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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 Paradise Holiday is in Le Marche

The Paradise Holiday is in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Have your holidays between the villages and scenery of Parco del Conero, between cliffs and bays you will discover the authentic beauty of Marche.
Unique glimpses and panorama, cliffs, hills, steep slopes, a coast with white stones, woods, hills of Mediterranean scrub and a story, which between legend and reality, looses itself in the night of times : this and more in the Regional Natural Park of Conero. A piece of nature and mankind, where a mount overhanging on the sea, the Conero, committed to the crystal clear blue of the Adriatic sea embracing four pearls which gorgeously appear on the sea.
Extended for about six thousand hectares, the Park in fact included great part of the territory of Ancona and of Sirolo, Camerano and Numana, beautiful villages main characters of an old story. [...]

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The Conero Area has the most interesting coastline of the Region Marche. This article describes the Conero area as the Paradise for your Holidays thanks to clear waters, expansive beaches with white rocks or sand of different graininess, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your leisure time. 

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The Conero Area has the most interesting coastline of the Region Marche. This article describes the Conero area as the Paradise for your Holidays thanks to clear waters, expansive beaches with white rocks or sand of different graininess, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your leisure time. 

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The Conero Area has the most interesting coastline of the Region Marche. This article describes the Conero area as the Paradise for your Holidays thanks to clear waters, expansive beaches with white rocks or sand of different graininess, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your leisure time. 

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From castle to noble residence – Castel di Luco

From castle to noble residence – Castel di Luco | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

It is a castle still looking like the times when it was built in the early middle ages. Situated along the Salaria Road it was already an important place during the Romans. During the later middle ages it was always an important political point in the region. [...]

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Castel di Luco: Le Marche off the beaten path

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Loreto among the Top 19 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Italy

Loreto among the Top 19 off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it


Loreto in Le Marche is a major site of pilgrimage for Christians and an unmissable place even for the non religious (of which I count myself as one). Despite having seen seemingly millions of churches this far in life, we were not at all prepared for this basilica.

The 15th century Basilica houses the Holy House, the Virgin Mary’s house (Jesus Christ’s mother for those unfamiliar), and sits on the eastern part of the main square, Piazza della Madonna.. Mary’s home in Nazareth (today in Israel) was made up of two parts, a grotto cut out of rock and a small stone house in front of the grotto. In 1291 when the Crusaders were expelled from Palestine, the small stone house was transported by “angels” first to Croatia and then to Loreto on 10 December 1294. Mary’s tiny home is now encased in marble and housed within the amazing basilica, more extraordinary than any I have ever seen before

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another place in this article is Villa Giulia

Villa Giulia is a stately country home in Le Marche near Fano which is owned by a family from Rome. It is an enchanting place to spend time in the sunflower fields next to the pool. There are cold drinks which are self-service using an honour system, the vegetable garden and vineyards are nearby. The villa itself is full of family heirlooms and antiques giving an ambience of staying with an old friend. The food is fantastic, with platters of fruit, homemade cakes and refreshing cocktails on offer all day. Dining al fresco overlooking Fano and the Adriatic Sea out to the distance is the perfect ending to a relaxing day.

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Le Marche Terre di Piero: Urbino

This is an invitation to the voyage. In the steps of Piero Della Francesca: humanist painter, Renaissance intellectual, master of light, symbols and perspective. Across a changing landscape of isolated churches, medieval towns and gentle slopes that Piero admired and immortalized during his pilgrimages in central Italy.

Inside Malatesta's, Medici's and Montefeltro's palaces, which once hosted him and still guard his masterpieces, untouched by the passing of time. An opportunity to discover a breathtaking itinerary made of art, territory, history, culture and traditions.

http://www.terredipiero.it/ 

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There is a voyage across Europe that follows the work of humanist painter Piero Della Francesca. He is an artist of light, perspective, symbols, and the Renaissance. This trip gives people the opportunity to see his art and experience European history, traditions, and culture.

