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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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What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy

What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

What do I love about living in Italy?

  • I love the country [...]
  • I love that lots of the little villages have their own traditions [...]
  • I love the work/life balance [...]
  • I love their gestures [...]
  • I love the food [...]

To summarise, there’s lots I love about Italy which is why I moved here but I’ve discovered so much more having lived here and I’m still learning. If you get the opportunity to live here for a bit, I would certainly recommend it. [...]

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Vloasis's curator insight, August 21, 5:06 PM

Not familiar with that area but it looks lovely, and a good blog.

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Fairy Tale Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Le Marche, Italy

Fairy Tale Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Le Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Italian Bridal Inspiration in Gradara, Italy

“We wanted to show how to create a romantic countryside wedding in an unknown part of Italy. So we decided to go to [Gradara] a little “Borgo” in the hills of Le Marche. We wanted the day to be filled with soft, romantic colors inspired by nature. 

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Ciclismo Classico Announces Italy Summer Cycling Tours

Ciclismo Classico Announces Italy Summer Cycling Tours | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The coast-to-coast "Bike Across Italy" tour passes through four of Italy's most beautiful regions: Le Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, each known for its charming hilltop towns, lush landscapes and unique cuisines. Guests cycle along rivers, stop at the spectacular Grotte di Frasassi, Italy's largest known caves, and through Etruscan settlements.

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Italian language courses - Learn Italian in Italy in Le Marche at Centro Culturale Conero

Italian language courses - Learn Italian in Italy in Le Marche at Centro Culturale Conero | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Learn Italian in Italy. Learn Italian in Italy with our courses. Italian courses in our italian language school in Le Marche. Italian language courses. The course has been conceived to analyse and explain the correct pronunciation of the phonemes of the Italian language through literature and opera as well as everyday examples. It is mainly (but not only) meant for opera singers, linguists, philologists, italianists. Click on the photo to read the program 

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La Diva Della Via: dressing like a Marchigiana

La Diva Della Via: dressing like a Marchigiana | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

“Vintage, unique, one-of-a-kind clothing. And you can only get it here!”

His salt-and-pepper hair goes well with his wrinkly face, and he wears a striped sun-kissed shirt with shorts to match. Captain of a clothes booth at Urbino’s Saturday market, he uses his words as bait to reel customers in; I am one of them.

“Ciao bella. What do you need?”

“I’m shopping for clothes to look like I fit in here.” I tell him about the floral patterns and lace tops that a local friend recommends, and the comfortable harem pants that everyone here seems to wear. He responds by tossing a white beaded blouse straight at my chest. Matching pants, floral dresses, and sequined tops follow.

My job at the market is done; my journey complete.

My journey began the moment I first set foot in the Piazza Repubblica, Urbino’s main square. Everything about the location was right: The sun was setting while the sky turned a burnt orange, and I could taste the beer and warm pastries in the air. But something was wrong. Wearing a pair of boyfriend jeans and a lime-green crop top, I looked completely American. No wonder everyone stared. Everyone around me was covered up, and, compared to American fashion, their style was conservative.

Turning to my left, I noticed a pale man with dreadlocks wearing an oversized graphic T-shirt, loose fitting jeans shorts, and black sneakers. A dog walked by his side, leash-less. To my right was a middle-aged woman wearing a dress of colorful patterns complemented by a bright floral scarf and three-inch heels. But by the piazza’s fountain, which was directly in front of me, there was a group of young women all dressed differently. One had on pants in a floral print, another had on a tank top covered by a lace shirt, and the others wore what looked like genie’s pants, with a dramatically lower crotch. They all managed to dress comfortably and still look stylish.

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Maybe the last remaining wood fired pottery in Italy

Maybe the last remaining wood fired pottery in Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

...After coffee we set off to drive to the last remaining wood fired pottery in Italy. A most unpretentious place just outside the walls of the town that has been run by the same family for over a century and which sells its wares all over the world.

Greg, Kay and the proprietor with some of his yet-unglazed pottery. You can see what I mean by unpretentious, right?

And this is the wood fired kiln. They also have a couple of modern kilns too.

We bought some exquisite wine and water jugs and a couple of other pieces. 

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Fabri Fibra: rap "counterculture" from Le Marche

Fabri Fibra: rap "counterculture" from Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Fabri Fibra (Fabrizio Tarducci) is an italian rapper born in Senigallia, who rejects the italian tv-addicted culture... 

