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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
My name is Alessandro Ciapanna. I was born in San Benedetto del Tronto, in the Ascoli Piceno province of Italy’s Marche region. When my father Cesco (or, more familiarly Ceschino) passed away in early 2014. Of the things he left behind there is one i am particularly fond of. It is the same leather-bound album of photographic prints my grandfather lovingly assembled and then carefully guarded. The binding is now in tatters, but the content is surprisingly well preserved. [...]
There was a time when it was enough to launch a fishing net off the coast and pull it with the arms strength from the shore to make copious catch. But life for sailors of all Le Marche was hard even if it is not so clear in these precious visual documents represented by the guarded photos of Giacomo Ciapanna
The Abbey of Santa Croce, which lays just outside the little town of Sassoferrato (Ancona). It was built in the late XII century from the Atti family from Sassoferrato in favor of the Camaldolesi’s monks. On the outside wall, next to the entrance, you can clearly see a Templar cross. [...]
Just outside the town of Sassoferrato, there is the Abbey of Santa Croce (the Abbey of the Holy Cross), the Romanesque building is among the most mysterious of Le Marche. The building shows the ancient symbol of the god Mithras and to see the Templar influences must note the capitals, where a particular monster is depicted: the mermaid with two tails. Yes, the same used as logo by the Starbucks Coffee Chain. The mermaid with two tails is often depicted in Templar buildings, it is also known as "Melusine" a fairy from whom they said to descend the Merovingians and Plantagenets. Melusine is also a deity linked to the Mother Goddess.
Another sign of the Templar origin is the alternation of black and white stone of some columns, symbols of good and evil struggling in the Universe and the plan of the church, a Greek cross, like the Templars cross on the walls.
After Bologna, I went to visit my friend in her Region in The Marche Italy. Since the weather was super bad in Germany we focussed on one thing in this region of Italy, Beaches. We explored 3 different beaches : Porto Recanati, Porto Novo with it’s crystal clear water, and Civitanova [...]
She is Amandine, 25 years old from Paris but living in Berlin.
Les Berlinettes is her music and fashion blog with all things she likes. Few days ago, Amandine came in Le Marche bringing to the Adriatic Coast the beauty of her years and that irresistible mix of exotic/French charm.
Montelupone, Pievebovigliana, Visso, Caldarola, Porto Recanati.
A video takes us over the province of Macerata. The flight starts over the beautiful Pievebovigliana, it proceeds over the unmissable Church of San Giusto in San Maroto to reach immediately after to Visso through the Sanctuary of Macereto before of nearly brush against the highest tower of the ancient walls. Suddenly the video descend altitude to make a bird's-eye view of Porto Recanati and then back over Caldarola where we are introduced to the beauty of the interiors of the Castello Pallotta. A drone flight over Montelupone means almost touch the crenellated tower before to set for the stunning ending of a panoramic view of the le marche countryside.
Discover the historical parade and event of Ascoli Piceno, one of the most beautiful cities in the center of Italy. This event takes place in July and August and is not to be missed! [...]
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The Montelago Celtic Festivals tirteenth edition takes place this year on the apennine plains of Colfiorito in central Italy from 6th-8th August, featuring The Rumjacks from Australia, Galicias Mercedes Pen, and Corvus Corax from Germany among the festivals 20-concert programme. This year also introduces the European Celtic Contest for the first time, pitting Europes best up-and-coming artists against each other for the promise of performing at Italys leading Celtic festivals in 2016. [...]
Discover which is the summer festival located in the apennine border of Le Marche and Umbria that attracts 20,000 enthusiasts and it is realized with the patronage of the Irish Embassy in Italy, and attracts the attention of the Italian Ministry of Youth and the BBC, thanks to its unique and diverse mix of high-quality cultural and social events.
Yet both places represent two ends of the spectrum of an Italian pride in traditional craftsmanship, in this case, woodworking. One is the work of a single elderly man who seems not to care about the marketplace. The other, the Bartolucci company, produces up to 2,000 mostly carved wooden items to sell in 140 stores worldwide. [...]
Italy is renowned for its artisans. They create unique masterpieces by hand, even in an age in which most products are mass-produced. But these artisans and their work are at risk of disappearing. [source]
Scalbi is a truffle-dog trainer. He teaches dogs to find and retrieve the elusive mushroom used in Marche cuisine. But unlike other trainers, he doesn’t sell his dogs. Instead, he keeps them for life, falling in love with each and every one. [...]
The province of Pesaro Urbino counts 22000 licensed truffle hunters on a population of 363092 (one every 16 inhabitants) and almost every one own a dog. Acqualagna counts 200 truffle hunters on a population of 4500 (1/22) and can harvest 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.
From the Marche, all over the world. This is true not only for food and wine, but for the furniture industry and the household appliance industry; for the boat-building sector and the footwear industry; for musical instruments from Castelfidardo and the paper mills in Fabriano. Arguably, no region has been , and continues to be , as successful as the Marche in exporting products made in Italy.
Le Marche is renowned for its industry but luckily it is not the polluting heavy industry that marks the landscape. It excels in furniture making, machinery for many sectors, manufacture, boat building etc – all to the highest standards.