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The quiet charm of Le Marche: Montefortino.

The quiet charm of Le Marche: Montefortino. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Montefortino is an ancient mountain stronghold that sits in the shadow of Monte Sibilla, on the Natural Park of the Sibillini mountains.  This medieval village has picturesque streets, beautiful landscapes and architectural treasures: palaces, shrines, churches and ancient towers. [...]

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:55 AM

Just one of the many beautiful hilltop towns and villages to explore whilst staying in our wonderful area.

 

Surrounded buy the stunning Sibillini Mountains, you will also find the nearby town of Amandola where you can relax in the piazza after a day's hiking or strolling in the mountains.

 

So much to see and do, so make Le Marche you summer holiday destination for 2015. http://hideawaylemarche.com

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The Shroud of Arquata in Le Marche

The Shroud of Arquata in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

During the restoration of the church of S. Francesco at Borgo di Arquata del Tronto , in the province of Ascoli Piceno , in 1980 is found a double urn of gilded wood , hidden in the niche of an altar . Inside there is a large sheet folded and a scroll. On the sheet is visible footprint front and back of a human body , and the center is the word ‘ EXTRACTVM AB ORIGINAL ‘ (extract from the original, which is sanctified by direct contact with the real relic).  It is a copy in 1:1 scale of the Shroud of Turin , the most valuable and controversial relic of Christendom. Copying Arquata accurately reproduces the image and stains on the Shroud of Turin: in addition to the double human footprint are noticed reddish spots in the side , feet and head , the drawings that recall the patches corresponding to burns inflicted to the Shroud Turin by fire in 1532 , and even water stains. However , there is one important difference between the Shroud of Arquata and the other 50 copies of the Turin Shroud survived to our times [...]


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A must-see in the Marche Region: Gradara

A must-see in the Marche Region: Gradara | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Gradara is a small medieval city in the northern region of Pesaro Urbino in the Marche. 142 meters above sea level and overlooking a stunning landscape one can see San Marino, Carpegna and Rimini. The sea on one side, the hills and mountains on the other. One oft the most beautiful positions for a town. [...]

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I Took My Parents to Le Marche

I Took My Parents to Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This region of Italy lies near the Adriatic sea, and it’s much, much less touristed than Tuscany or even Umbria.  It seems that mostly it is Romans and Florentines who know about the beauty and remoteness of this place. For us, our rental was a perfect jumping off point to take day trips in the countryside, enjoy leisurely meals on our loggia, the back porch, or swim in the pool that came with the house. [...]

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The "Giostra della Quintana" among the Best 10 festivals 2015 you cannot Miss out in Italy

The "Giostra della Quintana" among the Best 10 festivals 2015 you cannot Miss out in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

La Quintana is a medieval festival held in Ascoli Piceno (Marche) on the first Sunday of August, an event, during which local residents dress up in historical and evocative period costumes taking part at a big parade through the city streets, accompanied by musicians, drummers, flag-wavers and archers.
During the event, you can enjoy not only the suggestive competitions of archers but also the offering of candles to the town bishop and many other performances, even if La Quintana, the jousting tournament amongst the town’s districts, is absolutely the centrepiece of the festival.
The rounds of jousting of La Quintana are held on a racetrack-shaped course cut through with diagonal lines. Riders must hit a target fitted on a rotating dummy, known as a Saracen by a heavy lance and they have to get past him before he swings round and clouts the rider with his ball on a chain while they get support by a cheering crowd wearing the colour of their team.

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Le Marche: Italy's well-kept secret by Richard Trenchard on HolidayPlace.co.uk

Le Marche: Italy's well-kept secret by Richard Trenchard on HolidayPlace.co.uk | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Sprawled over the central Italian hills, and fringed by a narrow coast, is the region of Le Marche (pronounced mark-ay). The four of us – wife, two children and I – flew in to the port city of Ancona, driving up to our villa just over 40 miles southwest in our hire car. We absolutely love it here; it's scenic, unspoiled and incredibly welcoming. It's been compared to neighboring Tuscany as being just as charming, but not as crowded or expensive, which I'd say is about right.[...]