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Travel tips by "the guardian": Monti Sibillini National Park

Travel tips by "the guardian": Monti Sibillini National Park | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Go hiking in a true Italian wilderness, take a luxury train trip back home, or get a taste of Nice, says Joanne O’Connor

Why go?
Straddling the provinces of Le Marche and Umbria, the Sibillini mountains are among the most beautiful in Italy. Evocative place names summon the magic of this wilderness, once believed to be a haunt of witches and sorcerers. The national park is ringed by medieval villages, which, if they were in Tuscany, would be crawling with tourists. Though the tourism infrastructure is surprisingly low-key, you won’t have to travel far to find a simple agriturismo serving up regional specialities such as wild boar and lentils. [...]

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Listen to the Stunning Voice of Serena Abrami

Listen to the Stunning Voice of Serena Abrami | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Abrami is from Italy’s gorgeous Le Marche region of Italy and she’s gained a little fame as a result of appearing on Italy’s San Remo music festival. One suspects Abrami is mere footsteps away from fame. Time for you to have a listen. [...]

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Living Locally | Make the first attempt at communication

Living Locally |  Make the first attempt at communication | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to watch other travelers as they interacted with locals and responded to their new environment.  I have witnessed some wonderful encounters but I have also had the unfortunate chance to see some horrific examples of “ugly Americanism.” [...]

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Kat Zimmermann's curator insight, July 22, 8:32 AM

This is a blog about a woman traveling BUT, the title grabbed me because I think we often do not make the first meaningful communication with parents. 

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A day with Tonti Agostina, champion mushroom hunter

A day with Tonti Agostina, champion mushroom hunter | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The first thing I see when I walk into Tonti Agostina’s Urbino house is a cobalt blue mushroom as large as a flattened bowling ball. Until Tonti’s discovery, Ganoderma had gone unseen in the Le Marche region for 50 years. It is only one of many rare fungi that this award-winning mushroom hunter has encountered. The stairwell of her house, formerly owned by the Duke and Duchess of Ubaldini, is crowded with baskets of fresh and dried fungi. Tall bookshelves stand against the wall of the grand dining room where books about mushrooms are neatly stored and ready to study.
Tonti always has something to show and talk about with her guests. “Do you have a boyfriend?” she asks on my first visit. “No,” I answer. “I am single.” A huge grin emerges on her face as she grabs a photograph of a young man. “My nephew Alessandro is single and very good-looking. He’s an intelligent twenty-one-year-old studying Spanish and English, with curly blonde hair and blue eyes.” Following a coy wink and a slightly hysterical, yet contagious, laugh, Tonti insists that her Italian nephew must be married off to an American journalist one day.

Tonti is sitting beside me, a delicate, floral-patterned tablecloth in front of her. My guess is she is in her early seventies. She appears to be in good health, thanks, no doubt, to her active life outdoors. Her long, black hair is secured in a tight ponytail. Her olive skin glistens in the summer heat. A centerpiece of tall sunflowers stands in the corner of the room. Caged birds of red and orange hues cheerfully sing in the window. Framed original paintings by Salvador Dali hang on the walls; a mural depicting a regal Italian King covers the ceiling. Lying on the table are photographs of Tonti holding polished gold trophies throughout her years of mushroom hunting. I admire one that shows her next to the mayor of Urbania with yet another trophy; she is wearing a long pearl necklace...

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Shopping at Le Marche designer fashion outlets

Shopping at Le Marche designer fashion outlets | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There are endless numbers of designers and manufacturers of stylish fashions in Le Marche and most of them have a designer outlet where you can pick up fashions at a discount.In particular, Le Marche is the home of Italian leather manufacturers and cutting edge shoe and handbags, venture into the hills and you may meet an artisan who still perfroms piecework, handstiching shoes for one of these companies... 

