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Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
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Le Marche on The New York Times | Italy Breaks Your Heart

Le Marche on The New York Times | Italy Breaks Your Heart | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Two days later and about 200 miles southeast of Milan [..] I was having lunch on a mountaintop in the Marche region, and with wild boar sausage in front of me and a castle overhead, I could have convinced myself that I was in heaven. “A museum,” she corrected me. “You’re in a museum and an organic garden.”

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Frank Bruni on the Sunday Review of THE NEW YORK TIMES describing the problems and the pessimism in  Italy

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The Nine Castles Marathon - La Maratona dei Nove Castelli

The Nine Castles Marathon - La Maratona dei Nove Castelli | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Nine Castles Marathon - La Maratona dei Nove Castelli will be held in April 4-6, 2014 that is being organized in co-operation with the Marche Region Tourism Office and the Mayor of Arcevia, Italy.
The Marche Region Tourism Office and the Mayor of Arcevia are very happy to say that the event is on. This will be very exciting, the inaugural course of the Nine Castes Marathon (La Maratona dei Nove Castelli) that will take you on a journey through fascinating history and an area of Italy little known internationally … and even somewhat in Italy, too. With a base in the beautiful hilltop town of Arcevia in the region of Marche, the event will consist of an easy 10K run on the Saturday and a “marathon-distance destination run” on the Sunday. Together, the two events will take you to all nine of these hilltop, walled villages that during the medieval era were ruled and controlled by the town of Arcevia and today stand as wonderful places waiting to be discovered.
The onus will not be on gaining your fastest marathon time (although you never know!) but on enjoying a unique area and a weekend of running, making friends, seeing spectacular countryside, poking around medieval villages and towns (the nine castles during the runs, and plus Arcevia, with a guide), staying at local hotels and agriturismos and no doubt sipping some good wine. Pasta evenings will lead to more camaraderie and chances to further enjoy this region’s unique atmosphere.
An official website full of information is here: http://wizardsportsevents.com/marathon.html and being finalized is a secure entry form that should be up and running by the first weekend of October.
Right now there are some details on our Facebook page, so please add New Italian Marathon to your Likes list (https://www.facebook.com/NewItalianMarathon), and please feel free to share that link and this email with your running friends.

Terence Baker (race director)

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Best Le Marche Locations for your "Italian Wedding"

Best Le Marche Locations for your "Italian Wedding" | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Le Marche unique and impressive weddings: dining and banqueting services, wedding locations with catering service, luxury weddings.

Location: is a perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony plays a crucial role as you and your guests will think of it fondly in years to come.

In the following link it is suggested a number of unique and charming locations, all of them around the Marche Region, that will provide the perfect backdrop for both civil and religious wedding ceremonies.

Each facility is selected based on strict requirements and will provide an ideal backdrop for your ceremony in terms of location, views, architectural and historical value.

Banqueting: after the joy of the wedding ceremony, then comes the culinary pleasure of the wedding reception. Le Marche has an abundance of restaurants and hotels which will cater for this occasion for any number of guests with typically delightful food with elegance and charm.

Click here to discover all Le Marche Locations and Banqueting/Catering Services: 

http://www.marchebreaks.com/banqueting.htm 

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Moving in Le marche | Cupramarittima

Moving in Le marche | Cupramarittima | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Not content with life in Veneto, I have moved southwards to the Adriatic coast of the Marche region. Cupra Marittima is my new home, with sandy beaches, and large round pebbles where the water from the hills meets the sea. The promenade stretches from my apartment along the shore-line to the centre of the town, where small shops nestle on corners and the youngsters play football in the square watched by old men warming the benches. Every conceivable shop finds its home in this pretty town - wool of every colour and texture for the avid knitter or crocheter, a stationery shop (my personal favourite), boutique and lingerie, to name but a few. Pizzerie are dotted around, interspersed with gelaterie and bars, whilst steps rise up to a church and convent. Rising above Cupra Marittima is Cupra Alta, the medieval walled town, the warm brown of the stone nestled on the hillside.

My time here has been short, and so also the exploration, but every morning the dogs and I wander the shoreline. As they dive in and out of the sea, I step over and around the flotsam and jetsam that lies stranded above the tide-line. A solitary flip-flop, the rusted remains of an engine part, beautiful driftwood carved by the sea, and shells, lots and lots of shells. [...]

