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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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Playing Baseball in Le Marche

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The game of baseball, along with its feminine variant of softball, is inspired by the inherent struggle of man against a hostile environment: an athlete plays in the field against nine opponents, playing for his teammates supporting from the bench.

For this and all other common reasons for each sport, baseball and softball are sports that help the growth of young people in civil society.

Practiced anywhere in the world today, is particularly appreciated in Le Marche.

The Marches Baseball consists of a Regional Committee, featuring 28 sports clubs and 15 functional playgrounds.

Cupra Baseball - Cupramontana AN - www
Unione Picena Baseball - Montegranaro FM - www
Porto Sant'Elpidio Baseball - Porto Sant'Elpidio FM - www
Macerata Angels Baseball Club - Macerata MC - www
Mosca Softball Macerata - Macerata MC - www
Baseball Pesaro - Pesaro PU - www
A.S.D. Baseball Club Le Pantere - Potenza Picena MC - www
Centro Universitario Sportivo Ancona A.S.D. - Ancona AN - www
A.S.D.Fano Baseball '94 - Fano PU - www
A.S.D. Softball Macerata - Macerata MC - www
Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball Portalwww
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Birdwatching in Le Marche

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It must be disappointing with the dearth of trip reports for Italy as it tends to get written off as a birdless country. This is simply not true expecially in Le Marche. However, birding in Italy is not easy and definitely requires perseverance and good field craft; birds are generally shy and flighty. It is possible to see a nice selection of Mediterranean species in mid July which is certainly not the best month of the year. Early starts are advisable when there is shade and it is cooler – birds are fairly active until about 10am but with temperatures regularly over 40°C by midday things can really tail off. [...]

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Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:33 AM

We have Nightingales in June, Bee eaters all summer long and have had a Golden Oriele in the oaks below Villa Miramonti. 

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Adrenaline Sports in Le Marche | The Sky Above Le Marche

Adrenaline Sports in Le Marche | The Sky Above Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

To live in a different way the landscape of the Marches and have the opportunity of looking down on the variety of the coastline, picturesque villages, the harmonious succession of hills and mountains, you can go to one of several schools of powered flight on territory. Experienced pilots are available for flights in the skies of Le Marche and patents issued by drivers at the end of specific courses.

The mountains and hills of the Marches are a good gym to practice free flight, a sport that includes many disciplines, all of which offer a feeling of absolute freedom. The more adventurous can enjoy the thrill of parachuting, a sport with ancient origins that affects a growing number of fans thanks to its spectacular and breathtaking appeal. Who does not suffer from vertigo can choose from paragliding and hang gliding, taking off from a gentle slope and then glide to the landing point.


Fly – SkyDive - Parachuting Courses
Aeroclub Ancona - Ancona AN - www

Aeroclub del Fermano - Fermo FM - www

Air to Air - Fermo FM - www

Ali Marche - Fano PU - www

Helicopters
Elimediterranea Elicotteri - San Benedetto del Tronto AP - www

ParaGlide & HangGliding

Limanhouse - Sarnano MC - www

Hot Air Ballooning

Ballon.it - www

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Quality Le Marche bike rental hire for cycling holidays in Italy

Quality Le Marche bike rental hire for cycling holidays in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We have experienced ever increasing numbers of guests who want to bring their own machines or have asked us with help in arranging an Italian bike rental in Le Marche and we have become more and more frustrated.
The cyclists who come on holiday to Marche tend to be cycle enthusiasts who expect the best and there just hasn’t been a high end rental facility available.
Initially we contacted a franchise who operate cycle rentals throughout Italy but found their delivery costs and bike hire prices to be very high, also wherever possible we want our guests to shop locally and we want the local community to benefit especially when they are able to offer a quality service.
From our earliest days here in Le Marche region, when in doubt we have always asked a local. Like most villages in Italy we have a local bike club who, on a weekly basis, don lycra and strive for burning thighs and chafing, in our case we contacted Marco from the local bike club, who has helped us with the supply of high end bike rentals.
If you know anything about the local Le Marche terrain or have read about the great routes via our cycling holidays page then you may have decided to come and do a bit of riding and will want a bike hire. [...]

