It’s a long journey, from China to the shores of the Marche region, on the Adriatic sea, where Fabriano paper has its home. [...]
Le Marche another Italy
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!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
It’s a long journey, from China to the shores of the Marche region, on the Adriatic sea, where Fabriano paper has its home. [...]
An article in ilSole25Ore describes one of the companies of the Marche with one of the longest history that even after hundreds years of activity, has for banks a predictable bright future with the best pages to be written!
You would normally go to a museum to see things: art pieces, statues, sometimes ancient artifacts from other ages or from other parts of the world. But there are also museums where you can end up making handmade paper in a fascinating ancient way. To be honest, not everywhere you can pretend to be a “Mastro Cartaio” (literally an expert paper-man) but in Le Marche you can find just the right place! The Museum of the Paper in Fabriano where you can really see how it was to be a paper-craftsman centuries ago. [...]
The artisans of Fabriano have laid a solid foundation for the successful development of the European papermaking craft, and they propagated their art of making paper by hand in other parts of medieval Italy. Thanks to so fruitful efforts of the Fabriano master papermakers, and other Italian papermakers as well, paper became able to successfully compete with parchment, its older rival, and could be supplied outside Italy.
According Gasparinetti, the Arab prisoners settled in a suburb called
‘Borgo Saraceno’ probably introduced artisans of the city of Fabriano to the Arab technique of making paper by hand. And the Fabrianese made fundamental improvements in this craft, such as: the application of stamping hammers to reduce the rags to pulp for making paper by hand, the sizing of the paper by means of animal glue, and the watermarks. [...]
Travel Queen Deepti Bhatnagar goes on to visit yet another interesting places in Marche region of Italy, known by the names of Genga and Fabriano. She choose to visit Genga first, which is a small province having some beautiful and authentic pieces like the mesmerizing Monti Sibillini mountains and the biggest caves in Europe or the Frasassi Caves, said to be discovered accidentally by a team of climbers. It is actually outstanding with its accessories like the pleasant Candle Room, Organ Pipes, Stalactites and Stalagmites, etc. Fabriano, being her next destination, she decides to spend her 25 euros by gifting her those priceless moments by visiting the wine houses, lounges, museums and so on. The last destination is the peaceful church name as Chapel of Saint Lorenzo and her visit to that church is truly worthy.
Also we marchigiani have always associated Fabriano with the production of paper and of washing machines, believing it was an industrial town and busy, but not beautiful.
Apart from the square and the palace of the Podesta the rest of the old town seemed to the most uninteresting.
Was necessary a the beautiful exhibition... to put in the right light a very important historical center, charming, and exceptionally rich in works of art. From the art gallery to the churches that host the gothic frescoes, one realizes the beauty of this ancient city, Fabriano. [...]
Il Gelso - Farm Holiday – www
Gocce di Camarzano - Farm Holiday - www
La Casa di Campagna - Farm Holiday – www
Marchese del Grillo - Historical Stay – www
Borgo Antico – Hotel – www
Taverna da Ivo – www
Trattoria Marchegiana - www
Marchese del Grillo – Restaurant – www
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana – Museum
Teatro Gentile – Theatre
Bimef – Underwear - www
Giorgia F – Wedding Dress - www
Ramadoro – Shoes – www
Bremamoto - Sport Wear – www
Birra Agricola Chiaraluce – Beer – www
Birra MilleCento – Beer - www
Enzo Mecella – Wines – www
Sbaffi - Wine and EVOOs – www
Millecento brewery taking its name from a Romanesque little Church of San Cassiano in Valbagnola dating from 1119, that rose up in a monastic Estate on Appennine mountains, between Le Marche and Umbria.
On the Estate there is a Rural Home perfect for outdoor type who enjoys hiking and trekking (very close to the Estate there is the beautiful Sentiero Italia that pass through italian peninsula!); here you can also take part in nice workshop about homebrewing or beekeeping.
Millecento beers are made with San Cassiano mineral waters and are named with the monks names: Tommaso, Giovanni and Gregoire each one with its history and nature.
Founded in 1264, Fabriano remains the European leader in paper production
It is undeniable that “very few companies can claim a longer or distinguished heritage than Fabriano”. This extraordinary Italian paper mill was founded in 1264, at a time in which its fine arts papers were used and praised by the Renaissance icon Michelanglo Buonarroti. However, Michelangelo was not the only celebrity with a weakness for Fabriano paper. The German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was also a great fan of Fabriano [...]
To celebrate its 750th birthday, Fabriano just published a new book “Cotone, Conigli e invisibili segni d’acqua. 750 anni di storia della carta Fabriano” (In English, Rags, Rabbit Skins and Invisible Watermarks. 750 years of papermaking in Fabriano). The book, edited by Chiara Medioli, whole reenacting the history of this prestigious paper mill, puts a lot of emphasis on materials and technologies involved in paper production. Indeed, “Cotone” reminds about the materials origianlly used to produce paper; “conigli” about the special glue Fabriano experts created using rabbits’ skin to strengthen paper resistance, and “acqua” about the fact that we can’t have paper without water.
Fabriano is one of the few cities in the world where paper is still being made by hand as a testament to the will not to lose its ties with a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
The first paper in the West was created here thanks to the technological innovations that this area brought to the manufacture of this product.
