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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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Labyrinthic dungeons of Camerano - Weird Italy

Labyrinthic dungeons of Camerano - Weird Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Camerano underground city is a dense and, partially unknown, network of tunnels and chambers carved in the sandstone below the old town.
Origin and purpose of the city is still uncertain. It was used for different purposes and by different people in the past. It’s unclear who and why built this complex.
Weirdly enough, there aren’t many references describing the tunnels in the local historiography.
For the tradition, the underground city always existed. Oral tradition suggests that " there is more of Camerano below than above," testifying the great planimetric development of the underground paths , and that " the caves are as old as the country is old ." [...]

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The hidden Jewels of Le Marche: The caves of Camerano

The hidden Jewels of Le Marche: The caves of Camerano | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There is a labyrinth of caves under the historical centre of Camerano excavated in the sandstone. Recent explorations and in-depth study and the finds discovered in opening routes opened for tourists led to the discovery however of architectural and bas-relief decorations which have very little to do with mere sandstone caves or storerooms: dome and vault shaped ceilings, circular chambers and columns with architectural details, decorations with friezes, ornaments and religious symbols were found throughout the caves. Click on the photo for more infos

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Tom George's comment, January 26, 2012 3:48 PM
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