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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
At the heart of Federico’s Palace at Urbino, of which I spoke in my last post, was his studiolo, a tiny inner sanctum for study and reflection, and a place which served to advertise his erudition to visitors. [...]
This article introduces you to the world's most famous "intarsia", the ornate wood panels located on the lower walls of the Studiolo of Federico and designed by Benedetto da Maiano’s Florence workshop include images of the armor the Duke of Montefeltro wore in battle. An adjacent panel shows him dressed in a casual tunic, the clothing he wore when entering his private study.
Mike Cassimatis is an engagement, wedding and destination wedding photographer based out of St. Louis, Missouri.
Le Marche, in Central Italy is an ideal location for an Italian wedding. Less expensive than many other parts of Italy, Le Marche Region offers a perfect climate and an intimate atmosphere.
The historical hilltop villages or the coastal towns offer a number of choices for the location of the actual wedding ceremony. Stunning backdrop across the rolling hills, fascinating Sibillini mountains, gold sandy beaches.
Carlo Crivelli is one of the most important, but historically neglected, painters of the 15th century. He manipulated the surface of each painting with rare mastery of the medium, crafting visionary encounters with the divine. Ornament & Illusion is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Carlo Crivelli in the U.S.
Here we go! The great day has arrived! Tomorrow it will open in Boston, at the Museum Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the exhibition Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice.
The exhibition is the largest ever produced with the dispersed heritage works of the artist. Most of the works, surely the finest, originally were located in the churches of the Marches. That's why this exhibition celebrates the "la grande bellezza perduta" (the"lost great beauty") of the Region.
In Ascoli Piceno within the Piazza del Popolo there stands Caffe Melletti, a bar heritage listed and still as charming as the day it was opened in 1907. With its Art Nouveau decor, this is indeed the most noteworthy “institutional” place where the anice-based liquor, first manufactured by a businessman called Silvio Meletti, can be enjoyed. Hemingway, Mascagni, Guttridge, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir have been here.
Students spend three weeks as genuine inhabitants of Urbino, a hill town in central Italy. They attend the University of Urbino, live in the dorms, and interact with the local inhabitants and Italian university students. Students also explore the surrounding areas on frequent fieldtrips, learning to use public transportation, negotiate with local business people, and appreciate the culture and routines of their peers in Italy. In addition, students have the opportunity to visit renown cities such as Florence, Ravenna, Rome, Venice, and others – walking through history and creating a lifetime of memories. [...]
Students choose to study abroad for many reasons. Some are just interested in travel; living in another country provides a perspective well beyond the scope of most tourists’ visits. Some want to improve their foreign language skills or even their curriculum. Some want some learning opportunities they can’t get anywhere else. Studying in Le Marche, even for a summer course, is the best cultural fit for the students and their passions is also part of the study abroad process, extending the educational experience and preparing for work and life after graduation.
We reached the middle of October and it is time to return to follow our nice “littorina” in the green countryside of Macerata. The news is that in the meantime the old regional trains was replaced with other more modern [...]
The little train of Le Marche
Not many people have heard of Cagli, a small town in the Le Marche region of central Italy, but for the past 13 years Gonzaga University has sent students to study abroad in this medieval town.
This year, Cagli is in the process of becoming an Italian sister city to Spokane. [...]
Spokane and Cagli are becoming sister cities thanks to a university program. How much they know eachother?
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County. It is located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90.
At the 2010 census, there were 208,916 people. The population density was 3,526.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,361.4/km2).
Cagli is a town and comune in the province of Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, central Italy. It c. 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Urbino. The Burano flows near the town.
Cagli has a population of 9,148 inhabitants in the province of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marches.
The town of Cagli for territorial extension (226.46 square kilometers) is the 3rd largest of the Marche (after Fabriano and Urbino) and 97th in Italy.
Calling all citizens to capture and share – in pictures - Italy’s cultural and artistic heritage. This is the premise behind the “Wiki Loves Monuments Italia” contest, which has recently selected the ten photographs that will take part in the international round with all participating countries to be held in mid-November. Below are the ten photographs selected for Italy from more than 12,000 images. The top spot was awarded to Emilia-Romagna, with a photo showing Casone Serilla, a former fishing
The Ducal Palace of Urbino by Luslino is one of the photo selected as winner for the "Wiki Loves Monuments Italia".
18 naturally mummified bodies were found and displayed behind the altar. Later on, in the 1960s and 1970s, it turned out that a particular mold in the soil caused a natural process of mummification that preserved their skin, organs, hair and, in a few cases, even pieces of their clothes. [...]
