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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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Music from Le Marche: Nesli, "Simboli"

Francesco Tarducci better known as Nesly Rice and more recently simply as Nesli (born Senigallia, Italy 29 December 1980) is an Italian singer and music producer for Teste Mobili Records. He is younger brother to the rapper Fabri Fibra.

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Moving to Italy: Reality vs. Dream

Moving to Italy: Reality vs. Dream | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

By Matt Wettengel
Eduardo and Carolyn Fichera returned to Italy, where their relationship blossomed, to raise their two children. Though at first adapting to Italian culture proved difficult, they’ now have found a comfortable life in Urbino.

In 2006 Carolyn Fichera wondered if her move to Italy wasn’t a big mistake. Her infant son was crying, her neighbors in Nicosia offered her only criticism for her American ways – and she missed some basics of life in the states. Like a clothes dryer, and a babysitter. Living in Sicily, it turned out, was a lot more challenging than just visiting there.

For many Americans, the dream of moving to the Italian hill country is about putting a permanent claim on the romance found during vacations. For Carolyn Fichera and her husband Eduardo, it was about making a huge investment on the chance of securing a better quality of life for their children.
In 2006 Eduardo gave up a secure future in the form of a tenure-track position at Marquette University in the Milwaukee for a high school teaching position in Sicily, hoping the move would be a better life for raising a family... Read the full article

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Francesco Bartolucci - The Birth of Pinocchio

In his carpenter shop, Francesco Bartolucci, one of the latest Artisans making wooden toys in Italy, shows us how Pinocchio, the most famous puppet in the world, is born from a piece of wood.

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Lake Michigan Shore: A trip to Italy leads tourists to traipse for truffles

Lake Michigan Shore: A trip to Italy leads tourists to traipse for truffles | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Truffles aren't grown. They are found. So when our hosts from the Italian Tourism Bureau promised us a truffle hunt, the entire group was excited about the adventure. We were only briefed that we'd need to wear the proper footwear—preferably boots we didn't mind getting muddy--and that we'd be traveling to the village of Acqualagna.

A quick look at the map let us know that the ride might be a bumpy one, and it certainly was. Acqualagna is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but the journey from our hotel on the Adriatic Coast of Italy's Marche region to our destination was an incredibly picturesque ride through the spectacular Furlo River Gorge, and the rolling hills of Italy.

When we arrived in the village, it was obvious we were in a place that was famous for its truffles. References to truffles could be seen everywhere. Acqualagna hosts three different truffle festivals each year: the Regional Superior Black Truffle Fair the second-to-last weekend in February, the Regional Summer Black Truffle Fair in August, and the most famous of the truffle festivals, the national White Truffle Fair in October and November. Read the full article

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Le Marche is a Happy Melting Pot

Le Marche is a Happy Melting Pot | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We drove into the countryside somewhere between Cupramontana and Staffolo to Luigi’s summer family home. It was a beautiful place (just like every freakin place I encoutner out here) with plenty of olive trees. A cute little tent area was set up and many long tables awaited our arrival.
Of course there was plenty of wine, too much food, and great conversation. Most of the people in attendance were actually Dutch or Belgian transplants. It was so interesting to hear so many languages going on. And I was so impressed with the ease these northern euopeans had of switching from Italian to English keeping in mind they also have a native language of their own. In all the chaos of 50 europeans milling around drinking wine/champagne, I met a nice American man named Richard. Richard is probably in his late 40′s and originally from Philidelphia. His story of how he came to be here was quite unique, although sad in some parts. But he has been in Italy now for about nine years. Gave up a wonderful tenured position as a computer science professor (one of his students helped co-found Google apparently) to move out to the countryside of Italy. I think he appreciated the refreshingness of talking to an American, even though I’m half his age.
While the amount of food was overwhelming, it was really great to have more vegetables this feast. I had fresh fava beans which were DELISH. And there was multitude of fruity desserts. I counted six different desserts…I felt like I was still recovering from brunch on Sunday so I was a little less enthusiastic with the picture taking...

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In Search of the Roots in Le Marche

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In search of Giuseppe Tassi: Ascoli Piceno and Offida
So my dad is Jeff, and his dad is Leo, and they were all born in the US, and that's as far back as I know. But I've heard that Leo's dad (my great-grandfather) was one Giuseppe Tassi, who was the one to come over to the US from Italy. And then I heard that he (and some other relatives) came from a town called Offida. Here's the story of how I sought it out (click)

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Anisetta Meletti: Vintage Italian Premium Liqueur

Anisetta Meletti: Vintage Italian Premium Liqueur | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Silvio Meletti from Ascoli Piceno developed a process that combined the slow evaporation of alcohol and the highest quality local aniseeds to create a liqueur with a delicate flavor and wonderful aroma. The resulting drink was named after the man who created it as well as its main ingredient: Anisetta Meletti.
It soon became very popular and was appreciated by everyone. Adults enjoyed a shot of Anisetta after meals or in cocktails and, since it was used to make cakes and biscuits, even children got to have a taste of it in homemade delights. Thanks to its popularity, the brand gained visibility and a wide range of products, all with the same unmistakable “ani-” were released, all having in common the same unmistakable aniseed taste.
Along with the elegant Cafè Meletti founded by Silvio Meletti, the local Anisetta is definitely an object of pride for the inhabitants of Ascoli Piceno.

