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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
White truffle season has officially begun in Italy, as usual the festivities kick off at Mostra Mercato del Tartufo Bianco Internazionale in Apecchio. Apecchio is located in the "Truffle Valley" of Le Marche, the festival marks the 'unveiling' of the white truffles and talk begins on how the season will unfold [...]
This is maybe the worst truffle season of the last few years, the hot summer with little rain made the white truffles so rare that the price is will be very high for the rest of the season. Read this article if you want to know more about
“Ripe, il Paese dei Mestieri”. Ripe is a fortified village of medieval origin. Ripe has today no more than four thousand people but the tradition of the handcrafts traces its roots back to the war, when the hard work of craftsmen helped keep the skills and the abilities typical of the local “mestieri”. Those people are now still remembered for being the “guardians” of the ancient crafts while the little town has initiated its path towards modernity, through progress and development, without losing the contact with the past. [...]
The fact that "Ripe" in Le Marche has succeeded into the preservation of traditional crafts is closely related to rural patterns of family life, which provided the base for production of traditional crafts. Rural lifestyles maintained a close harmony with nature, raw materials of traditional crafts are earth, wood and metals, all products of nature. In order to preserve the natural qualities of these materials, the craftsman used very simple tools fashioned by himself according to his needs. This compromises, in many cases, the introduction of machines that would make mass production possible.
In the coolest guide to contemporary Italy, Mikaela Bandini looks at a social housing project in a historic building: Palazzo Sgariglia in Ascoli Piceno. [...]
Urbanitaly.com presents the worthy work on valuable property of the heritage asset for social purpose, modernly conceived. Here the best highlight of the article: The new, improved Palazzo Sgariglia, complete with magnificent caisson and/or frescoed ceilings on the upper floors, has 30 apartments, social spaces for the use of residents and/or the community, and commercial premises intended for small local businesses. 24 of those apartments are defined as social housing, to be assigned to young couples or students under a controlled rent plan.
[La Terra dei Castelli] The Castles Land is behind the Conero Mount, between green hills and beautiful slope in the territory of Ancona, that is an area with an ancient tradition. This area is borded by Esino and Musone rivers.
It includes also Offagna, Agugliano, Polverigi, Camerata Picena and Santa Maria Nuova [...]
The brave knights had a country in Le Marche. There are so many fortified castles. There is a territory around Ancona in Le Marche that assumed the appellation of "La Terra dei Castelli" - The Land of Castles. The area invites children and adults through the extraordinary atmospheres of the 12th and 14th centuries.
Driving up through the mountains to this thousand-year-old plus town, you emerge at the crest of a hill and the sturdy fortress walls protecting the city appear. Urbino is a World Heritage site; the myriad cool, dark alleyways off the main streets make up a kind of maze where you could get lost without trying, the stone buildings stand grand, tall and silent, it's the birthplace of Renaissance painter/architect Raphael too. You can feel the history here as you walk through.[...]
"The Travelling Light" is Katie. She has grown traveling and now works freelance maybe to have the possibility to keep wondering the world looking for special places to share with us.
Artist Brian Chu will be giving a gallery talk, “Painted World," at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. This event is part of the New Hampshire Art Association’s Guest Artist Lecture and Dialogue Series. Brian will discuss his experience in landscape painting and how he forms his vision, and constructs and executes a painting. He will show and discuss samples of landscape paintings that have influenced and inspired him. Brian will also show and discuss his own work. [...]
Brian Chu is currently a Professor at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches courses in painting, drawing, and printmaking on all levels in undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, he leads a 5-week course in Ascoli Piceno, Italy where he teaches landscape painting.
The Hotel Monte Conero, set at 600 metres at the highest tip of the hill, used to be an abbey fortress. Built by monks in the year 1084, it’s now a luxury resort located in a five-hectare park with spa, outdoor infinity pool and a panoramic restaurant overlooking picturesque fishermen villages. [...]
In the Marche region, the Hotel Monte Conero tops the promontory of the same name 550 meters above sea level. The Hotel Monte Conero is an Camaldolese abbey fortress with a Romanesque church dating back to 1100, turned into a luxury retreat, in an oasis of calm and peace. The modern building has kept the antique exterior structure and the Melappioni family has still managing it since 1932
Today toys, dolls and tin boxes will guide you through Pesaro streets in an unusual guided tour. A different overview, from a different playful perspective, on Pesaro historical centre. I am posting also a few paintings portraying Gioachino Rossini – our most famous fellow citizen – and the harbour quarter (the church where my parents got married 51 years ago! and the sailing boats so familiar to us Pesaresi). [...]
Reflections of a semi-expatriate during the Pesaro's monthly ‘Stradomenica’, a sort of flea market with market stalls everywhere
Say Italy and people immediately think of Rome, Florence, Venice – three of the most incredible cities in the world. Say Italy again and people say Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre and Milan. Rarely do people say Pesaro and that’s no surprise. In fact, when asked our destination in Italy, we were greeted with puzzling and …
Here the best highlight of the article:
Probably the most attractive aspect of Pesaro is its people, and although it may sound cliché, it really is true. People here are friendly, helpful, gentle and ready to laugh with us. They remember us when we return – for we have, and they call us by name. We feel like family and that is a feeling we enjoy!
A small, yet extremely valuable treasure is hidden beneath the earth of the Marche region: the white truffle. This area boasts a long tradition of hunting and selling this refined foodstuff. Dogs are the hunter’s constant companion when out looking for truffles in the woods, and as such, their training is of crucial importance. [...]
When you think about an Italian Region for the truffle production and expotation, you must think about Le Marche and about Acqualagna.
Acqualagna must be considered the international Truffles Capital because of its numbers. Acqualagna, with about 600 quintals of truffles of all kinds, collects two thirds of Italian production of the precious tuber.
