Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit. [...]
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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
Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit. [...]
The Regional Park of Conero was established by the Marches Council in 1987. Their administrative agencies were founded in March 1991.The protected territory includes the stretch of high coast between the city of Ancona and the mouth of the river Musone, as well as a wide band of internal hills. The heart of the park is Monte Conero, with horizontal slopes made from imposing cliffs which lower into the sea, while the internal sector is dominated by vast Mediterranean forms and mixed woods.
It is a nature sanctuary extending for 5800 hectares of protected area, with places of great charm: the bay of Portonovo, the beach of the "due sorelle", the northern view-point, Pian Grande, pian dei Raggetti... 18 hiking routes developing among strawberry trees, brooms, ilex trees, pines, in the magic of the Mediterranean maquis. The area houses several species of birds, some of them very rare, together with a rich fauna.
Everything started in Urbino, the Capital of Renaissance, hidden in the earth of Italy and not so far from the border with Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Umbria. [...]
Dal 7 marzo al 5 luglio 2015 una nuova grande mostra a Palazzo Ducale: “Lo Studiolo di Federico da Montefeltro”. Si tratta di un progetto straordinario che per la prima volta dopo secoli rimette insieme i 28 dipinti che componevano lo spettacolare studiolo del Duca Federico. Una presentazione multimediale illustra i capolavori. Info: www.urbinonews.it
Ducal Palace - Piazza Rinascimento, 13
Trattoria del Leone Via Cesare Battisti, 5
L’Angolo Divino Via S. Andrea 14
Raffaello Degusteria Via Bramante, 6
Gradara, one of the most beautiful fortress in Italy, an ancient medieval village located in the soft hills between Emilia Romagna and The Marche. I suggest you a romantic weekend in the castle where Paolo and Francesca lived in.
The two famous lovers, whose love story was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy, were killed by her husband in the late 1200 and they were the protagonists of one of the most tragic love affairs of the MIddle Ages: they were as famous as Romeo and Juliet, but they really existed. [...]
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This is the fascinating account of the people who live in the central Italian city of Ascoli Piceno, city of one hundred towers, and the surrounding villages and hill towns. Lola Romanucci-Ross describes the long and rich cultural heritage of these people and their strategies for cultural and personal survival from both an insider's and an outsider's perspective. In this innovative book, the author goes beyond the newest approach in anthropology, most frequently called reflexive ethnography, where the anthropologist provides information on the researcher as well as the researched. After years of anthropological research in diverse cultures of the world, Romanucci-Ross returns to the town in Italy where her Italian-American family came from. In Ascoli Piceno she is not only anthropological researcher but also niece and aunt, cousin and daughter; here the professional outsider with the insider's perspective deals effectively with the parallax error inherent in views of observer and observed in the anthropological enterprise. [...]
Not too far from the hustle and bustle of northern Italy big cities such as Milan and Bologna, there is a gem that many tourist forget to visit. Conero national park is one of the best places in Europe for hiking, walking, beaches and wine tasting. 600 hectares of untouched Mediterranean landscape with white sand beaches it is everyone dream of a holiday. [...]
Montefortino is an ancient mountain stronghold that sits in the shadow of Monte Sibilla, on the Natural Park of the Sibillini mountains. This medieval village has picturesque streets, beautiful landscapes and architectural treasures: palaces, shrines, churches and ancient towers. [...]
When almost all of the cows we owned at the farm had been sold, and rabbits were the only animals left for the season, they all fell sick with a contagious sickness. In the stable of our farmhouse in the Marche, my family of farmers fought every day against an incomprehensible, uncompassionate and unpredictable destiny.
One day, Virgilio, my grandfather came home with a thurible he borrowed from the priest, in which he had placed a mixture of incense and medicinal herbs. He lit it up, and the strong scent that was so characteristic of Easter and Christmas started permeating the whole stable, the smoke coiling up in the darkness. He handed it over to me and said: go through all of the cages, and offer this blessed smoke to all the animals. Maybe it will help them heal. [...]
The heart of this area is a big gorge where the Candigliano river flows 176 metres over sea level blocked since the first half of the last century by one of the most famous and spectacular dykes of central Italy. Rising the Via Flaminia from Fano towards Umbria through Calmazzo we find ourselves in front of the impressive gorge between Monte Paganuccio and Monte Pietralata. Along the old Flaminia road we can admire the great works men built inside the gorge, which significantly changed the surrounding view. [...]