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Ancona Province

Bici piu' - Chiaravalle - www

ConeroBike - Sirolo - www

Ascoli Piceno Province

Amici della Bicicletta - Ascoli Piceno - www

Top Ski - Ascoli Piceno - www

Udace - Ascoli Piceno - www

Antiqua Salaria - Bicycle Experience - Ascoli Piceno - www

Ascoli Bike Team - Mountain Bike - Ascoli Piceno - www

Fuori Di Sella - Mountain Bike - Cupra Marittima - www

Picenobike - Cycling Portal - www

Piste Ciclabili - CyclingPortal - www

Bikers in libertà - Mountain Bike - San Benedetto del Tronto - www

Fermo Province

Sibillini Cycling - Amandola - www

MTB nei Sibillini - Mountain Bike - Comunanza - www

Sentieri Piceni - Mountain Bike - Lapedona - www

Centri della calzatura - Bicycle Team - Montegranaro - www

Tritakatene - Mountain Bike - Ponzano - www

Macerata Province

Sibillini Tour - Fiastra www

Wbike - Mountain Bike - Macerata - www

MarcheCycling - San Severino Marche - www

Associazione Ciclistica Sarnano in bici - Sarnano - www

Circa Le Marche - Mountain Bike - Sarnano - www

Centro MTB - Mountain Bike - Tolentino - www

Pesaro Urbino Province

Hotel Ulisse - Carpegna - www

Bike Hotel - MountainBike - Montefeltro - www

Gam - Pergola - www

HappyBikeRacing - Urbania - www

Portals

Italy Bike Hotels - www

Piste Ciclabili - www

Bicitalia La Rete Ciclabile Nazionale - www

Bike Sport Hotel Marche  - www

Marche Marathon - www

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Ideal for the non-painting spouses coming along on our panting courses. Many are keen cyclists wanting to explore this gorgeous area on two wheels while the other half is capturing it on canvas...

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A day out in Cingoli balcony of Le Marche Italy

A day out in Cingoli balcony of Le Marche Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Cingoli balcony of le marcheCingoli is a picturesque medieval hilltown built on Roman foundations in the Macerata province in the centre of the Marche region of Italy.
If you are on holiday in Le Marche and travel through the agricultural heartland of this area you cannot miss the symmetrical hump of a hill that is home to Cingoli. In fact its panoramic belvedere lies behind a popular Le Marche proverb “non e’ ancor notte a Cingoli”, (it’s not night yet in Cingoli) which essentially means, “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched”.
Cingoli, is known as the “balcony of Le Marche” for its views and the area nearby is a fantastic day out with something for all the family. [...]

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Gauls in Le Marche

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When the fearsome celtic warriors descended from Senonia (the territory of the river Seine where Paris now stands) stoods in the north-central area of the Marche. Perhaps their advance was stopping by the value of the Picenes, or perhaps, as we like to think, because they had found the most beautiful land they could never imagine.
When you get in the sweet territory between Arcevia, Sassoferrato and Pergola, surrounded by wooded hills of the first and second ridge of the Apennines,you can understand why the Senones had chosen it as the heart of their presence in central Italy. Why they faced the extermination in order to defend in the tragic battle of Sentinum, in 295 BC.
Here, in a high plateau, stood the city of Civitalba (or Alba Gallica), of which few remains were found, including fragments of a frieze – originally placed on the tympanum of a temple – wich commemorates the defeat of the Gauls in that epic and decisive battle that followed the siege and the sac of Rome by their undisputed leader, the grand “Brennus”. Brennus returned triumphant with his army, laden with riches, and long celebrating the victory in the territory chosen as Senone’s homeland. [...]

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"Show and Tell": Around Conero, Le Marche - BrowsingItaly

"Show and Tell": Around Conero, Le Marche - BrowsingItaly | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
This week's "Show and Tell" features Erica Firpo who shares 6 of her favorite photos from around Conero, Le Marche.