Le Marche offers an esteemed fashion industry, is a land of ancient traditions and crafts manufacturing, here, are located some of the major brands famous all over the world. A trip to the Marche, may also be an opportunity to switch from the classic historical and cultural tour to another exquisitely fashionable, in search of numerous outlets and factory stores. The shoe making district of Fermo and Macerata situated on the border of the provinces of the same name, represents the largest concentration of footwear producing companies in Italy.
Le Marche has a rich cuisine, made of great traditional and tasty food in between the coast and the mountain. A cuisine made by excellent products GMO-free, mostly organic or from sustainable techniques, supplied daily by skilled farmers, fishermen and harvesters: from tender shrimp to Conero muscles and from the white truffles of Acqualagna to ascolana olives stuffed with meat or fish, one of the most popular of the ascolana-style fried dishes.
The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
A land of artists, great entrepreneurs and sportsmen, Marche is the birthplace of – amongst others - Raphael and Giacomo Leopardi; Gioacchino Rossini, Giovan Battista Pergolesi and Beniamino Gigli; Enrico Mattei; Valentina Vezzali, Roberto Mancini and Valentino Rossi. [...]
Le Marche is the birthplace of so many great people, it is hard to mention them all. This is just an introduction video and Here the related page on wikipedia
I feel at home right from the moment I step out of the plane into baking heat and sunshine. This region of Italy holds so many childhood memories, fuzzy with age. The smell of pine trees and sunscreen. It’s like visiting a place you used to live in, familiar and strange at the same time, a tugging at the spider web of memories. The places have moved on but your memory of them hasn’t. [...]
Traveling with your dad, visiting the places of your childhood, will open your eyes to a world outside of your own but upon a culture you both hold close to your hearts. This must unblock some inner mechanism because the feelings start again to flow, making you feel sentimental. Read this article with many pictures
The couple’s program [ British actors Julian Curry and Mary Chater], Shakespeare in Italy, aims to keep Shakespeare’s work alive in the Le Marche region. Not only will they present his plays, but they also have created a program for English-speaking students. The program allows participants to study selected plays and identify the influence that Italy and Shakespeare have on one another.
Tucked into the valleys of southern Italy, Renaissance towns Cagli and Urbino are the ideal setting for a cultural association dedicated to the profound connection between Shakespeare and Italy. Teatro Comunale in Cagli is where the program’s plays take place, whereas Urbino University is where students will be attending lectures and discussions. [...]
Le Marche may have been one of the greatest influences in the dramaturgical career of Shakespeare thanks to Baldassarre Castiglione, author of The Courtier, published in 1528, in which a main character is Duke Federico of Urbino. Shakespeare experts believe he read the book and was influenced greatly.
The often forgotten Italian region of Le Marche offers rolling green hills of organic wine, olives and vegetables as well as passionate artists, agrotourisms and historic tales. [...]
Bringing artists back into the economic sector, in these difficult times, and connect them up with tourism. This is how Art Walks with Bioculture was born. This project and app joins up agrotourism, local food, businesses and artists who are passionate about the health and tourism of their region Marche
La Muta is a portrait of a sitting woman with no expression. The background is calm. Intriguing to viewers yet questionable to past critics, the painting is a classic Renaissance work. [...]
Rachel Dale tells you about the restoration of the most Leonardesque painting of Raphael and among the best portraits by his hand. Read how the birthplace of the artist assisted two times to the return of the work.
Urbino has had the bad luck, or perhaps the good luck, of being on the wrong side of the Apennine mountains. Tucked into the hills of Le Marche, on the opposite side of the mountain range that winds its way down the length of central Italy like its spine, Urbino was a cultural capital during the Renaissance, birthplace and gathering place of such luminaries in art as Piero della Francesca, Barocci, Raphael and architecture as Laurana and Martini. After the town's peak in the 15th and 16th centuries, its influence waned, not least because of its distance and inaccessibility from other centers of art and culture on the western slopes of the Apennines. [...]
[Urbino] a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town looks much the same as it did in the 15th century, when the ruling Duke Federico II of Montefeltro built the center based on their designs for an ideal city.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Le Marche is undiscovered territory. At the risk of sounding like a tourism ad, I’m going to wrap up this part of my life with all the reasons why I fell in love with this uncompromisingly beautiful region of the timelessly attractive Italy [...]
Could it happen a New Yorker become a fanatic of the Marche Region in Italy? Can this love go so far to be able to define this corner of Italy, home? Can you easily exchange the city that gives you the feeling of living in the whole world with a place so unique and special that seems to isolate you? Evidently yes, read this article.
The Marche is not just a Region with beautiful and pristine landscapes; it is also the homeland of internationally renowned artists. And it is actually in Recanati that Beniamino Gigli was born on March 20, 1890. [...]
The story of Beniamino Gigli is the beautiful story of an incredible, talented voice with a bitter end.
After World War II, the Allied officials banned his singing in a concert on the grounds that he had had Fascist connections.
This senseless stain has prevented Italy, even if not the whole world, to offer the right memorial tribute to one of his greater sons.