The Monti Sibillini National Park is located across the regions of Marche and Umbria (Italy). The city shown is Castelluccio di Norcia. [...]
An area of endless beauty, nature and monuments in an unspoiled and little urbanized scenery. No need to travel to the ends of the world to find a genuine nature and people welcoming and generous.
Sirolo Beach – Le Marche: Everyone has their favourite beaches. Those white sandy (or pebbly) bits of land where you lie nearly naked covered in cream and a wide brimmed hat for the day, trying your best to not singe your skin. Spiaggia Urbani, the beach at Sirolo in Le Marche, Italy is one of mine. [...]
It is passed almost one year after Conde Nast Traveler has dedicated an article to the Spiaggia Urbani in Le Marche and now it's up to The Lost Guides. Have you been there this summer? Here in photos what you have lost...
Giacomo Terracciano, is a photographer from Pesaro, in le Marche member of ANFM (National Association of Wedding Photographers) and the prestigious Fearless Photographer directory, a guarantee of quality and professionalism. The style resembles pure reporting or photojournalism, Giacomo captures the nuances, moments and the emotions, touching moments, allowing them to live forever.
Pergolesi’s opera has lain unloved for nearly 300 years, but, with its cascade of showstopping arias, Opera Settecento are finally bringing it to a UK public [...]
Opera Settecento perform Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria on 16 September at Cadogan Hall, London.
Box office: 020‐730 4500.
Italian shoes: guide to making quality footwear. Discover the Franceschetti's traditional Blake Rapid process [...]
There are five distinct ways of soling a leather shoe that impacts comfort, durability, and waterproofness. Here’s a quick breakdown.
Franceschetti uses the Blake Rapid method and in this article let you discover in detail every single phase of the process.
Waimate man Jack Fox went to Italy to support his daughter in the world gumboot throwing championships, but is coming home with his own gold medal.
Fox's daughter, Mairead, is the New Zealand women's gumboot throwing champion and went to the World Boot Throwing Championships in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, last weekend. [...]
A down under old guy from New Zealand has won the gold medal at the World Boot Throwing Championships in Ascoli Piceno in the age group of 60-65 years. Standing ovation for Jack Fox. Here the complete results list
Though Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice seem to receive the majority of travelers’ attention—and deservedly so—the country is home to many special towns full of medieval history, picturesque views, and unforgettable experiences. [...]
"Urbino is a true Italian village, full of culture and charm. Its remote location tucked into a sloping hillside has helped preserve the walled city’s Renaissance past, and its proud residents have assembled it on display for the benefit of future generations."
A beautiful itinerary in the Apennines along the borders of Northern Le Marche and Umbria: religious architecture and beautiful nature in Central Italy [...]
A little tour inside the heart of the Apennine Mountains, an area chosen in the middle age fo find spiritual inspiration and so today is very rich of very interesting religious edifices. From the striking natural beauty surrounding the mountain ranges to horse riding or hike, stroll, ride or bike across the varying terrain to explore
AnothLorenza Bacino visits the Esini Hills, a diverse and undiscovered part of Le Marche which is home to the world renowned Frasassi Caves…
Another article about the Frasassi Caves and more...
My previous post was on Le Marche's coastline but the region also has historic towns to wander around and beautiful cafés to enjoy. You can choose from local [...]
This article offers an interesting mathematical postulate with a rich demonstration of its validity. The theoretical premise is: If you love Umbria and Tuscany you can not love the Marche. The Article teases immediatly our curiousity showing us the fried stuffed olives all'Ascolana, one of the Italian dishes comparable to a battleship that conquered the chic restaurants around the world but is also able to contaminate the street food of every city. The article speaks of Urbino, Fabriano, Fermo, Porto San Giorgio, Ascoli Piceno, without going too far by the gastronomy. Pork, Salami various, typical buns, fish dishes, local spirits. The summary is surely this: Le Marche is definitely a tourist destination in Italy to keep in mind.
Rolling hills in all shades of green, tiny villages and towns with honey-coloured houses, acres of vineyards and olive groves, pristine beaches alongside the azure sea – no, we are not talking about Tuscany, but about its neighbour, Le Marche. Flanked by the Adriatic Sea on the east, Le Marche lies in central Italy and is bordered by the regions of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Abruzzo. [...]
AN INDIAN BLOGGER AROUND LE MARCHE
I have collaborated with Prachi Jochi in a sort of Blog Tour around le Marche. Prachi Jochi writes about food, travel & lifestyle for various publications - both print and digital:
National Geographic Traveller, Vogue, Mint, CNN Travel, BBC Good Food, Conde Nast Traveller and Time Out Mumbai, Make My Trip, Foodhall Online.
What microbes do in limestone caves deep underground in the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche Italy could explain how caves all over the world form and grow. [...]
Since 2004, researchers have been studying the Frasassi cave system, located 1,500 feet underground Le Marche in central Italy and now they can explain the important role of microbes in the actively developing of this limestone cave system
Dear friends, First of all thank you for reading the post ;) This is the opening of this blog, a space where I would like to share my traveling experience without ambition... Comments are absolute...
Here an article about Le Marche that is also the first article of the blog titled as the name of author "Marco Soldini"
The researchers measured oxygen levels and the amount of chemicals degassing—changing from liquid to gas state—throughout several parts of the cave system. The Frasassi system has cave pathways that formed 10,000 to 100,000 years ago as well as currently actively forming cave pathways, allowing the researchers to compare their measurements and identify the factors contributing to active development. [...]
Jennifer Macalady, associate professor of geosciences, Pennsylvania State University came in Le Marche to execute some studies in the Frasassi Caves to understand how caves all over the world form.