For three days, I had full immersion in the Conero Riviera, an area of the Marche region that spans from the Adriatic sea to Monte Conero, a large mountain, and visits to neighboring hill towns. The Conero Rivieria is the ultimate mare-monti– a so-to-speak surf and turf of colors, flavors and culture, an overflowing cornucopia of sights, sounds, history and nature for painters, foodies, historians, nature lovers, athletes and really anyone who wants a trip through the Italian countryside.

Important t note: on any given day, cotton candy clouds float about jewel-toned panoramas, it’s no wonder Raffaele (Sanzio) included them as backdrop in every painting. [...]

1. Arcevia

2. Loreto

3. View From Loreto

4. Osimo

5. Porto Recanati

6. Senegallia

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Where to visit in Le Marche – Ascoli Piceno and Urbino

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Rambling around a twisting and turning 100-mile coastline, enveloping ancient hilltop villages to rival those of Tuscany, Istria and Provence, Le Marche in Italy is an incredible region to explore.

Being one of Italy’s lesser known areas one tends to assume it might be more economical to the tourist than the likes of Tuscany and Umbria. While this may or may not be the case, being less well-known typically means less crowded, which certainly augments Le Marche’s appeal. Stretching around 100 miles of the Adriatic coast, Umbria is blessed with vast stretches of golden sands, intermittently broken up by quirky coves and dramatic cliffs, which for much of the year, remain relatively empty.

And it’s not just the region’s fringe that provides an exhilarating discovery of stunning natural beauty – Its interior boasts square mile after square mile of lush rolling hills, plunging valleys and rich farming terrain, lightly scattered with bustling market towns, sleepy hamlets and ‘one-horse’ villages. Between this network of towns and villages where time has almost stood still, Le Marche’s two cultural powerhouses can be found – Ascoli Piceno and Urbino. [...]

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Take a road trip into the Mona Lisa

Take a road trip into the Mona Lisa | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The world has often wondered what lies behind the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the world’s most famous painting. People have also begged the question of what exactly lies behind the figure in the painting? Today we have the answer; it is a ‘compressed’ version of the landscape of Marche and Emilia-Romagna, the valley of the Marecchia River as it winds its way towards the Adriatic Sea.

The theory is espoused by two researchers, Rosetta Borchia, painter and landscape photographer and Olivia Nesci, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Urbino, in a book ‘Code P. Illustrated Atlas of the landscape of the Mona Lisa’. In the book the too scholars compare enlarged segments of the Mona Lisa background with real photographs of the Valmarecchia and the similarities are striking.[...]

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Paper from Fabriano - Google Cultural Institute

Paper from Fabriano - Google Cultural Institute | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Fabriano is one of the few cities in the world where paper is still being made by hand as a testament to the will not to lose its ties with a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
The first paper in the West was created here thanks to the technological innovations that this area brought to the manufacture of this product.
The most important innovations were the introduction of gluing the sheets with animal gelatine to make them impermeable against the ink the adoption of the hydraulic multiple hammer mill to refine the mixture, and the invention of the watermark as a security element to demonstrate the quality of the paper and identify its manufacturer.
The precious watermarked sheets from Fabriano are destined for distinguished purposes, and are made with carefully selected raw materials through a method that has remained unchanged for 700 years. [...]

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Italy long has been famed for its quality of life, its fashion, its heritage and its food. We believe the Internet can help promote the Made in Italy lifestyle brand and the Google Cultural Institute has worked with the Italian Agriculture MinistryUnion of Chambers of Commerce, the University Ca' Foscarithe Symbola Foundation to launch an online platform designed to help bring Made in Italy online.
On the new platform, anybody, anywhere can discover hundreds of digital displays, stories, pictures, videos, and historical documents about Italian craftsmanship. Many of Italy’s most famous culinary and handcraft products are represented, from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele ham to Murano glass and Montappone Hats. Little-known gems also can be uncovered such as Vercelli accordions and Ascoli Piceno lace. [...]

