituted by classic reefs and parallels to the coast; it is frequented by the caves owners and by the locale inhabitants that have the chance to take quick “touch-and-go” sun or water baths.

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2013 ORCi World Championship to be held in Ancona, Italy

2013 ORCi World Championship to be held in Ancona, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Marina Dorica Association and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the 2013 ORCi World Championship will be held at Marina Dorica in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013.

This annual event is the sole Offshore World Championship sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), and the four organizing clubs - SEF Stamura, Ancona Yacht Club, Lega Navale Italiana di Ancona, and Assonautica Ancona - are affiliates of the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV).

The 2013 ORCi Worlds will benefit from the support of the municipality of Ancona and the regional authorities of Marche who granted their support for the initiative. Sailing is an old tradition of this area and the event will represent a special opportunity to internationally promote Marche and its natural and architectural beauties. 2013 is also an important year for Ancona, as the city will be celebrating its 2400th anniversary of its founding, so there will be many celebrations and events on the calendar to attract the interest of visitors to the area...

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Ancona: Villa Favorita Story

Ancona: Villa Favorita Story | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Villa Favorita, elegant historic residence owned by the Count Louis Ricotti, is part of a building complex also consists the Stable, the Lemon House, the ‘Winter Garden’ and an adjoining farmhouse. The complex is located in the center of the estates of the family Ricotti in suburban location Baraccola, south of town of Ancona. It was made since the end of the eighteenth century and completed during the first decade of the nineteenth century.  [...]

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Ancona: The Chocolate Province of Le Marche

Ancona: The Chocolate Province of Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Province of Ancona in Le Marche is my favourite province for chocolate production because of its fabulous chocolate producers.

What is the difference between a chocolate bar you find in a supermarket and chocolate made by a fine chocolatier?

Four major types of cacao are cultivated: Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario and Nacional.

The Criollo tree originates in Mexico and Central America and gives very high quality cacao beans and is mainly cultivated in South and Central America.

The Forastero is very much cultivated in Africa, but also in Central and South America and constitutes approximately 80% of world production of cacao.

The Trinitario is a crossbreed between the Forastero and Criollo, and is mainly cultivated in Central and South America and Asia. It has its aroma from Criollo and its resistance to disease and its productivity from Forastero.

The Nacional is mostly cultivated in South America west of the Andes. It is prone to disease and difficult to grow, but has an excellent aroma.

The flavor of the cacao beans is not only dependent on the variety, but also on the soil, temperature, sunshine and rainfall. It is now possible to buy chocolates made with cacao beans from one single region and thus compare the aromas; these chocolates are often called specialty chocolates, in contrast to ordinary chocolate which are made with mostly cheap cacao beans from several regions and with more than one cacao variety.

How do you determine if a bar is good?

To determine if a tablet is of excellent quality, you have to look at the percentage of cocoa and establish its provenance. A preparation with Criollo or Trinitario, will always be greater than one with only Forastero, even if this was achieved with very high percentage of raw material. Then a tablet with a percentage of 72% Criollo or Trinitario cocoa, will inevitably be better than one with only 85% of Forastero. It should not be too dark but a nice brown with shades of red mahogany possible. It should not be bitter, roasted sign of bad or poor quality of cocoa.

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Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy

Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

After Greece, Italy is the country with the longest coastline in Europe. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of travellers from all over the world come to Italy to enjoy its spectacular beaches that border with the Tyrrhenian, the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Wondering where to spend your next holiday? If Italy is on your travel list this summer, you should definitely spend some time discovering some of these remarkable beaches:

  1. Berchida, Nuoro (Sardinia)
  2. Punta Prosciutto, Porto Cesareo (Puglia)
  3. Capo Vaticano, Vibo Valentia (Calabria)
  4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa
  5. Cala Violina, Maremma (Tuscany)
  6. Lido di Classe, Ravenna (Emilia Romagna)
  7. Chiaia di Luna, Ponza Island (Latium)
  8. Cala rossa, Favignana (Sicily)
  9. Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona (Marche) -If you decide to visit the beautiful Riviera del Conero, stop at the port of Ancona. Hop on a boat and head over to the “Spiaggia delle due sorelle”, a secluded paradise located far from mass tourism sites. A mountain path will lead you to the bay; from there you’ll have a great view of the beach and of the two magnificent white rocks that emerge from the sea.
  10. Cala Bianca, Salerno (Campania)
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Elise Bakker's curator insight, March 22, 5:28 AM

I'd love to go there next time we visit Le Marche. 

