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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
Speaking Italian isn’t all about cramming verbs and vocabulary as Amanda Robinson discovers when she takes a language course with a difference.
Learning Italian in Le Marche
The fragrant aroma of our morning caffè rises up from the iron lattice table, strewn with notebooks and dictionaries as we wrestle with the basics of Italian. A diverse but select group of language enthusiasts, we’ve gone back to the classroom, but not as you would know it. This tranquil scene in the heart of rural Le Marche is the setting for our week-long course as we embark on learning Italian ‘in style’. [...]
The World Association of Ugly People counts more than 30,000 members, whose aim is to fight the cult of beauty in modern society.
Photos from the Festival of Ugly People in Piobbico, Le Marche
Piobbico is a tiny village located in the eastern Italian region Marche, that sits between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. I got there on the first Sunday of September, because that's where this year's Festival of the Ugly took place. Hundreds of people gather in this tiny village annually, in order to elect the next president of the World Association of Ugly People.
Travelers willing to take the road less traveled and head into Italy's Umbrian and Marche hills will be amply rewarded, and Travel Channel's Roam Blog takes you there.
This article invites you to discover Le Marche and Umbria as the neglected Regions by tourists in Italy.
Millo just sent us some images from his latest work which was just completed on the streets of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, for the urban art project Arte Pubblica.
Entitled “Backpack Home”, the Italian artist brought to life this signature piece which is perfectly integrating the architecture with his artwork. [...]
Street art in Ascoli Piceno, le Marche: “Backpack Home” by Millo
Osimo rises over a hollow world of mysteries carved in tuff stone. There are over 9 kilometers of galleries and tunnels under the Marche town, connecting numerous caves (approximately 90 have been identified so far).
Discover the underground city of Osimo with us, a maze of tunnels uncovering some spectacular religious and mysterious carvings.
Loreto is an important hill town to the south of Ancona in Le Marche, and home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy. [...]
Loreto in Le Marche on the online pages of the Italy Magazine
All roads lead to Rome, in our case “wine”. Our insatiable quest and love for Italy and all things Italian leads us off the beaten path to the land of Italy’s noble native white varietal Verdicchio – Le Marche. Pronounced ‘Lay Markay’, roughly the size of Delaware, this Italian province aptly translates “the borderlands”, hugs the Adriatic Sea to the east with a 111-mile-long coastline and stretches of unspoiled countryside extend into Emilia-Romagna to the north, Tuscany and Umbria to the West, and Abruzzo and Lazio to the south. [...]
Le Marche a real Italy's Mecca for Foodies and Wine Lovers
Many expats are drawn to the idea of retiring in Europe, but can be thrown off by the high prices of its most famous destinations. But while big cities such as Paris and Madrid may hit hard on the wallet, there are still many alternatives for those seeking the romance of Europe, but at an affordable cost. [...]
Ascoli Piceno, at the southern edge of Le Marche, is a gorgeous town of medieval monuments and Renaissance splendor, which is largely overlooked—but it shouldn’t be. It offers a high quality of life in its beautiful historic center, where everything you need is at your doorstep, and where events and exhibits regularly liven up the town.
The locals like to point out that Ascoli Piceno is older than Rome. They’re rightfully proud of their city and their lifestyle. It is beautiful and relaxed, and there is always something to do: an art exhibit among Roman ruins, cinema under the stars in a 15th-century cloister, concerts in the piazza, and a twice-weekly market that rolls into town. The velvet-clad opera theater is an opulent venue, while homey food festivals provide inexpensive (and delicious) fun.
In addition to the beauty and quality of life, Ascoli Piceno retains its small local shops, where fresh produce, locally raised meat, and regional products can be procured at good prices. Restaurants are plentiful, with excellent fare that won’t break the bank either. You can dine out and enjoy a bountiful meal for about $20 per person.
International Living Correspondent Valerie Fortney Schneider says that Ascoli Pisceno “offers the classic Italian lifestyle of good food, great wine, and cultural attractions for around $2,000 a month for a couple, and that’s including rent.”
Apartments in the historic center can be rented for around $530 a month. If you are looking to buy, you can expect to pay $95,000 and $165,000 for a historic center apartment, while a two-bedroom townhouse will set you back about $184,000.
Learn multimedia storytelling from award winning journalists. Anchored by a striking Renaissance palace, Urbino lies in central Italy’s Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Work with top professors and award-winning media professionals, including a Pulitzer prize-winner, to produce content for a website or print-on-demand magazine. [...]
Starting from 2011 students coming from US are willing to spend $4,995 + airfare (Includes: Tuition – 3 credits, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinners on most days, travel insurance, welcome and farewell dinners, program activities and cultural events) to study Multimedia Journalism in Urbino
ACQUASANTA TERME, Italy -- They had been planning the perfect wedding for more than a year. The dress, the suit and the venue were all reserved.