The Chiesa dei Morti in Urbania is the museum of the “mummies”. For an experience like this you must go to Palermo to the famous Convento dei Cappuccini
A trip to the Marche can not rule out a visit to Urbania, the city with the most macabre italian museum enclosed within the Church of the Dead. In the crypt behind the high altar, are exposed 18 naturally mummified bodies.
Eighteen mummies, each standing in a glass case were put on display in 1833 behind the altar. These bodies were naturally mummified by the presence of a special mold that absorbed moisture from the corpses.
When North Americans make their first visits to Italy, they tend to go to the famous cities (Florence, Venice, Rome, etc.) and then maybe take in the landscape of Tuscany or the Alps.
In Europe, where it is not uncommon for visitors to come to Italy twice a year over the course of a decade or more, people venture to the lesser known locations. A favourite for the British, Dutch and Germans is Le Marche in Central Italy. This region has an unspoiled, outstanding natural beauty and hardly any tourism, combined with good all-season weather and low prices. [...]
They live in Le Marche, almost hiding. Sometimes they do not do, on purpose the maintenance, of the access roads to their property. When you discover some of them hiking and ask a pair of questions about Le Marche, the face is always smiling. They are the foreign expats in the Sibylline Mountains.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston will be the sole venue for the first ever monographic exhibition dedicated to Carlo Crivelli in the United States. Titled, Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, the exhibition opens Oct. 22 and runs through Jan. 25, 2016. [...]
An exhibition in US let us understand how little journalists know about Le Marche.
<<...Exiled for adultery shortly after returning to Venice in 1457, Crivelli then embarked on a peripatetic career. Early successes on both sides of the Adriatic led to prestigious commissions in the Marches, a mountainous region of northeast Italy defined by its religious and ethnic diversity and ruled by competing feudal lords. He signed the immense high altarpieces for the cathedrals of Ascoli Piceno, in 1473, and Camerino, around 1490...>>
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A Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum show features 26 paintings by this Venice-born artist who devoted his talents mostly to religious commissions. [...]
The New York Times dedicated an article to the Venetian painter Carlo Crivelli, the Great Protagonist of the Renaissance in Le Marche. The NYT presents the artist in occasion of the exhibition of his 26 works at the "Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum" in Boston. The article, on closer inspection, could be quite controversial, supporting, solely, the thesis that Carlo has expatriated in Le Marche because banned by the Venetian Republic in relation with his presumed relationship with a married woman. In reality, the matter is more complex. Crivelli was in Dalmatia and seems has to expatriate to not loose the rich patrons fleeing from insecure lands because of Turks on the trail of the Holy House of Nazareth who first resided 3 years (1291) in Tersatto (Trsat) near Fiume (Rijeka), absolutely never forgot, and then in Loreto in Le Marche.
New places of encounter, contemplation and peace, where you can enjoy experiences without conflict, because the stars here aren’t people but plants. The concept behind the success of horticultural travel couldn’t be simpler, and in Great Britain it inspires one person out of three to take a trip. [...]
SAN GINESIO: ZEN IN THE MARCHE
Cultivating a Zen garden means taking care of your soul. This is the philosophy of Wabi Sabi Culture, a ryokan – a Japanese- style inn – nestled in the Sibillini mountains (tel. +39 335 396025, wabisabiculture.org), close to San Ginesio in the province of Macerata, a village that is part of the circuit of “Italy’s Most Beautiful Towns.” The outcome of the bio-restoration of three stone farmhouses, it boasts classic sliding doors that reveal visions of the woods, amid peonies, lavender and wisteria. The owner, Serenella Giorgetti, gathers seasonal flowers to make the tsuki, lanterns that lend a touch of spirituality. You sleep on rice-straw tatamis, enjoy warm baths in wooden vats, the cuisine is all natural, and you can stroll down the gravel paths to the lake with koi carps. There’s plenty of time to learn the art of flower arranging, conscious breathing and meditation, with a view of maples.
Una Cosa Bella offers tours of Le Marche Italy. We offer small group, boutique tours of the unspoiled authentic Italy.
They are Antony and Melissa from Adelaide Australia, happy owners of a property in southern Le Marche. Their activity, we can not call Tour Operator in Italy, is called "Una Cosa Bella". They offer offer personally guided small group tours (maximum of eight) in Le Marche defined by them the "hidden gems of Italy".
They meet their traveller customers in Rome from where starts a fully included experience (meals and beverages, accommodation, tour transport and entrance fees) in only one luxurious location.
