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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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Mondavio & Corinaldo – Unspoilt Renaissance Villages in the Heart of le Marche

Mondavio & Corinaldo – Unspoilt Renaissance Villages in the Heart of le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Mondavio
Visit Mondavio and discover one of the loveliest places in Italy. From Ancona enjoy a drive that winds up hill after hill as you move inland. Mondavio is very impressive as you get nearer. The castle and the three bell towers, all within the perfectly preserved town walls, dominate the surrounding countryside
It's worth spending, at the very least, a full day in the town. A morning spent wondering the lovely little streets and soaking up the atmosphere can be followed by an afternoon visiting the perfectly preserved castle and its museum.
The medieval castle was the work of the Tuscan architect Francesco Giorgio di Martini and is apparently revolutionary in its design; with a five storey main tower, in the shape of an octagon, dominating the castle.

Corinaldo
A thousand years of history comes alive within the ancient medieval walls of this delightful gem of a village. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and the sense of timeless peace is unbeatable.
If you really want to get away from it all and see how the other half live (simply but well) Corinaldo is a very good place to do it. This is the sort of town that truly enchants.

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Mondavio, Le Marche by Fran Atopos

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Mondavio’s castle is preserved very well, and it also contains a wax museum, where late medieval scenes are reproduced in a perfect setting. We are again in the area of Machiavelli’s “The prince”, not far from Montefeltro, the region of Urbino, where Raphael was born. Mondavio is a perfect location, as it is equally distant to the sea and to the mountains, just across Ancona’s province. In 1462 this place saw its greatest battle, between the Malatesta family, ruling over the coastline between today’s Marche and Emilia-Romagna, and the Vatican-backed Montefeltro family from Urbino, which controlled an area across Marche and Umbria. The Vatican won, and Mondavio was given to the Della Rovere family, which had connected with the Montefeltro, whose Guidobaldo was however attacked by “Il Valentino”, Machiavelli’s infamous “prince”. With the end of the Della Rovere dynasty, Mondavio became officially under the jurisdiction of the Vatican, which kept it so until the unity of Italy.

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