  • Trea designer fashion outlet - This Marche Outlet store has elegant suits, jackets, trousers and shirts for men and business dress, jackets, shirts for men women at a fraction of UK costs at Trea, Passo di Treia.
  • Byblos designer outlet - The stylish Byblos fashion outlet has discounts of up to 30%. Hours: 9.30am 1pm then 3pm - 7.30pm; closed Saturdays. Via Barilotti 3, 60131 Ancona, Tel: 071-8071
  • Fratelli Guzzini - Trendy Guzzini, Alessi-style designers of Italian kitchen tableware. Their designer outlet can be found at Contrada Mattonata 60, Recanati, Macerata, Le Marche
  • Armani (Creazioni di Matelica) - Factory outlet for the king of understated fashions. Via Ottoni 7, Matelica, Le Marche
  • Gruppo GFT - Revedi - Clothing by Dior, Montana, Chiara Boni, direct from the manufacturer at the shopping outlet at Via Merloni 10, Matelica, Le Marche
  • Due emme Maglieria - Factory-direct prices for high fashion jumpers etc from this designer clothing outlet which is found near the Tombolini shop at Tolentino Area T.
    Contrada da Rancia 13, Tolentino, Tel: 0733 974753
  • Area T Tombolini - Sleek modern shopping complex, stylish classics from Tombolini and Romeo Gigli, many discounted lines can be found in the basement of this designer outlet.
    Tues; Sat, 10am -8pm. Contrada Rancia 8, Tolentino, Macerata, Le Marche Tel: 0733 961735
  • Romeo Gigli - Discount priced funky ranges from Romeo Gigli the designer shopping outlet. Hours: 9am -12pm then 3pm -7.30pm - Via San Francesco, Porto D'Ascoli 63039, San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche Tel: 0861-7241
  • Paoloni - Sartorial menswear outlet in Appignano in Macerata province
  • Malagrida - Mens and ladies Malagrida tops, trousers and funky knitwear, good quality and at reasonable prices from this shopping outlet.
    Via L. Liviabella 2, Tolentino, Le Marche off the SS77 road. Tel: 0733 966413
  • Genny - Genny high fashion suits, eveningwear and dresses at half price from this shopping outlet. Also Prada and Helmut Lang. Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm Sundays 3pm - 7pm.
    Via Luigi Albertini 12, Ancona (on the SS16 Adriatica)Tel: 071 8717264
  • Tods shoes (and other outlets) - This factory outlet shop sells Tod's sport shoes for men and women as well as the women's lines Deva and Diego Della Valle.
    Mon - Fri, 4pm - 7.45pm and Sat 9.30am 12.30pm and 3.30pm 7pm.
  • Nando Muzi - A designer factory outlet for Shoes at Via Barilotti, 3 - 60131 Ancona, Le Marche
    Tel: 071-8071
  • Kast Shoes Factory Outlet - Contrada Mattonata 60, Recanati, Macerata, Le Marche
  • Miandro Calzature - Fashion outlet for shoes at Via Ottoni 7, Matelica, Le Marche
  • Feliziani Elia & Co. - Leather handbags, wallets and purses, direct from the manufacturer at the factory outlet shop at Via Contrada Colombo 114, Zona Ind. Cisterna Tolentino, Macerata, Le Marche
  • Galizio Torresi - Quality mens Torresi shoes from the designer shopping outlet shop, Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm then 4pm - 8pm & Sat 9am -12.30pm, via Romagna 19, Morrovalle, Macerata, Le Marche
  • Ruggeri & Pagnanini. - Shoes & leather goods including "Patrick Cox Wannabe" from this factory outlet.
    Tues - Sat , 9am - 12pm then 4pm - 7.30pm. Via Alvata 131 (s.s.16) Porto Potenza Picena, Macerata, Le Marche
  • Hugo Boss, shoes & accessories Italia - The shoping outlet shop can be found at contrada da Molinetto - Morrovalle, Macerata, Le Marche Tel/Fax: 0733 8631
  • Cesare Paciotti - Modern, stylish, typically Italian, shoes for men and women available at discount prices from the outlet shop. Hours: 3pm - 7.30pm.Zona Industriale B - 62012 Civitanova Marche, Macerata, Le Marche Tel: 0733-890427
  • Falc Childrens shoes - Very stylish boots and shoes in very soft leather for yougsters. Falc S.p.A, C. da San Domenico, 24, 62012 Civitanova Marche, Italy, Tel. +39 0733.79091, Fax +39 0733.890753
  • Manas S.p.a. - Manas produces funky fashion and casual women’s footwear, plus men’s footwear and accessories, they pay great attention to quality, creativity and Italian style. Exporting to major capitals throughout Europe, they are well worth a visit
    Via Tangenziale 14/16, 62010 Montecosaro Scalo (Macerata) Italia, Tel. +39 (0733) 86231, Fax +39 (0733) 564978, info@manas.com

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Let's learn Italian in Italy, in wonderful Ascoli Piceno

Let's learn Italian in Italy, in wonderful Ascoli Piceno | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Since more than thirteen years students from all over the world have been coming to Ascoli Piceno to learn the Italian language and culture. They committed themselves to the professionalism, experience and warmth of Accademia Italiana.

Let’s choose the more suitable solution for you among several Italian language and culture courses, consisting of individual, semi-individual or small group lessons (no more than six students per class). It is also possible to attend special courses to develop sectorial skills and Italian culture courses, deepening the knowledge of typical aspects of our tradition, handicraft and arts.

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Master Italian Cooking in Le Marche

Master Italian Cooking in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
ITALCOOK - Master Italian Cooking: The Higher Institute of Gastronomy and School of Regional Cooking offers specialization courses for anyone wishing to acquire greater proficiency and systematic knowledge of Italian regional cuisine, its history...
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