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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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A Day Trip to Tolentino

A Day Trip to Tolentino | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

One Saturday afternoon while living in Macerata, Italy, my friends and I decided to turn up at the train station and pick a destination at random. Our fingers landed on the sleepy town of Tolentino nestled in the heart of the Marche region in central Italy. Because the best way to get your bearings in a new city is to pause with a scoop of gelato, we lounged in the sun on the outskirts of Piazza della Libertà and watched the locals go about their weekend. After consulting our stracciatella and our town map, we headed towards the Basilica di San Nicola da Tolentino and just wandered. Here are the pictures from our sunny, quiet afternoon in Tolentino, Italy.  [...]

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A wonderful town and only 45 minutes from The Hideaway www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Casale delle Noci, Tolentino: Culture at the Service of the best Made ​​in Italy

Casale delle Noci, Tolentino: Culture at the Service of the best Made ​​in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Association “Casale delle Noci” develop continuous activities, with the purpose of becoming a reference point for the territory improving, safeguarding and promoting the Excellence in craftsmanship which makes up the great Made in Italy trademark in the world, directing the youth to the culture of “know how” and developing a virtuous circle between past, present and future, between market, art and society. Promoting a culture which enables companies to forge commercial relationships and partnerships more easily.  Made in Italy, a philosophy of life  that the world appreciates and “envies” is the result of various factors including the culture of beauty (intended as feeling and intuition) and the relationship with a territory rich in stimuli. The international division of labour sees the majority of the Italian manufacturing businesses positioned at the top-end of the market, with small production lots where uniqueness, creativity, personalisation attention to detail and the quality of raw materials are appreciated.  It is  essential to keep the values of craftsmanship alive, to recover and develop them, even in a new style. The market might not be on local and district levels anymore, the manufacturing processes will be assisted by new technologies, materials will be renewed; mastering telecommunications will become essential in order to develop international business connections; new commercial interfaces will spring to life.   To appreciate the Italian manufacturing process it is essential to make people understand how the artistic culture and the territory affect the design and production of the object (this goes for both the industry and crafts); to create a virtuous circle between market - art – society.

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The Rancia Castle, Tolentino

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The Rancia Castle owes its name to the ancient granary - named “grancia” after the latin “granica” and the French “grange”- used by the Cistercian monks of Fiastra Abbey at the end of the XII century. For defence reasons the farm was already provided with a donjon, probably originally made of wood, as wheat depots were the first target to be destroyed in case of attack.
The building was turned into a fortress between 1353 and 1357 by the architect Andrea Beltrami da Como by order of Rodolfo II da Varano from Camerino, who was aware of the strategic and military potential of the depot.
When the Jesuits took possession of the Fiastra Abbey in 1581, the Castle lost its military connotations and was restructured as a big farm and used to host pilgrims on their way to Rome. 1782 pope Pio VI came to Tolentino and granted all the possessions of Fiastra Abbey, including the Castle, to the noble family Bandini. The last descendant, Maria Sofia Gravina di Ramacca, in 1974 gave the Castle to the Municipality of Tolentino, who is the actual owner.
Many important events took place here; the most important was the battle fought May 2 and 3, 1815 between the French army led by Gioacchino Murat and the Austrian army led by the General Federico Bianchi, hosted in Parisani-Bezzi Palace, now called Napoleonic Museum.
The battle of Tolentino 1815 has been regarded as the prologue of Waterloo and the first battle of the Italian Risorgimento (the so called “Resurgence”).

opening times:

  • summer: April - September 

morning 9.00-13.00
afternoon 15.30-18.30

  • winter: October - March

morning 10.00-13.00
afternoon 15.00-19.00
the castle is closed on mondays, on December 25, December 31/afternoon - and on 1 January
admission:
full ticket 4,00 €  - reduced 2,50 €
tel. 0733.973349 - info guide:348.0883989 info@tolentinoturismo.it 

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Tolentino 815: Live the History of Italy in Le Marche

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The Tolentino 815 Association, in cooperation with the Municipality of Tolentino , organises a historical re-enactment event of the Battle of Tolentino, as occurred the 2 nd and 3 rd of May 1815 between the Neapolitan army of Gioacchino Murat, King of Naples, and the Austrian army led by the Baron Frederick Bianchi; considered by many historians as the first for Italian Indipendence.

