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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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The touching stories of the World War II involving Le Marche

The touching stories of the World War II involving Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Bill serenaded his comrades using a beautiful black Scandalli accordion that he bartered from a starving Italian family in exchange for food. [...]

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Motorcycle dispatch rider Bill was the corporal in Alf’s unit when they were stationed outside the town of Castelfidardo - the world capital of accordion builders.
Bill - a talented musician who had played organ in his local cinema before being called up - was impressed by Alf’s Settimio Soprani accordion and wanted an instrument of his own.
The pair learned of an Italian family who owned a Scandalli Butterfly Model and had a whip-round amongst the soldiers to get enough food to exchange for it.
Alf said: “Bill went round the whole company to get what he could in the way of spare food and anything else that might swing the bargain....

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The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races

The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

When people think of palio competitions, they often think of the famous horse race for the Palio of Siena but many Italian towns hold palio contests. One of the more unusual races is the Palio della Rana, frog races, held in the town of Fermignano, between Urbino and Urbania in central Italy's Marche region. Participants, dressed in medieval costume, each push a cart (similar to a wheelbarrow) with the frog sitting atop a plank and try to reach the finish line before the frog hops off. As is common during palio competitions, there's also a historical procession before the races and food.

The Palio della Rana is usually held the weekend following Easter so this year it's the first weekend of April. Since it's been a very wet March, there should be plenty of frogs!

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Ballooning in Le Marche

Ballooning in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A team of 6 pilots with many hours of experience, that have participated in national and international competitions, people (National Instructor) that has crossed the Alps in solitary flight completing 250 km in 4 hours.
From several years we make tourist flights in hot air balloon in central Italy from different takeoff zones in the Marche: Sanginesio, and other areas near the Sibillini National Park

Different balloons for different needs, from a minimum capacity of 2 passengers to a maximum of 12 and our target it is the realization of a balloon that has a capacity of at least 20 people.

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Truffle Fair in Le Marche

Truffle Fair in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

 Yesterday, on Sunday, we drove to a nearby town Morro D'alba where there was a  Truffle fair. There were a number of stalls selling everything truffle from the real thing to minced truffle in ...

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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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BB Discodinner Grottammare: fun in Le Marche

BB Discodinner Grottammare: fun in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The BB Disco Dinner is located in Grottammare (AP) near San Benedetto Del Tronto and is the largest discoteque in southern Le Marche.
BB is divided into three areas with different music, plus a restaurant area and a garden open in summer season.

At BB Disco is possible to enjoy 3 genres of music.

House music selected by the best national and international DJs performing, one after another,  at the Dj console. Revival Disco Music 70/80/90 with the entertainment of the best Italian agencies.

Last but not least, the Latino Dance Music.
In summer the BB club opens its beautiful and chic garden.
The restaurant area is  ideal place for business dinners, birthdays and even well organized for wedding's banquetings.

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Museum of Ceramic Arts Ascoli Piceno Le Marche

Museum of Ceramic Arts Ascoli Piceno Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The museum in the striking halls of the San Tommaso complex, is comprised of the extensive municipal collections and handmade items granted for storage by the Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno Foundation and by the Matricardi family. The museum’s five sections explore ceramics production in Ascoli Piceno between the 15th and 20th century, enabling visitors to admire fine objects from workshops in Deruta, Faenza, Montelupo, Savona and Genoa. 

Museo della Ceramica - piazza S. Tommaso 11, Ascoli Piceno

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Drum Art: snare drums and drum sticks from Petritoli Le Marche

Drum Art: snare drums and drum sticks from Petritoli Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

For those of you looking for the perfect sound, look no further than Drum Art for your snare drums.
Power, heat, maximum sensitivity and fantastic timbre nuances are set in a very elegant design.
Drum Art snare drums are all unique items, handmade by Silvano Biancucci, an Italian skilful wood craftsman. He ensures that every single snare drum is a unique instrument, with an individual sound, which is quite simply...perfection.
Behind every snare drum there are passion, skills, craftsmanship and a great perception: 2,7 centimeters (1.06 inches) thick solid wood drums, able to produce sound and volume never heard before.

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Spend a Day in Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Spend a Day in Ascoli Piceno, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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...

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Urbino seen with the eyes of an Indiana Student

Urbino seen with the eyes of an Indiana Student | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Similar to the quaint town of Nashville, Ind., the journey to Urbino is filled with winding hills and sloping streets. The old-fashioned city makes the perfect getaway to escape the busy city life...