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The Marches on Italia.it

The Marches on Italia.it | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Surprising and wonderful in its diversity, this region of Central Italy, with its winding yet symmetrical form, shows off its multi-faceted beauty through cliffs and caves that overlook unforgettable beaches, hills that are steeped in history, and rich traditions and cultures, all set against a backdrop of mountains  (that are, by the way, well-equipped for ski lovers). 
The Marches is mostly comprised of hills and mountains; the region embraces the Adriatic side of the Umbria-Marche Appennines, yet in contrast features low-lying, sandy beaches.  [...]

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N.22 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche - Anne and Cees

N.22 - Successful "Case History" of foreigners buying a property in Le Marche - Anne and Cees | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Anne and Cees during a holidays abroad, realised they were missing something in life. Both had a good job; Anne was an interior designer and Cees worked in a nice hotel. They had a nice house in the neighbourhood of Nijmegen in Holland. They were really loved by a cute little dog and numerous friends. These people like many others in this moment were subconsciously looking for a new “home” telling each other things like “I wouldn't like to live here” or “This is a nice place to live, maybe” or “what a good feeling in Italy”.
Italy was a dream and they were scared by the many differences along the territory.
Where to Live? Close the Mountains, by the sea,in big cities or in the countryside.
They decided to go for the most beautiful spots within the budget, looking for a good place more than a nice house.
In 2008 they had a 3 weeks holiday in the Le Marche and Abruzzo Regions.
The first week in northern Le Marche was fantastic; beautful landscapes with hills and forrests and very friendly people. Beautiful towns and great food and wine.
The second week they were in Abruzzo, absolutely nice place but very different than Le Marche. Less vegetation and much dryer. The third week they got back to Le Marche and really started to “house hunting”. In just a week the couple found an initial house . You won't believe, the changed idea other three times but finally they got the right one.
It was a neglected old farmhouse with 8 hectares of land, with vinyards, orchards and an olive grove. This was going to be their Bed & Breakfast and Mini-Camping.
Situated on an ideal spot, 25 kilometres from the Adriatic coast and 40 kilometres from the Apennine Mountains.
There was a delay to find the sum to renovate the house because of Credit Crunch, but now they could live their dream.
Helped by laborious builders they could open right for the good season and start to get the money back.
With 2 B&B rooms, an Mini-apartment and 8 spots for tents on a sort of Mini Camping, they think their life is set to success. Helped by people promoting the place, and thanks to internet, the first month of activity they were fully booked and had great fun with fabulous guests.
Going together to local festas, sagras, restaurants and wineries; cooking for them 3 times a week and all the other things they had in mind. Even now off of the season they have guests making them very positive for the better seasons.

"Whatever happens, we will never go back. We love Marche"

Cees den Hartog
Anne Klein Severt
www.casolareresole.com 

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Cees Den Hartog's comment, January 27, 2013 3:55 AM
Yes, thank you. I'm in Montottone next 3 weeks. If you want to come by, you always are welcome for a café or a bichiere di vino. Carassai is only 10 minutes away.
Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 27, 2013 4:00 AM
Thank you very much for the invitation. I accept with pleasure.
Cees Den Hartog's comment, January 27, 2013 4:07 AM
Let me know in front, because I will be working a lot outside if the weather stays nice.
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2013: Le Marche Photography Holiday

2013: Le Marche Photography Holiday | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The 2013 is finally arrived, we can start to forget an horrible 2012 thinking to a new great project for this promising New Year.

2013 is the year of dreamy landscapes, medieval hilltop towns and fabulous cities. With such rich variety in Le Marche, it's a feast for the eyes and the camera.

We would like to organize for all Le Marche Lovers, passionate of photography, a "Photography Holiday" in Spring (for us the ideal season to visit Le Marche.

