Photographed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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
Sprawled over the central Italian hills, and fringed by a narrow coast, is the region of Le Marche (pronounced mark-ay). The four of us – wife, two children and I – flew in to the port city of Ancona, driving up to our villa just over 40 miles southwest in our hire car. We absolutely love it here; it's scenic, unspoiled and incredibly welcoming. It's been compared to neighboring Tuscany as being just as charming, but not as crowded or expensive, which I'd say is about right.[...]
The Race of the Two Seas follows a familiar format as it passes through the increasingly rugged terrain of Tuscany, Umbria and the Marche, bookended by a team time trial on the Tyrrhenian coast in Camaiore and the traditional individual test in San Benedetto del Tronto. [...]
2015 Tirreno-Adriatico route:
Italy has 20 regions and a wide range of climates from Alpine to hot and sunny. Each offers a wealth of amenities and activities, regional food and wine, even dialects. Speaking of which, if you decide to settle in Italy, you will need to learn at least some Italian to be comfortable...
Le Marche. This mountainous region of hill towns, farms and Adriatic Sea beaches is in central Italy. According to the AARP, renting a home in La Marche can run anywhere from $600 in the countryside to $1500 a month to live on the 100 miles of Adriatic coastline. Looking to buy? You might be able to find a home for approximately $300,000 on or close to the water, in a town like Senigallia or Potenza Picena – or in one of the medieval towns that dot the hilly, green countryside, such as Fermo.
The port city of Ancona is the region’s capital. If you settle there, you will find some six metro buses, plus taxi companies to help you get around. Some say this is the next “hot” area for expats given its affordability. [...]
Italian actress Virna Lisi who played memorable roles in European and Hollywood films including 1965 comedy classic “How To Murder Your Wife,” with Jack Lemmon, in which she famously pops out of wedding cake wearing a bikini, and also a masterfully maleficent queen in Patrice Chereau’s “La Reine Margot,” died in Rome on Thursday. She was 78.
Lisi had been recently diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer, according to Italian press reports.
Born in Ancona 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953, initially thanks to her stunning looks. [...]
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow is hosting an exhibit on Italian Renaissance paintings with the Madonna and Child as a common theme.
"Piero della Francesca and contemporary artists. The Marian image in Renaissance paintings from Italy's museums," begins Thursday and continues through February 22. [...]
The exhibit will particularly focus on the painting 'Madonna and Child with Two Angels', also known as the 'Madonna di Senigallia', a late work from about 1474 by Renaissance master Piero della Francesca. The Sansepolcro-based artist, who died in 1492, painted in various parts of central Italy and this work belongs to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino.
Home is where your heart is" or sometimes home is not where you are physically, but a place you carry IN your heart despite the distance. Just the thought of it, makes you smile and feel happy....or homesick, in my case. A big piece of my heart belongs to Cesano, Senigallia. [...]
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520), better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. [...]
In Pesaro, located on the Adriatic coast in the northeastern part of the Marche region, the sandy coastline is almost a prelude to the beaches of the Romagnol coast. An industrial centre of considerable size, but also a seaside resort village with a backcountry of peaceful natural landscapes, Pesaro displays the traces of a past that is filled with art and culture. The birthplace of Gioacchino Rossini, his presence is felt in the Academy that was built at his request in 1868. [...]
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Simplicity is the new luxury. And for Ashley and Jason Bartner, owners of La Tavola Marche, simplicity and a rich life is exactly what they found in Italy. Ashley, who has worked in high-end hospitality since high school, and Jason, a chef classically trained in French cuisine, were living the crazy, hectic, and complex corporate life in New York...
"Once we came to Italy and saw the quality of life, it was an epiphany to food, to life, and to the possibilities that were out there, and that's when we thought, 'what can we do to move to Italy'."
So, just 26 years old, Ashley set out on a once in a lifetime adventure with her husband in Italy.[...]