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Awarded Le Marche Towns | BANDIERE ARANCIONI MARCHE

I Paesi Bandiera Arancione delle Marche
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Visit http://www.bestsmalltownsitaly.com/?s=marche 

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Business Le Marche Style | How my olive farm dream came true

Business Le Marche Style | How my olive farm dream came true | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A MAN who swapped Malvern water for Mediterranean olive oil has spoken of his mission to create the golden liquid.
Robert Powell was the chief engineer at the Malvern Water bottling plant at Colwall but now has successfully produced another product.
He moved to the Le Marche region of Italy three years ago, buying a farmhouse and olive grove called Casale Delle Rondini.
After learning the art of making olive oil, he is now selling his product commercially and is offering foodies the chance to adopt an olive tree.
Before working at Malvern Water, Mr Powell was at Metal Box in Worcester for 23 years, starting as an apprentice and rising up the ranks to become a shift manager, then later moving to the Colwall job.
He said: “My partner, Francesco Russo, is Italian and we had visited Italy lots of times so always wanted to live here.
“But because I wouldn’t leave my father who was in his 90s, we had to wait till he passed away.
“We decided the main olivegrowing region in Puglia was too hot in the summer, so picked Le Marche, which is in central Italy and also a very good olivegrowing area plus beautiful countryside halfway between the mountains and the coast.”
They bought an olive grove, but it had been neglected for decades and lots of work was necessary to bring it back into a state where it was productive. It took many weeks of hard work to bring the grove, which was overgrown with brambles and weeds, back into a usable state. [...]

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"Mr Powell said the first harvest two years ago in the middle of November was a memorable experience, with friends and relatives all helping, sharing picnics and wine as they worked.
And the pressing of that first crop was even more memorable.
He said: “We waited at the end of the line, fresh crusty bread all ready to catch those first drops of amazing greeny golden liquid that now flowed into the containers that we had brought."

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One village, one hundred stories or 'guess who's coming to dinner?'

One village, one hundred stories or 'guess who's coming to dinner?' | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Sustainable, fair, gourmand: Un paese e cento storie is back this year from Nov. 6th to Nov.10th featuring ‘Dinners at home’ (Le Cene in famiglia).

Houses of a few villages among Pesaro, Romagna and Montefeltro are getting ready to open up their doors to perfect strangers (hence the title above ‘guess who’s coming to dinner?’) in order to share with them, around the table, flavours, stories and traditions of their territory.

Are you planning a holiday in our region (Le Marche) or in our province (Pesaro and Urbino) in the nearst future?

Read here how to participate (participation is free and foreign guests are welcome!)

We are waiting for you.

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Scandinavians in Le Marche | Cupramontana // Italy

Scandinavians in Le Marche | Cupramontana // Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This post has nothing to do with interiors or design but once a while it´s just so good to be away from home and see beautiful places and meet nice, new people so... Here´s few picks from last week´s Italy - Cupramontana journey. I´ve always been a fan of Italy but after this journey I´m BIG fan. Our host was the Colonnara vine estate which is owned by more than 120 farmers around the area so actually it´s a cooperative. Journey was intensive and even I know now something about wines, thank´s to Emiliano (on the left). The Grape festival (Sagra dell´Uva), what we went to see, was also special a kind. Daniela, Emiliano and Massimiliano - Thank you!

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History Gal goes to Ancona | Short trip to Italy!

History Gal goes to Ancona | Short trip to Italy! | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

"I’m at Schiphol airport right now, and about to leave for Italy! I’m taking a few days off for a quick visit to Ancona."

Ancona is a city and seaport in the Marche region of Italy. Ancona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse about 387 BC. When it became a Roman colony is doubtful. It was occupied as a naval station in the Illyrian War of 178 BC. Julius Caesar took possession of it immediately after crossing the Rubicon. Its harbour was of considerable importance in imperial times.

1. Cattedrale di San Ciriaco
The dome is one of the most ancient in Italy.[...]

2. Arch of Trajan.
The Arch of Trajan is an ancient Roman triumphal arch. [...]

3. Mole Vanvitelliana (Lazzaretto of Ancona)
The Lazzaretto of Ancona, also called the Mole Vanvitelliana, is an 18th-century building constructed on an artificial island for the purpose of serving as quarantine station and Leprosarium for the port town of Ancona, Italy. [...]

4. Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche
The archaeological finds collected in the museum are important as they attest the prehistory and the protohistory of our territory, from Paleolithic to the end of iron age.[...]

5. Fontana del Calamo
This is a 16th century fountain (1560) designed by architect Pellegrino Tibaldi. [...] 

It is said that if you make a wish and drink some water from each of the thirteen streams of this fountain it will come true.

I’m off to catch my flight!

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Giro 2014 | Stage 8, Mount Carpegna, Le Marche | 2014 Giro D'Italia Route To Honour Marco Pantani

Giro 2014 | Stage 8, Mount Carpegna, Le Marche | 2014 Giro D'Italia Route To Honour Marco Pantani | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The route of the 2014 Giro d’Italia will pay tribute to Marco Pantani with three climbs in his honour, according to a report in Tuttosport on Tuesday. Ten years on from his tragic death, the Giro is set to visit Pantani’s favourite training climb, Monte Carpegna, and will also feature summit finishes at the sites of two of his most memorable victories – Oropa and Montecampione. [...] Stage 8 will see the Giro’s first tribute to Marco Pantani, with his personal testing ground of Monte Carpegna featuring just before the finish at Montecopiolo.

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Marco Pantani was fond of saying that to win the Giro and the Tour was enough to climb the ramps of the Mount Carpegna in Le Marche. Cippo of Carpegna was used by the "il Pirata" to train from his Cesenatico. This will be the first of three "Gran Premio della Montagna" marked by the top of the stage altimetry (1358 meters). The Giro 2014 will enter the territory of Pesaro at the 58th kilometer of the stage when from Valico della Scheggia will gain Ponte Riccioli and gradually will shift to Cantiano, Cagli, Acqualagna, Urbania, Lunano, Frontino and then climb the Carpegna and the ascent of Cippo. From there the Giro will descend from Passo Cantoniera with the encroachment in Romagna with Pennabilli, Maciano, Soanne and Lago Andreuccio and then start the arrival of Villagrande and Montecopiolo.

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Gualdo (MC) & Cancello Est on a Radio Program in South Africa

Passport to the World - Journalist Maryke Roberts raves about Gualdo MC and Cancello Est. Cathy Retief-Neil will be sharing interesting insights on Gualdo, Italy on the travel programme, Passport to the world. The very respected travel journalist Maryke Roberts shares insights and travel tips on her recent trip to the village of Gualdo Macerata and particularly to Cancello Est 

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Touring Le Marche, Italy like a native with local knowledge guides | washingtontimes.com

Touring Le Marche, Italy like a native with local knowledge guides | washingtontimes.com | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Mercatello sul Meautro - If you are ready to make arrangements to tour Le Marche and the Tuscan-Umbrian Apennine Mountain region, make your arrangements with a “local” to insure a perfect, worry free vacation that will have you truly living as an Italian.

The following is a typical tour with an accent on regional food, wine and culture

Welcome to Italy! Our private driver will welcome you at Rome or Bologna airport where we will transfer by private van to Mercatello...
Take a stroll around the village. Dinner will be in a typical local restaurant.

2° Day, Sunday : Mercatello sul Metauro - Urbino
After breakfast we will meet with our guide for an official visit of the historical center of Mercatello…. “little but full of art, tradition and surprises”. Free time and lunch at your pleasure.
We will depart for the beautiful town of Urbino, about 40 minutes away, and our local guide will escort us around town...
Back to Mercatello. Pizza in a typical local restaurant....
3° Day, Monday: shopping in Italian and Cooking Lesson at Palazzo with local lady.
Today we will stay in Mercatello and first thing in the morning we will go and visit Maria’s farm, learning how to make local traditional cow milk cheese. After saying goodbye to Maria and all her animals farm, we will go shopping for our dinner with Luisa and Nicoletta .
The shopping will have to be done in Italian!!!! And Nicoletta and Luisa will teach you “Italian Express,” a shopping language that will allow you interact in Italian with locals.
Dinner at Palazzo Donati after the coking lesson. Overnight at Palazzo Donati
4° Day, Tuesday: Carpegna traditional fabric printing – visit La Rocca di san Leo...
5° Day, Wednesday: Fabriano – learn the art of paper making...

