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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
I had Le Marche in mind, which is not a region we are unfamiliar with as Senigallia is one of our summer jaunts, but because we always plant ourselves there, this would be the perfect opportunity to see more of the region. [...]
Le Marche is still a largely unknown region, but it’s full of a lot of fascinating things. Monastery of Fonte Avellana, a place of calm and peace where you can lightly touch the life of the monks. [...]
Another good article was this one:
Italian version of "The Streets of Urbino." Italian translation by Donata Perin. Vocals and all instruments by Craig Clifford.
Experience the sounds, moods and forestry of a truffle hunting adventure. Join our friend Alessandro Benvenuti as our expert guide for truffle hunting in the Marche Region.
Beyond the artistic importance of della Francesca’s work, this painting is world-renowned because it highlights Federico’s profile, and above his very singular nose: we can see that a part of it is missing!
What happened to Montefeltro?
Around 1450 he took part to a tourney: here he was injured with a lance and he lost his right eye. During the 15th century, a wound like that could have been deadly, but Federico pulled himself together very soon: according to the legend, he said: «Patience, I’ll see better with one eye than with a hundred!». So, he decided to cut the upper part of his nose away, in order to see better with his left eye.
Just over 6 miles from the famous Renaissance town of Urbino, Marche’s Fermignano hosts a race each year on the Sunday following Easter that gives the Palio di Siena a run, or hop, for their money. Instead of racing with horses, they race with frogs on wheelbarrows. This April 10 will be the 51st year of the Palio della Rana. [...]
If you want to know better the Italian culture and Le Marche, you should definitely know something about Leopardi and, why not, you can stop by Recanati during your trip [...]
Giacomo Leopardi is widely recognized as Italy’s finest modern lyric poet, for many the greatest after Dante. He was also one of the most radical and challenging of nineteenth-century thinkers, acknowledged as such by readers from Nietzsche to Benjamin and Beckett. In some senses, his poems may be regarded as explications and explorations of his philosophical ideas...
Nestled in the Marche region, this capital province has a world famous wine scene, as well as status as one of the best truffle hunting destinations on the planet.
The town has a multitude of picturesque scenery views, as it lies on two rivers and is surrounded by three mountains. There are two national parks close by to Ascoli Piceno, making it a dream destination for nature lovers, hikers and adventure seekers. [...]
The other five destinations are: Puglia, The Egadi Islands, Abruzzo, Montagnana, Collalto Sabino
This coast-to-coast race takes running relay teams from the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea, passing through Italy’s stunning vineyards and olive tree groves along the way. The route follows the backroads through Marche, Umbria and Tuscany and takes 4 days to complete.
Each runner has to tackle 55 miles each day, with a new running taking over each day for the team. The post-run meals are definitely a highlight, as is the scenery and the friendly atmosphere among runners. (source)
Forget the timer, don't think about how fast you’re going.
Relax, run and take in your surroundings: a slice of Italy that inspires travelers to fall in love.
Welcome to the "Italy Coast to Coast": a run that – instead of being just a difficult competition – is an evocative trip, almost mystical, along which travelers will encounter the unexpected.
official site http://www.italiacoast2coast.it/
On Good Friday at the village church in Cantiano, we were so impressed with the choir's performance. But I realized I had made a big mistake: We should have been recording their service to get tracks for the Easter CD I hope to produce along with our TV special.
I asked the choir director if, for a donation to their church, they’d sing for us in a private concert. They were thrilled to gather on Saturday morning and perform seven pieces for the CD.
As we film events like this for our Easter special, I'm so happy we’re complementing the big-city culture with rustic, small-town passion. Working with the people of Cantiano this Easter was a delightful experience in every way. What are some musical serendipities in your bank of travel memories?
Richard "Rick" Steves (born May 10, 1955) is an American author and television personality focusing on European travel. He is the host of the American Public Television series Rick Steves' Europe, has a public radio travel show, Travel with Rick Steves, and has authored various location-specific travel guides [wikipedia]
Pietrarubbia means ‘red stone’ – and that is where this little castle is built on. It is situated high on a massive rock and overlooking the wide-spread lands of Montefeltro.
It is said that this is the ancestral home of the house of Montefeltro, long and important rulers of the area in the Middle Ages and the later Renaissance. [...]
While filming in Italy for the Rick Steves' European Easter special, which will air across the U.S. next year, my crew and I came upon some startling, amazing and moving scenes. Click through these photos to see the fun we had in the totally untouristed and delightful Back Door town of Cantiano. A rugged and stony little settlement in the remote Italian region of Marche, Cantiano has a strong Easter tradition. [...]
Bob is a skater of my local skate shop "Pacific Drive" in Civitanova Marche, Italy.
Born in Monte Urano, in the inland of Le Marche Region, now he is living and working in London for a while.
I went up to London on holiday with my girlfriend and managed to film a bit of Bobs day life including a couple of skateboarding session in citys skateparks.
The Peach Blossom Spring, or Peach Blossom Spring Story or The Peach Blossom Land, was a fable by Tao Yuanming in 421 about a chance discovery of an ethereal utopia where the people lead an ideal existence in harmony with nature, unaware of the outside world for centuries.
The expression shìwaì taóyuán, ‘the Peach Spring beyond this world’, has become a popular Chinese expression, meaning an unexpectedly fantastic place off the beaten path, usually an unspoiled wilderness of great beauty. This is Le Marche for Me!!!
The Monti Sibillini National Park, collaborating with University of Camerino, is conducting a project experimenting with preserving mountain meadows in five sites. Two of these focus on combatting Brachypodium genuense. Since domestic animals are averse to this grass these sites are initially mown, and local people are given incentives to help maintain sheep and horses in these locations.
The study results, to be published in 2017, will be a significant step toward preserving the beauty and health of mountains in Europe. [...]
Tucked away in a remote corner between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains, Le Marche is an enchanting rural patchwork of old towns, unspoiled hills, and long, sandy beaches. The program is sponsored by Assessorato Regionale alla Cultura and it will include the screening of the documentary The Genius of Marche by Dr. Mauro Peroni. Come discover what makes this region so different and unique compared to all the other Italian regions. Learn about its history, culture, traditions, and taste the products of its regional cuisine.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $25, Non-members $35
The Gradara Castle in Le Marche is one of the best preserved medieval fortifications in Italy
Among its walls, or so the legend goes, took place one of the best known love stories of all time, that of Paolo and Francesca, made famous by none other than Dante in the 5th canto of the Inferno. [...]
"Amor ch’a nullo amato amor perdona,
mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
che, come vedi, ancor non m’abbandona."
Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto V