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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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Workshop The Art Of Portraits - "L'Arte Del Ritratto in Arcevia", Le Marche, Central Italy

Workshop The Art Of Portraits - "L'Arte Del Ritratto in Arcevia", Le Marche, Central Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The workshop The Art of Portrait is held in the Marche region Italy in June. Surrounded by woods, the workshop will take place in the oldest house in Arcevia in a weekend, Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 June 2014 from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00.
In this workshop you scour moments of technique and discovery of the materials to focus on the expression of the face through the sign and the search for your own individual style or trend. We thus circumvent the mind and rationality through special exercises, so as to allow your artist to come out highlighting the most instinctive and also the most intuitive of Self in a search for your outer expression and so your personal style. [...]

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Explore the Region Marche

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Our journey through Marche begins from the Piceno area near the coastal area of

  • San Benedetto del Tronto, a beautiful town proudly flaunting its wonderful promenade shaded by palm trees. Leaving behind the sea of and moving up the hills we arrive in the town of ...
  • Aquaviva Picena huddled around its medieval fortress which was once the stronghold of the Dukes of Aquaviva. This is where the pagliarolle are still handmade.  We dine and we begin with fricantò a type of vegetable based ragù cooked for a very long time.  Another typical Aquaviva Picena is the ncip-nciap, rabbit, chopped, stewed and pan fried with oil, olives, garlic, rosemary and S & P.  From Aquaviva Picena, we move on to 
  • Ascoli Piceno, home to one of the most beautiful Italian squares; Piazza del Poppolo, surrounded by the harmonious colonnade of different style arches.  If you happen to be around on the first Sunday of August, you should not miss the Quintana parade, a magnificent nightly parade that takes place in Piazza del Popollo.  Time to sit down at the table.  As a first course, maccheroncini del Campofilone cooked with a chicken giblet sauce.  Ascoli Piceno is the perfect place to enjoy the original Olive all’Ascolana, olives stuffed with a mixture of meats, eggs, cheese and nutmeg.  For dessert cicerchiata, balls coated with honey and caramelized sugar, prepared with dried fruits.  To take in a breathtaking view of this wonderful town, just take a stroll in the Parco della Rimembranza. We now head for 
  • Fermo, renowned for it footwear and hat manufacturing. And from here we travel to Macerata with its Piazza Della Libertà which seems to be the local inhabitant’s living room.  In 
  • Macerata we try 2 local cold meats:  The ciauscolo, a soft pâté salami, and the mazzafegato, a type of ciauscolo combined with pigs liver. Now we move to 
  • Ancona and its port.  With the sea behind us, we are in Piazza della Republica.  A short walk uphill and we reach Pizza del Plebiscito, we pay homage to a symbol of the Marche cuisine: the vincisgrassi, very rich and tasty pasta accompanied by a delicious Verdicchio de Castelli di Jeseiwine.  And now for the brodetto al anconatana, the traditional Ancona fish soup.  The brodetto all’anconetana has a very dense consistency and is served with lightly toasted bread.  After a pleasant walk we get to the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, on the Guasco hill.  Leaving Ancona we travel to 
  • Arcevia, where the romantic Leopardi Garden is an absolute must.  Returning towards the Adriatic Coast we reach Pesaro.  
  • Pesaro is called the city of the four M s: Mare, Monti, Musiche and Maioliche.  (sea, mountains, music and ceramics) and it is also the native town of Giocchini Rossini.  Its seafront promenade is favored by the locals, and it is from this very promenade we leave Pesaro for
  • Urbino, a prime example of a Renaissance city declared UNESCO world heritage site. To communicate the overwhelming emotions felt on arriving in Urbino, we use the words of someone with a deep rooted love for this town: Carlo Bo, who was the rector of Urbino Universtiy, named after him, for 54 years.  He said ” Anyone who arrives in Urbino unaware of its history and it importance is met with total astonishment, or rather, a miracle.  Set in the hilly landscape that support the city’s access roads is a fairy-like mansion totally unscathed by the passing of time”.  The mansion Carlo Bo refers to its Palazzao Ducale, a Renaissance masterpeice, with its Torricini and it Cortile D’Onore.  The Marche Nattional Gallery is located here.  The historic center of Urbino is entirely constructed in brick and is surrounded by defense walls. Intense hunger is calling for a break.  We decide to pay tribute to the Urbino DOP Casciotto, made from a mixture of sheep and cow milk.  


Our journey through the Marche has come to an end!

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So much to see in Le Marche....... make a visit!

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Genealogy Travel | Arcevia, Italy

Genealogy Travel | Arcevia, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Arcevia, Italy is the cutest little town in the Ancona region of Italy. We happened upon this destination because all of my dad’s relatives are from here and we got in touch with a few that still lived there and planned the best Christmas ever.
We rented a stick-shift car, that my dad had apparently forgotten how to drive and we stalled out at every stop (including at a toll booth, which is not a good idea if you cannot speak Italian.) Driving up the winding road to the hilltop castle town of Arcevia was quite scary as a snowstorm started to fall and my dad was driving as he does.
We made it to the town drove around lost on tiny roads looking for our cousins’ house. Finally a man out walking in the snow stopped us, knocked on the window and yelled our last name. We screamed back “Si” and we were found. The whole village was out looking for us!
It was great to meet the “famiglia Italiana” they all looked just like my dad which was super amazing/freaky. [...]

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Have you been researching your genealogy?  Are you curious about the places your family came from?  Not just the country, but the actual villages where your ancestors grew up, got married and raised their families? 

http://www.ancestorsineurope.com/Europe_Genealogy_Travel.html


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Visit Arcevia - Le Marche

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Up until the early 1800s the village was called Roccacontrada and its urban layout conveys the idea of a fortified stronghold, solid and safe atop a mountain. In the Medieval era this fortress dominated a vast territory that included a great number of castles, many of which still exist to the present day, well cared for and retaining their ancient splendor, such as Nidastore, Palazzo, Avacelli, Piticchio, to name a few. From the heights of its position, the castled town looked down on the gentle hills which cascade all the way to the sea. At one time this village prided itself on a very active artistic and cultural life which counted literary academies, pictorial arts schools and men of letters. Signs of this erstwhile vitality can still be found today in the paintings of Luca Signorelli and Ercole Ramazzani and the polychrome ceramics by Giovanni della Robbia. The Archaeological Museum conserved the remarkable remains of the Conelle settlements; these are the remaining traces of ancient settlements that date back to over five thousand years ago and they include ceramics and pottery, funeral urns and some bronze objects from a later era.

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