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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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Fano, Le Marche: Italian town 'forgets' Roman theatre found under ex-factory

Fano, Le Marche: Italian town 'forgets' Roman theatre found under ex-factory | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
An ancient Roman amphitheatre, in the town of Fano, in the Marche region, is slowly rotting away beneath an abandoned factory from the early 1900s.
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Fano, Le Marche - Neglected for decades it is, maybe, the biggest Roman theatres in the Region Marche, see here the 3d reconstruction or click on the photo to read its story less edifying.

 

 

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A Birthday in Le Marche and the Diabetes Alert Dogs

A Birthday in Le Marche and the  Diabetes Alert Dogs | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There are many advantages to having a birthday in June, I think the best one though is the warm weather allows you to spend time at the beach. I am posting this month’s blog from the beaches along the Adriatic Sea off the eastern shore of Italy’s Marche region.   This area is noted for its natural beauty and pristine sandy beaches, with gentle surfs and relaxing atmosphere. Being a seafood lover, I have landed at the right place as Fano, the town where I am staying, is noted for its variety and expertise in preparing seafood.  [...]

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Debby Kay is in Le Marche to give some workshop to teach people from Le Marche about Diabetes Alert Dog.  For her it is the occasion to celebrate the birthday and discover a fantastic area in Italy.  Debby was one of the early trainers of search and rescue dogs in North America. As an outgrowth of her volunteer work, she eventually left her position as a research scientist with the Federal Government to become the training director of International Detector Dogs Ltd.

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The Roman goddess of Fano set to take up residence at Verulamium Museum in St Albans

The Roman goddess of Fano set to take up residence at Verulamium Museum in St Albans | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A statue of Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck, fate and fortune, is being presented to St Albans by Fano in Italy to strengthen links between the twin towns. The six-foot-tall bronze artwork is a replica of the statue of Fortuna that stands in the fountain of Fano’s main square. The Roman town of Fano was originally named Fanum Fortunae, or “the shrine of Fortuna”, the Roman goddess of Fate. [...]

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, March 6, 2015 4:01 AM

Oh how fascinating - we used to live on the Verulamium estate in St Albans, so we know the statue is going to a good home! Can't wait to hear more about this interesting story.

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▶ Designers Tutti Gufi Spring Summer 2014 Collection, Fano Le Marche

Designers Tutti Gufi, Fano, Le Marche, Italy Spring Summer 2014

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New hopes for Le Marche to have back the Getty bronze

New hopes for Le Marche to have back the  Getty bronze | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

An Italian court has upheld an order for the seizure of a masterpiece of the J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection, finding that the bronze statue of a victorious athlete was illegally exported from Italy before the museum purchased it for $4 million in 1976.

The ruling Thursday by a regional magistrate in Pesaro will likely prolong the legal battle over the statue, a signature piece of the Getty's embattled antiquities collection whose return Italian authorities have sought for years.

"This was the news we were waiting for," said Gian Mario Spacca, president of the Marche region where the statue was hauled ashore in 1964, in an interview with Italian reporters. "Now we will resume contacts made with the Getty Museum to build a positive working relationship."

Spacca visited the Getty last year hoping to negotiate an agreement to share the statue. But the Getty has made clear it will fight in court to keep the piece and is expected to appeal the ruling to Italy's highest court.

"We've not yet seen the ruling and won't comment until we do so," said Getty spokesman Ron Hartwig.

he long battle over the bronze athlete — one of the few complete Greek bronzes to have survived and believed by some to have been made by Alexander the Great's personal sculptor Lysippus — is a lingering reminder of the controversy that has surrounded the Getty's collection of ancient art.

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Majolica pottery Le Marche - Laura Lippera, Fano

Majolica pottery Le Marche - Laura Lippera, Fano | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Laura is a master potter and collaborates with cultural institutions and universities in the study and research of the decorative motifs inspired by the Renaissance ...

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Fano in a quick visit

Fano in a quick visit | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

If you travel to Italy, central Italy, let’s say in the region where I live (the beautiful yet still too little known) Marche, well you shouldn’t miss Fano, in the north of our region, right on the Adriatic coast. [...]

