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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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Mountain Biking in the Sibillini National Park

Mountain Biking from Ussita up to the Fargno Pass - downhill to the Valle di Panico in the Sibillini National Park.

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January in Ascoli Piceno

January in Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

January is the perfect time to travel in Italy, as long as there is no rain or fog. On sunny days it is almost impossible to sit quietly home. The urge to explore comes over us, and off we go.
The first place on our agenda was Ascoli Piceno. We went there with our guests after January 6th to explore the sales. I love to shop in this city. First the city is absolutely gorgeous, second they have the nicest sales people, and finally they have great clothes, all within walking distance, with no car needed. Driving to Ascoli Piceno from Umbertide we pass the wildest looking territory. It is hard to believe that there will be a town in the mountains, much less one as stunning as this. [...]

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A day in caves and small towns #exploringmarche

A day in caves and small towns #exploringmarche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

After spending the morning in Senigallia we drove to the mountains. Incredible views of the hills and mountainsides, and random caves just popping up on the side of the road. Obviously we had to stop every ten minutes or so! [...]

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  • Genga
  • Fabriano
  • Paper & Watermark Museum
  • Frasassi Caves (Grotte di Frasassi)
  • Wine tasting at Luchetti
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Le Marche on ITALIA Magazine: holidays, property, food, wine, Culture, People

Le Marche on ITALIA Magazine: holidays, property, food, wine, Culture, People | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Escape the January grey skies to the shores of Italy, with inspiration and ideas for your next Italian getaway in the new issue of Italia magazine. Property-wise we are mad for Le Marche, and with Fleur Kinson’s guide to getting the most for your money in this stunning region, you’d be mad to miss it too! Whether you are interested in restoration or finished properties, it’s easy to see the best of what is available in issue 111 of Italia. If you are thinking of relocating, you’ll find tips and advice from those in the know on what to look our for and consider when making the move to Italy.

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I love Festa della Befana, Urbania Festival 2014 - An Italian Festival of Food, Music & Befana!

A short film capturing the magic of Befana with the smell of roasted chestnuts and spiced wine, the cold air fills with festive music as Befana's of all ages descend upon the cobblestone streets to celebrate in Urbania (Le Marche) Italy. 
La Befana is believed to hail from the medieval village of Urbania in Le Marche Italy. In Italian folklore, La Befana delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on the night of January 5th, the Eve of Epiphany. In addition to delivering gifts, she will sweep the floor before she leaves! It is customary to set out a glass of wine and snacks to thank her for cleaning the house!

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The artist Fathi Hassan who lived in Le Marche will exhibit in Qatar

The artist Fathi Hassan who lived in Le Marche will exhibit in Qatar | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar will host the opening reception of ‘The Depth of Hope’ by acclaimed Egyptian Sudanese artist Fathi Hassan tomorrow at 7pm.

Hassan was born in Cairo in 1957 to Sudanese and Egyptian parents. Since graduating in 1984, he has lived in Le Marche, Italy, and currently works between Italy and Great Britain.[...]

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Sound Oil bases its strategy on cash flow from Rapagnano

Sound Oil bases its strategy on cash flow from Rapagnano | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Sound Oil’s first production operation in Rapagnano field in central Italy beat expectations in 2013, the UK-based company revealed on Friday. 

‘The Rapagnano field ... yielded a total of 2.2mln cubic metres of gas, or 79mln cubic feet, in the seven months from start-up in May to the end of December, which is 15% more than Sound had budgeted for,’ reads a note released by the company.

Sound expects to produce gas from Rapagnano for 12 years, seeing production totalling 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas. Despite the modest size, the field is valuable for the company as cash flows from Rapagnano cover the bulk of its baseline costs.

The Rapagnano-1 gas discovery was made by Eni in 1952. It had produced 116 Mscm of gas prior to shut-in in 2001. The concession is located in Ascoli Piceno Province, Marche Region, central Italy.

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▶ Designers Tutti Gufi Spring Summer 2014 Collection, Fano Le Marche

Designers Tutti Gufi, Fano, Le Marche, Italy Spring Summer 2014

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Sbagliato "Window" New Street Piece - Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Sbagliato "Window" New Street Piece - Ascoli Piceno, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

While we last heard from them last summer in Pizzo (covered), Sbagliato just finished pasting up this cheeky new piece in Ascoli Piceno, a town in the Marche region of Italy.
The Italian collective redraws urban surfaces, promoting a new reality by subverting order and changing landscapes by adding a twist with their surprising windows, shutters, and doors. [...]

