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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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Ancona, Italy: The Port Hub To Explore The Adriatic And The Med

Ancona, Italy: The Port Hub To Explore The Adriatic And The Med | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The beautifully located Ancona is a historic port, with delicious cuisine, cobble stone streets and a port hub to explore the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. This regional capital is located on the Adriatic Sea in the famous Le Marche region of central Italy. It is nestled between the slopes of Monte Astagno and Monte Conero and this position has helped the Syracuse settlers to defend themselves throughout history. [...]

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The Best Way to promote Ancona in Le Marche, Italy: The Port Hub To Explore The Adriatic And The Mediterranean

Med Cruise Guide is an inspirational travel website about the most fascinating regions of the world – the Mediterranean!
If the MCG's team says that Ancona is the Port Hub To Explore the Adriatic and The Med, we really must believe it. In this article Ancona is also an attractive town to explore with attractions, natural beauties, history and an incredible, favourable position to explore the central Italy.

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Map of Ancona by Kristen Boydstun

Map of Ancona by Kristen Boydstun | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This is an illustrated map featuring the favorite places in Ancona, Italy by Kristen Boydstun Design and Illustration Portfolio

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A Map of Ancona illustrated by Kristen Boydstun

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A student of geology writes about his experience in the Marche on TravelBlog

A student of geology writes about his experience in the Marche on TravelBlog | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

After learning some geology, we went to the beach and ate lunch at an AMAZING restaurant that looked out at the Adriatic. After being served up two types of delicious pasta with fresh caught muscles and shrimp followed by sardines with bread and olive oil, the waiters brought out a whole smorgasbord of shellfish: more muscles, two types of escargot and mini clams. With white wine, looking out at the coast, eating shellfish in the warm summer sun [...]

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A student of geology writes about his experience in the Marche on TravelBlog. Here her positive comment: << I could hardly be more happy! After lunch we went swimming, and the water was so warm and salty, like nothing I have experienced before. Molto bene!>>

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Getting Agro in Le Marche

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Our wonderful olive oil supplier in the U.S. (olio2go.com) had recommended we book a night's stay at the Del Carmine olive oil property, restaurant and agriturismo outside Ancona...
The Ascolana was my favorite (and their most "prized" oil), followed by the fruity-hot Frantoio. Everyone else favored the Carmine house blend. The Leccino was the most subtle.  [...]
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Le Marche can impress people from US with food, olive oil but also with burgers... read more

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Le Marche as seen by Samantha Cristoforetti

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Hello Ancona, capital city of Marche region in #Italy. / Saluti ad Ancona e le Marche con questa foto di gennaio. pic.twitter.com/OZXKTJ6RxB

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A Fashion Blogger in Portonovo, Le Marche

A Fashion Blogger in Portonovo, Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Toni Tran is a Fashion Editor, Designer, Travel & Lifestyle-ist London Blogger invited by the Region Marche to tell about the Region. Click on the photo to read about his experiences in fancy hotels and marvelous places around the Bay of Portonovo.

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Caves of the Passetto: the "grottaroli"

Caves of the Passetto: the "grottaroli" | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A short note about the origin of the name Passetto. PASSO (step) is the place through which it takes place or is allowed to pass. PASSETTO (little step) is short, so short wheelbase, shorter. This place is the shortest sea crossing, the most convenient of all the steps along the coast. A date from when the name is lost in memory, but it is likely that farmers- fishermen have used since time immemorial. PASSETTO is the stretch of coast that runs from the Chair of the Pope (Seggiola del Papa) to the Stepped Path (Scalinata), but is used by extension to denote the whole stretch of coast where there are caves. [...]

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Ancona: Caves of the Passetto

Ancona: Caves of the Passetto | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Since ancient times men have made numerous shelters for boats digging at the base of the cliff. These are caves of fishermen, a peculiarity of the area , the expression of a particular way of life at sea. They were dug by the farmers and fishermen who lived in the upper part of the cliff . It has continued to dig in the last 200 years, to occupy even the most straight stretches of the coast most exposed to waves.
One of the oldest caves in the Passetto is the cave of Bevilacqua . It was dug by the grandfather of Ugo Bevilacqua, Mr. Luigi, towards the end of 1800 in the safe cove sheltered from the winds and storm surges.
The cave was originally excavated in the rock with a pickaxe for about a length of 6.00 meters and a width of 3.50 meters. To protect the entrance from frequent rockfall from the cliff above , was coated to a certain depth with a barrel vault of brick, reinforced by an arch at the entrance with two heads. The floor has a slight slope to facilitate the descent of the boats at sea .
The boats are made to slip on the greased wooden planks resting on the ground called ” planks “. In 1939 the cave was extended into the interior of approximately 4.50 meters using small explosive charges. From that time to now, the cave has not changed even in the tools and objects that have remained the same he used his father. Mr. Bevilacqua walked down to the cave using the old dirt road , on average, twice a day. [...]