In the heart of Genga there is a mysterious cave, which hides an ancient secret: a breathtaking church, best known as the “refuge of sinners” commissioned by Pope Leo XII in 1828 and built by architect Giuseppe Valadier. Each of the eight side of the church symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus and it seems it was built as a place where sinner could repent and seek forgiveness. During the construction, lots of human remains dating back to the prehistoric age where found. Once upon a time, inside the church there was a marble statue representing the Virgin with the baby, realized by Antonio Canova’s workshop which is now located into the Museum of Sacred Art in Genga. [...]
Walking under a beautiful old arch towards the Santa Chiara monastery where we were staying for the night I looked up. The arch was covered in faded frescoes: barely visible, intricate dark green and brown leaves ran above my head. We were in Sassoferrato, a beautiful small town in Le Marche, full of hidden treasures. Anywhere I looked, I saw reminders of the days gone by: weathered wooden doors, worn down cobbles, wrought iron gates covered with age patina. [...]
We found an interesting blog from a Poland native who lives in Italy, Anna. The name of the blog itself - PLorIT - comes from the abbreviation of Polish (pl) and Italian (it). Her blog is in both Polish and Italian and is utterly fascinating: she talks culture, life in Italy and shows comparisons between the two countries. Her goal is showing Polish readers what life is really like in Italy, while also trying to share with Italians a little more about Polish culture. She has been in Italy for over 13 years and currently lives in Le Marche region.
Alain and Laure opted for a European destination wedding, traveling from their home in Switzerland to Italy to say I do! The couple shared with us some highlights from this very sweet ceremony and reception.
“We chose Italy and Torre di Palme because we knew friends in this part of Italy. And because we love Italian food and this beautiful region Le Marche.”
After a year of work, over 7200 shots, this is my vision of the Natural Park of Conero in the Marche Region,Italy. I used shooting with Drone, motorized slider, and a 2-axis head to make a lot of takes. I slept many nights to open with a sleeping bag under the starry skies. I used the bodies as the Nikon D3S and the Nikon D750, Nikkor optics 14/24 and Sigma 35mm f1,4. I hope to succeed to pass the same emotions that I have feel on cam.
A week-long residential holiday course for students who wish to immerse themselves in creative mosaic-making and the delightful rural landscape of Le Marche on the east coast of Italy. Students will use Venetian glass smalti to create mosaic artworks inspired by the colours, patterns and textures found in the local landscape and the wonderful textiles that adorn the house – the hosts are a Scottish textile artist and her Italian husband. [...]
Olive pruning techniques vary all over the world and even throughout Italy itself. A research team at the University of Ancona in Le Marche has been developing for over ten years a new approach to pruning ... Traditionally olives have been pruned to the shape of a red wine glass with a fringe all the way around, lopped flat across the top and opened out to let the all important sun into the middle of the tree. New thinking has it that the tree should be allowed to grow to its’ optimum height, forming a shape more like an ice cream cone. [...]
During the restoration of the church of S. Francesco at Borgo di Arquata del Tronto , in the province of Ascoli Piceno , in 1980 is found a double urn of gilded wood , hidden in the niche of an altar . Inside there is a large sheet folded and a scroll. On the sheet is visible footprint front and back of a human body , and the center is the word ‘ EXTRACTVM AB ORIGINAL ‘ (extract from the original, which is sanctified by direct contact with the real relic). It is a copy in 1:1 scale of the Shroud of Turin , the most valuable and controversial relic of Christendom. Copying Arquata accurately reproduces the image and stains on the Shroud of Turin: in addition to the double human footprint are noticed reddish spots in the side , feet and head , the drawings that recall the patches corresponding to burns inflicted to the Shroud Turin by fire in 1532 , and even water stains. However , there is one important difference between the Shroud of Arquata and the other 50 copies of the Turin Shroud survived to our times [...]
Land of rare natural beauty and great cultural riches...
Urbino, the ideal capital, a world heritage city, entered on Unesco’s roll of honor; a Renaissance masterpiece...
Montefeltro region, the historic Montefeltro Duchy, covers an area of about two thousand kilometres in the Pesaro-Urbino Province in Le Marche. Montefeltro has 35 Municipalities, sub-divided into 4 Mountain Communities: Montefeltro, Alta Valmarecchia, Alto-Medio Metauro, Catria-Nerone. Its borders touch Tuscany and Umbria, Emilia-Romagna and the Republic of San Marino. [...]