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The Beautiful Wineries of Le Marche | The Perfect Setting to Enjoy Italian Wine: The Siliquini Winery

The Beautiful Wineries of Le Marche | The Perfect Setting to Enjoy Italian Wine: The Siliquini Winery | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for that perfect setting to enjoy a good Italian wine in the company of your friends, don’t miss Siliquini Cantina winery (Castel di Lama, Italy). Recently renovated by Studio Scaramucci, the winery owned by the respectable Siliquini family has suffered some transformations, becoming a processing center for the promotion and sale of products. Not only you can come here to taste a glass of good wine but also enjoy the serene setting and take part on all viticultural practices. A ritual for the privileged ones, I’d dare to add. [...]

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Ciao Town: Quintodecimo, Acquasanta Terme

Ciao Town: Quintodecimo, Acquasanta Terme | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

With the introduction of Ciao Town I will aim to bring you snap shots of the different cities, towns and regions of Italy to show that despite such a unified love of the Italian lifestyle by all Italians, each town, city and region has its own special way of living this wonderful life. And it all centers around food.

While Quintodecimo is by no means a large and bustling town (it has two churches and no shops), it is the most peaceful and bountiful place, and forms the foundation of my Italian heritage – the perfect place to start taking you all on the journey that will be Ciao Town. [...]

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  • The Mountains of Quintodecimo
  • The Food of Quintodecimo
  • The Water of Quintodecimo
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A Brief Jewish History of Le Marche

A Brief Jewish History of Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Jews have been living in the Le Marche region for more than one thousand years and at least thirty Jewish communities can be documented in the region. Land records show Jews as owners of vineyards and olive trees as early as 967. The city of Senigallia attracted a sizable Jewish community by the 1300s due to its port and lucrative business opportunities. The Jewish presence in the city of Urbino dates back to the same period. A scholar known as Master Daniel arrived in Urbino from Viterbo in the 1300s to trade and open a bank. The city of Recanati, located between Ancona and Senigallia, was known as a seat of learning by at least the 1200s. Other cities include the sea port of Pesaro, and Fermo, a city mentioned by the great poet, Immanuel of Rome who found hospitality there in the house of a wealthy merchant. His great work, the "Mahbarot" was extensively edited in Fermo.

After the expulsion of the Jews from the Spanish dominions in 1492 and Portugal in 1497, waves of Jewish refugees began to arrive, settling in Ancona and the other port cities. In addition, Jews from Sicily and the south of Italy who had formerly lived in the Kingdom of Naples also began to arrive. Pope Paul III had invited merchants from the Levant to settle in Ancona regardless of their religion by the 1540s. [...]

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The organization of communities in the Marche Region was officially recognized by the government, at least from 1532 when the region was annexed to the Papal States. In 1542 it appeared in an official document as Universitas Judeorum Marchiae, and from other sources we know that it was a well organized body. The organization was headed by representatives of the various communities whose number it is difficult to ascertain.

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How to (not) explain to a Woman where Le Marche is in Italy

How to (not) explain to a Woman where Le Marche is in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Gino D'Acampo shows Holly Willoughby where Le Marche is in Italy

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Arriving in Marche, Italy #exploringmarche

Arriving in Marche, Italy #exploringmarche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Here is a little teaser of what’s to come… Our dinner from when we arrived in the Marche-region late in the evening. We flew from Copenhagen to Bologna and drove south for almost two hours until the landscape changed for a more mountain and hill covered land. Just on the coast, Marche (pronounced like ‘market’, but without the ‘t’ – hard k! Who would have known!?) has all the goodness that Italy offers, except nobody really knows anything about it. I definitely didn’t, but it was a great first meeting with mainland Italy! All the ham and cheese… my belly is in love.

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David Parish and his Love for for Le Marche

David Parish and his Love for for Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

What do you think are the qualities of this area?