Since we have never organized something similar, we are asking your help. You can comment this post or contact us (info@tenutasantelisabetta.com) to give your suggestion.
This is roughly what we have in mind:
  • Arrival day - We arrive in Porto San Giorgio in time for an exploration of the town, its seaside and art deco villas
  • Shooting around Fermo - Fermo, on our doorstep, is a beautiful town dating back to Villanovan culture times, full of medieval and Renaissance buildings. A perfect location to get started.
  • Visual revelry in Ascoli Piceno - The morning will be spent shooting around Ascoli Piceno, full of visually stunning Romanesque churchs. After lunch we explore in and around the beautiful Marble Town of Ascoli Piceno.
  • Ripatransone - This is the rolling Le Marche landscape at its best, crowned by the stunning Sibillini Mountains, usually accentuated by the mist filling the valley floor. In the evening there's a visit to the nearby Palm Riviera in San Benedetto del Tronto.
  • Free day in Ancona - Creative opportunities abound, a city is not only about its buildings – Ancona allows candid people shots, perhaps at the lively weekly market.
  • Torre di Palme, Marano and Grottammare Alta - Marano, Torre di Palme and Grottammare Alta are some of the classic viewpoints that epitomise the coastal beautiful landscape. The fortified hilltop medieval towns  offers superb opportunities within its walls and distant sea views beyond.
  • Monte Monaco and the Sibillini Mountains - This incredible Location in the final day will be to trying out some of the new techniques developed through the week.
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Professional Photographers in Ascoli Piceno Province:

Eleonora Castelli Ascoli Piceno WWW

Giovanni Piccinini Ascoli Piceno WWW

Ignacio Maria Coccia Ascoli Piceno WWW

Luca Galotto Ascoli Piceno WWW

Pierluigi Giorgi Ascoli Piceno WWW

Nello De Rosa (Nellibus) Centobuchi WWW

Dino Cappelletti Grottammare WWW

Umberto Marconi Grottammare WWW

Piero Roi Ripatransone WWW

Alberto Cicchini San Benedetto del Tronto WWW

Barbara di Cretico San Benedetto del Tronto WWW

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Amandola seen through the eyes of an avid hiker

Amandola seen through the eyes of an avid hiker | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

It was time to visit Italy again.. but away from the usual hotspots you hear of, it was time to head to a beautiful area in the mountains of the Region of Le Marche. A home from home for me, great open countryside, and a perfect greeting of snow tipped mountain tops with lush green and quiet valleys below. [...]

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Bald and Bold, this is Paul Steele, founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker, always seeking new adventures around the world.

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Our local town of Amandola explored by Paul Steel, a blogger who came to visit last weekend as part of the Pensieri Fatti A Mano event. Lots of great experiences and demonstrations and a good turnout. 

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Discover the Monti Sibillini National Park

Discover the Monti Sibillini National Park | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A surprising mix of legends, sports and a luxuriant nature.
Land of myths and suggestions, the Sibillini Mountains owe their name to the priestess Sibilla, who was able to predict the future and lived in a stone grotto... The Monti Sibillini National Park, dominated by Mount Vettore (2,476 mt), has been established in 1993; it extends for about 70.000 hectares between Umbria and Marche and it’s richly scattered with churches and abbeys, medieval hamlets, fortified towns with towers and a spectacular, uncontaminated nature. [...]

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Ascoli Piceno, the Le Marche Travertine Town, on "Visit Ascoli"

http://visitascoli.itA unique way to communicate our territory
A web publishing project, aiming to communicate our city and its peculiarities to an international audience: this is Visitascoli.it, a brand new website to promote tourism strongly wanted by the municipality of Ascoli Piceno with the aid of professionals and experts that contributed proactively to the story and to the creation of contents. Not simply an "online travel guide" then, but a place in which better know the city of Ascoli Piceno and its beauty: history, art, architecture, food and wine, nature. Visitascoli.it is also a useful tool, which helps to live and discover more easily the city that makes the stay more pleasant for tourists.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, February 19, 2015 7:07 AM

Ascoli Piceno is one of our favourite local places to wander around and people watch whilst eating a gelato from Yoghi, the best gelataria in  the area (they serve delicious coffee and cakes too!). 