When I visited the little fortified town of Gradara I had as well a look into the churches. I always go into churches as they give often peaceful moments, a shelter when it’s cold or too hot and they have mainly amazing artworks. In this case I happened in the main church of Gradara: the church San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist). [...]
The Le Marche Wines, Ambassadors of tourism in US.
“Le Strade del Vino” are paths within territories, wine growing areas, as well as vineyards, wineries, farms, natural attractions, cultural and historical sites that are particularly significant for the purposes of integrated tourism within Italy. The intent of our new ICCC series of Educational Wine Tasting is to promote and encourage the Italian “Eno-gastronomic” tourism by showing the cultural, environmental, historical and social context of each region.
With this exciting new program we want to provide a virtual exploration of the amazing beauties and wine production of each Italian Region.
The Event will features six fine wine selections from the Italian region of Marche
We are a Professional family of writers, looking for a long term rental for a year or more from late summer 2015, whilst we teach our two children the culture and art of Italy.
We would like a detached rural property with 4+bedrooms, garden, a pool would be nice. We need to be within an hour of an International Airport or near the main train line to an Airport.
We prefer to be in a village, hamlet or on our own but near to town with amenities.
We are ideally looking for an unfurnished place, but could take a furnished place if 'perfect' for us. We are open to any opportunities and would consider renting a Bed and Breakfast or Gite business, or even house sitting.
We are designers and could even redecorate an empty house whilst we stayed if such a possibility came to us. Any property with an annex or studio attached would also be ideal.
We will care for any property we take on with the up most care and have our own business in the Customer Experience, so can be relied upon to be the very best tenants.
There is a 78% increase in the number of Russian Visitors to the Marche Region. Russians are attracted to its culture, gastronomy and sea. According to recent data published by the Marche Regional Authority, Russians are increasingly falling in love with this region.
It has estimated that between 2013/14 the number of Russian visitors to the Marche has boomed, with numbers up by an impressive 78%. This has meant that since 2009 the Russians have jumped from 7th to 3rd place in the rankings of foreign visitors to the region. Their numbers are now ahead of other notable countries such as France, Belgium and the UK. [...]
Cities of the 21st century must face several major challenges, which range from overcoming risks due to climate change (closely connected to progressively developing ecological imbalances) to the search for better energy conservation in the urban machine; from improvement in the quality and quantity of open spaces to returning residual areas (neglected areas, urban remnants, etc.) to the city. [...]
En-Route International Seminar "Resilient Landscapes for Cities of the Future"
School of Architecture and Design University of Camerino,
Ascoli Piceno, Italy 13-14 April 2015
Anyone out there who read Dante’s Devine Comedy? It’s a must read book in school in Italy. A classical. If you have though so you know for sure about the love story of Paolo and Francesca. Deeply in love and killed by her husband...
As it comes to less romantic facts: the castle is a medieval fortress which is overlooking the sea and the hilly inland landscape somewhere south to San Marino and north to Pesaro. It is one of the best preserved medieval castles, one of the most visited in the Marche region and place of many museums, musical and artistic events. [...]
We are very excited to be holding this course at a fantastic new venue for Helicon Arts – the spectacular Palazzo Mannocchi in Petritoli in the Marche region of Italy.
We have exclusive use of the Palazzo, set in the heart of the delightful village of Petritoli. Built in the 17th century, this historic building is adorned with frescoed ceilings, antique furniture, and has thirty-two well-appointed bedrooms. There are two swimming pools, two hot tubs, and several terraces, all of which enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There is no shortage of secluded corners in which to relax and unwind.
We are also fortunate to be part of the village community during our stay and there is a choice of friendly shops and bars on our doorstep. All of this makes the Palazzo the ideal setting for a great week of music-making, relaxation and discovering the best that this fantastic region has to offer.
A healthy combination of music, delicious food and wine and an active social schedule will guarantee a memorable holiday. [...]
Since 1998, Helicon Arts has run choral courses around Europe for amateur singers, and in recent years we have added photography and guitar holidays to our programme.
Our venues are carefully chosen so the group can stay together close to places of interest, in spectacular locations. Throughout the week, a variety of excursions and activities are offered to enhance the holiday experience. A challenging creative programme and an active social schedule guarantee an unforgettable holiday.