Le Marche is an incredible source of rare books as the incunabula. Read the article to understand what only a small town as Ostra Vetere can offer to people that have this very special interest
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!
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A mountain chain rising in the heart of Italy and a territory where local nature, history, and culture have contributed in defining a unique and wonderful place. Here, in the kingdom of the mythical Sibilla, Monti Sibillini National Park was established in 1993 (with over 70,000 ha), with the aim to safeguard the environment, promote a social and economic sustainable development, and favor the creation of a "Park for everyone". The Wolf, the Golden Eagle, the Peregrine, and a number of endemic species are the most evident elements of a biological richness which, along with the charm of the abbeys and the medieval historical town centers lying in a crown at the foot of the mountains, have shaped an old and fascinating world where time has stopped to honour extraordinary beauty [...]
A small town that you can explore in a single day, Ascoli has wonderful features to its name that you can live to remember the rest of your life. One of the outstanding features of the town is the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Arringo Square. Perceived to be the oldest building in the city, the building was mentioned first in 897. [...]
The video is showings Marco Burresi aka ZED1 working on his piece in july in San Benedetto Del Tronto, Le Marche, Italy, entitled "Doubts Of The Soul". The Italian artist spent a few days up high on his cherry picker working on this massive piece of street art.
"Doubts of The Soul" by Zed1 (Marco Burresi) in San Benedetto Del Tronto, has been elected the best street art mural of 2014 by The Bone Magazine
The Montefeltro Conspiracy by Marcello Simonetta focuses the reader's attention on one of the most written about conspiracies of Florentine history - the Pazzi Conspiracy of 1478, which sought to achieve the murder of both Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici. In doing so, he seeks to definitively show, by virtue of a decoded letter, that Pope Sixtus IV was at the heart of this conspiracy together with Federico da Montefeltro. There is no doubt that this is an interesting and enlightening read. The story he constructs around the relationship between Federico da Montefeltro and Pope Sixtus IV is intriguing and this is added by the core element of the book - the decoding of this key letter. The characters of the book, including the conspirators, the murderers of both Giuliano de' Medici and Galeazzo Maria Sforza), the spies and other leading figures, including Michelangelo... there is a connection between the Sistine Chapel and the Pazzi Conspiracy, which has not previously been explored. If you enjoy a good read, have an interest in Italian Renaissance history, then this book is for you. [...]
Sculptor Lazzaro Morelli was born 30 October 1608 in Ascoli Piceno, in Le Marche. After training with his father in Florence, Lazzaro moved to Rome to join the studio of sculptor Francois Duquesnoy. He later became assistant to Gianlorenzo Bernini, working for him until Bernini’s death in 1680. Bernini entrusted a number of important projects to Morelli, including the Chair of St. Peter, the majority of the travertine statues carved for Piazza San Pietro, the statue of Truth and the shroud on the tomb of Alexander VII, and the angel holding a scourge on the Ponte Sant’Angelo. [...]
He is said to have sculpted the horse and the lion for Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona
Urbino in Le Marche had its heyday in the Renaissance, and its appearance hasn’t changed much since then. For this reason Urbino is often considered one of the most adorable hill towns in Italy. [...]
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Agriturismo dei Duchi - Agriturismo - www
Fosso del Lupo - Agriturismo - www
Pietra Rosa - Agriturismo - www
San Domenico - Hotel - www
La Trattoria del Leone - www
Nenè - www
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Casa Natale di Raffaello - Museum
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche - Museum
Museo Cittàdino, Palazzo Bonaventura Odasi - Museum
Museo Diocesano "Albani" - Museum
Museo Lapidario - Museum
Museum Graphia - Museum
Cine Teatro Ducale - Theatre
Teatro C.u.s.t.- Theatre
Teatro Raffaello Sanzio - Theatre
“Save Play Del Duca” was born in 2014 as a social media platform, in order to propose a total renovation of the stadium “Cino e Lillo Del Duca” Ascoli Piceno, sharing the project with the many fans of his club.
The renovation project will be carried out “step by step” for a total of four fundamental steps who will attempt to bring back one of the historic Italian stadiums, that can be enjoyed by the city and its citizens 7 days 7, thanks also to new parking, to gyms, to a health club or at the point of sale merchandising that will reflect the rules that are now typical of a modern European stage. [...]
Just before Christmas, the city in the Marche region could host the "Portrait of Bianca Sforza", one of the most mysterious works of Leonardo da Vinci.
