Musical and Cultural proposals in the Marche region of Italy, discovering the beauties of historical theaters in "the land of a hundred theaters".
Le Marche another Italy
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!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
San Severino Marche it is one of the most beautiful towns of Le Marche Region located in the Province of Macerata along the beautiful river Potenza Valley. There are two wonderful occasions to visit the town, amazing chances to discover the passionate and devote temper of the Marchigiani people: the amazing celebrations of the patron saints San Severino and San Pacifico.
Visiting San Severino Marche in the occasion of the San Pacifico’s festival on 24th September, you will discover the religious character of the town, made of faith and devotion.
For the San Severino’s festival, from 8th June, you will be brought back to the Middle Ages with cultural and artistic shows and popular events. The most famous event is the Palio dei Castelli with the famous Corsa delle Torri (The Race of the Towers). The Historical re-enactment of San Severino Marche is among the most important historical commemorations in central Italy.
During the Palio and the Corsa delle Torri more than 1300 historical characters will take part of the shows: nobility, commoners, musicians, archers, arbalesters and belligerents.
There will be a historical parade with the "Offerta dei Ceri" (ceri = big candles) to the patron saint.
The Palio dei Castelli is a combination of several historical medieval games such as tug-of-war, race of the Towers, archery, ability games, etc.
The big event is represented by the race where teams will carry huge models of tower of castles representing their villages (Rocchetta, Colleluce, Serralta, Taccoli and Cesolo) and “Rioni” (town quarters: Settempeda, Castello, di Contro).
The team that gets the highest score in every game wins the Palio dei Castelli. Winners, usually, celebrate their victory all night long.
According to historical chronicles, San Severino’s first festival was held on 8th June 1198 today we can assist to the recreation of medieval evenings, games and shows during which the historical centre is transformed into an enchanting medieval village.
This year's edition includes 8 different days of festivities.
Le Marche is the land of historic theatres hosting as it does over 100 of them, quite remarkable for a region with a population of just one million and a half !
Le Marche's theatres have always been the pride and joy of its people and a popular diversion before television and cinema got the upper hand.
Ascoli Piceno's Teatro Ventidio Basso, Fermo's Teatro dell'Aquila, Fano's Teatro della Fortuna, Jesi's Teatro Pergolesi just to name a few are all outstanding. Also not to be missed:
Ancona’s plaza-like Teatro delle Muse features a neoclassical façade, stunning modern interior design, cutting-edge technology, and an artistically significant fireproof curtain by the renowned artist Valeriano Trubbiani.
Pesaro's Teatro Rossini, inaugurated in 1818 with a performance of Gioacchino Rossini's La gazza ladra conducted by the great composer himself and after a long restoration it reopened again in 1980 – for the premiere Rossini Opera Festival.
Macerata’s Sferisterio was started in 1820 and opened nine years later. The unique shape of the building –a playing field, a supporting wall, boxes and balconies– was perfect to play such games as ball and bangle or for bull fighting, which were popular pastimes at the time of the Papal State. The Sferisterio Opera Festival is held every summer and performances start at nine in the evening, so as to allow the spectators to enjoy the spectacular view of dusk turning to night.
With three appointments in 2012, Biancaneve is arriving in Le Marche and it is time to think to book if you want the best places:
01 Aprile 2012 - SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO - Palariviera - ore 16:00 Book: http://goo.gl/W578f
14 Aprile 2012 - CIVITANOVA MARCHE - Teatro Rossini - ore 21:15 Book: http://goo.gl/IrW16
15 Aprile 2012 - ASCOLI PICENO - Teatro Ventidio Basso - ore 16:00 Book: http://goo.gl/kMx1U