Sarah Topps's curator insight, April 13, 3:50 PM

So many beaches to explore within a hour and a half of the Hideaway

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Saint Maria Goretti's birth house - Corinaldo (An), Italy

Saint Maria Goretti's birth house - Corinaldo (An), Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In this little farm house Saint Maria Goretti was born on the 16th October 1890 and here She had lived for 6 years until when She left it. With Her family, She moved to the Latium region where She died in Nettuno (Rome) on 6 July 1902. She was declared Saint by Pope Pio XII on 24th June 1950 . She is invoked and prayed as the Saint of young people, of Purity and Chastity. She is known all over the Catholic world.
Everybody can visit this house in Contrada “Pregiagna” at Corinaldo (Ancona), Italy. Admission is free and It is open all day long. [...]

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Ancona Day Trip - Asgeir Pedersen Foto

Ancona Day Trip - Asgeir Pedersen Foto | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ancona is the regional capital of Le Marche with a population of about 103.000. It was founded around 400BC by Greek settlers from Syracusa in Sicily. The name is derived from the Greek language meaning “elbow” after the shape of the promontory to the north of the harbor. Ancona is an important port city, especially for passenger traffic to and from the other side of the Adriatic Sea and from Greece and the Orient. It is an industrial and service center with a big marine fishing fleet. The Maritime Fishing Research Institute and the National Association of Sea Fishing Cities are situated in Ancona and it also hosts the International Fishing Trade Fair.
The following is an intro to some of the highlights in Ancona, all within walking distance from the train station and the port.

  • Piazza del Papa [...]
  • Piazza del Plebescito [...]
  • Clemente XII [...]
  • Chiesa di San Francesco alle Scale  [...]
  • Assumption altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto  [...]
  • Lunch at Enopolis Restaurant  [...]
  • Cattedrale di San Ciriaco – Saint Cyriacus  [...]
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History Gal goes to Ancona | Short trip to Italy!

History Gal goes to Ancona | Short trip to Italy! | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

"I’m at Schiphol airport right now, and about to leave for Italy! I’m taking a few days off for a quick visit to Ancona."

Ancona is a city and seaport in the Marche region of Italy. Ancona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse about 387 BC. When it became a Roman colony is doubtful. It was occupied as a naval station in the Illyrian War of 178 BC. Julius Caesar took possession of it immediately after crossing the Rubicon. Its harbour was of considerable importance in imperial times.

1. Cattedrale di San Ciriaco
The dome is one of the most ancient in Italy.[...]

2. Arch of Trajan.
The Arch of Trajan is an ancient Roman triumphal arch. [...]

3. Mole Vanvitelliana (Lazzaretto of Ancona)
The Lazzaretto of Ancona, also called the Mole Vanvitelliana, is an 18th-century building constructed on an artificial island for the purpose of serving as quarantine station and Leprosarium for the port town of Ancona, Italy. [...]

4. Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche
The archaeological finds collected in the museum are important as they attest the prehistory and the protohistory of our territory, from Paleolithic to the end of iron age.[...]

5. Fontana del Calamo
This is a 16th century fountain (1560) designed by architect Pellegrino Tibaldi. [...] 

It is said that if you make a wish and drink some water from each of the thirteen streams of this fountain it will come true.

I’m off to catch my flight!

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2400 years of history: Ancona, Le Marche

Ancona ([aŋˈkoːna] , from Greek: Ἀγκών - Ankon) is a city and a seaport in the Marche region, in central Italy, with a population of 102,997 (2010). Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region.
The city is located 280 km (170 mi) northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco. (wikipedia)

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Wish I was here…Le Marche, Italy

Wish I was here…Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This weeks destination, Le Marche, is on my list of places to explore and I’ve scheduled a visit later this year when I’ll be in Italy for 4 weeks. So expect lots more information on this region of Italy referred to as the next Tuscany (Lonely Planet)!

