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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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Le Marche Wines in UK: Armit Wines presents La Staffa Winery

Le Marche Wines in UK: Armit Wines presents La Staffa Winery | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Lying at 442m above sea level, in the heart of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi appellation, is La Staffa. Here two appellations of the well-known Verdicchio are produced, Castelli di Jesi and Matelica. Castelli di Jesi wines have created the area's reputation for Verdicchio as a drinkable wine of refreshing simplicity with an affordable pricetag.

The estate stretches over 230 ha, 20 km outside the town of Jesi and benefits from clay-sandy soil and favorable microclimate conditions. The winery was founded by Mario Baldi in 1983 with the support of oenologist Umberto Trombelli, when he cultivated vineyards on most of his land, paying particular attention to the Verdicchio varietal. [...]

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Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting | The National Gallery

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting | The National Gallery | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Explore the significance of architecture in Italian Renaissance painting in this exhibition which includes works from Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli.
Mariano Pallottini's insight:

An extensive urban vista, brilliantly evoked in brick, stone, marble and dribbled mortar where a battlemented wall has been repaired, emphasises the oddly public dimension Crivelli brings to this intimate spiritual moment. On a bridge a man reads a papal message delivered by carrier pigeon – a witty contemporary counterpart to the Annunciation, and the reason for this picture’s existence: it was painted to celebrate Pope Sixtus IV’s granting of self-government to the citizens of Ascoli Piceno on the feast of the Annunciation in 1482. The architectural mise en scène balances exquisitely the religious and patriotic demands of the commission.

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