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A Day in the Sibillinis: Marche Prosciutto, Salami, Cheese and Truffles

A Day in the Sibillinis: Marche Prosciutto, Salami, Cheese and Truffles | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Not far from here is a little town in the Sibillini mountains called Montemonaco, a place we like to visit several times a year.Not far from here is a little town in the Sibillini mountains called Montemonaco, a place we like to visit several times a year. The Sibillinis (a protected national park) are part of the Apennine range, the mountains that split Italy into East and West, the “spine” of the country.
Both Le Marche which lays on the East side of the Apennines and Umbria on the West side are famous for lots of fabulous food stuff, including prosciutto, salamis, truffles and porcini mushrooms.

Once you eat a local prosciutto you’ll never go back to eating the famous prosciuttos like Parma for instance. Ours are so flavorful, and in the case of the butchers I go to, are made from animals that are raised humanely by the butchers and eat food grown by the same butchers; in other words, animals that get to run about outdoors with their mates and are fed good quality food without hormones and antibiotics.

They sell wonderful local delicacies: proscuitto, salamis, cheeses from sheep, goat and cow, all sorts of lovely breads, pickles, pasta, legumes and my favorite, truffles and porcini mushrooms.
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Lifeintheitalianhills.com is the blog of the Agriturismo Lavanda Blu located in Carassai.

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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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San Benedetto Del Tronto and Ascoli Piceno

San Benedetto Del Tronto and Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

...We finally arrived to beautiful and sunny San Benedetto Del Tronto. Our uncle picked us up and took us to his home, which was a walking distance to the beach. Oh yes B-). The next few days were filled with mornings at the beach, cousins running around, pizza, gelato, exploring the town of Ascoli Piceno, gelato, beach, and did I already say pizza? ;). 

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Travel Le Marche ... Getting to see the real Italy

Travel Le Marche ... Getting to see the real Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Our stay at Casa Lola was the perfect blend of tranqullity and relaxation, with enough to keep everyone amused, to more than justify our decision to go abroad.

Located on the brow of a rolling hill with glorious views of the mountains and countryside in the region of Le Marche in central eastern Italy, Casa Lola is a 200-year-old farmhouse which sleeps up to 10 people.

There are many beautiful ancient hill-top towns and villages close by with wonderful cafes and restaurants to enjoy and to savour that delicious cup of coffee and cake - such as Monte San Martino, Amandola, Sarnarno, Gualdo and Monte Falcone.

If sightseeing is not your thing, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better-equipped villa than Casa Lola.

One of its best aspects is the private swimming pool, which we could not keep our daughter out of for the whole holiday.

There is a large kitchen and dining room, as well as an outside barbecue and huge garden.

Set in remote countryside, it is not surprising that many of the locals do not speak much English but that just adds to being in the ‘real’ Italy.[...]

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The film on Marche-born poet Giacomo Leopardi is the best hope for Italy at the Venice Film Festival

The film on Marche-born poet Giacomo Leopardi is the best hope for Italy at the Venice Film Festival | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Three Italian hopefuls including a keenly awaited biopic of the most loved poet after Dante, Giacomo Leopardi, are vying for the Golden Lion with 52 other contenders for the top prize at the world's oldest film fest opening in Venice Wednesday night.

Martone's film centres on Marche-born poet Giacomo Leopardi, known for his legendary pessimism and immortal odes, and Italy's most anthologised poet after the Divine Comedy bard, played here by Germano in the spirit of an anti-conformist rebel.
The title comes from a short story about the precocious and prodigiously gifted Leopardi by Anna Maria Ortese. [...]

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Mystery of the Studiolo | Urbino Project 2014

Mystery of the Studiolo | Urbino Project 2014 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The ornate wood panels located on the lower walls of the study and designed by Benedetto da Maiano’s Florence workshop include images of the armor Duke Federico wore in battle. An adjacent panel shows him dressed in a casual tunic, the clothing he wore when entering his private study.

On the uppermost walls of the Studiolo are portraits of philosophers, mathematicians, poets and Popes who were inspirational people in the life of Lord Montefeltro and in European culture: people like Dante, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Saint Ambrose, and Saint Gregory the Great. 

Of the 28 original portraits in the Studiolo, only 14 of them remain [...]