Prices for tours range from 2,600 to 2,850 € for 7 nights.
How do you help a painting made more than 500 years ago look its best? Chief Conservator Gianfranco Pocobene and Assistant Curator Nathaniel Silver show how careful study of the materials and techniques used by artists help them learn about and care for the collection.
Before beginning his restoration, Pocobene studied the painting in detail. Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) was one method used to study Saint George. By shining a light source on the painting at an angle, it reveals raised areas called pastiglia.
Want more? Learn more about our exhibition Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, as well as the restoration of Crivelli's St. George Slaying the Dragon, on our website http://crivelli.gardnermuseum.org/beneath-the-surface
St. George slaying the dragon is a painting in tempera and gold on wood (90x46 cm) of Carlo Crivelli, dated 1470, kept at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It was the right side of the Polyptych of Porto San Giorgio and now it is in restoration...
The old hilltop town of Macerata is an exceptional place to visit. From the outer edges of the town you can gaze over the undulating countryside, taking in some of the best views Le Marche has to offer. Though you wouldn’t want to stay gazing for too long, as Macerata’s …
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The Pasta made by Le Cinque Ragazze expresses the full flavour and essence of the Le Marche hills. The artisanal laboratory is located in Campofilone, a small town known for its ancient handmade pasta cooking tradition.
The production consists of only 30 kg of pasta per day, rolled out by hand with a traditional rolling-pin and cut with a knife. This is not just pasta, it is something precious and unique! Discover more on www.edmondcuisine.com
Discover the story of the famous restaurant in the World's Capital of Maccheroncini the thinner handmade italian pasta from Le Marche
After a rather long break, Blu is back in Italy with a fantastic new piece of work which was just completed on the streets of Rome. [...]
From Senigallia, Street artist Blu doesn't only paint murals, he also creates very involved and impressive video projects that require painting lots of frames for a single piece.
At this time of year there are lots of these festas focused on chestnuts, truffles, wine, or polenta. This one was in Morrovalle, a little village towards the coast, and was a general autumnal festa. It was rather small as festa’s go but cute none the less. [...]
Autumn in Le Marche is the season of brighter colors but also people, like the nature and the things, "thicken emotionally". After a good summer the vast majority of the Marche people look at the end of the harvest season. If the land has been generous with its fruits in quality and quantity, then also the food festivals are fatter and playful with smiling people with relaxed faces. A Marchigiano can not hide emotions
50th National Truffle Fair of Acqualagna, 25th-31st October and 1st-7th-8th-14th-15th November 2015, Acqualagna.
Its centuries-old tradition of research, production and sale of the truffle has made Acqualagna a privileged meeting place for the promotion and trade of the tuber at both national and international levels. Acqualagna is the harvest centre of two-thirds of the entire national production of the precious tuber with around 600 kilos of truffle of every kind. [...]
The best event of the season is arrived. The 50th National Truffle Fair of Acqualagna is a magical mix of different proposals. From the Vip Chefs cooking shows to the beer tasting, over all her majesty the White Truffle
If you travel to Italy, central Italy, let’s say in the region where I live (the beautiful yet still too little known) Marche, well you shouldn’t miss Fano, in the north of our region, right on the Adriatic coast. [...]
In Roman times it was known as Fanum Fortunae, "the temple of fortune" today is a nice Italian town you can visit quickly or discovered layer by layer, like an onion, revealing precious jewels
Located in Le Marche, Offida is surrounded by rolling green hills of olive groves and farmland. [...]
Cobbled alleys, enchanting Romanesque Gothic church, wine-lovers paradise, Italy off the beaten path, this is Offida in this article
I think it is pretty easy to tell why Urbino is a World Heritage Site:
The walled city seems to climb over itself, with layers of pointed roofs culminating at the Ducal Palace.
With the gorgeous palace at its core, Urbino still feels like a college town. The University infuses a young vibe into a very Renaissance village. [...]
This article shows how easy it is for foreigner bloggers create content on the Marche Region. Just a camera and the ability to describe what has been captured in the pictures. This is what the public wants to read, simply.
This is a fantastic way to prepare squids in Italy and common even in Le Marche. With fresh peas it could be a great seasonal dish but also with canned peas and the tasty sauce could become a sort of comforting food.
This town is something like Le Marche's own little version of Rome or Florence, it's quite glamorous for what is a very rustic region. It's found up high with mountains looming overhead. [...]
Ascoli Piceno as seen from a foreigner's eyes of a wandering blogger