6° Day: Thursday: Urbania - cooking with flowers...

7° Day, Friday: Sant’Angelo in Vado and local artisans...

8° Day, Saturday, April 20: DEPARTURE...

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Le Marche promoters of the Poly-Sump | Planning sustainable mobility together

Le Marche promoters of the Poly-Sump | Planning sustainable mobility together | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Poly-SUMP, Polycentric Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, aims to develop a sustainable mobility planning methodology in polycentric regions – areas characterised by several centres, where services and goods, and therefore transport needs, are scattered in different towns.

Planning mobility in these areas is complex, as several municipalities, sometimes even from different countries, and many stakeholders are involved. Poly-SUMP offers a methodology for poly-centric regions to overcome barriers and to build a constructive dialogue among all involved actors in order to reach a common vision of sustainable mobility.

The six participating regions in Europe, test concrete planning processes towards the adoption of mobility plans, and check the transferability of the approach to six other regions in Europe.

The Regions involved are represented by:

  • Regione Marche (Italy), 
  • Central Alentejo (Portugal), 
  • Central Macedonia (Greece), 
  • the Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia), 
  • Rhine Alp (Austria) 
  • Parkstad Limburg (the Netherlands)

Poly-SUMP offers you the ideal platform where to learn what its regions have achieved, and how you can replicate the results in your own context.

In the Marche Region in recent years, the local public transport has been deeply updated and has gained an important role for the development of a sustainable mobility. It contributes to the decongestion of urban and suburban traffic, it guarantees lower pollution and lower energy consumption, a better visual impact and an overall reduction of accidents.

In the light of the recent successes in the Marche’s territory, the regional government aims to realise a real synergy between the transport modes through a modal and fare integration. Integration should be reached through a more rational structure of the transport network and an effective methodology to develop an electronic ticketing system

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WWII Camp 59 Servigliano | Inside and Out - More Views of the Camp

WWII Camp 59 Servigliano | Inside and Out - More Views of the Camp | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A photograph of Camp 59 shot when the camp was occupied by Allied prisoners during World War II

This photo was taken from near the main gate (perhaps from the top of a building or a sentry hut), looking southwestward through the full length of the camp.

Rows of prisoner’s barracks are to the left and right. The small, shorter buildings between the barracks are latrines. [...]

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"The scepter and baton" XIII Pergolesi-Spontini Festival - October 5th - November 3rd

“Lo scettro e la bacchetta” "The scepter and baton" will be the leitmotiv of the Pergolesi Spontini Festival 2013, the thirteenth edition of the international exhibition dedicated to the enhancement of the musical production of the two great Le Marche composers. The theme of the festival, which will take place from October 5 to November 3, will therefore be the relationship between music and political power, in a transversal and multidisciplinary approach between music, art and film, starting from the celebration of imperial grandeur in the days when Gaspare Spontini was Generalmusikdirektor of the King of Prussia, Frederick William III and arrives to offer a tribute to Wagner and Verdi, for the bicentennial of their birth, highlighting similarities, suggestions and conflicts.

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Tuscany is not the only place in Italy people come to escape | Marvelous Marche part one

Tuscany is not the only place in Italy people come to escape | Marvelous Marche part one | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This area of Italy traverses both mountain and sea with my trip focusing on the mysterious and luscious green oasis that is Mount Sibillini with its peak at Mt. Vettore, 2,476 meters above sea level. The area surrounding the mountains is full of legends, and when we first arrived at Montemonaco we breathed in the mountain mist and felt the first autumn chill in this beautiful mountain town that is apparently famous for stunning backdrops, white potatoes, cured meats and cheeses and a local accent that is quite unique to my Florentine-trained ears.

This place is also home to Pilato Lake {uniquely shaped like glasses}, the only glacial lake of the Apennines and home to a strange, unique species, Chirocefalo Marchesoni, which only exists here in the world.
While I felt like MonteMonaco seemed very quiet, perhaps even too quiet for my tastes – I was informed that in the summer time many overly stressed Italians from Milan and Rome occupy the otherwise empty homes and use it as their mountain getaway. 

Our first dinner that evening was in the town of Amandola, not far from Montemonaco, always near the Monte Sibillini national park. 