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.it/2014/01/made-in-italy-goes-digital.html 

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A 2012 Hollywood movie celebrates the ancient Le Marche People | Piceni on mars?

A 2012 Hollywood movie celebrates the ancient Le Marche People | Piceni on mars? | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The first people who lived in the territory of the Marche identifing himself with it was the “Piceni”.  Piceni’s identity emerges along with the archeological excavations in the last century, highlighting aspects of this fascinating and mysterious people of warrior-farmers.
One of these recent moments of fame for the Piceni has to do with the Hollywood movies.
In 2012, the fantasy genre, after the success of Avatar, proposed to the world the story of an alien people, image of what we ourselves were originally, that fight for their land against the evil and hyper “terrestrial”. It was the movie “John Carter of Mars”, a revival of a ’30s cartoon made by Walt Disney.
The production gave the definition of the characters to the same costumeer of the higly successful film Apocalypto and Avatar: Mayes Rubeo.
Mayes – that over recent years lived with her husband in Todi, Umbria, began to study the peoples of antiquity with the attributes of the “martians”; a proud people, who loved peace and harmony, but that, if defied, is ready to fight with vigor to the last, freedom loving above all other virtues.
At one point, the costumer met the mysterious people on the Adriatic coast of central Italy – of wich we had knowledge thanks to its proximity to his place of residence – in wich he found the characters he sought. [...]

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What are the most charming small towns in Le Marche - Italy? | Subscribe on Quora and answer

What are the most charming small towns in Le Marche - Italy? | Subscribe on Quora and answer | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We want your opinion but also your suggestions, the local dishes or food/wine you need to try when in that village, the things to see and to do. The emphasis is on maybe lesser known dishes, products or places.

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Museo dei colori naturali "Delio Bischi", Oasis San Benedetto, Benedictine Abbey of Lamoli, Le Marche

The Museum of Natural Colors offers rare botanical species such as madder, reseda and the ford used for ages as dye plants. The latter has been in the Renaissance period an economic resource as important to be called blue gold.

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Outfit Donna per San Valentino 2014 by Life Marche. Ovviamente tutto MadeinMarche

Outfit Donna per San Valentino 2014 by Life Marche. Ovviamente tutto MadeinMarche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ecco l'outfit di Life Marche per uscire o per una serata in casa, con cena speciale o un dopocena con un dolce pensiero per il marito distratto. [...]

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Tennis in Le Marche

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Tennis is definitely one of the most popular sport activities in the Marches, as evidenced by the numerous playgrounds around the area and the many events dedicated to this elegant and timeless discipline.
During the 70's and 80's in Italy and Marche, tennis reached the peak of the interest, with the help of TV in the clear, due to national heroes like Panatta and Barazzutti and the great international personalities of Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and the exuberant John McEnroe, who were challenging each other in epic duels. The passage of the sport on the pay-TV decreed a sharp decline in interest who has returned to flourish with greater diffusion of these television services and thanks to the success of women in international competitions.

Here a useful list to practice this fabulous sport in Le Marche in every season. 

Tenuta Il Giogo - Monterado AN - www
Tenuta San Settimio - Palazzo di Arcevia AN - www
Circolo Tennis Castel Di Lama - Castel di Lama AP - www
La Campana - Montefiore dell'Aso AP - www
Circolo tennis G. Maggioni - San Benedetto del Tronto AP - www
La Ginestra - Montelparo FM - www
Circolo Tennis Porto San Giorgio - Porto San Giorgio FM - www
Circolo Tennis Civitanova Marche - Civitanova Marche MC - www
Associazione Tennis Macerata - Macerata MC - www
Tennis Club Matelica - Matelica MC - www
Circolo Tennis Guzzini - Recanati MC - www
Tennis Club San Severino - San Severino Marche MC - www
Montanaria - Sarnano MC - www
Circolo Tennis Pesaro - Pesaro PU - www
Tennis Club Valmarecchia - Pietracuta PU - www
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In Le Marche there are 115 different Tennis Clubs, here the list

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Locanda Montelippo – From San Francisco to Marche

Locanda Montelippo – From San Francisco to Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

... What is Locanda MontelippoIt’s a dream come true, says Alice Aiudi who – together with her brother Andrea and her parents Giuliano and Ivana – takes care of  the Locanda Montelippo, an Italian agritourism in Capponello di Colbordolo, a magic country corner between the Renaissance “Ideal city” of Urbino (World Heritage) and the town of Pesaro on the Adriatic coast.

