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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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"Place in Italy" Reviews 3 Towns in Le Marche

"Place in Italy" Reviews 3 Towns in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I had Le Marche in mind, which is not a region we are unfamiliar with as Senigallia is one of our summer jaunts, but because we always plant ourselves there, this would be the perfect opportunity to see more of the region. [...]

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  • Matelica - renowned for the production of Verdicchio Matelica DOC wine. 
  • CingoliKnown as “The Balcony of Le Marche” you know for sure you’ll be treated to spectacular views
  • Treia-  Town of the “Il Gioco del Pallone col Bracciale” a sport which somewhat resembles, baseball, tennis and squash
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A day out in Cingoli balcony of Le Marche Italy

A day out in Cingoli balcony of Le Marche Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Cingoli balcony of le marcheCingoli is a picturesque medieval hilltown built on Roman foundations in the Macerata province in the centre of the Marche region of Italy.
If you are on holiday in Le Marche and travel through the agricultural heartland of this area you cannot miss the symmetrical hump of a hill that is home to Cingoli. In fact its panoramic belvedere lies behind a popular Le Marche proverb “non e’ ancor notte a Cingoli”, (it’s not night yet in Cingoli) which essentially means, “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched”.
Cingoli, is known as the “balcony of Le Marche” for its views and the area nearby is a fantastic day out with something for all the family. [...]

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The 1954 Macerata Encounter - when Martians landed in Le Marche

The 1954 Macerata Encounter - when Martians landed in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

On October 25 1954, in Col Cerasa di Cingoli (Macerata, Italy), two children, 12 year-olds Giampiero Marziali and Pacifico Santucci, were guarding a flock of sheep in a meadow near Mount Sgaggia.

About 17:00 pm, they went to buy a sandwich, and upon returning, they were surprised to find the animals a little further from where they had left them, and the dogs were barking furiously.

As they neared the place, Giampiero observed "something" moving through the high weeds which he thought they were animals, but about 10 feet away, he saw that it was a small, thin “thing” about 30/40 centimeters tall, of human appearance, but with a large melon-shaped head.

It wore dark, tight-fitting clothes with a metallic sheen.

It moved in a very clumsy way.

Giampiero did not know if the odd shape of the head was because it wore a flattened helmet.

The tiny humanoid started running towards a strange dark object, shaped like a barrel, 1.50 meters long and 70 centimeters wide, which at one end had something like "antennae.”

The object quickly rose vertically, emitting a low whistle.

Going up about 20 meters, the "flying barrel" ejected a ball of fire, which exploded when it hit the ground.

The two children were hit by a violent gust of wind caused by the shockwave of the explosion.

The object disappeared at high speed, heading east.

The youths fled in fear.

That same day, a neighbor in the area, Maria Ruggeri, confirmed she had seen a strange flying object pass over her head.

Police in Crawley and San Severino Marche, investigated the incident.

Forensic experts were sent from Naples and the current president of the Scientific Association "Bilancia” Ancona, Mr. Andrea Quintini, interviewed the children.

The newspaper "La Nazzione" on October 28, 1954, offered a version of the events recounted by a professor at College of San Severino Merche.

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Visit the province of Macerata through the historic postcards

Visit the province of Macerata through the historic postcards | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The database focuses on early postcards of the Macerata Province."Cartoline Macerata" shows them, who produced them and where, how they were used, their significance, in short, their historical context. Hopefully, this site will prove that postcards are indeed a tremendous visual resource to analize the architectural changings in towns, landscapes, costumes.
The Project was created under the patronage of the Fondazione Carima.
The database primarily aims at being a reference and research instrument for scholars and students of the period. This is a virtual library for a type of material not previously studied at scientific level. (Especially when from early 20th century, postcards are rarely found in public collections.) As a work in permanent progress, the database will be updated and enriched as research progresses.

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Great idea - I was thinking of doing the same thing!
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The Italian Idyll Tour with Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures | Rider Magazine

The Italian Idyll Tour with Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures | Rider Magazine | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The tree-shaded road is cut into the side of the mountain, approaching a village that has been on the hilltop for a thousand years or more. An elderly man is walking his dog through the fallen leaves - it is October - and offers a minor salute as we pass. The asphalt gives way to cobblestones as the road narrows entering the village, where the front doors of the houses open directly onto the street.
When these houses in the town of Cingoli were built 500 or more years ago, the streets were considered quite wide.
The street opens onto a small piazza, church on one side, café with outdoor tables on the other, flanked by a tobacco shop and a bank. We pull up, dismount, leave our gear on the bikes, and settle down for 20 minutes of cappuccinos. Several old boys are at another table, and one leans over to ask who we are. [...]

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Another post from the past: Le Grotte di Santa Sperandia and La Roccaccia

Another post from the past: Le Grotte di Santa Sperandia and La Roccaccia | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The cave on the northern slopes of Monte Acuto must have been difficult to see in the 13th century and even harder to get to. Carved out of the mountain's precipitous cliffs, it sits above the the rugged valley of the Laque river just a few kilometres from Cingoli. Today one can clamber down the steep slope on sets of wooden and travertine steps to the place of stone and solitude where Santa Sperandia spent so many years of Benedictine penitence. Just getting down there in the 1200s must have been an ordeal, never mind how one might survive in such an environment. More than a mere visionary, she was also renowned for her ability to perform miracles, and is best known for her act of producing fresh cherries to some hungry labourers one cold and snowy January. She died in 1276, and her incorrupt body now lies in state in the Sanctuary dedicated to her in Cingoli, where she is the town's patron saint. On the edge of the mountain ridge are the ruins of the 13th century La Roccaccia. Only a few crumbling walls remain, but the surrounding area is littered with the stones of the one-time important medieval fortress...

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Lorenzo Lotto: the evolution of the Renaissance in Le Marche

Lorenzo Lotto: the evolution of the Renaissance in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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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