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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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Smerillo, Le Marche

Smerillo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Fermo in the Italian region Marche, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Ancona, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Ascoli Piceno and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Fermo, on a spur midway from the Monti Sibillini and the Adriatic Sea.
It houses several remains of the medieval castle and walls. Also notable are the churches of Santa Caterina and San Ruffino.
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Accommodation

Casa di Noce - Bed&Breakfast - www

Contrada Durano - Farm Holiday - www

Il Vecchio Tasso - Farm Holiday - www

Activities

Museo dei Fossili e dei Minerali - Museum

Museo Pinacoteca dell'Arte dei Bambini - Museum

Pinacoteca d'Arte Contemporanea - Museum

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New Form of hospitality: 7 "Alberghi Diffusi" in Le Marche

New Form of hospitality: 7 "Alberghi Diffusi" in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Partly a house and partly a hotel, dedicated to those people who do not like hotel stays; in short, this is a new form of hospitality that takes the name of “Albergo Diffuso” . Its main components are distributed in different buildings, all located in the same village/town. The term “diffuso” (diffuse) denotes a structure that is horizontal, and not vertical like the one pertaining to traditional hotels, which often do not constitute a pleasant sight, reminding us of blocks of flats. ADs satisfy the tourists’ demand of stays in renowned and famous areas and towns, of contact with residents and local people rather than only with other tourists, and of the traditional comforts offered in hotels, such as room service or a restaurant. This form of hospitality has showed to be very efficient for the valorisation of towns and villages that are artistically or architecturally peculiar and interesting; through ADs we can valorise old and dismissed buildings and, at the same time, we can avoid to solve the problems of hospitality only through the construction of new structures.

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Finding Smerillo, Le Marche

Finding Smerillo, Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Last week, though, on a whim, I treated myself to an excursion to Smerillo after a visit to our accountant.

A view over sunflower fields to the Sibillini on the drive to Smerillo
You’ve probably never heard of the small hill town of Smerillo; it has had a rather undistinguished history, constantly being conquered by one larger neighboring town to another. It may have some Roman connections, but the ruined walls there are medieval rather than Roman. I don’t think, though, that a place has to have to have had a triumphant –or a tragic history -- to warrant a visit. Sometimes beauty is enough. And that Smerillo has in abundance

Now tell me that this is not a wonderful place for a washing line and that it doesn't make you feel so much better than if you were staring at a tumble drier.

Flowers flow around every doorstep and vegetables struggle to escape protective garden fences; the stone houses and ruined walls are mellow in the sunshine; and the views make you smile involuntarily and long to share them with somebody you love.

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Smerillo and the Albergo Diffuso in Le Marche

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What is this 'Albergo Diffuso' ?
The "Albergo Diffuso" has no corrispondent word in english because it's a new way to do holidays in Italy. A new kind of italian Hospitality, a country hotel, with rooms and services situated in different buildings and managed by a single centralized unit structure. A tourist's formula that, recovers old closed buildings and make them more confortable respecting their architectures. With no damage for the integrity and the landscapes of our wonderfull territory. See them now. Ancient houses of the medieval village, where history meets culture, allows the tourist to live the real life with the other residents, to hear it is left some neighborhoods, to share culture and traditions.

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