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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, an Expat Destination in Italy

Le Marche, an Expat Destination in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Il Roccolo Ascoli Piceno is a new venture set up by Martine and David Albon. We have three hectares of woodland on the side of Monte Piselli above Ascoli Piceno in the Marche. In among the mountains, close to lovely hill top towns and great wine producers, great views, great walks, half an hour from the Monte Sibillini and Monti della Laga national parks and half an hour from the sea.
We have moved here from UK with our son George to live and set up an eco-business. We are renovating our house and two smaller houses to rent to visitors, particularly to families. Our focus will be on providing high quality family holidays and doing so in an eco friendly manner. Our aim is to be for visitors by Easter 2013. Eventually we also hope to offer the possibility of an eco campsite. We may have to negotiate with the wild pigs on this one!
We are at Frazione San Pietro 39, 63100, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

 

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Italy Travel : Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche

Italy Travel : Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

It’s no secret I like lesser known, off-the-beaten-path places in Italy. It’s in these areas that a very authentic experience can be had. The Le Marche region would certainly make the cut. The area shares a border to the west with Umbria and to the east, you’ll find a lovely coastline along the Adriatic sea.

Ascoli Piceno is the southernmost province in Le Marche. 

Why visit Ascoli Piceno?

Other than the food and wine (which of course always tops my list of reasons to visit a place) Ascoli Piceno has

  • medieval towns
  • Roman ruins
  • many historic churches
  • charm and authenticity
  • a perfect combination of green mountains, little towns, sandy beaches and rocky coastline
  • two natural parks, Sibillini National Park and Gran Sasso-Laga National Park
  • local craft artisans; goldsmiths, leather, terracotta, majolica, pillow lace
  • hardly any tourists. And it’s inexpensive compared to other popular areas of Italy
  • convenient to nearby Umbria and Rome – about 2 hours from each. Abruzzo is even closer.

Things to do

The town of Ascoli Piceno itself has both a new town and an old town. In the old town, you’ll see plenty of travertine marble, ancient facades, ruins and tiny mazes of streets. It once held about 200 towers, but today only about 50 are visible...

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Urbino: A secret Italian hilltop town

Urbino: A secret Italian hilltop town | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Urbino is up a very steep hill, lined with ancient stone houses and tall towers. Wonderful buildings surround the piazza, no loud ads to be seen.

Central Italy has three provinces: Tuscany and Umbria are well-known, Le Marche less so. Each has a hilltop town listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Tuscany has San Gimignano, Umbria has Assisi, and Le Marche has Urbino. Its remarkable legacy of independent Renaissance culture is the reason for inclusion on the list.

San Gimignano and Assisi are indisputably beautiful. They’re also busy. Especially on lovely summer days.

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Urbania Befana Feast from January 2 to 6 (National Befana Feast)

Urbania Befana Feast from January 2 to 6 (National Befana Feast) | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
For five days the beautiful town of Urbania in the Marche region will celebrate the National Feast of the Befana, the old witch who, in the Italian folklore delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5).
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Hill towns of the Marche: Ostra Vetere

Hill towns of the Marche: Ostra Vetere | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Ostra Vetere is a town and comune in the region of Marche, Italy, near the modern Ostra, south-east of Senigallia.
The original name of the town was Montenovo. In 1882 the name was changed in Ostra Vetere, after the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Ostra, located near the modern town along the river Misa.

Here a frank guide to towns, sights and where to eat, drink and shop, with advice on how not to end up disappointed, fed up and frustrated.

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Mariano Pallottini's comment, December 13, 2011 7:57 AM
Alys,
I know your blogs and I have already posted about "Libraries and rare books in Le Marche". I will keep to re-post your contents until you keep to do this good work.
Ciao
Alys Blakeway's comment, December 14, 2011 6:21 PM
Ciao Mario
I couldn't find "Libraries and rare books" on this site.
Mariano Pallottini's comment, December 15, 2011 8:14 AM
I have Published this : http://www.scoop.it/t/le-marche-another-italy/p/604657259/rare-books-in-le-marche the 30th of October
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The Castle of Marano, Le Marche

The Castle of Marano, Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The oldest part of Cupra Marittima (called Marano until 1863)

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Undiscovered Italy: Ascoli Piceno in the Marche Region - by Francine Segan

Undiscovered Italy: Ascoli Piceno in the Marche Region - by Francine Segan | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
I recently had the best meal of my life, and of course, it was in Italy!

And so began my love affair with the entire province of Ascoli Piceno one of the most marvelous, and yet relatively undiscovered, areas of Italy. Un-touristy and friendly, beautifully restored yet totally authentic, and still relatively inexpensive compared to other Italian regions. Ascoli Piceno has it all— ancient Roman ruins, medieval hilltop towns, Renaissance art, lively nightlife. The area has mountains as well as beaches, nature, culture, shopping and fabulous food and wines.

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Fried Black Locust Flowers and the Medieval Town & Castle of Gradara

Fried Black Locust Flowers and the Medieval Town & Castle of Gradara | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Beautiful medieval Gradara. It's a town in the Marche region of Italy, on the opposite side of Tuscany. Marche is less traveled by tourists but equally beautiful and more serene. Town after town, there's always something beautiful to see. The people are relaxed and friendly. And the food, like in all regions of Italy, is superb.Gradara is the cradle of the tragic kiss between Paolo and Francesca told by Dante in the 5th canto of “Hell” in his Divine Comedy. This forbidden kiss has inspired so many artists and poets in different periods.

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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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Castignano, Rua della pace

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Some of the narrowest alleys of Italy are located in Le Marche. Visit the Beautiful Villages of Le Marche in central Italy with stunning Medieval architecture and fine art in churches and museums

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Not only Tuscany in Italy: Le Marche Landscape

Not only Tuscany in Italy: Le Marche Landscape | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Pronounced "lay markay", the name Le Marche is plural and is sometimes translated into English as "The Marches".
The landscape of Le Marche is as various as it could be: a flat coastal plain in the east, dramatic snow capped Apennines mountains in the west and in between gently rolling countryside covered with small hilltop towns and villages. Undulating wheat fields, olive groves, vine hillsides and dramatic ravines give to the countryside a romantic, timeless flair.

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A French Article about the the Sibillini Mountains, Le Marche - LeMonde.fr

A French Article about the the Sibillini Mountains, Le Marche - LeMonde.fr | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Le Monde.fr - Loin des grandes villes d'art du pays, les monts Sibyllins représentent un autre aspect de l'Italie. Une Italie montagneuse et verdoyante, accueillante et féerique.

 

The Monde.fr - Away from the major art cities of the country, the Sibillini mountains are another aspect of Italy. An Italy of Mountains, green, inviting and enchanting.

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Travel Options Getting To Le Marche

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Reach Le Marche by Flights, Ferries, Train, Eurotunnel, and once there rent a car, has never been so easy.

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