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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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Festa De Le Cove... harvest festival Italian style...

Festa De Le Cove... harvest festival Italian style... | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There are an inordinate number of festas (street parties/festivals) and sagras (usually to do with eating) happening all over Italy for most of the summer months. Wherever you go there will be people eating, dancing and drinking in small towns and villages all of them offering something traditional and steeped in history. In Petritoli we have several of these and the biggest is the Festa De Le Cove. It’s a harvest festival celebration of sorts. A whole weekend of fun. [...]

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Great article, here one good highlight: "The town is beautifully decorated and each year there’s a different theme, this year it was poppies and sunflowers. At the roundabouts and road junctions they put life size dummies made of straw"


Photos: Giancarlo Fabiani 

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The "Canestrelle" Festival, Amandola, Le Marche

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Each August in Amandola there is a re-enactment of the offering of grain as a symbol of the farmers’ gratitude for a bountiful harvest at the altar in the Church of Sant’Agostino. It is preceded by a colourful procession with men and women dressed in their traditional garb, the latter carrying baskets (canestrelle) filled with grain on their heads. They proceed up Via Cesare Battisti, around the square and lastly down the steps leading into the church. As this festival always coincides with the festival for the Blessed Antonio, there is a lot of celebrating in town. In fact, it begins the prior evening with a candlelight procession which slowly meanders up Via Cesare Battisti and into the church. On the day of the celebration, the square is crowded with locals and tourists, vying for a view or for a photo of this unique procession. The visitors are serenaded by the local band and entertained by the saltarello, a traditional dance performed by a local group. Not to be overlooked is a sampling of vino cotto (cooked wine similar to sherry) along with cantucci, local hazelnut cookies.

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Le Marche Re-enacting historical events

Le Marche Re-enacting historical events | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Re-enacting historical events has long been a popular activity in Le Marche; many towns annually stage these visitations to the past with great effect for the public. They bring history to life in many forms; from simple religious ceremonies commemorating a holy artefact to the superb theatrical effect of spectacles such as palios which give supremacy to a particular area of a town for the year or to the re-enactment of ancient games. These re-enactments are not only for public entertainment; they are thoroughly researched to give a true insight to the history and significance of the Le Marche region which is still very important. Most participants are local inhabitants who feel it is vital to continue their inheritance, hence the ages of those involved continues down the generations - as it should and hopefully will, for many years to come.

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Rotella's magnificent Porco Festival!

Rotella's magnificent Porco Festival! | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

14 Agosto The Porco festival is not only a must attend so you can buy the t-shirt, but also involves the entire little town of Rotella and is quite well done. I think it is probably the best food festival of the year for the province, to be honest. Every year seems to be a little better as well and the event is only held for 3 nights which is fair to the restaurants, unlike the "sagre" at Offida which compete with the local restaurants for 10 nights! The sagra is set up so that you can see the whole town if you try out an appetizer, 1st course, 2nd course and beer or wine. There is a main stage for the headliner, but each plaza has music at some time during the night. I wish Offida would learn from these guys and get the whole community involved in a similar festival. Here is a photo of the entrance which is a bit like "abandon hope, all ye who enter here".

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There is a Place in Le Marche Called Summer Jumboree

There is a Place in Le Marche Called Summer Jumboree | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Summer, yes. Senigallia, Italy - double yes. The XIII edition of the International Festival of American Music and Culture of the 40’s and 50’s, better known as Summer Jumboree, will make your body move from the 4th until the 12th of August.
This year, guests like the king of the steel guitar Johnny Farina, the rocker to the bone Freddy Cannon, Narvel "the Marvel" Felts and straight from Bill Haley & His Comets's band, Mr. Marshall Lytle will be part of this big free party. Yes, it's free, and there aren't just "those four americans" to hold the stage. Burlesque workshops and night shows, guitar workshops, 200 hours of free gigs and DJ set in the main square of Senigallia, Hawaiian parties down to the beach at sunset time and if you are a real night owl, the club Rotonda A Mare will make you dance all night long always at the rate of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, doo wop, rhythm 'n' blues, country, hillbilly, western swing, jive, and boogie. Furthermore throughout the festival, from the 4th to the 12th, the city centre of Senigallia will be home also of two Busker bands - red-hot jukebox boys ready to play under the sun. And if you have enough of the beach you can migrate to the Rock on the Hills event that offers a "gita al castello" (trip to the castle) for who wants to discover the inlands of Le Marche.

During the last night, precisely The Notte Diffusa on Saturday 11 August, the festival will embrace new areas of the city widening the range of dancing for the 22 piece Abbey Town Jump Orchestra Big Band and the other artists.
It's time to dust off your suspenders together with your grandaddy's trousers (yes, those blue baggy trousers with thin white vertical lines) and head to Senigallia. But don't worry if you haven't the proper "equipment", once there the vintage markets will help you out to create your personal '50s look.
Ah! Warm your feet up, there's even a Dance camp.

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Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (Pergolesi Spring Festival, Jesi, Ancona)

Available from Opus Arte on DVD and Blu-ray http://www.opusarte.com/en/pergolesi-adriano-in-siria-pergolesi-spring-festival-jesi-ancona.html http://www.opusa...
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