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10 Reasons to Travel to Urbino: A UNESCO Site in Le Marche

10 Reasons to Travel to Urbino: A UNESCO Site in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Urbino’s historic center has a magnificent array of medieval and well-preserved Renaissance buildings nestled in a picturesque countryside setting that was unscribed by UNESCO in 1998.

  1. Urbino was the birthplace of Raffaello Sanzio
  2. Visit the elegantly proportioned Palazzo Ducale
  3. The Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
  4. The elegant, Neo-Classical Duomo
  5. Have a “Vino con Vista” at La Vecchia Fornarina, the oldest restaurant in Urbino
  6. Visit the Umani Ronchi Winery
  7. Food experience from polenta to porchetta and white truffles
  8. The Macerata Opera Festival from July 15 to August 15 www.maceratagallery.it
  9. Holy Places Tour: Oratory of St John the Baptist, Church of San Francesco, the Church of San Domenico, the Santa Chiara and San Bernardino monasteries
  10. Attend glorious “Holiday Festivals and Events”
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Have You Heard of Ascoli Piceno? A "Secret" Spot In Italy

Have You Heard of Ascoli Piceno? A "Secret" Spot In Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Could Ascoli Piceno be Italy's best kept secret? While gaggles of visitors flock to Rome and Tuscany, only a savvy few have explored Ascoli Piceno in the Le Marche region. In fact, the NY Times actually deemed Ascoli Piceno "the new Tuscany." I was recently invited to attend a get-to-know Ascoli Piceno event at the International Culinary Center in NYC and I am very intrigued by this town of towers (more than 50) just 2 hours from Rome that offers beaches, mountains, fine food & wine, and so much more. If you are visiting Italy, here are a few reasons to add Ascoli Piceno to your itinerary.

Location: Italy's Le Marche region is bordered on the east by the Adriatic Sea and Ascoli Piceno is the southernmost province. Ascoli Piceno has a population of about 60,000 people...

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Rustic indulgence in a warm Le Marche sun

Rustic indulgence in a warm Le Marche sun | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Italy is always a journey and an experience. No senses are left untouched in beautiful Le Marche. The Le Marche region faces the Adriatic sea and is more rustic but equally beautiful to Tuscany. The Sibillini Mountains show a different side every hour with is snow covered peaks and clouds hovering around them. It is only a forty minute drive from our friends house and you can change shoes for ski boots and head down the slopes! Luckily I have friends who live there and I get to visit every year and what a treat it is!

If you drive forty minutes the other way you end up right at the sea front covered with sandy beaches just waiting for summer to arrive full force! We went to Portonovo by the beach as it was market day. There was street after street with vendors selling everything from food such as vegetables, cheese ham and salamis to clothes, fabrics, bags and kitchen gear.

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Torre di Palme - Le Marche Italy

Torre di Palme is a small village, part of the municipality of Fermo in Le Marche Region of Italy.
This is a beautifully preserved medieval village, with stunning views over the sea and with beautiful nature in the surroundings. The Pictures should speak for itself.

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Spiaggia La Vela: a corner of Sardinia in Le Marche

The Gorgeous "Spiaggia La Vela" is located on the south side of the bay of Portonovo, once passed the church of Santa Maria di Portonovo. Its name derives from the large sail shaped rock that characterizes it and makes it a favorite destination of brave divers.

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Visit Fabriano in Le Marche

Visit Fabriano in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Fabriano, known all over the world for its paper factories, is a town in Ancona Province placed in a valley characterized by gentle hills and surrounded by the mountains of the Marches Apennines over 325 metres a.s.l. Visiting Fabriano you will find vestiges of ancient civilizations starting from Paleolithic Age.
Visit the Podestà Palace, a medieval style public building that was built up in 1255; the St. Francesco Portico, built up on the half ’400 on the plan of the renaissance architect Bernardo Rossellino; the Sturinalto Fountain, a splendid gem into the frame of the Central Square; the St. Venanzio Cathedral with its impressive inner decorations and its beautiful frescoes of Fabriano school of the XIV and XV centuries; the Mazzolini Giuseppucci Chemist’s Museum that has been dedicated to one of the oldest and most important pharmacy of Italy; the Bruno Molajoli City Picture-Gallery, dedicated to the important art historian Bruno Molajoli; the Town Hall of the 1350, reconstructed in 1690 that was been old residence for Chiavellis, town princes until 1435; the St. Maria del Buon Gesù ex-Hospital, an exceptional example of late Gothic architecture; the Paper and Watermark Museum...