I recently visited the Marche (pronounced Mar-kay) region of Italy, where I had a two day whistle-stop tour of a variety of sights and experiences.
From wine tasting in a gorgeous villa through to dining on excellent seafood by the shore, visiting an old archaeological site and even taking in a medieval hilltop castle – I sure fit a lot in in my two days. I definitely need to return. In the meantime, here were some of the places I wandered, and my impressions of those, in no particular order. [...]
The story begins by chance, just like in Antonioni's Blow up, with a casual close-up on a series of pictures of Montefeltro's landscapes, which looked a lot like some of the landscapes painted by Piero della Francesca in the Diptych of the Duchess and Duke of Urbino exposed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is interesting to note that, for centuries, those landscapes had been considered as purely imaginary.
The coincidence could be considered, so far, as a merely superficial observation, driven by the love for arts and for this amazing region. But the two authors' curiosity is not satisfied so easily and they start a passionate and challenging quest, exploring the hills and the crags of the region, looking for the observation points Piero might have adopted when he painted his works of art.
The book tells about this picaresque adventure, about the long walks and the computer analysis of data by a painter-photographer and a geomorphologist, sharing their respective know-how in order to prove their intuition right, through a strict scientific method considering all the elements progressively arising during the inquiry.
It's the diary of an intellectual adventure that also lays the basis for a new discipline: landscape archaeology.
The city has been transformed. There are lights above every street; some have green garland arches with white stars dangling beneath, some have icicle lights that reflect off the cars driving beneath them, and some have a single strand zigzagging over people’s heads. Since the sun now sets at 4:30pm – no joke – one can enjoy the magical lights for most of the evening.
The two main piazzas are a breathtaking sight. Piazza Arringo has giant glowing balls hanging from the top bell tower all the way down to the horse fountains on the ground. There is also a giant Christmas tree and ice-skating rink in the middle of the piazza.
Piazza del Popolo contains the most beautiful decorations of all. Strands of shooting-star lights swerve down over the square and reflect off the smooth floor below. The lights move, so when you stand in the middle of the piazza and look up at the sky, it really looks like there are shooting stars above you. I have never seen anything like it. [...]
Surprising and wonderful in its diversity, this region of Central Italy, with its winding yet symmetrical form, shows off its multi-faceted beauty through cliffs and caves that overlook unforgettable beaches, hills that are steeped in history, and rich traditions and cultures, all set against a backdrop of mountains (that are, by the way, well-equipped for ski lovers).
The Marches is mostly comprised of hills and mountains; the region embraces the Adriatic side of the Umbria-Marche Appennines, yet in contrast features low-lying, sandy beaches. [...]
Travel Queen Deepti Bhatnagar goes on to visit yet another interesting places in Marche region of Italy, known by the names of Genga and Fabriano. She choose to visit Genga first, which is a small province having some beautiful and authentic pieces like the mesmerizing Monti Sibillini mountains and the biggest caves in Europe or the Frasassi Caves, said to be discovered accidentally by a team of climbers. It is actually outstanding with its accessories like the pleasant Candle Room, Organ Pipes, Stalactites and Stalagmites, etc. Fabriano, being her next destination, she decides to spend her 25 euros by gifting her those priceless moments by visiting the wine houses, lounges, museums and so on. The last destination is the peaceful church name as Chapel of Saint Lorenzo and her visit to that church is truly worthy.
Nell’Eremo di Monte Giove vivono ancora sette monaci, uno di loro è persino centenario! Questi uomini di fede hanno scelto di condurre una vita eremitica, dove il tempo è scandito da lunghi silenzi cadenzati da pasti frugali e preghiere.
CRN, which was founded in Ancona in 1963 and became part of the Ferretti Group in 1999, manufactures and sells fully customized 40 to 90 metre long megayachts made of steel and aluminum.