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"La Vela" Rock, Portonovo, Ancona, Riviera del Conero

#marche,"La Vela" Rock in Portonovo - Conero Riviera in le Marche during a quiet summer day and then in the winter time with very rough sea. Very different but still fascinating!

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Offagna, In Le Marche

Offagna is a small town on the border between the old zones of influence of Osimo and Ancona. The people of Ancona erected the fortress (1454-55), which dominates the town and is the main tourist attraction of the place: inside there is the Museum of the Fortress, which hosts exhibitions and collections of antique weapons. Square plan with towers, the fortress has also fifty positions for mortars, a novelty at the time, when firearms made their first appearance. Climbing on top of the tower, you can see the old bell (1476) and the beautiful landscape that you can enjoy to the surrounding countryside.

What not to miss - To complete the offer of Offagna museum, contribute the Museum of Natural Sciences Luigi Paolucci, which illustrates the flora and fauna of the area and the Museum of the Liberation of Ancona, a collection of photographic material relating to the battles of the Second World War to the release of Ancona, located in some rooms adjoining the Monastery of Santa Zita done in the eighteenth century by the architect Andrea Vinci. [...]

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Best Le Marche Accommodation: Pineta ECOHotel, Monsano

Best Le Marche Accommodation: Pineta ECOHotel, Monsano | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Not your usual, gar­den vari­ety of hotel, this one near Ancona, low-slung and wide-spread in an out-of-town loca­tion. A motel con­cept has park­ing space for each room right out­side its door, but Pineta Hotel offers weary trav­ellers lav­ishly ample spaces, state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, a sin­gu­lar style of blue-chip inte­rior design and even the feel-good fac­tor of sustainability. Yep, with its A Class energy cer­tifi­cate, it really does tick all the eco-boxes. There are solar pan­els on the roof pro­duc­ing more elec­tric­ity than the hotel uses. At Pineta they plant trees and use energy-saving light­ing, recy­cled paper, ozone air puri­fiers and the eco-friendliest clean­ing and wash­ing prod­ucts. All rub­bish is rig­or­ously recy­cled, of course. And no fear if the battery’s run­ning low in your EV: it’ll be recharged as you sleep. The 81 rooms come in 5 types with fam­ily acco­mo­da­tion too, and are all superb value for the price. If the décor and art­work are a tri­fle high-key, still you’ll sleep soundly on some of the most com­fort­able mat­tresses you’ve tried, shower with enough space to dance as well as sing, blithely access high-speed wifi and sub­scrip­tion tv chan­nels, and get an excel­lent break­fast too.  Pineta Hotel is 20 km inland from Ancona and not a bad base at all for explor­ing the Marche region -  Jesi, Ostra, Seni­gal­lia, the Conero Riv­iera, Loreto, Reca­nati, Osimo etc: hills and moun­tains, great beaches, his­tory and fab­u­lous wines. 

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Ancona

Aeroclub Ancona - Fly and SkyDive - www

Donegal Irish Pub - LiveMusicPub - www

Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche - Museum

Museo Diocesano - Museum

Museo Tattile Statale Omero - Museum

Pinacoteca Civica Francesco Podesti Museum

Ancona sotterranea - Speleology - www

Jesi

Scuola Sibilla - Climbing - www

Italcook - Cookery School - www

Noir Club - DiscoDinner - www

Club Scherma - Fencing - www

Campo Pratica di GolfGolf - www

Museo Archeologico e del territorio di San Floriano Museum

Museo Diocesano - Museum

Pinacoteca e Musei Civici - Museum

Scuola SibillaSki and Snoboarding - www

Teatro G.B.Pergolesi - Theatre

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

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Ancona and the Cardeto Park | Seeking Science along the Adriatic Coast - Part 6

Ancona and the Cardeto Park | Seeking Science along the Adriatic Coast - Part 6 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I had part of a day to spend in Ancona, an Italian port city on the Adriatic Sea. Ancona does not appear in many guide books, perhaps because the authors think it has little touristic interest. Yet, right across the street from my hotel, I discovered an entrance to Parco del Cardeto, the largest urban reserve park in Ancona, officially opened in 2005. This 35-hectare park consists of the beach and cliffs along the Adriatic coast from Ancona’s port and old town section towards the south.

As you wander through the park, strategically-placed signage gives you hints about the human and natural history of the area. The cliffs consist of Miocene marl, 17 million year old sea shells mixed with clay and volcanic ash. And just like in our Rocky Mountains, the layering of the sediments exposes rock of varying permeability, causing plants to grow differentially.