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Benedictine Nuns and the precious embroderies in Le Marche

Benedictine Nuns and the precious embroderies in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Benedictine Nuns in Sant'Angelo in Pontano (MC) prepare by hand in the most traditional way:
Towels
Favors
Doilies and Guides
Kit for kids
Sheets and blankets
Curtains
Tablecloths
Custom Objects

Liturgical Accessories

 

It is possible to book an accommodation in their "foresteria" or "Casa della divina pastora"

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Cibaria 2011 - Macerata: the dining fair in Le Marche

Cibaria 2011 - Macerata: the dining fair in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Macerata holds an event that can give an idea of the complexity of the Italian gastronomic science.
From 30 October to 1 November 2011, the thirteenth edition of "Cibaria", an event dedicated to wine and dining. The objective is to enhance the many excellences of the territory, from the points of view of supply and demand. "Cibaria" is in fact a place of exchange, with days and dates targeted for operators. But even non-professional visitors will find a fine selection of producers, divided by region, and a lot of events. The ticket price is 5 euros.

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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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Rockin' It Up at Senigallia's Summer Jamboree Festival

Rockin' It Up at Senigallia's Summer Jamboree Festival | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The “hottest rockin’ holiday on earth”: that’s how the Summer Jamboree Festival has been labeled. The international event, which takes place in the beach town of Senigallia, on the Adriatic coast in the Marche region, is dedicated to the music and culture of 1940s and ‘50s America. And music is indeed at the center of the festival with rock and roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, swing, doo wop, rhythm’n’blues and boogie concerts, shaking the town for nine days, from August 3 to 11, 2013. [...]

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Drum Art: snare drums and drum sticks from Petritoli Le Marche

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For those of you looking for the perfect sound, look no further than Drum Art for your snare drums.
Power, heat, maximum sensitivity and fantastic timbre nuances are set in a very elegant design.
Drum Art snare drums are all unique items, handmade by Silvano Biancucci, an Italian skilful wood craftsman. He ensures that every single snare drum is a unique instrument, with an individual sound, which is quite simply...perfection.
Behind every snare drum there are passion, skills, craftsmanship and a great perception: 2,7 centimeters (1.06 inches) thick solid wood drums, able to produce sound and volume never heard before.

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Mercatino Regionale Francese, Ascoli Piceno AP, 11-13/11/2011

Mercatino Regionale Francese, Ascoli Piceno AP, 11-13/11/2011 | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Fancy a little of French Style in your stay in Le Marche? Then head down to Ascoli Piceno's Mercatino Regionale Francese, a French market for a little Gallic charm.

The French market sets up shop in Arringo's Square (Piazza Arringo) and is piled high with French food and fashion.

Courtesy of French market experts extraordinaire, Promeceventi.com, the top quality stalls offer a variety of speciality cheeses, sausages from Toulouse, fresh baguettes, smoked meats, olives, spices, delicious preserves and sauces and lots more.

Stalls in Piazza Arringo will offer favourite French foods such as crepes, French cheeses, and sweet treats straight from the bakery, alongside other goods such as natural Marseilles soaps, hand-made baskets and pashminas.

And don’t forget your beret – the stalls are also a great place learn how to dress a la mode francais, with a range of French gifts and fashions.

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Seaside Treasure of the Marches Region

Seaside Treasure of the Marches Region | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

“Center of the Adriatic, center of Italy, center of the heart,” reads a brochure at the Tourist Office. You’ll agree if you seek it out, heading through the mountainous Marche region to the “la Riviera dell’Adriatico“, as Italians call this rocky stretch of seacoast, just south of Ancona. And due to unseasonably hot weather this fall, Italians have enjoyed the splendid Sirolo beaches all the way up to mid/October!

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Archivio Storico Istituto Luce: Regione Marche

Archivio Storico Istituto Luce: Regione Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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

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Serenellini Accordions a real Le Marche excellence

Serenellini Accordions a real Le Marche excellence | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Since 1978 Serenellini manufactures a wide range of excellent handcrafted accordions, able to satisfy the needs of the student as well as of the most demanding professional accordionist.
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I Mastri Fornaciai Grottazzolina: hand made cotto in Le Marche

I Mastri Fornaciai Grottazzolina: hand made cotto in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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.

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New Form of hospitality: 7 "Alberghi Diffusi" in Le Marche

New Form of hospitality: 7 "Alberghi Diffusi" in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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.

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Antica Stamperia Carpegna Le Marche: traditional Hand-printed linens

Antica Stamperia Carpegna Le Marche: traditional Hand-printed linens | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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!

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Antica Stamperia Fabiani: history of the art of printing in Le Marche

Antica Stamperia Fabiani:  history of the art of printing in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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.

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theguardian.co.uk - Readers' tips: theatres round the world - La Fenice Amandola Le Marche

theguardian.co.uk - Readers' tips: theatres round the world - La Fenice Amandola Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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
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Ascoli Piceno 2011 Hijiri – Japanese Culture in LeMarche

Ascoli Piceno 2011 Hijiri – Japanese Culture in LeMarche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
The traditional Japanese culture is on stage in Ascoli Piceno, at the Palazzo dei Capitani of Piazza del Popolo, thank to the event Hijiri. Writings, the tea ceremony and demonstrations of martial arts are organized from 7th to 9th October.
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