First of all, the friendliness and straightforwardness of its inhabitants. The Marchigiani are generous people, especially in rural areas and are ready to accept people from outwith the region into their community. Furthermore, this area has almost everything. There are towns, sea, mountains, good food and good wine, it’s as if the whole of Italy was enclosed in this beautiful region. It is difficult to speak of the Marches in this regard, because there is no one thing in particular that distinguishes them so much. Within an hour, you can go to the beach or to the mountains or visit a beautiful exhibition in town! 
I like to think that a healthy community still exists and it is a nice place to raise a family. [...]

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Iesi (Jesi in Italian): The City of a Holy Emperor and Divine Wine

Iesi (Jesi in Italian): The City of a Holy Emperor and Divine Wine | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The old centre of Iesi is surrounded by fortified walls that were build in the 14th century to replace the Roman ones.  The famous white wine in this area is, of course, the fantastic Verdecchio dei Castelli di Jesi. The best place to taste the local wines is the Regional wine cellar (Enoteca Regionale di Jesi) situated in the Baroque palace of Balleani.  The legend has it that Frederick II, the most powerful Holy Roman Emperor of the Middle Ages, was born in the public square, now named after him. [...]

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Accommodation

La Locanda del Golf - Farm Holiday - www

Federico II - Hotel - www

L'Orchidea - Restaurant - www

Activities

Scuola Sibilla - Climbing, Ski and Snoboarding - www

Italcook - Cookery School - www

Noir Club - DiscoDinner - www

Club Scherma - Fencing - www

Campo Pratica Golf - Golf - www

Museo Archeologico e del territorio di San Floriano - Museum

Museo Diocesano - Museum

Pinacoteca e Musei Civici - Museum

Studio per le Arti della Stampa - Museum

Teatro G.B.Pergolesi - Theatre

Teatro Studio V.Moriconi - Theatre

Assivip - L'enoteca di Jesi - Wine Tasting - www

Shopping

Caseificio Piandelmedico - Cheeses - www

Cooperlat - Cheeses - www

Plebani Furniturewww

Fattorie Donzelli - Salamis - www

Salumi Tomassoni - Salamis - www

Cioccolato di BruCo - Typical Products - www

Montecappone - Wines - www

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Nice piece on Jesi highlighting historic background and providing a useful description of town. Not to forget a visit to the little gem BIBLIOTECA PLANETTIANA, you can book a guided tour with an enthusiastic member of staff with great knowledge who will show you around and show fantastic  and fascinating old books and maps.

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Sport in Le Marche | Monte dei Signori a bike excursion among Marche, Lazio and Umbria

Monte dei Signori offers a wonderful scenery for a bike excursion among Marche, Lazio and Umbria.
From its peak, located at 1781m, you can sweep over almost the entire chain of  Laga mountain range, the plain of St. Scholastica and the Reatini Mountains.

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"Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters" The Met hosts exhibition of the Renaissance master's devotional paintings

"Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters" The Met hosts exhibition of the Renaissance master's devotional paintings | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Piero della Francesca is considered today one of the masters of Renaissance Art; his work features remarkable psychological studies of individuals - the people, saints, patrons are not idealized re...
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Here the highlight about Le Marche: 

- The Metropolitan Museum in NY hosts “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” an exhibition of four of his devotional paintings, works painted in tempera on canvas, intended for private prayer, some featuring portraits of the patrons who commissioned them. The paintings are Saint Jerome and a Donor from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, of Venice; Madonna and Child with Two Angels (the Senigallia Madonna) from the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, in Urbino; Saint Jerome in a Landscape from the Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; and Madonna and Child from the Alana Collection in New York. They appear together for the first time.

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The ancient Roman Theatre of Falerone

The ancient Roman Theatre of Falerone | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Along the Tenna river, in the village of Piane di Falerone (small but lively village in the municipality of Falerone) there is another city of the ancient Rome, the Falerium Picenus.

The theater, 50 feet in diameter, could accommodate about 1.600 people, is erected for the three orders, the last of which, unfortunately, was destroyed.  Along the outer perimeter of the amphitheater are still visible the stems of 22 columns once covered in marble.

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Virtual reconstruction of the theatre of ancient Falerium Picenus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0IWnMN4v88 

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Vatican asked to honour Jesuit who tried to evangelise China

Vatican asked to honour Jesuit who tried to evangelise China | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Vatican on Friday received a request to beatify an Italian Jesuit priest favoured by Pope Francis whose attempts to evangelise China in the 16th century were thwarted by the Church.