The prevalence of wild thistle in the park has been a source of controversy. Silybum marianum grows wild and is a major food source for the goldfinch. As the thistles are replaced with short landscaped grasses, the abundance of the finch decreases, leading to a debate in how best to keep the park natural yet enjoyable. As a side note to this, the milk of this wild thistle was used in mediaeval times to deal with problems of the liver and urine retention. Amazingly, now the milk is of some pharmacological interest in the production of medications related to control of hypertension.

There is a great deal more of interest in this park. It was obvious to me that people have been accessing this beach long before it was a protected park. Caves dug over the centuries by fishermen are in still in use today. The plankton at the base of the marine food system leads to an abundance of harvest from the sea. I only had a couple of hours to explore this area, and would like to return.

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Bar Mitzvah in Ancona | Ancona Jews Confront Fear Their Community May Disappear

Bar Mitzvah in Ancona | Ancona Jews Confront Fear Their Community May Disappear | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

[..] Ancona has only about 120 Jews. In all of Italy, only about 26,000 people are registered as members of Jewish communities.[...]
In the Middle Ages, Ancona was second only to Rome in the size of its Jewish population. It was a magnet for Jewish merchants, particularly from the Middle East, and for refugees from the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions.
“The Jewish presence here was so strong that the local dialect still reflects Jewish influence,” said Silvo Sacerdoti, 36, one of a handful of younger people active in the community.
“Many Anconans refer to a holiday as `Shabba’ — from the word Shabbat,” he said.
But after more than 1,000 years of proud history in Ancona, local Jews fear that their community may soon disappear unless something drastic happens.[...]

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Ancona on Rail Europe

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Ancona is an easy train ride away from Milan. Check fares and schedules and book your ticket with Rail Europe.
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Ancona (& Urbino) among Six of the BEST cruise destinations in Italy

Ancona (& Urbino) among Six of the BEST cruise destinations in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

ITALY is at the heart of many Mediterranean cruise itineraries, but while visiting Rome and Venice is on many people’s must-do list, this colourful country offers much more.  [...]
 

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Ancona is a busy ferry port and relatively unknown cruise port, but it is becoming increasing popular for excursions to the 15th century UNESCO-listed walled city of Urbino.

Full of Renaissance architecture, this south west Italian town was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.

You can visit the house where Raphael was born in 1483, and see Italy’s most stunning Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Ducale.

Its art collection is renowned.

The magnificent cathedral also has important art, such as a painting of The Last Supper by Federico Barocci, but the town has plenty of little boutiques selling hand-crafted souvenirs and delicious local food.

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Le Marche for the Expo 2015: Postcards from chief towns

Le Marche for the Expo 2015: Postcards from chief towns of the Region - Ancona, Urbino, Pesaro, Fermo, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno

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Ancona and Le Marche: one of the Family Holiday Ideas in Italy by Oliver's Travels

Ancona and Le Marche: one of the Family Holiday Ideas in Italy by Oliver's Travels | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ancona: This city is located on the promontory of Monte Conero, a beautiful state park with breathtaking views such as Portonovo Bay, but its environment is even more interesting than the city itself. In fact, even Dustin Hoffman has made the touristic spokesman for the Marche region, called by Aarp “the new Florida” ( source: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-07-2010/best-places-retire-italy-le-marche.html ). Marcelli, Numana and Sirolo (the small towns on the other side of the promontory) are well worth a visit and, in summertime, they host boat tours to the beaches at the bottom of the mountain. Don’t forget to visit Jesi and Recanati, the city of the poet Giacomo Leopardi. Children will have a great time in Monte Conero State Park and looking at the ships in Ancona’s harbor from the main square.

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Born in Le Marche | Italian Actress Virna Lisi Dies At 78

Born in Le Marche | Italian Actress Virna Lisi Dies At 78 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Italian actress Virna Lisi who played memorable roles in European and Hollywood films including 1965 comedy classic “How To Murder Your Wife,” with Jack Lemmon, in which she famously pops out of wedding cake wearing a bikini, and also a masterfully maleficent queen in Patrice Chereau’s “La Reine Margot,” died in Rome on Thursday. She was 78.

Lisi had been recently diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer, according to Italian press reports.

Born in Ancona 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953, initially thanks to her stunning looks.  [...]

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The Conero Regatta edition 2014

The Conero Regatta is one of the most important sportive summer events in the Ancona area. After 13 editions the Conero Regatta involves more and more sea and sailing lovers and this video is showing well with a beautiful glance the almost 200 sailing-boats engaged in the race.

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Ancona: Villa Favorita Story

Ancona: Villa Favorita Story | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Villa Favorita, elegant historic residence owned by the Count Louis Ricotti, is part of a building complex also consists the Stable, the Lemon House, the ‘Winter Garden’ and an adjoining farmhouse. The complex is located in the center of the estates of the family Ricotti in suburban location Baraccola, south of town of Ancona. It was made since the end of the eighteenth century and completed during the first decade of the nineteenth century.  [...]