And then four days before the big day, part of the church crumbled in an earthquake.
Still, Ramon and Martina Adazzi tied the knot Sunday in the town of Acquasanta Terme, near the epicenter of a devastating earthquake in central Italy that has killed at least 291 people and flattened entire villages. [...]
Le Marche earthquake: Amid the rubble, a couple says ‘I do’
The QUINTANA is a reenactment of a medieval pageant that the people of Ascoli Piceno have been doing for sixty years. The pageant centers around competitions between the six communities that make up the core of Ascoli Piceno called Sestieri. The Sestieri field teams and individuals to compete in medieval-style events such as choreographed flag tossing Sbandieratori, archery, and the highlight event where mounted horsemen, the Cavalieri or knights, engage a target with a lance in a form of joist or giostra. Each sestieri also fields a musical corp consisting of various drums and straight trumpets or clarions. The Quintana begins in mid July and culminates in the first weekend of August. [...]
Anyone looking to combine an Italian beach vacation with some hiking and cultural activities should head to the Riviera del Conero.
Off-season is the perfect time to discover the Conero. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful place in Le Marche that does not need to be promoted.
One of my most memorable experiences of my trip with arsviva to Le Marche and Umbria was my visit to the National Gallery of Le Marche in Urbino, a medieval town with steep, romantic streets, a stunning cathedral and the intriguing museum at the birthplace of master painter Raphael. The gallery is located in a…
After Italy allowed to take pictures in museums we can notice an enrichment of the travel blog posts. It happens also in Urbino in The National Gallery of Le Marche.
Coastal landscapes have a way of drawing photographers to their shores. Whether it’s their crystal white sands, alluring clear waters, rugged rock formations or people watching potential. Beaches can be considered photogenic for a number of reasons, and they’re often different for everyone. Some will see a shining gem worth a thousand photos while others …
VALLUGOLA BEACH, LE MARCHE, ITALY
Katie McKnoulty of The Travelling Light
Vallugola beach is a local's secret in the decidedly un-touristy region of Le Marche. In summer it teems with Italians on their summer holiday or locals escaping the heat with a dip. The beach is covered in big white pebbles and marble rocks line the shore. you can catch local nonnos and nonnas basking in the
sun or cooling off in the clear, blue water. Come during the day with your camera, late afternoon for softer lighting, to capture all the local characters sunbathing under big orange umbrellas and the sail boats floating by. There’s two amazing seafood restaurants right on the beach for an afternoon meal or aperol spritz.
Emperor Augustus boasted that he found a city of brick and left a city of marble, and quite a lot of the marble came from around here; so much of Ascoli’s city centre still consists of this luminous, ethereal white stone and at night-time the effect is dramatic. Today Ascoli Piceno is a low-key, provincial town with a fairly small centre, but one that had fascinated this Italoholic for long enough that I was finally roused into making the journey and seeing for myself. I am happy to report that the effort was well rewarded. [...]
In March, someone wrote well about Ascoli Piceno: with 53 specific photos and 3513 words, this blog article, published by JAMIE MANNERS on "The Baedeker Raids", is the longest and richest, recently published, article about the beautiful city of Marche even in comparison with the publications of the local "sedentary" travel bloggers.
9. Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno
There is nothing quite like the lambent warmth of Travertine under the lights | Photo by Flavia Cenciarini, via Flickr
Ascoli Piceno is a medium-sized town in Le Marche that sits well off most tourist routes but is guarding one of the most elegant and striking piazzas in the county. It’s central square, Piazza del Popolo or Square of the People, is well known among Italians for the harmony of its Renaissance design style and the warm beauty of its travertine paving. Travertine is a type of limestone found in the surrounding mountains and used in many other famous architectural works in Italy, most famously the Colosseum. If you visit, keep an eye out for the towers that punctuate the city’s skyline. In the middle ages there were an estimated 200 of them. Now there are “only” 50.
Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno among the best piazzas of Italy by walksofitaly blog:
1. Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, Trieste
2. Piazza San Marco, Venice
3. Piazza della Signoria, Florence
4. Piazza del Campo, Siena
5. Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa
6. Prato della Valle, Padua
7. Piazza Ducale, Vigevano
8. Piazza Maggiore & Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna
9. Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno
10. Piazza San Pietro in Vatican City
11. Piazza Navona, Rome
12. Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples
13. Piazza del Duomo, Lecce
14. Piazza Pretoria, Palermo
Gli Uffizi hanno annunciato il prestito della cosiddetta Venere di Urbino, capolavoro di bellezza e sensualità dipinto da Tiziano nel 1538. A distanza di cinque secoli dalla sua commissione, l'opera torna per la prima volta nelle stanze del Palazzo Ducale nella città marchigiana, per cui era stata realizzata.