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Gluten Free Holidays in Le Marche

Gluten Free Holidays in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Travel in Le Marche eating every day in a different place lot of pasta and some pizza without to be worry about gluten is possible and... it's Le Marche, the place you can eat one of the most refined and delicious cuisine in the world. Cappone di Colbordolo is a tiny town you won't find on many maps but there is a place listed on the website www.mangiaresenzaglutine.it of gluten free Restaurants. There is "La Lucciola" Restaurant in the marvelous San Severino Marche that defines itself the Oasis of Gluten Free with gluten-free dishes, but basically they'll make you anything you want in a gluten-free way, including every kind of pasta (except ravioli and lasagne) and every kind of pizza. The restaurant can serve gluten free bread as well. You can eat also at the world renowned Le Marche destination restaurants (es. Il Marchese del Grillo in Fabriano) and, yes, they take care of their gluten-free guests as well.
So take care of the following list to experience your gluten free holiday in Le Marche.

Il Lazzaretto – Ancona AN

La Botte – Ancona AN

Osteria Teatro Strabacco – Ancona AN

L'Oasi - Angeli di Rosora AN

Il Villino - Campocavallo di Osimo AN

Gina – Cupramontana AN

Hotel Gentile da Fabriano – Fabriano AN

Hotel Pineta – Fabriano AN

La Vecchia Cartiera - Dolce & Salato – Fabriano AN

Marchese del Grillo – Fabriano AN

Il Cantuccio - Falconara Marittima AN

Oasi - Paese dei Bimbi - Falconara Marittima AN

Hotel Federico II – Jesi AN

La Brusca – Jesi AN

Mezzo Metro da Ale – Jesi AN

Il Girasole - Marina di Montemarciano AN

Ristorante delle Rose - Marina di Montemarciano AN

Ada – Osimo AN

Bano – Senigallia AN

Eden – Senigallia AN

Hotel Trieste – Senigallia AN

Il Casale – Senigallia AN

Michele da Ale – Senigallia AN

Ristorante Degli Ulivi – Senigallia AN

SenBhotel – Senigallia AN

Belvedere – Staffolo AN

Agriturismo Azzurro - Acquaviva Picena AP

Al Teatro - Ascoli Piceno AP

La Cittadella - Ascoli Piceno AP

Mister OK - Ascoli Piceno AP

Villa Pigna – Folignano AP

Ciaschì – Grottammare AP

Chalet Duilio - Porto San Giorgio FM

Chalet Vela - Porto San Giorgio FM

Happy Days - Porto San Giorgio FM

Ciak Brasserie - Porto Sant'Elpidio FM

Chiaroscuro - Belforte del Chienti MC

Etoile – Camerino MC

Hotel Bellavista – Castelraimondo MC

Villa Cortese - Chiesanuova di Treia MC

La Briciola Beach - Civitanova Marche MC

Loft 112 - Civitanova Marche MC

Itaca – Corridonia MC

Il Maniero - Loro Piceno MC

Osteria dei Fiori – Macerata MC

Hotel Giannino - Porto Recanati MC

La Cantina di Ale – Recanati MC

Dream - San Severino Marche MC

La Lucciola - San Severino Marche MC

Osteria San Nicola – Tolentino MC

Antiche Mura – Treia MC

Da Otello – Treia MC

Le Fontane – Cagli PU

La Stazione di Posta – Cantiano PU

La Nuova Fazenda - Cappone di Colbordolo PU

Hotel Orfeo – Fano PU

Il Barone Rosso – Fano PU

Kalaverde – Fano PU

Osteria dalla Peppa – Fano PU

Mastin Vecchio – Gradara PU

La Riva - Marotta di Mondolfo PU

Maria – Mondavio PU

Il Chiostro dell'Avis – Mondolfo PU

Agorà Rossini – Pesaro PU

Ariston Blue Dream – Pesaro PU

Hotel Nautilus – Pesaro PU

La Testa del Re – Pesaro PU

Polo Pasta & Pizza – Pesaro PU

Ristò Vera - Pesaro PU

Brezza Di Mare - Rio Salso PU

Locanda La Cerasa - San Costanzo PU

Cascina delle Rose – Sant'Ippolito PU

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Montelparo, Le Marche: family trace Italians who sheltered their father from fascists

Montelparo, Le Marche: family trace Italians who sheltered their father from fascists | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This news article from the London area Ham&High newspaper is provided by Anne Copley. It’s the touching story of a contact made between the family of POW Sydney Swingler, known to the Italians as “Antonio,” and his Italians protectors, the Antognozzi family.

Antonio was sheltered by the Antognozzi family in the Italian village of Montelparo, where they still live, before eventually making it back across Allied lines and returning to his Kentish Town home.

