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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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Le Marche for the Expo 2015: Postcards from chief towns

Le Marche for the Expo 2015: Postcards from chief towns of the Region - Ancona, Urbino, Pesaro, Fermo, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno

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Getting Agro in Le Marche

Getting Agro in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Our wonderful olive oil supplier in the U.S. (olio2go.com) had recommended we book a night's stay at the Del Carmine olive oil property, restaurant and agriturismo outside Ancona...
The Ascolana was my favorite (and their most "prized" oil), followed by the fruity-hot Frantoio. Everyone else favored the Carmine house blend. The Leccino was the most subtle.  [...]
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Le Marche can impress people from US with food, olive oil but also with burgers... read more

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Mondolfo, Le Marche | The village of the broad beans eater

Mondolfo, Le Marche | The village of the broad beans eater | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Mondolfo is a tiny “borgo” in the Pesaro and Urbino province, located on the hills 4 km far from the Adriatic coast.  One of the annual appointment is called Magnafava, which means “broad beans eater” [...]

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Traditional Tajulin sa la fava recipe

Ingredients:

  • 200g of broad bean’s flour
  • 200g of white flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g of bacon
  • carrots
  • onions
  • chilly pepper
  • tomato sauce
Directions

Mix the flours and the eggs until you have a dough smooth. Roll it with a pin until it’s max a couple of mm thick. Cut the dough in long stripes and cook it in boiling and salted water.
For the source you’ll need a clove of garlic. Brown it in olive oil with some finely chopped carrots, onions, a little of chilly and 80 gr of pancetta. Then add the tomato source and stir.

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Discovering Le Marche at the first visit

Discovering Le Marche at the first visit | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I spent three days in the Le Marche Region of Italy.... Admittedly, I had never heard of the Le Marche region before and was mispronouncing the name of the region (pronounced lay MAR-kay)...

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First time visiting Le Marche? Read this article if you want an answer to these questions

  • Getting to the Le Marche area? 
  • Best Ways to Get Around in the Le Marche? 
  • Best Time to Visit Le Marche region of Italy?
  • What Should I Eat While Visiting Le Marche?
  • Where Should I go in Le Marche? 
  • Where Should I Stay in Le Marche?
  • How Can I Find More Information about Le Marche?

and get a proposal tour of the northern seaside area

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Almost 20 Travel Tips For Ascoli Piceno

Almost 20 Travel Tips For Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Looking to explore Ascoli Piceno? Here’s all the top tips from where to dine, where to stay and what to see and do!
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The Canadian College in Lanciano Visits Ascoli Piceno

The Canadian College in Lanciano Visits Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Our last day trip of the semester and we found ourselves in the small medieval town of Ascoli Piceno. From Lanciano, Ascoli Piceno is an hour and a half by car, heading north along the coast. The town is famous for its stuffed olives (olive ascolane). On weekends, Ascoli is alive with its many markets filling the piazzas. [...]

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Founded in 1995, CCI [Canadian College Italy] has seen over one thousand graduates pass through its home of Lanciano, an ancient-yet-modern city of 40,000 in the Central region of Abruzzo. About a twenty minute drive to the bustling city of Pescara and less than three hours by bus to Rome, Lanciano is centrally located and well connected by train and bus. Unlike many private schools, CCI provides boarding for its students. Lanciano, with its over 3,300 year history, has much to share with them as both boys and girls residences are located within the historical centre.

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Interview with expats living in Le Marche

Interview with expats living in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We are Martine, David and George Albon. We moved to Le Marche from the United Kingdom in 2012. We are all English but David grew up in Kenya. George was seven when we moved here. [...]

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Truffle Hunting in Le Marche is not only matter of nose

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.

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With: http://www.lacerca.it/ - Where: http://www.terezehouse.com/ 

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Palio della Rana - Fermignano’s Frog Races

Palio della Rana - Fermignano’s Frog Races | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Jennifer M Richardson's curator insight, April 14, 2015 11:13 PM

That is even funnier than the donkey race in Mercatello sul Metuaro

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Le Marche Cultural Travels | Discovering Leopardi.

Le Marche Cultural Travels | Discovering Leopardi. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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 [...]

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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...

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The Gradara castle, the romantic setting for Dante’s tragic medieval lovers Paolo and Francesca

The Gradara castle, the romantic setting for Dante’s  tragic medieval lovers Paolo and Francesca | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

According to legend, the tragic story of Paolo and Francesca, the unhappy lovers immortalized by the poet Dante Alighieri in the “Divine Comedy,” took place within the walls of the castle of Gradara, a medieval fortress [...]

