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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
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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I decide to explore the city today and dress in long pants, closed-toe shoes, and a modest top so I can enter the churches. I start by walking through Piazza del Popolo to the Church of St. Frances, an elegant Gothic structure built in the 1200s. I heave open the solid wooden door and enter the church; the chilled hush is a welcome reprieve from the noise and bustle outside. My eyes take in the huge dome, the enormous stone columns, and the majestic stained glass windows that allow colored sunlight to brighten the dark corners and cast dancing shadows over the pews. [...]
Where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Le Marche
This part of Italy thrives on its insider status; it doesn't do mass tourism well - take the almost entirely fake 'medieval' fortified village of Gradara, or the Virgin Mary pilgrimage town of Loreto. But what Le Marche does, magnificently, is cultured ease and rural seclusion. There are even a few wild, flower-decked stretches of rocky coastline with driftwood beaches accessible only by boat or on foot. [...]
It might only be 6.4km long, but the average gradient of 6.3% and 13% max ensure the Montecopiolo climb is one you won’t forget in a hurry. Apparently, according to the locals, it was one of Marco Pantani’s favorite training climbs, something which the organizers of the Giro d’Italia commemorated by including it in stage 8 of this year’s race. I can see why Pantani used it for training. It’s a horridly steep climb. Perfect for a pure climber to train on...
The view all the way up of the surrounding Marche region does provide some distraction. The landscape really is beautiful around these parts. I've been to some nice places in the world, but this place is right up there with the best. [...]
Most sun-seeking visitors to Italy make a beeline for the obvious coastal getaways: Capri, Amalfi and the Cinque Terre. But beyond these famous shorelines, Italy abounds with equally beautiful and tourist-free beaches, in places you'd never expect. From the Tuscan countryside to the craggy cliffs of Marches, you'll find many spectacular hidden beaches - that you'll have all to yourself.
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, or the "Beach of the Two Sisters," is part of central Italy's Riviera del Conero, a picturesque swath of coast largely overshadowed by the more popular Italian Riviera, home to Portofino, Lerici and the Cinque Terre.
Spiaggia del Due Sorelle is only accessible by boat from Numana and, as a result, remains refreshingly undeveloped. You won't find any food vendors, snorkel gear rentals or shower facilities here - just soaring limestone cliffs, silvery sand and the cool, translucent waters of the Adriatic. [...]
The 98th Giro d’Italia route has been unveiled, and according to the organizer, RCS Sport, “The philosophy behind the race route is balance, in line with recent years, with fewer transfers and an approach geared up for modern cycling.” The only Le Marche Stage in May the 19th from Civitanova Marche to Forlì. [...]
May 9, Stage 1: San Lorenzo Al Mare – Sanremo (team time trial), 17.6km
May 10, Stage 2: Albenga – Genoa, 173km
May 11, Stage 3: Rapallo – Sestri Levante, 136km
May 12, Stage 4: Chiavari – La Spezia, 150km
May 13, Stage 5: La Spezia – Abetone, 152km
May 14, Stage 6: Montecatini Terme – Castiglione Della Pescaia, 181km
May 15, Stage 7: Grosseto – Fiuggi, 263km
May 16, Stage 8: Fiuggi – Campitello Matese, 188km
May 17, Stage 9: Benevento – San Giorgio Del Sannio, 212km
May 18, Rest day
May 19, Stage 10: Civitanova Marche – Forlì, 195km
May 20, Stage 11: Forlì – Imola (Autodromo Ferrari), 147km
May 21, Stage 12: Imola – Vicenza (Monte Berico), 190km
May 22, Stage 13: Montecchio Maggiore – Jesolo, 153km
May 23, Stage 14: Treviso – Valdobbiadene (individual time trial), 59.2km
May 24, Stage 15: Marostica – Madonna Di Campiglio, 165km
May 25, Rest day
May 26, Stage 16: Pinzolo – Aprica, 175km
May 27, Stage 17: Tirano – Lugano, 136km
May 28, Stage 18: Melide – Verbania, 172km
May 29, Stage 19: Gravellona Toce – Cervinia, 236km
May 30, Stage 20: Saint-Vincent – Sestriere, 196km
May 31, Stage 21: Turin – Milan, 185km
If you’ve never been to Urbino, get yourself along there at some point. It’s the sort of place that people paint. It has got a wall around the edge for a start, and that has to be a good thing, and the architecture is stunning. Plus, it sits at the top of a big hill so by the time you get there you’ve earned your coffee... The area is hilly but not mountainous. ...
Dave had come up with a plan to check out the Furlo Gorge. [...]
Photographer Maurizio Pignotti from Civitanova Marche in Italy [Le Marche] has taken amazing images of the night sky. In his images star trails can be seen spiralling above amazing vistas below, and the Milky Way is shown above trees and mountains
The images were taken in various locations including the Pollino National Park and the Conero Regional Park, Italy
It took Mr Pignotti between 20 seconds and up to three hours to capture and create each image [...]
Milford (New Haven County, Connecticut, United States):
The "Marches" – immigrants from the Marche Region in Italy – started settling the plains region in Milford in the early 1900s.
Nearly a century later, The Marchegiano Club, on Meade Street, still stands and, for the most part, looks exactly the way it did in 1928 when it was constructed.
Alan Green’s grandfather, Santi Zandri, an immigrant from Fano, Italy, and a club president, was one of the founding members. [...]
The Bondini brothers, Emanuele and Mattia, along with Emidio Bruni, perform in an original Le Marche Saltarello, playing De Angelis diatonic accordion.
The De Angelis diatonic accordions is firm based in Fermo in Le Marche, Italy and is promoting its diatonics with a lot of output on YouTube. The firm is producing wonderful traditional, decorated, diatonic accordions but also light and essential ones for competitions
The most renowned places and buildings of Ascoli Piceno hosted the photo shooting of the Collection Fall Winter 2014- 2015 by Ripani, the bags factory of the neighbouring Region Abruzzo.
The staff was based inside the famous Caffè Meletti and started to shoot in the Renaissance city lounge: Piazza del Popolo. The glory of the Gothic church of San Francesco and the Palazzo dei Capitani became the backdrop of a wonderful catalog.
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"Kissed me upon the mouth all palpitating.Galeotto was the book and he who wrote it: That day no farther did we read therein."Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
The Rocca di Gradara and its Fortified Borgo (in the Marches Region) represent one of the best-preserved Italian Medieval structures; its set of two surrounding city walls (one of which extends to almost 2,625 feet in length) that protect the Rocca, also make it one of the most aesthetically-imposing.
The Castello or Fortress stands on a hill at 466 ft above sea level, while its mastio or main tower rises an even further 98 feet, keeping watch over the entire valley. [...]
Berluti, a name synonymous with style, elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship – founded by Alessandro Berluti – the French brand is renowned for their deep understanding of the mastery of footwear, consistently producing beautiful shoes for the well shod gentleman since its birth in 1895. On October 20th 1865, Alessandro Berluti was born in the small Italian port town of Senigallia, in Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.
It was there that the man behind the brand’s future began to unfold. Beginning as an apprentice, constructing carriages from wood, seats and reins in leather. During these years of hard work he made friends with the old master shoemaker of his village and discovered with him the shoemaker’s craft and its severe demands: skilled wood carving to ensure the upmost accuracy of the last, due attention to the leather to ensure the quality of the shoe, and the necessity of perfection to please the client. [...]