Sydney’s son Colin Swingler, 64, one of four siblings born at the former family home in Highgate Road after the war, said he was delighted to make contact with the Antognozzi family, who had risked their lives to look after his father. [...]


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He said: “If the Germans or Italian fascists had found dad, they could have been killed along with him.

“My family owes them a great debt – if my father had not come back, none of us would be here.”

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La Contesa della Margutta 2014, Corridonia, Le Marche

The historical re-enactment of Contesa della Margutta, takes back in time the town of Corridonia in the province of Macerata in Le Marche, Central Italy. The happening is a revival of an equestrian event set in the medieval-renaissance that took place in the town and takes its name from a dummy representing a “saracino” with female features that was hoisted in the main square during fairs and markets for public amusement. Horsemen belonging to the town districts of Porta Santa Croce, Porta San Donato and Colbuccaro, Porta Sejano, Porta del Mulino, Porta Romana, strike trying to hit the centre of the target, the margutta holds, and thereby score the most points in order to win the coveted Palio. The jousting is preceded by a sumptuous parade of more than 500 characters in period costume and consists of an entire week of games, dances, music, costumes and popular traditions which all contribute to creating an evocative atmosphere.

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Le Marche and the Sybillini Mountains first of Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

Le Marche and the Sybillini Mountains first of Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 times, this European menu of lesser nibbled delights has plenty of places for you to sip and feast your days away.
Eat and drive in unexplored countryside in the Sybillini Mountains, Italy
This drive, which is also manageable by bike or horse, epitomises the best of Italy’s secret countryside, combining great, local food and jaw-dropping scenery. Straddling Umbria and the lesser-known Le Marche region, the 28km trip between the village of Norcia on the Strada Provinziale 477 (or ‘SP477’) winds its way through the tranquil Sibillini Mountains, to the tiny town of Castelluccio. In the spring and summer, the spectacular approach to the valley takes your breath away. The bright blue sky frames fields bursting with colour from thousands of bright red poppies and even brighter yellow rapeseed flowers, dotted with grazing sheep and horses. In the distance is the hilltop town of Castelluccio, famous for its world-class lentils and worth exploring for the traditional, rural feel of its cobbled walkways and rustic trattorias. Save your appetite for the drive back to Norcia, the original home of the norcinerie, or pork butchers, whose streets are littered with shops peddling and restaurants serving the town’s pork and truffle products and local specialty of wild-boar sausage.

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  • A QUIETLY COVETED WINE REGION IN LAVAUX, SWITZERLAND
  • SAVOUR A UNIQUE MACARON IN AMIENS, FRANCE
  • DINE IN STYLE IN MORINJ, MONTENEGRO
  • SECRET CRUSTACEAN CAPITAL IN VILA DO BISPO, PORTUGAL
  • THE PERFECT PICNIC IN PARIS, FRANCE
  • SIP IN SECRET CAFÉS, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
  • TAP INTO A HIDDEN WORLD OF WINE, KAKHETI PROVINCE, GEORGIA
  • SIP, STARE AND SHOP IN SECRET IN BERLIN, GERMANY
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Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy - The Financial Times

Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy - The Financial Times | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There were boos and cheers, but nowhere will you come closer to the real Rossini than Pesaro

In Pesaro, you can buy Rossini mugs, Rossini figurines, or Rossini baby clothes; you can buy scores or CDs or eat food cooked according to Rossini’s recipes. Swarms of holidaymakers crowd together beneath rented beach umbrellas at one end of town, 

while clusters of Rossini scholars pore over the latest critical editions at the other.
Whether you want to burn yourself to a crisp on the Adriatic shore or hear the latest batch of fine young Rossini singers, Pesaro is the place. [...]

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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.
Source: Wikipedia

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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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Urbino Now 2014

Urbino Now 2014 is a travel video magazine focusing on the beauty, culture, art, cuisine, and people of Urbino and the Marche region of Italy. This program features stories about coffee (Sugar Cafe), a chef (Il Gatto e La Volpe), beer makers (Birrificio Pergolese), a winery (Terracruda Winery), and Benelli Shotguns. The episode was produced by James Madison University School of Media Arts and Design students participating in ieiMedia's Urbino Project summer study abroad program.

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Parco Nazionale dei Sibillini: Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: stunning new landscape video capture the breath-taking mountainside between Umbria and Le Marche
The Italian videomaker Giuseppe De Santis captured beautiful sequences of the area of Castelluccio di Norcia in the Sibillini National Park during the famous blossoming that attracts photographers and video-makers from all Europe..
From the misty mountains to vivid bright blue and red flower carpets, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape and the work of a small community of farmers and shepherds.