"The papers for the beatification process for father Matteo Ricci have been received by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints," said Claudio Giuliodori from the Macerata diocesis in southern Italy, where the Jesuit was born in 1552.

Ricci, who died in Beijing in 1610, has been held up several times by the Jesuit pontiff as an exemplary evangelist.

"We must always ask forgiveness and look with shame upon the apostolic failures brought about by a lack of courage. I am thinking, for example, of the pioneering intuitions of Matteo Ricci which, at the time, were abandoned," Francis said in a speech in November. [...]

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Matteo Ricci was born in Macerata in 1552, the same year that Francis Xavier died off the coast of China on Shangchuan Island. Although Ricci was not the first Jesuit missionary to enter China, his legacy has perhaps been the most significant. 

http://ricci.bc.edu/people/matteo-ricci-0 

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▶ Parcozoo Falconara: a sustainable zoo?

The Park covers 60,000 square metres of parkland and provides a protected environment for many interesting and unusual species, with rare examples of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
The Parco Zoo Falconara provides an excellent opportunity for children to observe certain types of animals at close quarters, including giraffes, wolves, tigers, pumas, splendid camels, porcupines, hippopotamuses and zebras.

Today Falconara Zoo is considered to be a modern centre of conservation. It also participates in international projects, like the European Programme for Endangered Species (EEP), that coordinates the efforts of zoos in the safeguarding of endangered species. [...]

http://www.parcozoofalconara.com/ 



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Festa della Befana - La Befana Festival in Urbania Le Marche, Italy

Under 30 seconds - a quick look at the Festa della Befana in Urbania (Le Marche) Italy 2014. An Italian festival day. Filmed by La Tavola Marche - Jason Bartner & Ashley Bartner

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Return to the roots in Le Marche

This is a story about a father born in Canada and a mother from Honduras, who choose a mountain, a wood and an ancient forefather's house in Uscerno (community of Montegallo - southern Le Marche) as a place to live and grow their family.
Nothing extraordinary thus far, but for the fact that they leave city to become lumberjacks, they choose to live with the bare minimum, and give birth to their children by the method of Lothus Birth, at home.
Lotus Birth is the less traumatic way to start life: the umbilical cord does not need to be removed and the newborn stays connected with placenta. Few days after the birth the cord comes off naturally from baby's navel. The separation takes place when baby and placenta have really and physiologically end their rapport. [...]

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E78: Paving the Balconies of Piero della Francesca

E78: Paving the Balconies of Piero della Francesca | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Opinion on a current proposal to shove a big, ol' 6 lane Autostrada down the throat of the Metauro river valley, sullying one of the most beautiful places on earth.

If you’ve ever traveled through the Metauro valley in Le Marche you would recognize it as one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. An artist no less than Piero della Francesa must have thought the same thing; look to the background of his paintings and you’ll see the same landscapes you see today. From the little village of Pieve del Colle for example, you can stand almost exactly where Piero stood while brushing his famous Diptych of the Duchess and Duke of Urbino.[...]

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Tamara Griffiths and The Art of Enjoying Life | Le Marche side of the Sibillini

Tamara Griffiths and The Art of Enjoying Life | Le Marche side of the Sibillini | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Often in mountain cultures in Europe money was not perceived as key to enjoying life and there existed an ancient wisdom, in some way similar to the values of Hinduism. During interviews with traditional mountain residents in the central Apennines I discovered this different life perspective. Eight semi-structured qualitative interviews were undertaken with traditional mountain inhabitants in eight settlements all located between 770 to 1031 meters altitude along the Le Marche side of the Sibillini, and represent a sample covering almost the entire length of the Sibillini massif on the eastern side. The emergent themes were connectivity with the mountains, a strong community life, and a belief that the old lifestyle with all the work and hardships, offered the richest life experience when compared to today. Remarkably money did not exist in many of these communities until as late as the 1960s. [...]

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http://www.sibillinimountainhealth.com/The "Mountain Health Diet" focuses on shepherds from the Apennines of Central Italy because they took the best of both the old world and the new; they followed the early culture of the hunter-gatherer, and mixed this with pre-industrial, small scale (nature first) farming.  Their wisdom forms a bridge for us as a sedentary culture like they were, to access the health benefits earlier people experienced.
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