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Drum Art: snare drums and drum sticks from Petritoli Le Marche

Drum Art: snare drums and drum sticks from Petritoli Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

For those of you looking for the perfect sound, look no further than Drum Art for your snare drums.
Power, heat, maximum sensitivity and fantastic timbre nuances are set in a very elegant design.
Drum Art snare drums are all unique items, handmade by Silvano Biancucci, an Italian skilful wood craftsman. He ensures that every single snare drum is a unique instrument, with an individual sound, which is quite simply...perfection.
Behind every snare drum there are passion, skills, craftsmanship and a great perception: 2,7 centimeters (1.06 inches) thick solid wood drums, able to produce sound and volume never heard before.

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Mario Mariani: the composer in the cave

Mario Mariani is a Composer and pianist born in Pesaro, in Le Marche Region of Italy in 1970. Graduated at the Conservatory “G. Rossini”.He writes music for movies, TV, cartoons, theatre, chamber and orchestra. He took part at several festivals with his soundtracks: Cannes, Venice, New York and Berlin film festivals, just to name a few. As a performer, he normally expresses himself in a lot of different styles, with particular attention to the many aspects of the improvisation. In 2010 after he received a commission from the Filarmonica Marchigiana for a humoresque orchestral piece called “Bolero 2.0”, he decided to move a step further, staying and living for one month in a cave on the top of the Mount Nerone, between Marche and Umbria regions: he performed in the cave for the entire month just with his grand piano, using a small recording system and sleeping in a tent, offering each day a free unique performance to the audience. 

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Grottammare gave birth to Sixtus V, the tough pope

Grottammare gave birth to Sixtus V, the tough pope | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Among the many pontiffs who held in their hands the fate of Rome, Sixtus V (1585-90) is indeed one of the most special and controversial ones. During his pontificate, which lasted only five years, he altered the city's arrangement according to the Renaissance standards, changing its look more than any other ruler or administrator had ever dared to do before him, even during a much longer reign. 

He was born in Grottammare in Le Marche in 1520, as Felice Peretti, from a humble family. He then joined the clergy as a Franciscan friar. After becoming an expert in theological matters, he was appointed inquisitor in Verona, where he built his fame of implacable man of law. Read the full article

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New hopes for Le Marche to have back the Getty bronze

New hopes for Le Marche to have back the  Getty bronze | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

An Italian court has upheld an order for the seizure of a masterpiece of the J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection, finding that the bronze statue of a victorious athlete was illegally exported from Italy before the museum purchased it for $4 million in 1976.

The ruling Thursday by a regional magistrate in Pesaro will likely prolong the legal battle over the statue, a signature piece of the Getty's embattled antiquities collection whose return Italian authorities have sought for years.

"This was the news we were waiting for," said Gian Mario Spacca, president of the Marche region where the statue was hauled ashore in 1964, in an interview with Italian reporters. "Now we will resume contacts made with the Getty Museum to build a positive working relationship."

Spacca visited the Getty last year hoping to negotiate an agreement to share the statue. But the Getty has made clear it will fight in court to keep the piece and is expected to appeal the ruling to Italy's highest court.

"We've not yet seen the ruling and won't comment until we do so," said Getty spokesman Ron Hartwig.

he long battle over the bronze athlete — one of the few complete Greek bronzes to have survived and believed by some to have been made by Alexander the Great's personal sculptor Lysippus — is a lingering reminder of the controversy that has surrounded the Getty's collection of ancient art.

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Montelupone artichoke Festival 5-6 May 2012

Montelupone artichoke Festival 5-6 May 2012 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

How many places can boast a view of a sunrise over the sea, a view of snow-capped mountains and a lazy sunset of rolling green hills that seemingly go on forever? My guess is not many; but come to hinterland area around Montelupone in Le Marche and you got all that plus a cute little ancient hilltop town to roam around in. If you time it right, you could be roaming around while they celebrate their annual artichoke festival.
Le Marche has everything. Le Marche easily competes as a prime destination rather than a secondary alternative. All those romantic ideas you have of Italy, well… Le Marche does a really good job at providing them.
Montelupone is a small, walled town high above the farms that supply it with all the produce it needs. Naturally the local Monteluponese artichokes are what makes this town a little more distinctive to similar towns in the area. Here they’ve been growing them for generations and were one of the first towns in Italy to celebrate them, this being the 51th sagra and usually celebrated on one of the first weekends of May.

