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Le Marche another Italy
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!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
When we left Rimini, located on the Adriatic coast of Italy at the southern edge of Emilia Romagna, and headed south to the neighboring region of Marche, I did not expect to see much in terms of scenery or landscape. Italy was about to surprise and delight me once again!
As soon as we crossed into the Marches region a few miles south of Rimini, the scenery miraculously changed to one of green rolling hills, small Roman and Medieval towns perched on the hilltops or hidden in sea level coves, and quaint and quiet country roads wimding through a rural landscape seemingly forgotten by the modern world.
“Have you read the Divine Comedy by Dante?” asked our guide. “In 1310 or so, Dante Alighieri wrote about this castle, the Castle of Gradara, in his poem the Divine Comedy. He told the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, a true story which took place in that castle, and which later inspired Shakespeare to create the fictional Romeo and Juliet story. [...]
Discover the Le Marche town that with the slogan of "fresh truffles all year round" is the candidate to be the true world capital of the truffles. In the province of Pesaro Urbino, that counts 22000 licensed truffle hunters on a population of 363092 (one every 16 inhabitants), is clear how Acqualagna can collect every year a number that stands at an average of 600 quintals of truffles of all kinds that represents the 2/3 of the entire Italian production. So when you think about Truffles and Italy ... think about Acqualagna!!!
“Cakewalk — Adventures in Sugar with Margaret Braun,” through Marche, Italy. Participants will admire the art and architecture in Urbino, visit vineyards and hunt for truffles in the surrounding countryside and learn how to translate these experiences to their own cake-crafting. “It’s about synesthesia,” she says, “taking what you see and smell and hear and want to eat — and making it into something beautiful.”
On the top of one of the highest hills (463 m above sea level) on the littoral of the Province of Fermo rises the town of Monterubbiano, featuring a viewpoint that covers the whole area from the Adriatic sea to the Sibillini Mountains and fascinating all its visitors.
In the centre of the village there are the Town hall and the Battlement Tower, an evidence of the Ghibelline period.
On the first floor of the Town Hall there are the Picture-gallery and the Archaeological Museum. Palace Onesti built in 1553 and the Church of Santa Maria dei Letterati overlook the square. the Church keeps the wonderful “Assunzione della Vergine” by Vincenzo Pagani, a well-known painter born in Monterubbiano at the end of XV century who produced many other valuable works. All of the town's ten churches date back to the medieval period.
Monterubbiano has been awarded with the Orange Flag in 2001 by Touring Club for an italian prize for the touristic excellence.
The high Cesano Valley is the venue for all year-round feasts and celebrations. The tourist can wander at will sampling a local cuisine that is simple though based on typical and unrivalled local products. From truffles, mushrooms, honey and chees to high quality local wines. The Cesano valley is just perfect for lovers of good food and wine.
Pergola, the city of the gilded bronzes, a genuine museum town and wine producing centre. At the foot of Monte Catria stands Frontone with its distinctive castle, and Serra S. Abbondio with its still well-preserved Renaissance gateways. On the slopes of monte Catria, instead, stands the monastery of Fonte Avellana, a hermitage dating back to the year one thousand and mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy, a precious monumental complex and centre of monastic spirituality.
The Staffolani family have one of the most successful Truffle businesses in the region and we are guided by Pierpaolo Staffolani from our hotel to their "laboratory" to meet the family and see the production plant. All members of the extended family play a part in this paddock to plate business.
The introduction goes something like this " Set among the Sybilline Mountains not to far from Ascoli Piceno there is a surface mine, where a wise man patriarch of Truffles, Gilberto, works with his son Pierpaolo, who learns the art and exports it to the world [...]
I was curious about the Mostra Tartufo which is held until the 2nd November at Sant’Angelo in Vado near Urbino [in Le Marche]
No, not the truffle made of chocolate and not Truffle from Peanuts but the one dogs and pigs are going to sniffle in the woods. Yes, I was at a festival were a lot of people got sniffing! [...]
The Sibillini mountains in Le Marche in Italy - a great destination for a walking holiday off the beaten track. Walk in ancient landscapes and medieval towns
To many people Le Marche is one of the most unspoilt, friendly and beautiful areas in Italy. It has so much variation in landscapes and things to see that you can think of it as all of Italy in one province. Here you will find the Adriatic coast, fertile plains, rolling hills and the Apennine mountains all in one place. Le Marche is still relatively undiscovered and great for walking off the beaten track. [...]
The IV Moscow International festival «Сircle of light», one of the outstanding events, devoted to the growing possibilities of modern lighting technologies, will take place in Moscow from October,10 to October, 14. This year the main theme of the festival is a worldwide journey – a multifaceted and fascinating odyssey of light that unites the world. [...]
Elisabeth and Nicolas, celebrated by the bride’s brother in the garden surrounding the wonderful Casa Olivi.
The bride and the groom promised each other eternal love in this beautiful location in the heart of Marche and continued the celebrations indoors in a cosy and intimate reception organized by the restaurant Casolare dei Segreti.
Elisabeth and Nicolas came all the way from Canada to Italy [Le Marche] to crown their love. [...]
This ancient residence is perched on top of one of the many hills characterizin the Marche, it is surrounded by an Italian-style garden and a vast wood. The views are truly charming, they extend over the Cesano valley, stretching from the Appennines to the Adriatic sea.
Here, in this noble castle, Prince Maximilian de Beauharnais, nephew of Napoleon the first, chose to spend his honeymoon after the celebration of his marriage to the daughter of Czar Alexander of Russia.
The inside of the palace was decorated, upon his order, for the important occasion.
The former cellars, built within the bastions of the castle, consisting of spacious galleries with vaulted ceilings, open up to the garden. These refined and impressive surroundings have been restored to bring them back to their ancient beauty.