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Le Marche Hiking | Mt. Priora, Tre Vescovi and Pizzo Berro

Le Marche Hiking | Mt. Priora, Tre Vescovi and Pizzo Berro | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

You can look back to http://ddstanford.blogspot.it/2012/07/3-summitsone-day-with-bacco-in.html Back to the rifugio di Fargno above the town of Casali (or Bolognola); start early and finish at lunch time and you can eat in this "bunker" at 1900 meters above the tree line.  Try and arrive early to avoid any crowds, I started at 810 from the refuge and was the only person on the top of the first 2 peaks. [...]

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Sailing in Le Marche: Wonders of the Conero Riviera

Sailing in Le Marche: Wonders of the Conero Riviera | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A mini-cruise by sailboat to discover the Conero Riviera and its secret beaches, bays and caves in the heart of the Mount Conero Regional Park. Sail to Portonovo Bay and visit the nearby Napoleonic Fortress and the Church of Santa Maria, a jewel of Romanesque architecture. At sunset, admire the breathtaking scenery of the “Two Sisters,” the beautiful cliffs overlooking the sea. Traditional dinner in one of the typical downtown restaurants or on board. In the morning, sail along Numana’s Harbour, once the border of Ancient Piceno’s area and one of the most important center trades of the Piceni until the 4th century B.C.  [...]

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British Expat Living in Le Marche, Italy - Interview with Sue

British Expat Living in Le Marche, Italy - Interview with Sue | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Sue moved to Le Marche in Italy from London in the UK in May 2013 after falling in love with the country during a holiday. Sue has a passion for the new and exciting and has thrown herself into her new lifestyle head first. In her blog, www.movetoitaly.wordpress.com she gives an enthusiastic and entertaining account of the highs and lows of moving to Italy including learning the language, teaching English, buying a house and discovering the hidden treasures of a little known region in Italy. Sue's expat blog is called Move to Italy [...]

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Le Marche Eminent Personalities | Francesco Bellini on Forbes

Le Marche Eminent Personalities | Francesco Bellini on Forbes | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Dr. Bellini previously served as a director of Molson Inc. (Molson), which merged with the Company in 2005, since 1997. Dr. Bellini has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of BELLUS Health Inc. (formerly Neurochem Inc.), a leading Canadian biopharmaceutical company, since 2002. Dr. Bellini retired in December 2009 as President and CEO but remains Chairman of BELLUS Health Inc. He is also Chairman of Picchio International, Inc. and Klox Technologies Inc., both companies are involved in healthcare. A pioneer in the Canadian biopharmaceutical industry, he was co-founder of Biochem Pharma, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 2001. Dr. Bellini also owns The Domodimonti Winery in Italy, which produces high quality natural wines with minimal synthetic intervention or additives. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a Ph.D. in 1977, he has authored and co-authored more than thirty patents over his 20-year career as a research scientist. Dr. Bellini is an Officer of the Order of Canada. In recognition of his major contributions in the fields of entrepreneurship, research and economy, Dr. Bellini received the title of 'Cavaliere del Lavoro', the most prestigious honor granted by the Italian government. Dr. Bellini provides the Board with extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience as a result of his activities in founding companies and his service on the boards of numerous public and privately-held companies. Additionally, he brings extensive business experience as a CEO. Dr. Francesco Bellini has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board

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Pizzo del Diavolo on the Sibillini Mountains

The legend tell that the in a cave of the Sibyl, located on the homonymous mountain, lived "the illustrious prophet who rarely reveal the secrets of which she was aware".
The park was established in 1993 to preserve and enhance the environment of a large area (about 70,000 ha.) Umbria-Marche Apennines, coinciding with the mountains of Sibillini Mountains. A chain of mountains of limestone origin, which has numerous peaks over 2,000 meters and the central massif which was formed by the Monte Vettore (2476 feet) from the top of the Redeemer (2422 m.), from Lake Peak (2422 m.) and by Pizzo del Diavolo (2410 m.).

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What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy

What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

What do I love about living in Italy?

  • I love the country [...]
  • I love that lots of the little villages have their own traditions [...]
  • I love the work/life balance [...]
  • I love their gestures [...]
  • I love the food [...]

To summarise, there’s lots I love about Italy which is why I moved here but I’ve discovered so much more having lived here and I’m still learning. If you get the opportunity to live here for a bit, I would certainly recommend it. [...]

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Not familiar with that area but it looks lovely, and a good blog.

