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
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
Documentary films, news, movies, photographs are part of the Luce Institute's Archive in Rome: 4.000 hours of films and 400.000 pictures have now been digitized and are accessible online freely. The LUCE Film Archive and the photography archive are telling us about near a century of collective Italian memory and history. This section is all dedicated to Le Marche from the first years of XX century
Traditional hand-made cotto is a product that has great charm and a secure prestige.
Still manufactured today using the time-honoured methods, it continues to be a preferred material for imaginative and original design projects in Le Marche.
I "Mastri Fornaciai" is a company constantly engaged in recapturing and utilizing old production techniques as part of its mission to satisfy the needs of customers looking for a genuine cotto, with no compromise on quality. They also produce bricks, external floors and special pieces.
Partly a house and partly a hotel, dedicated to those people who do not like hotel stays; in short, this is a new form of hospitality that takes the name of “Albergo Diffuso” . Its main components are distributed in different buildings, all located in the same village/town. The term “diffuso” (diffuse) denotes a structure that is horizontal, and not vertical like the one pertaining to traditional hotels, which often do not constitute a pleasant sight, reminding us of blocks of flats. ADs satisfy the tourists’ demand of stays in renowned and famous areas and towns, of contact with residents and local people rather than only with other tourists, and of the traditional comforts offered in hotels, such as room service or a restaurant. This form of hospitality has showed to be very efficient for the valorisation of towns and villages that are artistically or architecturally peculiar and interesting; through ADs we can valorise old and dismissed buildings and, at the same time, we can avoid to solve the problems of hospitality only through the construction of new structures.
Looking for a beautiful, historic place to visit near the east coast of Italy? Consider spending the day in the charming town of Ascoli Piceno. Just a short drive from the Adriatic coast, located in the eastern part of central Italy in the Marche region, is the small city of Ascoli Piceno. Marked by a rich history and beautiful architecture, this town merits at least a day-long visit...
Hand printed linens are one the oldest artisan crafts in northern Le Marche. Using hand-carved wood block prints and colors made with natural ingredients, artisans have been making these beautiful linens since the Middle Ages. The patterns were inspired by rural life. Grapes, wheat, the rooster, sunflowers were the prevalent regional symbols. Later, the designs were expanded to include motifs from embroideries, architectural friezes, and other patterns from different ages. In addition to the traditional rust color, made with iron dioxide (rust), flour, and vinegar, linens are also printed in deep sea blue and earthy dark green, reflecting the tones of the region. Don’t forget to bring your table measurements with you in you are interested in these very special linens!
The “Antica Stamperia Fabiani” project permits students and visitors to interact with this valuable antique equipment. Moreover, the staff will readily explain and illustrate printing techniques and their various phases just as they were in the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth. The visitors are welcomed in a large room in the printers' workshop where the history of the press and the Fabiani family, who have been printers in Petritoli since 1903, are succinctly explained.
Benedictine Nuns in Sant'Angelo in Pontano (MC) prepare by hand in the most traditional way:
Doilies and Guides
Kit for kids
Sheets and blankets
It is possible to book an accommodation in their "foresteria" or "Casa della divina pastora"
Teatro La Fenice, Amandola, Marche
After coffee in Caffè Belli in the lovely little town of Amandola in the Marche region, we decided to walk up to the top of the town for a view of the Sibillini mountains. We came across this small but perfectly formed theatre, still very much in use (there had been a children's performance of The Wizard of Oz the previous day). Le Marche has many beautiful theatres, but none as small as this.
+39 334 910 1625, amandolateatro.it
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.
Staying in a monastery or convent guest house in Italy is a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of mainstream hotels and experience a hospitality tradition that has been around for 1500+ years.
A Monastery is a chance to savour a true slice of Italian life, staying as the guest of monks or nuns, in their beautiful houses often amongst centuries of history.
Welcoming, bed and breakfast hospitality that will leave you with a lasting holiday memory, something special you won't find anywhere else.
Hilltop villages, winding roads, a shepherd sitting on a red blanket while his pecorino sheep browse, sunflower fields flattened to grids of black stalks and deeply ploughed raw umber earth bordered by silvery olive groves… this is Le Marche in autumn. Not picture postcard but with an earthy ruggedness...
Sassoferrato is quite a place. There are lots of things to see and do in the little village in the little-touristed Marche Region of Italy. Just outside Sassoferrato is the Abbey of Santa Croce, only one of the 18 of the Ancona province and one of the remaining 56 of Le Marche Region
Our local history is, however, more ancient than Romans, it began around the 9th century b.C. with the Picenes. According to the greek historian Strabo (that lived most part of his life in Rome), at the beginning of the Iron age the Picenes moved in our lands and the whole Marches from the Sabina Region, that nowadays is the province of Rieti. The confirmation of this fact comes from the finding in 1973 of the Penne S. Andrea epigraphs written in picene language, in which the Picenes define themselves SAFINUS SAFINAS TUTAS, that is Sabines of the Sabine community. During that migration, tells Strabo, they were led by a bird sacred to the god Mars: the woodpecker, that is PICUS, thus Picenes.
Visitors staying in Le Marche, gets many attractions and activities in few hours of distance. Some of the most apreciated possibilities is represented by the Boat tour along the Conero Coast, the Adriatic coast, Tremiti islands and stays in Croatia
The purpose of the exhibition is to show a collection of works by Vittore Crivelli, his brother Carlo and other painters, who worked during the second half of the 15th century, in the little towns of the Marches.
The exhibition “Vittore Crivelli: from Venice to the Marches”, just one year later than the important exhibition on Carlo Crivelli in the art-gallery of the city of Brera, is going to show the figure of Vittore Crivelli in the Marches, the region where both artists worked and lived. The event is connected to the important exhibitions dedicated to the 15 th century in the Marches , which have been shown in the towns of San Severino Marche, Camerino and Fabriano in the last ten years. It will be also devoted to the great art historian: Pietro Zampetti. The exhibition is very important to value the cultural area in the Appenines, where rich manufacturing centers, like Sarnano created an original and recognizable “self Renaissance”.