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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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Ceramics in Appignano di Macerata, Le Marche

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The outside of the "Ceramiche Fratelli Testa" pottery workshop in Appignano di Macerata is covered in a striking kaleidoscope of colourful tiles inviting you to enter. Inside, the doors, walls and ceiling are decorated with colourful pieces of pottery and hundreds of mosaics. In 1850 his grandfather (also named Giuseppe) set up the pottery workshop and since then the family of skilled craftsmen, his father Giacinto and his brother Francesco have all been potters.

Giuseppe started creating pottery when he was just eight years old. His work requires great skill but he does it with a passion. When he was working there he made all his customers feel at ease in his cozy studio and often in the evenings, the older Appignanesi used to meet here to chat...


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Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante

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Urbania is a pretty medieval town in Le Marche where you can experience Italian life in a friendly "provincia"atmosphere. Although the ancient Casteldurate is an hilltop town is mostly flat, making it pleasant for walking especially because all the attractions are all within walking distance of one another. What to see.

  • Urbania's Ducal Palace, once the summer residence of the Duke of Urbino, now houses the Civic Museum, library, and art gallery. As you walk through the palace you'll see historical ceramics, paintings, engravings, and a globe and map collection.
  • Urbania's mummies cemetery in the Chiesa dei Morti or Church of the Dead has 18 naturally mummified corpses on display. Read more about the Urbania Mummies Cemetery
  • Museo Diocensano, the former Bishop's residence, displays ceramics and paintings from the 1300's to 1900's.
  • Ceramics are produced in small family-run workshops in Urbania. You'll find high quality ceramics for sale in several ceramics shops around town, but one of the best is Ceramica d'Arte L'Antica Casteldurante di Gilberto Galavotti e Giuliano Smacchia, Piazza Cavour 4.

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