Gigli admitted he had sung for the Fascists and Germans but said he never had any interest in politics.
The Allies hired without problems former Nazi scientists after the war but the voice of Gigli could not bring anymore the beauty to the world
In 1955, after a 16-year absence, he returned to the United States to sing in New York's Carnegie Hall.
As the biggest stars of heaven shining even more brilliantly before drastically fading all in a few hours, Beniamino Gigli died less than two years later.
There are many advantages to having a birthday in June, I think the best one though is the warm weather allows you to spend time at the beach. I am posting this month’s blog from the beaches along the Adriatic Sea off the eastern shore of Italy’s Marche region. This area is noted for its natural beauty and pristine sandy beaches, with gentle surfs and relaxing atmosphere. Being a seafood lover, I have landed at the right place as Fano, the town where I am staying, is noted for its variety and expertise in preparing seafood. [...]
Debby Kay is in Le Marche to give some workshop to teach people from Le Marche about Diabetes Alert Dog. For her it is the occasion to celebrate the birthday and discover a fantastic area in Italy. Debby was one of the early trainers of search and rescue dogs in North America. As an outgrowth of her volunteer work, she eventually left her position as a research scientist with the Federal Government to become the training director of International Detector Dogs Ltd.
A few weeks ago, during the Spring time, we carried out a route through the lovely Valdaso in bloom, from the sea to the mountains.
Now the Summer is coming and the landscapes are changing, and we are ready to come back, from the Adriatic Sea to the Sibillini mountains, to keep exploring the ancient towns and the beautiful countryside of the Valdaso. [...]
"Best Travel Tips Ever" to explore the Valdaso in Le Marche. Discover great Le Marche holiday ideas for family holidays, weekends away, short breaks or days out in the beautiful Aso Valley.
It's almost impossible to explore something new--when it comes to our growingly small seeming plant earth. Le Grotte di Frasassi in Le Marche region of Italy are an exception. [...]
Fancis Levy tells us about the Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves) and mentions the Great Wall of China, Petra, the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and the Pyramids, the NASA scientists, Tolkien, geologic ages, and the Sword of Damocles. Still, he admits at the end, the "Frasassi [Caves] are a bit of magic that's the result of nature working in seclusion".
There’s something strange happening in Monte Giberto, a little town close to Petritoli, on the occasional Sunday morning. Men running about shouting ‘howzat’ and ‘LBW!!’ A young (ish) enthusiastic Englishman with a place here in Italy has decided it’s time to get the Italians into…pads, boxes and leather balls. [...]
The game of cricket in Italy dates back to 1793 when Admiral Horatio Nelson organized the first-ever recorded game in Naples.
Few people know that in Italian, Football and Cricket are born together
In 1893, Sir James Edward Spensley founded the Genoa Cricket & Football Club, the first one, followed by Milan and Turin. We need to wait the 1st March 1997 to see the born of the Federazione Cricket Italiana.
Today, Cricket is becoming in Italy one of the country's fastest-growing sports thanks to a wave of immigration from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In Le Marche cricket is mainly present only where the concentration of these populations of immigrants is higher. Perhaps this is the first case of a team created by some British expats
The Duke of Urbino is immortalized in a famous painting by Piero della Francesca where the artist depicts the notch in the bridge of the nobleman's nose. [...]
Despite his impaired sight, the Duke of Urbino was one of the great visionaries of the Renaissance.
If Ascoli Piceno is one of Italy’s top hidden treasures (and it is), then little Offida, population just over 5000, has to be one of Italy’s top villages. It is a town of lace makers. It has one of Italy’s finest churches, its interior awash in frescoes dating from the 13th century. Some of Italy’s best and lesser known white wines are grown just outside the city limits—and the Piazza al Popolo is full of great architecture, including one of those old, 19th century theaters, cute as a bugs ear, responsible for entertaining the population before the discovery of radio waves. [...]
Thanks to James Martin you are now knowing better what are you missing from the most genuine but lesser known Italy. Only in the first 100 words you will hear about an unmissable church from 13th century,about one of the world's most interesting white wines, about a beautiful theatre and a stunning square. Need more to pack your luggage?
Any mountain meal in Europe is likely comprised of some local ingredients. Taking it one step further, the Monti Sibillini National Park in Central Italy is offering a pure mountain taste. The project called "Menu of the Sibillini" has challenged restaurants in the park to create a dish whereby every single ingredient is from the park. [...]
In Le Marche a food project will teach Europe about the reconcile the needs of nature and conservation, with social and economic demands stimulating sustainable, high quality tourism.
[Le Marche] It's friendly yet curiously laid back and unobtrusive, exuding neither the mercantilism of the industrial north nor the explosive architectural treasures of Italy's living paen to antiquity, Rome. Its beauty is like that of the friendship that turns into a love affair. It doesn't exude passion, but there's an openness and willingness to the people and environment that make the visitor feel as if he or she were taken into an embrace. [...]
Francis Levy in the Huffington Post describes Le Marche as the most genuine Region where you can spend your holiday. Check out this article that worth more than the thousands photos you can find online especially on instagram