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I decide to explore the city today and dress in long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a modest top so I can enter the churches. I start by walking through Piazza del Popolo to the Church of St. Frances, an elegant Gothic structure built in the 1200s. I heave open the solid wooden door and enter the church; the chilled hush is a welcome reprieve from the noise and bustle outside. My eyes take in the huge dome, the enormous stone columns, and the majestic stained glass windows that allow colored sunlight to brighten the dark corners and cast dancing shadows over the pews. [...]
Where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Le Marche
This part of Italy thrives on its insider status; it doesn't do mass tourism well - take the almost entirely fake 'medieval' fortified village of Gradara, or the Virgin Mary pilgrimage town of Loreto. But what Le Marche does, magnificently, is cultured ease and rural seclusion. There are even a few wild, flower-decked stretches of rocky coastline with driftwood beaches accessible only by boat or on foot. [...]
It might only be 6.4km long, but the average gradient of 6.3% and 13% max ensure the Montecopiolo climb is one you won’t forget in a hurry. Apparently, according to the locals, it was one of Marco Pantani’s favorite training climbs, something which the organizers of the Giro d’Italia commemorated by including it in stage 8 of this year’s race. I can see why Pantani used it for training. It’s a horridly steep climb. Perfect for a pure climber to train on...
The view all the way up of the surrounding Marche region does provide some distraction. The landscape really is beautiful around these parts. I've been to some nice places in the world, but this place is right up there with the best. [...]
Most sun-seeking visitors to Italy make a beeline for the obvious coastal getaways: Capri, Amalfi and the Cinque Terre. But beyond these famous shorelines, Italy abounds with equally beautiful and tourist-free beaches, in places you'd never expect. From the Tuscan countryside to the craggy cliffs of Marches, you'll find many spectacular hidden beaches - that you'll have all to yourself.
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, or the "Beach of the Two Sisters," is part of central Italy's Riviera del Conero, a picturesque swath of coast largely overshadowed by the more popular Italian Riviera, home to Portofino, Lerici and the Cinque Terre.
Spiaggia del Due Sorelle is only accessible by boat from Numana and, as a result, remains refreshingly undeveloped. You won't find any food vendors, snorkel gear rentals or shower facilities here - just soaring limestone cliffs, silvery sand and the cool, translucent waters of the Adriatic. [...]
The 98th Giro d’Italia route has been unveiled, and according to the organizer, RCS Sport, “The philosophy behind the race route is balance, in line with recent years, with fewer transfers and an approach geared up for modern cycling.” The only Le Marche Stage in May the 19th from Civitanova Marche to Forlì. [...]
May 9, Stage 1: San Lorenzo Al Mare – Sanremo (team time trial), 17.6km
May 10, Stage 2: Albenga – Genoa, 173km
May 11, Stage 3: Rapallo – Sestri Levante, 136km
May 12, Stage 4: Chiavari – La Spezia, 150km
May 13, Stage 5: La Spezia – Abetone, 152km
May 14, Stage 6: Montecatini Terme – Castiglione Della Pescaia, 181km
May 15, Stage 7: Grosseto – Fiuggi, 263km
May 16, Stage 8: Fiuggi – Campitello Matese, 188km
May 17, Stage 9: Benevento – San Giorgio Del Sannio, 212km
May 18, Rest day
May 19, Stage 10: Civitanova Marche – Forlì, 195km
May 20, Stage 11: Forlì – Imola (Autodromo Ferrari), 147km
May 21, Stage 12: Imola – Vicenza (Monte Berico), 190km
May 22, Stage 13: Montecchio Maggiore – Jesolo, 153km
May 23, Stage 14: Treviso – Valdobbiadene (individual time trial), 59.2km
May 24, Stage 15: Marostica – Madonna Di Campiglio, 165km
May 25, Rest day
May 26, Stage 16: Pinzolo – Aprica, 175km
May 27, Stage 17: Tirano – Lugano, 136km
May 28, Stage 18: Melide – Verbania, 172km
May 29, Stage 19: Gravellona Toce – Cervinia, 236km
May 30, Stage 20: Saint-Vincent – Sestriere, 196km
May 31, Stage 21: Turin – Milan, 185km
If you’ve never been to Urbino, get yourself along there at some point. It’s the sort of place that people paint. It has got a wall around the edge for a start, and that has to be a good thing, and the architecture is stunning. Plus, it sits at the top of a big hill so by the time you get there you’ve earned your coffee... The area is hilly but not mountainous. ...
Dave had come up with a plan to check out the Furlo Gorge. [...]
Photographer Maurizio Pignotti from Civitanova Marche in Italy [Le Marche] has taken amazing images of the night sky. In his images star trails can be seen spiralling above amazing vistas below, and the Milky Way is shown above trees and mountains
The images were taken in various locations including the Pollino National Park and the Conero Regional Park, Italy
It took Mr Pignotti between 20 seconds and up to three hours to capture and create each image [...]
Milford (New Haven County, Connecticut, United States):
The "Marches" – immigrants from the Marche Region in Italy – started settling the plains region in Milford in the early 1900s.
Nearly a century later, The Marchegiano Club, on Meade Street, still stands and, for the most part, looks exactly the way it did in 1928 when it was constructed.
Alan Green’s grandfather, Santi Zandri, an immigrant from Fano, Italy, and a club president, was one of the founding members. [...]
The Bondini brothers, Emanuele and Mattia, along with Emidio Bruni, perform in an original Le Marche Saltarello, playing De Angelis diatonic accordion.
The De Angelis diatonic accordions is firm based in Fermo in Le Marche, Italy and is promoting its diatonics with a lot of output on YouTube. The firm is producing wonderful traditional, decorated, diatonic accordions but also light and essential ones for competitions