Lived by shepherds throughout the 20th century, the casolare (the typical Italian country house)belongs to the Aiudi family since 2004. After accurate restoration works carried on according to bioconstruction rules, the agritourism opened to guests in 2011.

All family members have their special tasksGiuliano supervises the whole farm, Alice takes care of ‘little fruits’ (Locanda Montelippo is specialzed in little fruit production which grow over 2000 sm; as a matter of fact Montelippo has created – for the event “One village, one hundred stories” – a special edition of their famous Tutto more jam, blackberry jam), Ivana is in charge of the Administration and Andrea is the cook, an exceptional cook with a 15-year-long experience in Italy and abroad; he has been executive chef of a prestigious hotel chain, where he and his staff – in San Francisco – were awarded a deserved Michelin star. [...]

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Introduction to skiiing in the Italian Appenines, Le Marche, Italy

Introduction to skiiing in the Italian Appenines, Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Having experienced skiiing for the very first time, I would like to share some information about Sassotetto, high in the Sibillini mountains near Sarnano, Le Marche, and part of the Italian Appenines. For novice skiers, this resort is ideal since it is relatively inexpensive and accessible. It is possible to stay at the resort itself - there are several hotels, although we chose to stay near Sarnano and take the daily shuttle bus to the resort. There are two main centres at Sasso Tetto; Sasso Tetto and La Maddalena. We went to the latter and having walked the short distance from the bus to the ski school, enquired about an hour's lesson.
We were surprised that the lesson price was so reasonable; €30 for an hour for an individual but €40 for two people (See the detailed Sibillini Ski School price list). Our instructor was Domenico; although he probably spoke a little English we opted for our lesson in Italian. The hire of ski boots, skis and sticks was a reasonable €10 per person for the day, and once we were kitted out, he took us to the nursery slope for some tuition.

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All this (and more) is an easy 15 minute drive from Bellavallone - www.bellavallone.com - reservations@bellavallone.com

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The ancient trades in Marche

A seam of culture and ancient traditions runs through Le Marche that risks remaining unknown not only by travellers who visit this land, but also by its inhabitants. [...] Through the twelve itineraries found on the following pages, you can choose to enjoy the pleasure of discovering the ancient trades in Le Marche.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:48 PM

Wonderful itineries and information about our traditional trades in Le Marche. Download your copy today!

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The Sephardic sinagogue in Pesaro

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I've already written a few times about the Sephardic sinagogue in Pesaro, dating back to the 16th century, and about Pesaro old Jewish Ghetto (its narrow streets are my favourite scenario when ...

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For security reasons there is nothing on the exterior to suggest the religious function of this brick building.

The men’s entrance is on the south-eastern front facing Jerusalem. Next to this, though smaller, is the women’s which leads directly up a staircase to the women’s gallery (…)

On the ground floor are an oven, a bath for the purification of worshippers, and a well. Water – a very important purifying element – runs back into the fountain at the end of the entrance corridor used for the washing of hands.

The Prayer room on the first floor follows a bipolar arrangement whereby The Ark (Aròn) and Pulpit (Tevàh) stand opposite one another against the walls at each end. The entrance to the room is placed under the pulpit. This particular position, a characteristic shared only by the synagogues of Ancona, Carpentras and Cavaillon in France and Safed in Palestine, all of which follow the Spanish rite, is such that those who enter face both the Aròn and Jerusalem. [...]

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I was immediately captivated by the beautiful intricate design. I think it's amazing how this building, the designs inside and the colorful murals have stood the test of time. This synagogue is definitely on my "to visit" list. 

