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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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Traditional Italian sports: Pallone col bracciale

Traditional Italian sports: Pallone col bracciale | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Football is the prominent sport in Italy, but it wasn’t always so. There are many sports in Italy that are unique to the country and have their origins in its long and colourful history.

The Spanish have their bull fighters, the Japanese have the Sumo wrestlers, you don’t hear about them much anymore but at one time the pallonista was a national hero in Italy and professional players commanded the highest salaries of any professional athletes in the world and enjoyed the passionate support of their countrymen. [...]

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In 1992, thanks to some fans and to the passion of the Municipalities of Mondolfo, Treia and Monte San Savino, has been created the National Committee of the Pallone col Bracciale, with the aim to promote the recovery of historical game through cultural exhibitions , conferences and publications and promote the competitive aspect by organizing demonstration games, tournaments and a national championship. The new championship, was repeated at a distance of about thirty years since the last edition of 1963, in 1992

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The town of Treia, Macerata and the "Pallone col Bracciale"

The town of Treia, Macerata and the "Pallone col Bracciale" | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Treia is a quintessential hill town in the heart of Le Marche filled with Romanesque, Renaissance and Neoclassical architecture. In July we saw posters around the town for ‘Disfida del Bracciale’. Our friend Stefano explained that Treia is famous for hosting a traditional ball game dating from Renaissance times called The Challenge of the Armlet (also known as Pallone col bracciale).

Pallone col Bracciale (Wikipedia)
He said that it was similar to tennis but instead of racquets, the players use a device called a ‘bracciale’- a sort of wooden cylindrical spiked glove worn over the hand and forearm. A hard leather ball is pounded back and forth between two teams of three, with a high wall (between 14 and 20m) on one side, permitting deflection back into the field of play. The court is very long - around 90m. Scores are the same as in tennis – 15, 30, 40, game – and the first team to win six games is the victor.

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One of the three leading kitchen producers in Italy: Cucine Lube, Treia, Le Marche

One of the three leading kitchen producers in Italy: Cucine Lube, Treia, Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Cucine LUBE: a vast array of classic and modern kitchen models for you to discover. Watch the funny video on Youtube: http://youtu.be/TaSjEaLiFJE 

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