 

The Piazza del Popolo is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Italy and here you can find many different styles of building from the Gothic architecture of the Church of Saint Francis to the sixteenth-century Loggia of the Merchants. The Piazza Arringo is equally as beautiful and here you will find the Cathedral of S. Emidio with its wonderful mosaics and a fantastic example of Romanesque architecture of the Baptistry of St. Giovanni.

 

Ascoli is actually older then Rome and so full of history, art, beautiful travertine and inscriptions, carved in the architraves of the doors of many buildings. The tradition originated during the Renaissance, when Ascoli went through a time of extraordinary cultural changes. From Corso Mazzini to  Via Solderini, there are hundreds of proverbs, aphorisms and quotes written in Latin and slang dialect! Look out for them and see how many you can spot as you wonder round this beautiful small city.

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Le Marche, Where Else? | La Dolce Vita in Le Marche, Italy

Le Marche, Where Else? | La Dolce Vita in Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Who isn’t looking for “La Dolce Vita” somewhere in the Mediterranean!!! Sun, sea, countryside, mountains, great food and wine and perhaps most importantly, somewhere to switch off!!! If this is something that you have been thinking about for a while, maybe there aren’t many better places to experience this than Le Marche, Italy. Great weather…
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Residential Mosaic Course in Le Marche, Italy

Residential Mosaic Course in Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A week-long residential holiday course for students who wish to immerse themselves in creative mosaic-making and the delightful rural landscape of Le Marche on the east coast of Italy.  Students will use Venetian glass smalti to create mosaic artworks inspired by the colours, patterns and textures found in the local landscape and the wonderful textiles that adorn the house – the hosts are a Scottish textile artist and her Italian husband. [...]

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A tiny church with great paintings – San Giovanni Battista in Gradara

A tiny church with great paintings – San Giovanni Battista in Gradara | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

When I visited the little fortified town of Gradara I had as well a look into the churches. I always go into churches as they give often peaceful moments, a shelter when it’s cold or too hot and they have mainly amazing artworks. In this case I happened in the main church of Gradara: the church San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist). [...]

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The Underground City of Osimo

The Underground City of Osimo | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Discover the underground city of Osimo with us, a maze of tunnels uncovering some spectacular religious and mysterious carvings.

Above, the city of Osimo is a pretty hilltop village, with views over the surrounding countryside and the Apennines...
When you enter underground Osimo, everything changes. You enter a world of magic, mystery and legend. The tunnels are as old as time...there are over 9km of tunnels, alleyways and passageways, a subterranean labyrinth twisting, corkscrewing, convoluting around itself on different levels, reaching so far below that the life above is nothing but a memory. [...]

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So what brought me to Le Marche in the first place?

So what brought me to Le Marche in the first place? | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

So what brought me to Italy [Le Marche] in the first place?

I suppose it was the same as so many other people: the stunning countryside, the wine, the food, the lyrical language, and of course the Mediterranean warmth. Italy is full of history and culture and this is what intrigued me when I first visited the country at the age of eighteen. I was introduced to the Le Marche area, by friends. It was the up and coming place to buy, ‘the new Tuscany it was labeled, but a lot cheaper
On my first morning in the area, I threw open the slatted shutters of my rental accommodation and the view was more than breathtaking: the mauve coloured mountains stood out like giants in front of me stretching out from the valley. Even to this day, though I live here, and could become careless of its charms, this stunning area never ceases to impress, especially with the changing seasons and weather. [...]

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Le Marche in timelapse video: Riviera del Conero

A territory found in the centre from all perspectives. Firstly it is in the centre of the Italy, but also in the centre of the Adriatic coast and the Marche region. This centrality is identified with the heart: a place of emotions, desires and passions. Welcome to the Conero Riviera! 

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