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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
Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced today yet another addition to the ever-growing portfolio of cigars available through the House of Emilio.
Mia Dora is produced by AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua and features an Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder.
The Robusto and Toro are available in 21 count boxes, and the Coronita comes in a 40 count box. The boxes are embossed in gold, while the cigar bands feature a theme dedicated to the town of Ascoli Piceno in Italy, birthplace of the ancestors of the love of Griffith’s life, Dora.
Step into the basement of a building on Upper Lachine Road in Montreal’s NDG neighborhood, and feel the energy and warmth radiate from the Marchigiani who greet you. The small office of A.L.M.A. Canada has members and volunteers bustling, as they organize events, get-togethers and outings for Montreal’s Marchigiani community.
L'Associazione Regionale dei Marchigiani A.L.M.A. Canada is one of the biggest Italian associations – and also one of the most active. More than 600 Montreal-area families are registered as members – mostly in the west end areas of NDG, Lasalle, Ville Émard and the West Island. A.L.M.A. Canada also works in conjunction with a Marchigiana association in Montreal’s East End called Famiglia Marchigiana, which represents Marchigiani living in areas like St. Leonard and R.D.P. [...]
The most refreshing thing about Alex Polizzi’s travel series is seeing the hotelier take a break from battering family businesses into profit or prodding at the inner workings of strangely wallpapered B&Bs and let her hair down. As she heads to the region of Le Marche there’s some beautiful scenery, great seafood and a lot of shoes. Alex arrives in central Italy to explore the secrets of the relatively undiscovered Le Marche region. She samples a local seafood delicacy before meeting the designer of one of Italyʼs leading shoe brands.
From Le Marche, Alex goes cross-country to Rome...
Apparently Corinaldo is the capital of Halloween in all of Italy and La Festa delle Steghe (The Festival of Witches) is celebrated all over town. Corinaldo is in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region that is located east-central. It is a medieval walled city that is set on a hill, posing as both the perfect romantic get away as well as, who’d have thought it, Italy’s capital of Halloween. During the last week of October, the town transforms into a paradise for Halloween lovers, culminating on Halloween night with a huge party, live music, bonfires and special light displays that shine all over the town. This one starts of family friendly but then, once the drink gets flowing, anything could happen. More info.
Marchigiani are said to eat more meat than any other Italians and enormous platters of meats (grigliata mista di carne) are common menu items when frequenting any one of their ristoranti. From spring to Christmas, Le Marche hosts a variety of feste or outdoor celebrations where the common theme is local produce, food and wine that visitors can sample. Here is a list of edible favourites not to be missed while traversing this region:
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 interior is crying out to be explored and discovered. [...]
With quirky, traditional towns perched on hillsides, tiny churches dotted sporadically amongst the roaming fields, woods and valleys, Le Marche in Italy is a truly beautiful and interesting place to visit. But did you know Le Marche is home many great family-friendly beaches? [...]
In spite of its name, Sant’Elpidio a Mare, is on a hill, between the valleys of rivers Ete and Tenna.
Almost entirely surrounded by medieval walls it preserves, in the old town, interesting monuments and works of art. Its past history is rich of events, now it is an industrial shoe-factory centre and there are more than 15000 inhabitants.
The religious buildings of Sant’Elpidio preserve important art treasures. In the main square we find the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia where is a barrel vault painted in fresco by Pomarancio. Next to the church rises the Gerosolimitana tower, built by the Knights of Malta in the 8th century. Inside another church called “Collegiata”, built in 1639 on ruins of 14th century, there are some paintings by Pomarancio and other artists, and, in the presbytery there is a Romans sarcophagus of the 4th century. In the Town Hall a fine collection shows among other operas a “polittico” by Vittore Crivelli composed of 18 panels.
The “Contesa del Secchio”, an historical recalling that takes place on the second Sundays of August, is the main summer event.
The competition, contended among three teams that wear historical costumes and are responsible for different wards, go back to the medieval game called “Gioco del Pozzo” excogitated to establish the priority to draw water from the well present in the main square. [...]
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Fonte Rossa - www
Il Melograno - www
Ponti Oscuri - www
Civica Pinacoteca "Vittore Crivelli"
Museo della Calzatura
Alberto Maria Marziali - furniture - www
Giraolivo - oil - www
Formentini - Shoes - www
Jackal Milano - Shoes - www
Le Silla - Shoes - www
Nando Muzi - Shoes - www
Officine Modelli - Carlo Pignatelli - Shoes - www
Roberto Botticelli - Shoes - www
Tiziana Gibellieri - Shoes - www
Vittorio Virgili - Shoes - www
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, that counts 200 truffle hunters on a population of 4500 (1/22), 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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