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Valle del Fiastrone, canyon and lake Fiastra

Valle del Fiastrone, canyon and lake Fiastra | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Here is a nice, shaded hike below Lake Fiastra starting at Monastero at the cemetery.  One can visit the canyon dug by the river over millions of year and walk through the water between the tall rock walls and also visit the Grotta dei Frati or cave of the monks where they lived in this hermitage ages ago. [...]

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Travel tips by "the guardian": Monti Sibillini National Park

Travel tips by "the guardian": Monti Sibillini National Park | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Go hiking in a true Italian wilderness, take a luxury train trip back home, or get a taste of Nice, says Joanne O’Connor

Why go?
Straddling the provinces of Le Marche and Umbria, the Sibillini mountains are among the most beautiful in Italy. Evocative place names summon the magic of this wilderness, once believed to be a haunt of witches and sorcerers. The national park is ringed by medieval villages, which, if they were in Tuscany, would be crawling with tourists. Though the tourism infrastructure is surprisingly low-key, you won’t have to travel far to find a simple agriturismo serving up regional specialities such as wild boar and lentils. [...]

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Fairy Tale Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Le Marche, Italy

Fairy Tale Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Italian Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Italy

“We wanted to show how to create a romantic countryside wedding in an unknown part of Italy. So we decided to go to [Gradara] a little “Borgo” in the hills of Le Marche. We wanted the day to be filled with soft, romantic colors inspired by nature. 

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Becoming an Expat in Le Marche: Logistics

Becoming an Expat in Le Marche: Logistics | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

As a preamble, there have been some general goals behind our decision making process. High on the list has been a desire to keep things as simple, free of stress and as cost effective as possible. Another guiding principle for us was to keep at a minimum the necessity of interacting with the Italian bureaucracy. If that isn’t already something you think about from past experience, once here, it probably will be.

Town or Country? – Location, Location, Location -Where do you want to call home? Our preference remains to live in a community of sufficient size to provide a stimulating cultural life, a variety of services such as dining choices, plus ready access to adequate health care and retains a sense of positive, common identity and life year-round. 

Rent or Buy? [...]

Why Buy A Car? [...]

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Beato Sante - a blissful August day

Beato Sante - a blissful August day | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

One of our family ‘Summer rites’ is taking our daughter Costanza to Beato Sante on ‘Children Blessing Day’ on the first Sunday of August. While in the Marche – and especially during your stay in the province of Pesaro and Urbino (land of Rossini and Raphael) – you may want to visit the convent of Beato Sante (‘Blessed Sante’), close to Mombaroccio and not far from Sant’Angelo in Lizzola, in the hinterland of Pesaro: a real ‘patch of Heaven’.

The convent, built on top of Scotaneto hill – deriving its name from ‘scotani’ (Rhus cotinus, aka Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree or smoke bush) – dates back to the year 1223. It was one of the first Franciscan seats in the Marche region, erected while Saint Francis was still alive. Later on it underwent major changes and the convent we see today dates mostly back to the 17th century, apart from a few still preserved original parts. [...]

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Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche | Here’s Where You Can Retire in Italy for Just $2,000 a Month

Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche | Here’s Where You Can Retire in Italy for Just $2,000 a Month | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

As I walk across the sunny piazza I think how easy it is to feel at home in Ascoli Piceno.

I’m still blurry-eyed when I arrive at the coffee bar, but without my having to say a word, a frothy cappuccino is placed before me, followed by a cornetto filled with a dab of sweet almond paste. The barista, Giuliano, smiles broadly and then chats about the happenings in the neighborhood.

Ascoli is the southernmost city in Le Marche, just across the border from Abruzzo. With 60,000 proud residents, it’s a lively place, with gorgeous travertine buildings and a large but lived-in historic center.

Ascoli is just one corner of Le Marche, a hidden region that offers the classic Italian lifestyle of good food, great wine, and cultural attractions for around $2,000 a month for a couple, and that’s including rent.[...]

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Ascoli Piceno – A jewel in the Marche

Ascoli Piceno –  A jewel in the Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The city of Ascoli Piceno while easy to reach, is also far enough away from the main attractions of the Marche region to keep it off the general tourist track for many people, which is a shame because it’s a real jewel, with plenty to see and do

  • Piazza del Popolo – The most beautiful Piazza in Italy? [...]
  • Olive Ascolane – a culinary wonder!  [...]
  • Ascoli Piceno's Piazza Arringo  [...]
  • Where to Stay in Ascoli-Piceno  [...]
  • When to visit Ascoli Piceno  [...]
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