The painting on parchment, better known as the Beautiful Princess, became part of the collection of Peter Silverman, who bought it for few thousand dollars in 1998.
Because of its fragility and its recent attribution, the Beautiful Princess was displayed only on rare occasions. This will therefore be a great opportunity for the city of Urbino, which will provide the audience with a unique opportunity to discover a "new" masterpiece.
Read the incredible story of this attribution
The Italian State Mint has just released a limited-edition 2014 euro collector set, featuring a commemorative Silver 5 euro coin honoring the 500th Anniversary of the death of architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514).
The set comes housed in a sturdy plastic blister pack, which slides into a thick paper sleeve. Printed on both are architectural renderings of Bramante’s famous Santa Maria della Consolazione (constructed 1508-1607). [...]
Donato Bramante born in Fermignano in Le Marche (1444) dead in Rome (11 April 1514) was an Italian architect, who introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and the High Renaissance style to Rome, where his plan for St. Peter's Basilica formed the basis of design executed by Michelangelo. His Tempietto (San Pietro in Montorio) marked the beginning of the High Renaissance in Rome (1502) when Alexander VI appointed him to build a sanctuary that allegedly marked the spot where Peter was crucified.
The first of a fleet of buses designed to carry up to six wheelchair users each has been launched in Ascoli Piceno, a city in the Italian region of Marche. As well as being equipped for disabled passengers, the buses also conform to environmental standards set out by the city. The buses will operate on the route between Ascoli, Rome, and Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe. Passengers can book the bus by telephone prior to their journey, and have the option to request other routes if needed. 'This is a unique decision in Marche,' said Alessandro Antonini, President of Start Spa, Ascoli Piceno's public transport operator. 'It is perhaps the first such initiative nation-wide. We wanted to incorporate the request of disability advocacy groups.' [...]
A few hoots and screeches of night birds pierced the air, the crunch of the gravel under our feet, and then silence again. Brother Cesare, one of the monks living in Fonte Avellana greeted us with a smile and showed the way to the refectory where plates with local cheese, cured meats, delicious salads and fresh fruit were lined up on a long table. What else a tired traveller would want at the end of a long day? A warm welcome, simple food and a roof above your head, – monasteries have perfected the art of hospitality for centuries.[...]
Deepti Bhatnagar chooses to visit the place of complete dreamland in Italy called Marche which is full of art, museums and beautiful mountains all over the region. First, she reaches Ancona, which is the capital of Marche and next morning, she starts her day with a boat ride along the beautiful coastline of Numana. Though the ride was a little bumpy, it was balanced by the pleasant view of lush greenery, light sandy beaches, the famous rock called ‘Two Sisters’ and many other historical sights. After the boat ride, she visits the Archaeological Museum preserving some of the precious works and jewelleries of the 6th century BC. Next, she goes on to try the local cuisine which is famous for its wine, pasta, cheese, fish and also tries her hand in culinary skills by making a special recipe of Pasta. Visiting Numana was so peaceful, yet she headed for her next destination of Jesi, a medieval town with attractive theatres like the Teatro Pergolesi. The journey would have remained incomplete without visiting the outstanding art works in Palazzo Pianetti.
In the heart of the Italian countryside, your mystical Wedding venue awaits. Step back in time & fall in love with this enchanting 11th Century Hermitage. Located deep within the heart of the Italian Countryside, surrounded by breathtaking views, ancient olive trees and row upon row of vineyards, it’s difficult not to fall in love with this place the moment you step foot from the plane. [...]
Shakespeare in Italy is a new cultural association designed to promote and perform Shakespeare’s plays in their original language, in the country that was such an inspiration to him. The appeal of Shakespeare’s genius is timeless and universal, and no fewer than 13 of his plays are set wholly or partly in Italy.
Professor Giuseppe Giliberti of the University of Urbino has invited Shakespeare in Italy to organize a second 14 day residential Summer School from July 1st - 15th 2015.
The programme will again focus on three of the plays which are set in Italy. The aim is to explore them in depth and their relationship to the huge European cultural wealth that Shakespeare imaginatively drew upon. Course work will include lectures, discussions, practical work on scenes and possible DVD showings of contrasting productions of each play.
Urbino is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The centrepiece of the town is the Palazzo Ducale, fabulous creation of Federico, the Duke of Montefeltro in the mid 1400's. It was one of the most refined and elegant palaces in early Renaissance Italy and the setting for Baldassare Castiglione's Book of the Courtier which was a cultural reference point for Shakespeare. [...]