A 478 anni dalla sua realizzazione, torna nelle Marche la Venere di Urbino di Tiziano
Musical chairs and mountain mishaps in the Apennines
Collamato, near beautiful Fabriano in the Marche, crowns a foothill of the Apennines. We went for my stepson’s wedding. In our apartment, attached to the castle walls, a lizard skidded frantically on tiles buckled by the recent earthquake. I helped the old ladies of the village prepare paninis for the reception in the village hall, where the Irish and English taught the Italians to play musical chairs. The language barrier was overcome by smiles and gestures.
We had a week of fun, visiting elegant Urbino one day, the dramatic limestone caves of Sassoferrato another, eating in hilltop restaurants and getting lost in the mountains.
Returning years later to stay with our daughter-in-law’s mother, we were welcomed as Padre di Tom and Mama Due, and plied with wine made from his own grapes by Honorio, the shopkeeper. The two breakages during musical chairs game had been forgiven.
Annabel Bailey, Berkshire
Annabel Bailey from Berkshire seems to be enchanted by the warm, authentic Italian atmosphere of the Le Marche villages and towns.
Austin gelato shop Dolce Neve will open in the Heights in 2017.
Successful Marchigiani abroad: Francesca and Marco Ferrarese from Fabriano will open their second shop in Houston after the successful one in Austin
Nearly five centuries after it was painted, Titian's Venus of Urbino (1538), currently housed at Florence's Uffizi Gallery, will temporarily return to its home city in Le Marche. From September 6 to December 8, 2016, the Renaissance masterpiece will be displayed in Urbino's Ducal Palace, the space where it was originally housed.
This work, completed in 1538 for the Duke of Urbino Guidobaldo II Della Rovere as a gift to his young wife Giulia Varano, is very interesting for the allegories:
The painting is a tribute of Tiziano to his friend-master Giorgione, author of the Sleeping Venus.
It is considered the representation of the perfect Renaissance woman who, just like Venus, becomes the symbol of love, beauty and fertility.
Exceptionally in Urbino in Le Marche, you can see the Venus of Urbino by Titian in the Uffizi Gallery the prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in central Florence.
The region of Marche was not one that was ever on our wish list of new regions to visit– Puglia, Piedmont, Liguria and a few others would have definitely come before—but we’re so glad we were introduced to it now. Framed by the sea and the Apennines, the region is slightly reminiscent of Tuscany, dotted with hilltop towns and villages, each more beautiful than the last. However, it is much more mountainous than Tuscany and this time of year, more green. It is also exceptionally quiet and surprisingly inexpensive. [...]
Why Le Marche in summer? Ask to "Somewhere Slower".
Together with Greece and Spain, Italy has the most beautiful beaches in Europe. From north to south, our 8000-km coastline is unique and ever-changing, with beautiful golden sand beaches, white sand beaches and pebble beaches. The sea is incomparable, and crystal-clear, especially in the south. Whether untouched or really crowded, it doesn’t really matter: the time to hunt for the best beach comes regularly, every year, and we’re here to make the job easier for you. Have a look at the gallery, and let these wonderful images rock your heart and take you far, far away! [...]
Chiara Ferragni alias "The Blonde Salad" puts the beach of "Le Due Sorelle" in Le Marche among the 30 best beaches of Italy. Here the other best beaches of Le Marche:
1) Le due sorelle - Sirolo/Numana
2) Sassi Neri - Sirolo (Promontorio del Conero)
3) Portonovo - Ancona
4) Mezzavalle - Ancona
5) San Bartolo - Gabicce mare
7) Pesaro - Fano
8) Porto Potenza - Civitanova Marche - Porto Sant.Elpidio - Porto S.Giorgio - Fermo
9) La Riviera delle Palme
Today we will visit three wonderful towns in the province of Ancona: Fabriano, Serra San Quirico and Cupramontana, along an itinerary of about 30 kilometers.
3 Towns in Le Marche to visit once visited the Frasassi Caves: Fabriano, Serra San Quirico and Cupramontana
There was a wine fair in Ascoli Piceno today, and it was for this reason that the B&B found itself full towards the end of May. In addition to the wine journalists, we came to learn, there was one pair of Americans in the region to visit a son and one small family here for unknown reasons (they did not speak English) but possibly still because of the wine.
We had not been given any instructions on what time to come down in the morning, but we knew that breakfast was put on from 8:30 to 10:30. Tommy and I appeared at 8:30, ready to assist with the distribution of juices, jams, and cakes. [...]
Anna is leaving her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, to travel the world with her boyfriend Tommy. After a brief Norwegian layover they are hoping to start in Ireland (Tommy, who’s never left the country, thinks he’s “Irish”) and go east to visit all seven continents before returning home after a whirlwind twenty-four months.[...]