Our first dinner was the perfect start to what was a truly culinary weekend, we sampled on local cheese and wine and a gorgeous egg-pasta that resembled cannelloni filled with olive oil and local pecorino (sheep) cheese, all washed down with local white wine.

It was a great meet & greet with locals who live and work in these towns and get a chance to get to know them a little better over a delicious meal. [...]

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Sant'Angelo in Vado: Nothing goes better with truffles than...motorcycles & bikers!

Sant'Angelo in Vado: Nothing goes better with truffles than...motorcycles & bikers! | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This year marks the 35th anniversary of what seems like an unlikely pair: truffles and motorcycles.   Every October in the village of Sant' Angelo in Vado (Le Marche) Italy they marry perfectly!  The cobblestone streets fill with hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of motorcycles from around the world, all converging on this tiny town to celebrate two things: bikes and white truffles! [...]

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Sant'Angelo in Vado is famous for the The Domus of the Myth, the greatest archeological discovery of this last fifty years in Central Italy. It is a Domus of 1000 meters squares with many rooms every one decorated with an elaborate series of two coloured mosaics and polychrome mosaics and everyone is different from the other one. 
Every mosaic is well preserved and the high quality and the wonderful decorations show a very refined, cultured commission and very specialized workers in mosaic.


http://www.domusdelmito.com/

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Two of my favourite things... motorbikes and truffles! :-)

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Urbisaglia (MC) Awarded Municipality in Le Marche

Urbs Salvia was an ancient and great city of the Piceno, colony and Roman municipality. Today it is a town dominated by the valley of the Fiastra, surrounding walls, worthy heir of the glorious Roman city. The Archaeology Museum offers a general overview of the Roman civilization in the area. Thefortress is remarkable, constructed between the XIII and XV centuries, in the form of a trapezoid with four towers and a donjon with Ghibelline merlons. Just a short distance away is the church of Our Lady of Sorrows, with a door of Roman origins and frescos from the beginning of the sixteenth-century.

What not to miss
The Archaeological park, with the amphitheatre of I century A.D. and the theatre, believed the most conspicuous of the Marche for its form and dimensions and the only in Italy to still preserve pictorial decorations. In summer it hosts the season of classical antique theatre. The excursion to the Abbey of Chiaravalle of Fiastra, today a nature reserve, with the church, of typical Cistercian architecture, the monastery and the palace of the princes Giustiniani Bandini. In the reserve there are two nature paths.

Why it received the “Orange flag”, seal of tourism and environmental quality
The town is distinguished for its efficient tourist information service, thanks to a dedicated and well-stocked office and to informative notice boards throughout the territory. The historical-cultural resources are varied and of merit, the environmental management is good and the separate collection of rubbish is elevated. The town is furthermore particularly lively.

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Traditional Italian sports: Pallone col bracciale

Traditional Italian sports: Pallone col bracciale | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Football is the prominent sport in Italy, but it wasn’t always so. There are many sports in Italy that are unique to the country and have their origins in its long and colourful history.

The Spanish have their bull fighters, the Japanese have the Sumo wrestlers, you don’t hear about them much anymore but at one time the pallonista was a national hero in Italy and professional players commanded the highest salaries of any professional athletes in the world and enjoyed the passionate support of their countrymen. [...]

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In 1992, thanks to some fans and to the passion of the Municipalities of Mondolfo, Treia and Monte San Savino, has been created the National Committee of the Pallone col Bracciale, with the aim to promote the recovery of historical game through cultural exhibitions , conferences and publications and promote the competitive aspect by organizing demonstration games, tournaments and a national championship. The new championship, was repeated at a distance of about thirty years since the last edition of 1963, in 1992

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The Foods of Italy′s Marche Region | A Visit to Italy's Marche Region

The Foods of Italy′s Marche Region. Marx Foods is proud to showcase the superb flavors and textures of artisanal ingredients from this beautiful region in central Italy.

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http://www.marxfoods.com/Marche 

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Why Ascoli Piceno | Interview with the artist Mike Freedman.

Why Ascoli Piceno | Interview with the artist Mike Freedman. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

He has degrees from London, Oxford and Saskatchewan Universities and he recently graduated from the famous Chelsea and Wimbledon Art School. He had a successful International business and parallel political career and then, 10 years ago, he began painting. We are talking about Mike Freedman who lives between London, Tisbury (south west England) and Ascoli Piceno, in Italy, where he is organising his first Italian solo exhibition in the 14th Century Captain’s Palace in the Piazza del Popolo from October 21nd to 31st, after expositions in London, Salisbury, Harrogate, Shaftsbury in UK and in New York City in the USA, at the prestigious Agora Gallery.

