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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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Montappone, Le Marche: The real capital of the hat industry

Montappone, Le Marche: The real capital of the hat industry | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Montappone is a medieval town nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Marche. There dictates the rules of an accessory which recently returned very fashionable: the hat....
In this municipality, supported by five others in the neighborhood, there are over 40 craft enterprises, which continue the family tradition.
To give you an idea, factories in the area are 70% of the production of straw hats in Italy and 50% in Europe. [...]

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Montappone an history of Le Marche - many photos

Montappone an history of Le Marche - many photos | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

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.

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