Italy is home to the Cittaslow movement which combines “Slow Food” with the art of leisurely good living. As delectable dining is one of the great joys of Italy, make time to discover at least one or two of the network’s 70 small towns.
The small city of Acqualagna (pop. 4,000), located just a few kilometres from the magnificent Furlo River Gorge, is known for its centuries-old tradition of truffle gathering, production and marketing. Truffle collectors and merchants who operate on all of the world markets have their offices here or conduct the larger part of their business from Acqualagna. The Acqualagna truffle market has become the preferred venue for the wholesale of truffles: 2/3 of the entire national production (5/600 quintals of all types of truffles) are traded here. The countries which especially prize the product include Germany (the largest European consumer), Belgium, Holland, France (which produces large quantities of black truffles in the South), USA and Canada. [...]
Two 17th-century letters discovered in the small hill town of Urbino, in the Marche region, add weight to arguments that Caravaggio died in the Tuscan port town of Porto Ercole, researchers disclosed Thursday. The missives dated July 28 and July 31, 1610, informed the Duke of Urbino that Caravaggio had died at Porto Ercole while on the road to Rome. [...]
Olive trees have been growing around the medieval hill top village of Mogliano, in Le Marche for about 2,400 years – long before there was even a town there. The most prized trees in this small area are those of a cultivar called ‘Piantone di Mogliano. It’s a variety so prized that it has its own fan club ‘Associazone Il Piantone di Mogliano’ and is celebrated annually with its own festival ‘Sagra della bruschetta all’olio di Piantone di Mogliano’ (Feast of bruschetta with Piantone di Mogliano olive oil).
It is held in such high regard because on the one hand it is full of complex flavours, whilst at the same time it is wonderfully delicate.
Also we marchigiani have always associated Fabriano with the production of paper and of washing machines, believing it was an industrial town and busy, but not beautiful.
Apart from the square and the palace of the Podesta the rest of the old town seemed to the most uninteresting.
Was necessary a the beautiful exhibition... to put in the right light a very important historical center, charming, and exceptionally rich in works of art. From the art gallery to the churches that host the gothic frescoes, one realizes the beauty of this ancient city, Fabriano. [...]
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La Casa di Campagna - Farm Holiday – www
Marchese del Grillo - Historical Stay – www
Borgo Antico – Hotel – www
Taverna da Ivo – www
Trattoria Marchegiana - www
Marchese del Grillo – Restaurant – www
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana – Museum
Teatro Gentile – Theatre
Bimef – Underwear - www
Giorgia F – Wedding Dress - www
Ramadoro – Shoes – www
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Birra Agricola Chiaraluce – Beer – www
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The Frasassi Caves were discovered by chance in 1970 by a speleological party. It’s one of those places everyone in Italy knows about, and with good reason.
Millecento brewery taking its name from a Romanesque little Church of San Cassiano in Valbagnola dating from 1119, that rose up in a monastic Estate on Appennine mountains, between Le Marche and Umbria.
On the Estate there is a Rural Home perfect for outdoor type who enjoys hiking and trekking (very close to the Estate there is the beautiful Sentiero Italia that pass through italian peninsula!); here you can also take part in nice workshop about homebrewing or beekeeping.
Millecento beers are made with San Cassiano mineral waters and are named with the monks names: Tommaso, Giovanni and Gregoire each one with its history and nature.
For the first time in Dubai, The Speciality Food Festival, is proud to announce the launch of the Acqualagna/Dubai White Truffle Charity Auction. Through a partnership of the Marche region in Italy and the Dubai World Trade Centre, be among the first to bid & purchase these highly-prized food delicacies.[...]
Go to Sydney, it’s the Town Hall steps; in New York it’s under the clocks at Grand Central; but when in Melbourne, one of the most popular rendezvous points for lovers and dreamers is a narrow, black and white-tiled space that time forgot. For 60 years, “I’ll meet you at Pellegrini’s” has been the refrain of so many Melburnians...
It was such a mecca that it was the very first place Sisto Malaspina’s friends took him to when he arrived in Melbourne as an 18-year-old fresh off the boat from Ascoli Piceno via the Italian seaport of Ancona in 1963. It was here, too, that 55 years ago Nino Pangrazio came on his first date with the young woman who would become his wife....
Of course, neither Malaspina nor Pangrazio had any inkling then that they would wind up owning Pellegrini’s in a business partnership that endures 40 years on.[...]