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Ancona: The Chocolate Province of Le Marche

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The Province of Ancona in Le Marche is my favourite province for chocolate production because of its fabulous chocolate producers.

What is the difference between a chocolate bar you find in a supermarket and chocolate made by a fine chocolatier?

Four major types of cacao are cultivated: Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario and Nacional.

The Criollo tree originates in Mexico and Central America and gives very high quality cacao beans and is mainly cultivated in South and Central America.

The Forastero is very much cultivated in Africa, but also in Central and South America and constitutes approximately 80% of world production of cacao.

The Trinitario is a crossbreed between the Forastero and Criollo, and is mainly cultivated in Central and South America and Asia. It has its aroma from Criollo and its resistance to disease and its productivity from Forastero.

The Nacional is mostly cultivated in South America west of the Andes. It is prone to disease and difficult to grow, but has an excellent aroma.

The flavor of the cacao beans is not only dependent on the variety, but also on the soil, temperature, sunshine and rainfall. It is now possible to buy chocolates made with cacao beans from one single region and thus compare the aromas; these chocolates are often called specialty chocolates, in contrast to ordinary chocolate which are made with mostly cheap cacao beans from several regions and with more than one cacao variety.

How do you determine if a bar is good?

To determine if a tablet is of excellent quality, you have to look at the percentage of cocoa and establish its provenance. A preparation with Criollo or Trinitario, will always be greater than one with only Forastero, even if this was achieved with very high percentage of raw material. Then a tablet with a percentage of 72% Criollo or Trinitario cocoa, will inevitably be better than one with only 85% of Forastero. It should not be too dark but a nice brown with shades of red mahogany possible. It should not be bitter, roasted sign of bad or poor quality of cocoa.

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Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy

Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona among The Most Beautiful Beaches of Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

After Greece, Italy is the country with the longest coastline in Europe. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of travellers from all over the world come to Italy to enjoy its spectacular beaches that border with the Tyrrhenian, the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Wondering where to spend your next holiday? If Italy is on your travel list this summer, you should definitely spend some time discovering some of these remarkable beaches:

  1. Berchida, Nuoro (Sardinia)
  2. Punta Prosciutto, Porto Cesareo (Puglia)
  3. Capo Vaticano, Vibo Valentia (Calabria)
  4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa
  5. Cala Violina, Maremma (Tuscany)
  6. Lido di Classe, Ravenna (Emilia Romagna)
  7. Chiaia di Luna, Ponza Island (Latium)
  8. Cala rossa, Favignana (Sicily)
  9. Spiaggia delle due sorelle, Ancona (Marche) -If you decide to visit the beautiful Riviera del Conero, stop at the port of Ancona. Hop on a boat and head over to the “Spiaggia delle due sorelle”, a secluded paradise located far from mass tourism sites. A mountain path will lead you to the bay; from there you’ll have a great view of the beach and of the two magnificent white rocks that emerge from the sea.
  10. Cala Bianca, Salerno (Campania)
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I'd love to go there next time we visit Le Marche. 

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So many beaches to explore within a hour and a half of the Hideaway

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Saint Maria Goretti's birth house - Corinaldo (An), Italy

Saint Maria Goretti's birth house - Corinaldo (An), Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In this little farm house Saint Maria Goretti was born on the 16th October 1890 and here She had lived for 6 years until when She left it. With Her family, She moved to the Latium region where She died in Nettuno (Rome) on 6 July 1902. She was declared Saint by Pope Pio XII on 24th June 1950 . She is invoked and prayed as the Saint of young people, of Purity and Chastity. She is known all over the Catholic world.
Everybody can visit this house in Contrada “Pregiagna” at Corinaldo (Ancona), Italy. Admission is free and It is open all day long. [...]

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Ancona Day Trip - Asgeir Pedersen Foto

Ancona Day Trip - Asgeir Pedersen Foto | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ancona is the regional capital of Le Marche with a population of about 103.000. It was founded around 400BC by Greek settlers from Syracusa in Sicily. The name is derived from the Greek language meaning “elbow” after the shape of the promontory to the north of the harbor. Ancona is an important port city, especially for passenger traffic to and from the other side of the Adriatic Sea and from Greece and the Orient. It is an industrial and service center with a big marine fishing fleet. The Maritime Fishing Research Institute and the National Association of Sea Fishing Cities are situated in Ancona and it also hosts the International Fishing Trade Fair.
The following is an intro to some of the highlights in Ancona, all within walking distance from the train station and the port.

  • Piazza del Papa [...]
  • Piazza del Plebescito [...]
  • Clemente XII [...]
  • Chiesa di San Francesco alle Scale  [...]
  • Assumption altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto  [...]
  • Lunch at Enopolis Restaurant  [...]
  • Cattedrale di San Ciriaco – Saint Cyriacus  [...]
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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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