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Fermo Motocross World Championship, Italy MXGP Qualifying race

Fermo is the traditional Italian round, here Motocross World Championship races take place since the seventies. The track is placed on hills close to the city, alternating between big jumps and series of curves. The sandy terrain allows to race in all weather conditions.

Check out this great video of Honda World Motocross Team's Evgeny Bobryshev, which includes his on-board highlights from the qualifying race in Fermo, Italy, Italy for round three of the MX1 World Championship.

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The Marche Endurance Lifestyle 2012 is taking a feminine touch

The Marche Endurance Lifestyle 2012 is taking a feminine touch | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Marche Endurance Lifestyle is taking a feminine touch; in fact there will be many women taking part in the horse marathon in the Conero Park. Among the female protagonists there will also be Italia Endurance Fuxia Team, an all-female team, created to highlight the great ability with which both horsewomen, trainers and grooms are able to be leaders of this discipline. Among them there will also be Marche-born Carolina Asli Tavassoli, that last December 10th has represented Italy at the Young Riders World Championships in Abu Dhabi. Carolina, riding Fiwa di Pegaso, was the only italian representative to carry out the extremely difficult world championship course of 120 km in the desert. In addition to Carolina Asli Tavassoli also the Greek horsewoman Efstathia Koutsafti, the Italian Pony champion Costanza Laliscia, toghether with the trainers Francesca Marroccu and Laura Passeri are part of Italia Endurance Fuxia Team.

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Come to work in Le Marche:TPM Manager EMEIA Job Ascoli Piceno, Italy - apply online

Come to work in Le Marche:TPM Manager EMEIA Job Ascoli Piceno, Italy - apply online | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

TPM Manager EMEIA
Job Number: 546769
Location: Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Business Unit : Security Technologies Sector
Ingersoll Rand is uniquely qualified to create and sustain safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our market leading brands, including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King®, and Trane®, work together to inspire progress for our customers. For more information about Ingersoll Rand visit www.ingersollrand.com.

From its market-leading electronic and biometric access control systems to personal scheduling systems and architectural hardware such as steel doors and frames, our Security Technologies sector helps make the places we live, work and play safe, secure and productive.

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Marvelous Marche Region of Italy  by Carolyn O'Neil | ajc.com

Marvelous Marche Region of Italy  by Carolyn O'Neil | ajc.com | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

While throngs of visitors flock to Tuscany and Venice, the region known as Le Marche or simply Marche on the east coast of Italy is just waking up to tourists. If you refer to the country’s geographic comparison to the shape of a boot, Marche (pronounced ‘mahr-keh’) is positioned just above the heel so would be the calf of the boot. From the lavender lined cliff views of the Adriatic to the hilly Renaissance towns filled with priceless art and gilded historic theaters there’s much to discover and very little competition to see the sights. “It’s way out of the way. There are no tourists down there,” says Atlanta native Doug Strickland of Integrity Wines who travels to Marche to source sustainable wines. “It’s a beautiful region with great chefs. There are cool chapels and well restored ancient buildings.” During my visit to the Marche I was delighted with the freedom to explore places on my own. Unlike Florence and Rome where you have to wait in long lines to gaze upon the statue of David or crush into the Coliseum, it was so quiet I could have reached out and touched the works of Raphael at the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, where the great artist was born. A rustic farm house lunch of fava beans, pastas and rabbit at the Locanda Ca’ Andreana near Urbino was enjoyed in the company of the family dog sleeping by the door.

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Animation Film Made in Le Marche: Gladiators of Rome - Official Trailer

Rainbow's latest and greatest film directed by Iginio Straffi and scripted by Michael J. Wilson, the Oscar-winning writer of A Shark's Tale and Ice Age 2. It will be officially released in 2012.
STORY:
It is the age of Imperial Rome. Young Timo is an orphan of Pompeii's terrible eruption, adopted by general Chirone and raised in the most famous Gladiators' Academy in Rome. Is this the beginning of a new legend? The legend of a great hero? Not so much! Timo is not exactly gladiator material...

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Le Marche on Chill:Video Curation about Le Marche

Le Marche on Chill:Video Curation about Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I am using Chill, a vibrant community of friends and tastemakers who collect and share the best videos.

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Le Marche (Region of Italy) on Pinterest

Le Marche (Region of Italy) on Pinterest | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Want to follow Le Marche on Pinterest? Then follow Mariano Pallottini.
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Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use Le Marche pinboards of Mariano Pallottini (among the first 10 best Curators on the scene) to plan their holidays, organize their shopping once in Italy, select the food and wine to taste, the restaurants to go, organize their weddings, and organize their favorite recipes just repinning back all favourite things
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by Mariano Pallottini. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration. To get started on Pinterest, request an invite.

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