Founded by the entrepreneur Sanzio Nicolini under the name Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali, from which the acronym CRN comes from, the Shipyard of Ancona has a surface area of almost 80,000 square metres, 25,000 of which are indoors, and it can host the construction of megayachts of up to 90 metres long.
CRN is dedicated to the production of the entire fleet of its own brand and other aluminum models belonging to other brands of the Ferretti Group and it is one of the largest manufacturing companies of the luxury boating sector in Europe.
The Shipyard has a large private marina, with an overall area of 250 metres, featuring three large docks of 100, 100 and 40 metres, respectively, dedicated to the fitting and completion of megayachts and its port opens onto the Adriatic sea.
Xmas season has finally come, so put on scarf & gloves, arm yourself with a take away mug of hot chocolate and chose your perfect Xmas itinerary in Le Marche region! In our map all the appointments you could not miss [...] Click on the Candy Cane to read more
As we drove around Le Marche, I was beginning to sink into the rhythm of "Slow Italy" - wandering around medieval towns, gaping at some real gems of Renaissance art, the mandatory evening passeggiata, followed by a local liqueur at the corner cafe - life in Le Marche is all about slowly savouring the moment, and then some more. One of my favourite places in the region was Ascoli Piceno, known as the city of 100 towers. While historical records show that the city had some 200 towers, today about 50 of them still stand - quiet sentinels, presiding over this medieval city built in marble.[...]
In episode three, Silvia journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture. Inspired by the experience, she returns to her family home in Torricella to make the perfect coffee dunking cookie - tozzetti (almond and lemon biscuits). Back on the road travelling along the Adriatic Coastline Silvia visits the bustling seaside town, San Benedetto del Tronto, and turns some of Italy’s finest seafood into unforgettable finger food. Heading back through Central Italy’s interior a wrong turn results in the most spectacular surprise when Silvia stumbles across a local speciality, agnello rosolato con patate (slow braised lamb with potatoes). Then back in Torricella, the local ‘Butcher Girls’ prepare the makings of Silvia’s magnificent cavatelli alla molisana (home-made pasta with meat ragout). (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) G CC
When I last left you, I was departing Tuscany in Italy and on the train to the region of Le Marche, which lies between the Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.
Our next excursion took us to the home of Dr. Dwight Stanford. We checked into Hotel Casale in the community of Colli del Tronto, a resort property near the Adriatic Coast and the Paolini & Stanford vineyard and winery.
Dwight would be our guide the next five days at his newfound home outside Offida. Dwight was a surgeon in Kansas City for many years and for the second chapter of his life decided to move to Italy, attend the Slow Food University, purchase a bed-and-breakfast and start his own vineyard in the beautiful hills of Le Marche.
We began with lunch Sunday in MonteMonaco at Il Tiglio, known for their molecular gastronomy. [...]
Narrow lanes lined with earth-hued houses climb up a steep hill to the powerful bulk of an early medieval fortress: the small village of Sant’Agata Feltria, in Le Marche, looks straight out of a fairy tale at any time of the year. In December, however, it becomes even more special because it turns into a miniature Christmas village. Piazza del Mercato becomes home to Father Christmas, his reindeer and his elves, drawing children from all over Le Marche and neighbouring Romagna, who flock to Sant’ Agata to hand their letters to Father Christmas’ own PA. But there is much for grown-ups too—stalls are crammed full with baubles and honey, mistletoe wreaths and truffles, statuettes and formaggio di fossa. The scent of candles, the music of bagpipes and hundreds of Christmas lights fill the streets. [...]
Cantiano is a little town in Le Marche, situated in the Apennine Mountains, 40 km south of Raffaello Sanzio’s birthplace, Urbino. The town sits on the base of a deep cut valley with towering hills all around and the little hamlet of Il Borgo clings to the side of Monte Petrano.
The views across the Sierra Burano are gorgeous, with Monte Catria, crowned with a massive iron cross, being one of the stand out features of the landscape. The countryside is littered with ancient bridges, mysterious tunnels and Romanesque churches. [...]