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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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The Business Insider, UK edition, dedicates an article to the "Temple of Valadier" in Le Marche

The Business Insider, UK edition, dedicates an article to the "Temple of Valadier" in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

 

The church has a domed roof and eight sides that are meant to symbolize Jesus' resurrection "after eight days." Today, it's known as the "Refuge of Sinners" and has long been a site of pilgrimage for Catholics seeking forgiveness. [...]

 

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Chloe Miller posted an article about the Temple Of Valadier in Le Marche on the pages online of the Business Insider UK edition. The post is short and forget to clearly mention the neighbouring Frasassi Caves but ends with a nice invite: "Visiting the church is a popular day trip, as it's a mix of history, culture, and natural wonder". The article contains successful instagram photos of travelers.

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Temple of Valadier, Genga-Le Marche - one of 10 weird places to visit in Italy

Temple of Valadier, Genga-Le Marche - one of 10 weird places to visit in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In the heart of Genga there is a mysterious cave, which hides an ancient secret: a breathtaking church, best known as the “refuge of sinners” commissioned by Pope Leo XII in 1828 and built by architect Giuseppe Valadier. Each of the eight side of the church symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus and it seems it was built as a place where sinner could repent and seek forgiveness. During the construction, lots of human remains dating back to the prehistoric age where found. Once upon a time, inside the church there was a marble statue representing the Virgin with the baby, realized by Antonio Canova’s workshop which is now located into the Museum of Sacred Art in Genga. [...]

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Frasassi Caves – Pitch Black and Thundering Water

Frasassi Caves – Pitch Black and Thundering Water | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Frasassi Caves were discovered by chance in 1970 by a speleological party. It’s one of those places everyone in Italy knows about, and with good reason.

The caves are located in the central region Marche, in the municipality of Genga, province of Ancona. They are placed amid the stunning Frasassi Gorges. [...]

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Top 5 most amazing and unusual Chapels in Italy

Top 5 most amazing and unusual Chapels in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
A selection of some of the most unusual and amazing chapels of Italy, ranging from a bone chapel in Milan, over a cave chapel, to a multicolored vineyard chapel, and more.

1. Cave chapel of Genga (Marche)
In 1971 a group of speleologists from Ancona discovered a complex system of remarkable karst caves in the municipality of Genga. The cave system, known as Frasassi grottos, is the largest in Europe. The grottos owe their name to the Hermitage Sanctuary of Santa Maria infra saxa, dug in the rock at the entrance of the caves, which pronounced by the locals over time became ‘frasassi’.
At about 1.5 km from the entrance of the main Frasassi cave is a cavity called Grotta del Santuario, inside which is the Tempietto del Valadier, a chapel designed by the neoclassicist architect Giuseppe Valadier in 1828 for Pope Leo XII. The Chapel with octagonal plan was constructed with white travertine blocks, which were quarried inside the cave.

2. Ossuary Chapel, Milan (Lombardy)
3. Multi-colored vineyard chapel in La Morra (Piedmont)
4. Cappella Palatina, Palermo (Sicily)
5. The unusual End-of-the-World frescoes of the San Brizio Chapel, Orvieto (Umbria)
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Presepe vivente di Genga: live nativity set in Le Marche

Presepe vivente di Genga: live nativity set in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Rather than being made up of wood or plastic figures, a live nativity set has real people and animals instead. These presentations in Le Marche tend to attract visitors from the surrounding community. Some live nativity sets have people posing in static positions, whereas the actors move about, talk or sing in others.

The one in Genga it will be: 

- St. Stefano (26 December 2011)

- Festa dell'Epifania (6 Jennuary 2012)

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Tiny beautiful Genga | A place in Le Marche to visit without a reason

Tiny beautiful Genga | A place in Le Marche to visit without a reason | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Who said that there should always be a big reason to visit a place? Let me tell you a secret: there are places that deserve a visit just because. The fact that they exist exactly as they are, is enough to pick up your car and take a one-day trip. For me, one Genga is such a place. [...]

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Deepti Bhatnagar explores Genga and Fabriano in Marche, Italy

Travel Queen Deepti Bhatnagar goes on to visit yet another interesting places in Marche region of Italy, known by the names of Genga and Fabriano. She choose to visit Genga first, which is a small province having some beautiful and authentic pieces like the mesmerizing Monti Sibillini mountains and the biggest caves in Europe or the Frasassi Caves, said to be discovered accidentally by a team of climbers. It is actually outstanding with its accessories like the pleasant Candle Room, Organ Pipes, Stalactites and Stalagmites, etc. Fabriano, being her next destination, she decides to spend her 25 euros by gifting her those priceless moments by visiting the wine houses, lounges, museums and so on. The last destination is the peaceful church name as Chapel of Saint Lorenzo and her visit to that church is truly worthy.

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The Temple of Valadier, a refuge for the soul

The Temple of Valadier, a refuge for the soul | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

An elegant octagonal church rises among the pointed and beveled rocks of a gorge between the mountains: it is the Temple of Valadier, in Genga, Marche. [...]

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Grotte di Frasassi: Spectacular Caverns in Central Italy's Marche Region

Grotte di Frasassi: Spectacular Caverns in Central Italy's Marche Region | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Italy's most spectacular caverns are the Grotte di Frasassi in the region ofLe Marche, about 65 kilometers inland from Ancona. Stunning stalactites and stalagmites fill the rooms that can be visited on a guided tour of the caves along a well-lit pathway. More adventurous explorers can sign up for a Speleo Adventure Tour. See Visiting Frasassi Caves for information about how to tour these fantastic caverns and see a couple of photos.

There are several interesting sights near Frasassi Caves including a museum, 1th century Romanesque abbey, and the picturesque village and castle of Genga, built on a limestone hill.

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Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy

Don't wait to see this caves for the first time. They are located in the Marche region of Italy and they are breathtaking. Travel Show Live's Erik Hastings gives you a never before seen video guided tour...

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