The most important innovations were the introduction of gluing the sheets with animal gelatine to make them impermeable against the ink the adoption of the hydraulic multiple hammer mill to refine the mixture, and the invention of the watermark as a security element to demonstrate the quality of the paper and identify its manufacturer.
The precious watermarked sheets from Fabriano are destined for distinguished purposes, and are made with carefully selected raw materials through a method that has remained unchanged for 700 years. [...]
Italy long has been famed for its quality of life, its fashion, its heritage and its food. We believe the Internet can help promote the Made in Italy lifestyle brand and the Google Cultural Institute has worked with the Italian Agriculture Ministry, Union of Chambers of Commerce, the University Ca' Foscari, the Symbola Foundation to launch an online platform designed to help bring Made in Italy online.
On the new platform, anybody, anywhere can discover hundreds of digital displays, stories, pictures, videos, and historical documents about Italian craftsmanship. Many of Italy’s most famous culinary and handcraft products are represented, from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele ham to Murano glass and Montappone Hats. Little-known gems also can be uncovered such as Vercelli accordions and Ascoli Piceno lace. [...]
In their little shop on South First Street, Italian family Leo Silvestrini, Francesca Ferrarese and Marco Ferrarese shared — in thick Italian accents — the story of how they left their fast-paced lives behind to move to Austin and open their own gelato shop, Dolce Neve [...]
The owners all grew up eating the frozen treat. Francesca and Marco Ferrarese fondly remember their hometown of Fabriano’s gelateria, one of the oldest in Italy.
“When were kids it was a tradition that in the evening, after dinner, all the kids went together to get gelato,” Francesca Ferrarese said.
The City of Fabriano has announced its third edition of the ‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2014’ an event that the Tourism Councillorship of the Municipality of Fabriano will open on June 14th 2014, at the Paper and Watermark Museum. The museum is the ideal site to hold the Italian 3rd International Prize dedicated to Watercolour Art.
The biennial exhibition, conceived by the Paper and Watermark Museum in collaboration with InArte Fabriano and Ava (Venetian Watercolour Association), will welcome renowned and internationally acclaimed artists.
The artists participating in the exhibition are from all over the globe, including young emerging artists, selected by the ‘Accademie di Belle Arti Italiane’ and International Art Schools and Accademy for their creativity.
The works of art will be exhibited and open to the public till August 31 at the new exposition gallery created within the Paper and Watermark Museum.
The exhibition will also exhibit a session dedicated to the works of art by the seven Judging panel members of the “Marche d’Acqua” Prize and a special guest session dedicated to Angus McEwan, the winner of the Biannual watercolour Prize 2012.
Participation to this Biannual Prize is by invitation exclusively by the jurors. Those interested to participate to selection of the artists who will be invited by the President of Jury should send, by e.mail, their CV (maximum 1,000 characters) and 5 photos of the most representative works to:
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the August 30, 2013.
Washington, D.C. --- A new exhibition at the Italian Embassy, Fabriano 1264, examines the important role papermaking has played in western history. This exhibition celebrates the 750th anniversary of papermaking in Fabriano, a city in the Marche region of Italy, legendary for its paper production.
During the 13th century, Fabriano became one of the best known papermaking centers in Europe, if not the world. That was even before Columbus discovered America! Today, Fabriano paper is legendary for its use not only in documents, but also for its intricate and historical watermarks and other artwork. [...]
The city of Fabriano has announced its second edition of the ‘International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’ an event that the Tourism Councillorship of the Municipality of Fabriano will open on June 2nd 2012, at the Paper and Watermark Museum. The museum is the ideal site to hold the Italian 2nd International Prize dedicated to Watercolour Art.
The winner of the Biannual watercolour Prize is Angus McEwan with the artwork “Taking the strain 2"
The biennial exhibition, conceived by the Paper and Watermark Museum in collaboration with InArte and Ava (Venetian Watercolour Association), will welcome renowned and internationally acclaimed artists.
The artists participating in the exhibition are 51 from all over the globe (15 different Countries) of which 21 are young emerging artists, selected by the ‘Accademie di Belle Arti Italiane’ and International Art Schools and Accademy for their creativity.
The works of art will be exhibited and open to the public till August 26th at the new exposition gallery created within the Paper and Watermark Museum.
The exhibition will also exhibit a session dedicated to the works of art by the six Judging panel members of the “Marche d’Acqua” Prize and a special guest session dedicated to Pedro Cano's "Desnudos en el Papel".
Il Marchese del Grillo is a 1981 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli, starring Alberto Sordi as the titular character. The movie depicts some episodes of the life of a noble in the Rome of the early 19th century. Loosely based on folklore accounts about the real Onofrio del Grillo (who actually lived in the 18th century), this character plays a number of pranks, one even involving Pope Pius VII.
The Real Marchese Onofrio del Grillo, the son of Bernardo Giacinto and the noblewoman Maria Virginia Posenti, was born in Fabriano in Le Marche on May 5th 1714. The Grillo family, of Genoa origin and transferred to Tuscany, was admitted to the Roman Patriciate in 1672 by Clemente X...
"Componendo" has the privilege to work in a territory of Le marche where the knowledge of stainless steel materials, the use of the most advanced technologies and the availability of skilled workers are an unequalled reality, and all this has given the company the possibility to grow rapidly becoming in short time a privileged partner of some of the most important Italian furnishing companies, diversifying its production and always offering a qualified service of products made to client’s measure and design.
Componendo in this particular phase of the economy had the possibility to employ people of closed companies supporting in this way their families.