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Le Marche With Kids: Castello della Rancia, Tolentino

Le Marche With Kids: Castello della Rancia, Tolentino | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This castle is strange, very strange: it has everything a castle should have, drawbridge, battlements atop the towers, the keep, the well, the torture chamber .. but it is not built at the top of a mountain, but in the plain! And how could they defend themselves? The Rancia castle owes its name to the fact that perhaps initially was built to house a “grange”, a grain storage, and was used by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Fiastra. Rodolfo da Varano II between 1353 and 1357 turned it into a fortress but in 1581 it underwent a new transformation and became a farmhouse used as the hospitality of pilgrims.
Today, the castle can be visited in every corner, hosts concerts and exhibitions and is very easy to get along the SS 16 towards Tolentino. The only impediments are maybe many stairs! Going up and down to gain access to the towers rather than large rooms where meals are served two museums can to deter families with very young children.
Inside, two archaeological museums are very interesting and, for the happiness of the youngest, in some room you can find models reproducing the battles fought in the neighborhood as the famous battle of Tolentino in 1815 between the troops of Murat and Austrian troops.

HOT TO GET THERE: Follow route SS 77 direction of Tolentino, province of Macerata.

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Accommodation

  • Terme Santa Lucia - Beauty Farm - www
  • Colle Regnano – Agriturismo - www
  • Le Quattro Stagioni – Agriturismo -www
  • Terre del Chienti – Agriturismo - www

Activities

  • Armonie Verticali - Climbing - www
  • Basilica di San Nicola: Museo degli Ex Voto - Museum
  • Basilica di San Nicola: Museo delle Ceramiche - Museum
  • Basilica di San Nicola: Museo dell'Opera - Museum
  • Museo Civico Archeologico "Aristide Gentiloni Silveri" - Museum
  • Museo dell'Arciconfraternita del SS. Cuore di Gesù - Museum
  • Museo Internazionale della Caricatura - Museum
  • Teatro N.Vaccaj - Theatre

Shopping

  • Gottardi – Bags - www
  • Formaggi della Corte – Cheeses - www
  • Tombolini – Men's Formal Wear - www
  • Malagrida – Knitwear - www
  • Verducci – EVOO - www
  • Saipa – Salamis - www
  • Sileoni - Honey - www
  • Vital Food - Typical Products - www
  • il Pollenza – Wines - www
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Palazzo Parisani Bezzi, Tolentino: the Palazzo della Pace of the Treaty of Tolentino

Palazzo Parisani Bezzi, Tolentino: the Palazzo della Pace of the Treaty of Tolentino | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Palazzo Parisani Bezzi is one of the most important historical buildings in Tolentino, dating from the late seventeenth century, but certainly rebuilt over an older construction. The actual Parisani family, one of the oldest and most illustrious in Tolentino, is documented from the beginning of the fourteenth century. Also called Palazzo della Pace, in February 1797 the mansion hosted the Italian army's General Staff, commanded by General Bonaparte, and the Treaty of Tolentino between France and Pope Pius VI was signed there. With this treaty, the defeated pope agreed to dismiss the Austrian pontifical army and pay large sums of war indemnity, yielding to France, among other things, the legations of Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna and Forli. This historic event took place on the first floor and part of the actual furniture is still present A stateroom leads into a corridor, where Napoleon's rooms are to be found on the left side. First there is a sitting room with a ceiling finely decorated with faux marble. The upper walls are finished with a frieze of bearings and floral motifs. The room next door is where the treaty was signed by Napoleon and Papal State representatives. Here there are two lavish consoles, a large mirror, the table where the treaty was signed, original yellow-gold damask draperies; the rafters have wood panel finishes with floral motifs, while the strip beneath shows biblical scenes surrounded by garlands, cherubs and scrolls. Next is the bedroom used by Napoleon, at the time finished in red damask and with a massive four-poster bed. Lastly, there is a washroom with lavish decorations of ribbons, flower garlands and allegorical figures, all reminiscent of a garden pavilion. The chapel also has sumptuously painted walls, but no furniture.

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opening times: 

summer April - September
morning 9.00-13.00
afternoon 15.00-19.00

winter: October - March
morning 10.00-13.00
afternoon 15.30-18.30

admission:
full ticket 3,00 € - reduced 1,50 €

the museum is closed on mondays, on December 25, December 31/afternoon - and on 1 January

tel. 0733.960613 info guides: 348.0883989 info@tolentinoturismo.it

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Visit the province of Macerata through the historic postcards

Visit the province of Macerata through the historic postcards | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The database focuses on early postcards of the Macerata Province."Cartoline Macerata" shows them, who produced them and where, how they were used, their significance, in short, their historical context. Hopefully, this site will prove that postcards are indeed a tremendous visual resource to analize the architectural changings in towns, landscapes, costumes.
The Project was created under the patronage of the Fondazione Carima.
The database primarily aims at being a reference and research instrument for scholars and students of the period. This is a virtual library for a type of material not previously studied at scientific level. (Especially when from early 20th century, postcards are rarely found in public collections.) As a work in permanent progress, the database will be updated and enriched as research progresses.

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Ashley Bartner's comment, January 30, 2012 10:28 PM
Great idea - I was thinking of doing the same thing!