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Italian composer Riz Ortolani died in Rome

Italian composer Riz Ortolani died in Rome | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Born on March 25, 1926, as Riziero Ortolani, in Pesaro, Le Marche, Italy, the prolific composer started his career in his early twenties working as a musical arranger for the orchestra of Italian pubcaster RAI, before forming his own orchestra. During the 1950s he and his Riz Ortolani orchestra wound up in Los Angeles and worked at famed night club Ciro's on the Sunset Strip.[...]

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His scores have also been appropriated by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill and Django Unchained, as well as Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. RIP, Riz.

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Caffè Meletti | The best cafe in the world

Caffè Meletti | The best cafe in the world | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This is the best cafe in the world. It is the Anisetta Meletti in Ascoli Piceno, which is a mouthful. It is in the Marche region of Italy, north of the more famous Abruzzi region.

The building is original, nothing changed since World War II. Wooden doors and tables, gold leaf on the windows, marble bar with brass foot rail. They make a famous house brand of Anis and some other liquors.

The barmen wear bow ties; they are professional. You order a Cafe Americano, they set it on the counter three minutes later with a small glass of water, steamed milk, and a biscuit. One Euro thirty cents. [...]

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Not sure if it is the best in the world but it must be pretty close
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MONTELAGO CELTIC FESTIVAL 2013

MONTELAGO CELTIC FESTIVAL 2013 - OFFICIAL VIDEO

waiting for the next edition www.montelagocelticfestival.it 

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Truffle Hunting Holiday in San Ginesio, Le Marche

A brief video of our brilliant Truffle Hunting Holidays.
The holiday takes place in the Sibillini Mountains, Italy. Over the weekend our guests will have a talk with our hostess Monica about Truffles and how they are hunted etc. After this talk the guests then get a Truffle cooking lesson with Monica.
On the Saturday, guests will go on a 2hr Truffle hunt with our Truffle Hunter, Nando. After the hunt there is another Truffle cooking lesson for our guests to learn how to make the best use of Truffles! After a lazy lunch there is a wine tasting session in which our guests get to sample some of the finest regional wines and learn about how they are made and what food accompanies them best. 

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Ascoli Piceno Lace - Google Cultural Institute

Ascoli Piceno Lace - Google Cultural Institute | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

"An ancient history that developed within the walls of the home, a refined product that made no distinctions between social classes”

Like elsewhere in Italy, the tradition of embroidery and lace in the province of Ascoli Piceno is linked to the presence of wealthy families who could live in luxury and elegance, not only in regard to decoration, but also in the use of precious materials and items: it was said, in fact, that “embroidery is to the body as style is to thought”.

With the attainment of greater purchasing power, there was a need for young women professionally trained in the art of embroidery, so in 1868, Countess Maddalena Sgariglia dal Monte opened a women’s vocational school in a building she owned. 

The poor were admitted for free, whereas girls from wealthy family paid for room and board. 

The girls became experts in dressmaking and embroidery and, thanks to the Countess’ contacts, the finished products were sold through commissions from important families throughout Italy and orders from church maintenance committees, religious fraternities and secular societies for the embroidery of church decorations, banners, coats of arms and bridal trousseaux. [...]


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From Fabriano, Le Marche to Austin, Texas | Italian gelato shop Dolce Neve opens in South Austin - The Daily Texan

From Fabriano, Le Marche to Austin, Texas | Italian gelato shop Dolce Neve opens in South Austin - The Daily Texan | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In their little shop on South First Street, Italian family Leo Silvestrini, Francesca Ferrarese and Marco Ferrarese shared — in thick Italian accents — the story of how they left their fast-paced lives behind to move to Austin and open their own gelato shop, Dolce Neve [...]

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The owners all grew up eating the frozen treat. Francesca and Marco Ferrarese fondly remember their hometown of Fabriano’s gelateria, one of the oldest in Italy.

“When were kids it was a tradition that in the evening, after dinner, all the kids went together to get gelato,” Francesca Ferrarese said. 

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