The exhibition, entitled Self – Destruct: Man’s Devastation of his Environment, is about the global destruction and the planetary devastation: pollution, man – made climate change, resource exploitation and pesticide poisoning, observed during his travel to over 60 countries. 30 paintings where he uses the abstraction of landscapes as his vehicle deploying a variety of media and grounds (canvas, wood, steel and granite) to challenge his audiences to through the crisis with which we are all confronted. [...]

8) Why did you choose Italy and why Ascoli Piceno?

Italy has an amazing culture, history, artistic heritage, food and wine, friendly people, language and diverse landscape ( we have been to Bolzano in the north, Sicily and Basilicata in the south, Rome, Naples, Genoa, Florence, Venice, and most places in between). These outweigh the bureaucracy and corruption for us.

Ascoli Piceno has a uniqueness and beauty that is found very rarely anywhere. We live in a 14th Century convent with a garden in the Historical Centre and with great neighbours and friends. To be 30 minutes from the sea and the mountains with a multitude of exquisite villages everywhere you turn is for us a paradise.

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Le Marche: Italy in every season

Immerse yourself in a unique Italian experience, bringing together the goodness of the earth, the hospitality of home and family and the distinct and rare wines of the hills of Le Marche. 

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Pacetti's Family with Le Marche Roots and the "Sons of Italy"- 100 years in Fitchburg

Pacetti's Family with Le Marche Roots and the "Sons of Italy"- 100 years in Fitchburg | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Fitchburg (the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States - population 40,318) - Five generations of Ann Pacetti's family have been involved with the Order Sons of Italy in America, beginning with her grandmother and continuing today with numerous grandchildren.
Pacetti, 91, who currently serves as treasurer, has been a part of the Fitchburg lodge for at least 40 of the 100 years that the second lodge in the state has existed. Both she and her husband, John, who died in 2008, immigrated from Italy at young ages, she from Duccino, in the province of Salerno, and he from Ascoli Piceno in the Marche.
"It's our heritage," said Pacetti, noting that October is National Italian American Heritage Month. "Italians are very proud of their heritage."
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the lodge will celebrate its centennial milestone with a 100th Anniversary Columbus Day Gala, to be held at Oak Hill Country Club.
Pacetti's daughter, Sylvia Pacetti-Poirier, of Lunenburg, said she is honored to have her first year as president of the lodge coincide with its 100th anniversary.
To her, it's about "the love to promote the Italian heritage and culture and to teach people what we grew up in, what it was like for our ancestors coming over, to share our food and traditions, and teach people what we're all about and have them enjoy it with us."
"I've been in it my whole life, and it is absolutely in your heart," she added. "You're not just a member -- it's your whole being."
The Order Sons of Italy in America is the oldest and largest organization of Italian heritage in the U.S., founded in New York in 1905. The organization has contributed millions of dollars to medical research, natural-disaster aid, cultural preservation and student scholarships, Pacetti said. It also supports a variety of charities for Alzheimer's disease, autism, breast cancer and Cooley's anemia, among others, she said. [...]

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Ascoli Piceno in a rainy weekend | UN WEEKEND PIOVOSO

di Mario Granatiero
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Mario Granatiero has the wonderful ability to tell about Ascoli Piceno, captures the poetic aspects without falling in the obviousness. Ascoli is a city of white marble and under the rain multiplies the already endless details that the rain brings out. Ascoli Piceno is not Milan, and here the contrast between hasty traffic and the sleepy sumptuousness of the monuments is more subtle but less expected.

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Ascoli Piceno | SoccerBible: Pantofola d'Oro - Made In Italy Film

Earlier this summer we were invited to Ascoli, Piceno, to shoot a short film with Pantofola d'Oro and eat a lot of fine food! They opened the doors to their famous boot factory and gave us exclusive access, unseen to the public before. Speaking to Pantofola's head honcho Kim Williams, our "Made In Italy" film captures the history of Pantofola d'Oro and the company's unique old school approach to boot making.

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