Why would I go?
Le Marche offers beautiful coast and rustic hinterland with many spectacular ancient cities to be visited (think Urbino (pictured below) Ascoli Piceno and Macerata).
The region also offers some magnificent national parks and reserves including the stunning Monti Sibillini. Mountains make up approximately 31% of the terrain with the remaining 69% being hills with the region being separated from most of the remainder of Italy by the Apennines.
The combination of sea, hills and mountains provides great environments for sources of food too. Fred Plotkin in “Italy for the Gourmet Traveller” (a great read by the way) recommends the region for its superb seafood as well as excellent truffles, mushrooms, meats, olives, grapes and particularly cheeses.
What would I see?
Urbino, one of the highlights of the region
Urbino is just one of the highlights of Le Marche and is one of the best preserved and spectacular of the Italian hill towns. The entire city is walled so you will need to drop your car in one of the many car parks provided. Highlights of the town include the Palazzo Ducale, the Duomo and the Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista.
Other highlights of any visit to Le Marche include (extract below from Marche Voyager):
The provincial capital of Ascoli Piceno lies at the southern end of Le Marche. This beguiling old town is well worth at least an overnight stay. Its travertine-paved main square is one of the most beautiful in Italy.
The administrative capital of Le Marche is Ancona, a city with less obvious attractions for the tourist. Give it time, however, and you may find you enjoy the salty charm of this bustling sea port. It’s also one of Italy’s principal ferry ports with boats to Croatia, Greece and Turkey.
Another of the region’s provincial capitals, Pesaro is both an appealing seaside resort and a thriving commercial town. Good shops, fine beaches and great fish.
Another of the region’s main centres is Macerata, a dignified town, famous for its annual outdoor opera festival and capital of the province of Macerata.
The alluring hilltown of Fermo is the capital of the recently-created province of Fermo and boasts a fine historic centre and outstanding main square.
Many of the smaller inland towns are also well worth visiting and most can make a good base for touring. These include , Cagli, Camerino, Cingoli, Jesi, Offida, Recanati and Sarnano.
And remember to find time to enjoy the vineyards and wine of the Le Marche region too!

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Waiting the ORC International World Championship 2013 in Ancona, Le Marche

This is what passionate people can live for the ORC International World Championship 2013 that will be hold in Ancona from 21 to 29 of June ... and what it is important, the background in front of Ancona's shore and the Conero National Park's Coast is absolutely stunning

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Palio di San Floriano - Jesi 2012

Palio di San Floriano - Jesi 2012 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Are you now around Le Marche? Want to see contestants in period costume battle it out on horseback as they did in the 13th century? The San Floriano Palio in Jesi, near Ancona, is a historic event featuring swordfights, archery contests and an ancient ring race. Don't forget:  "Jesi is the Capital of the Verdicchio area". Prosit!!!

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The Napoleonic Fort and the Historical Commemoration of the Portonovo Battle

The Napoleonic Fort and the Historical Commemoration of the Portonovo Battle | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Every year in May, Portonovo bay plays host to the Historical Porto Nuovo 1811 Commemoration; unfortunately, the 2012 edition of the historical Portonovo Battle Commemoration will not take place because of organizational problems, due to further commitments organizing Committee and its historical groups have to honour (this news received by Dott. Franco Sestilli, President of the Porto Nuovo 1811 Organizing Committee).

In the splendid Portonovo bay, and far few metres from the sea, rises an impressive military building, a show that you cannot miss: it is the Napoleonic Fort, a rare example of coast fortification.

The Fort has been built up in 1810 during Napoleonic Italian Reign by General Beauharnais as to defend the Ancona southern side, preventing the landing of English fleet ships that looked protection into the bay and water supplies near the spring of Portonovo.... Read the full article

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Santa Maria della Piazza Church, Ancona

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Santa Maria della Piazza Church it is, together with St Ciriaco Cathedral, one of the most significant religious building of Ancona, particularly considering its worth artworks and for the historical importance it had over the centuries.The Romanesque Church has been built up within 11th and 12th centuries over the ruins of two small early-Christian churches. The Church has got a tripartite structure faςade, yet unfinished in its upper side; on the contrary, its lower side shows an elegant Dalmatian marble cover – made by Master Filippo (1210 – 1215) – finished by a series of small stone made arches having decorative pieces. The entrance has a solemn portal decorated round the edge by a frieze exalting its beauty and width.

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