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Jennifer M Richardson's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:34 PM

Thanks for that information. I'm sure that writers on our upcoming Writing Retreat in Palazzo Donati in September this year would love to visit this Castle.

 

http://www.thecreateescape.com.au/upcoming-events/writing-in-a-palace-2015

 

Writing Retreat in Palazzo Donati in Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche) with award winning journalist and author, Claire Scobie.

 

#writers #italyretreat #Dante

Ibon Arzua Crespo's curator insight, April 24, 2015 2:31 AM

Now, those are some noce battlements!!!

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A castle on red stone – Castle Pietrarubbia

A castle on red stone – Castle Pietrarubbia | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Snowbording Sassotetto 2015 Le Marche

This is my entry for the video section of the Hot Ice 2015 Photoshooting contest in Sarnano, in the Marche region, Italy. The weather was not perfect but it was a super fun day!

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Visit Ascoli Piceno with Pierluigi

Visit Ascoli Piceno with Pierluigi | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ascoli Piceno is one of the most important cities of my region, Le Marche, and it's also the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the southest end of the region, it was founded by an Italic population, named Piceni, several centuries before Rome.
During the Middle Ages, it was home to more than 200 towers: today, only about fifty of them can still be seen. [...]

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Unexplored or not, Le Marche Region deserves more attentions

Unexplored or not, Le Marche Region deserves more attentions | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Marche region in central Italy is vastly under-explored if you compare it to Tuscany or Umbria, but, the area deserves much more attention. After all, it’s home to the biggest cave complex in Europe – the Grotte di Frasassi – in the heart of the Gola della Rossa regional park. [...]

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Monte Conero, Marche: a family weekend by the sea suggested by Swide Magazine

Monte Conero, Marche: a family weekend by the sea suggested by Swide Magazine | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

As the perfect combination for all those who love both mountain and sea, and for family weekends away, Monte Conero in Marche region is a unique example of natural treasure in Italy: it consists of an Apennine mountain overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Once here you can visit the wonderful Conero Regional Park but also discover the famous and ancient Roman caves (from Mortarolo to that of San Benedetto), you can practice mountaineering and rock climbing but also enjoy a natural excursion or enjoy a day by its crystal clear sea. [...]

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Heidi visits the cathedral of Saint Emygdius in Ascoli Piceno

Heidi visits the cathedral of Saint Emygdius in Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In that rainy day I was in Ascoli Piceno it was definitely the absolute highlight to visit this cathedral. I was lucky to find it open and not encountering too many people as well inside. I feel bad taking photos when people are kneeling and praying. [...]

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Renaissance Wars with Style: Filippo Negroli tfor the Duke of Montefeltro in Le Marche

Renaissance Wars with Style: Filippo Negroli tfor the Duke of Montefeltro in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
A creation of Filippo Negroli for the Duke of Urbino. The burgonet, made of steel and inlaid gold, and decorated with a fearsome visage, it was created in the 1530s.
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Ascoli Piceno, the ancient Asculum in Le Marche

Ascoli Piceno, the ancient Asculum in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Today the little city is still situated along the Tronto river and surrounded by mountains on three sides. Two Natural Parks are bordering to the area: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini and Parco Nazionale dei Monti della Laga. [...]

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, April 20, 2015 11:15 AM

Our beautiful nearby city of Ascoli Piceno. Perfect for strolling round or sitting in one of the may cafes and watching life go by. Don't forget the antique market he'd the 3rd weekend of the month.

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Downshifting in the Ancient Fonte Avellana Monastery

Downshifting in the Ancient Fonte Avellana Monastery | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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. [...]

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Another good article was this one: 

http://greenholidayitaly.com/2014/11/19/taking-soul-break-ancient-fonte-avellana-monastery/ 

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Federico da Montefeltro: the most famous nose in Italy and the first rhinoplasty

Federico da Montefeltro: the most famous nose in Italy and the first rhinoplasty | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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

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Pieve of San Giovanni Battista of Carpegna, Montefeltro, Le Marche

Pieve of San Giovanni Battista of Carpegna, Montefeltro, Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

It doesn’t seem so but for more than a 1.000 years this church was the main church for the people of Carpegna, Pietrarubia and Montecopiolo [...]

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Running: ItaIy Coast to Coast - Team Relay Across Marche Umbria and Tuscany

Running: ItaIy Coast to Coast - Team Relay Across Marche Umbria and Tuscany | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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)

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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/ 

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Rick Steves in Le Marche | Discovering a Marche Church Choir

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?

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Richard "RickSteves (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]

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