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In Roman times it was known as Fanum Fortunae, "the temple of fortune" today is a nice Italian town you can visit quickly or discovered layer by layer, like an onion, revealing precious jewels

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Discovering Le Marche at the first visit

Discovering Le Marche at the first visit | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I spent three days in the Le Marche Region of Italy.... Admittedly, I had never heard of the Le Marche region before and was mispronouncing the name of the region (pronounced lay MAR-kay)...

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First time visiting Le Marche? Read this article if you want an answer to these questions

  • Getting to the Le Marche area? 
  • Best Ways to Get Around in the Le Marche? 
  • Best Time to Visit Le Marche region of Italy?
  • What Should I Eat While Visiting Le Marche?
  • Where Should I go in Le Marche? 
  • Where Should I Stay in Le Marche?
  • How Can I Find More Information about Le Marche?

and get a proposal tour of the northern seaside area

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Carnival in Le Marche, the Best of Italian Folklore

Carnival in Le Marche, the Best of Italian Folklore | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Le Marche’s Carnivals are renowned for being spectacular, fun and full of tradition. One Carnival, celebrated on Fat Tuesday (as many are), starts with huge and colorful floats by the shore, and then moves inland for the real party. There is more food than you could imagine, and so many people in costume, just enjoying the frivolity of having a good time.

There is also the Offida Carnival, which consists of men moving a giant fake ox through the streets, then a crowd of young people in robes move it swiftly, in attempt to show the ox’s nature. This used to be performed with a live ox and then it was ritually slaughtered, whereas now they just do so symbolically.

The Fano Carnival, Italy’s oldest, is a huge and beautiful affair, with entertainment, food, exhibits and so much more. They try every year to make it better than the last, with more color and excitement to give people an experience not to be forgotten. It is one giant party, each day different and new with a lot of great things to do free of charge.

The carnival of Macerata has chariots, music, dancing, cake and a whole lot of fun. With all of its colorful displays and confetti everywhere, it truly is a wonderful celebration.

The Ascoli Carnival is a traditional festival of dancing, music, masks, confetti and fun. With so much to do and see it is another carnival worth attending. The Carnival of Ascoli Piceno, starting on January 17th each year, consists of people in masks, doing skits and impersonating celebrities, local government and other well-known people. The city is lit up with beautiful lights, as the streets become theaters and the spectators become participants.

Lastly, the Amandola Carnival is celebrated with two large events. First there is a parade with people in masks everywhere. Then there is what is called the beacon of King Carnival, during which people in old costumes throw wheat and poppy in honor of Blessed Antonio. There are also actors and theater afterwards during this one as well.

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How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk

How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget | theguardian.co.uk | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Stretching for around 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, with hilltowns to rival those of Tuscany and Umbria, Le Marche is a gorgeous and affordable region to explore, writes Donald Strachan

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Great long article, a veritable travel guide to Le Marche. What to do & see in: Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, Ancona and the Conero peninsula, Pesaro, Filottrano. The article is full of great suggestions.

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Sarah Topps's curator insight, March 30, 2013 5:45 AM

What a great article for our favourite area of Le Marche! And whilst you are here, why not come and stay with us at the Hideaway? www.hideawaylemarche.com

 

Via Mariano Pallottini @marchebreaks

Grahame Edwards 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:41 AM

Great to see our lovely region getting some great press - and remember you can stay with us for as little as 55 euros per night per couple - what are you waiting for :)

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Fano Yacht Festival - May 10-13th 2012

Fano Yacht Festival - May 10-13th 2012 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

First boat show on water for the Adriatic coast, Fano Yacht Festival is a unique place that presents to the big audience all the branch news, offers the chance to buy approaching the summer season and to spend a pleasant and joyful time. Operators and visitors will enjoy the most innovative proposals of the nautical market, a various quality events program and a territory rich in history and traditions.

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Giro d'Italia 2012 - 3 stages in Le Marche

Giro d'Italia 2012 - 3 stages in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

May 10, stage 5: Modena - Fano, 199 km
May 11, stage 6: Urbino - Porto Sant'Elpidio, 207 km
May 12, stage 7: Recanati - Rocca di Cambio, 202 km

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Leggo Tung Lei's comment, November 5, 2011 3:15 AM
Bravooo