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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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Pesaro to Urbino - Urbino, Italy Travel Blog

Pesaro to Urbino - Urbino, Italy Travel Blog | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Urbino is perhaps the most elegant of all the hill towns I have seen, with the possible exception of Pienza, in Tuscany. It is the birthplace of a surprising number of famous architects and painters, notable Bramante, the architect who designed St Peters in Rome, and Raphael. The Ducal Palace is a huge building with the kind of elegance which I associate with Florence. Unfortunately much of the imposing front facade is covered while it is restored. As in in Umbra and Marche, the roof tiles are an earthy colour, and the predominant building material is brick, which gives the town warm tones, particularly in the late afternoon sun. Views from the city walls are to distant blue mountains, not unlike the Australian Alps.

This is a university town, which saves it from being a museum piece. Many of the large Palazzi around the town house faculties, and after the tourists have left in the evening the town is buzzing with students. Possibly it is the first day of term, because many of them have been arriving in ones and twos with suitcases, and in the evening the Piazza near our hotel is crammed with students sitting on the cobblestones, drinking and making music. [...]

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The Imperial Villa in Pesaro

The Imperial Villa in Pesaro | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Pesaro’s Imperial Villa has a suspended hallway, like a “bridge” joining the two hearts of the building, which are two very different structures composing one of the most important examples of Italian Renaissance architecture.

The first complex – a country house that harks back to the Medicis’ style of architecture – was built in the second half of the 15th century on the initiative of Alessandro Sforza. His project was honored by Emperor Frederick III, who, passing in Pesaro in 1452, made the gesture of laying the first stone of the future Sforza residence.

The second building was [...]

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Accommodation

Montegrimano - Spa - www

Il guardacielo - B&B - www

Marinella - Camping - www

Badia – Farm Stay - www

Villa Cattani Stuart - Historical Stay - www

Villa Torraccia - Historical Stay - www

Bellevue - Hotel - www

Clipper - Hotel - www


Activities

Casa Rossini Museum

Musei Civici: Pinacoteca e Museo delle Ceramiche Museum

Museo Archeologico Oliveriano Museum

Museo Morbidelli Museum

Museo Scientifico L. Guidi Museum

Tempietto Rossiniano Museum

Testimonianze di Vita Rurale Bassa Valle del Foglia Museum

Cine Teatro Giansanti Theatre

Teatro Accademia Theatre

Teatro G. Rossini Theatre

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Telecom Italia fibre roll-out Pesaro and 30 more cities

Telecom Italia fibre roll-out Pesaro and 30 more cities | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Telecom Italia continues with the deployment of its NGAN (Next Generation Access Network), announcing the start of installation of fibre optic cables in 30 more Italian cities, which will be added to the 37 already covered.
Pesaro will be the town in Le Marche included in this list of cities.
In the new areas covered, the commercial offer with Internet speeds starting at 30 Mbps will be launched during 2014. [...]

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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 2:45 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 3:41 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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Explore the Region Marche

Explore the Region Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Our journey through Marche begins from the Piceno area near the coastal area of

  • San Benedetto del Tronto, a beautiful town proudly flaunting its wonderful promenade shaded by palm trees. Leaving behind the sea of and moving up the hills we arrive in the town of ...
  • Aquaviva Picena huddled around its medieval fortress which was once the stronghold of the Dukes of Aquaviva. This is where the pagliarolle are still handmade.  We dine and we begin with fricantò a type of vegetable based ragù cooked for a very long time.  Another typical Aquaviva Picena is the ncip-nciap, rabbit, chopped, stewed and pan fried with oil, olives, garlic, rosemary and S & P.  From Aquaviva Picena, we move on to 
  • Ascoli Piceno, home to one of the most beautiful Italian squares; Piazza del Poppolo, surrounded by the harmonious colonnade of different style arches.  If you happen to be around on the first Sunday of August, you should not miss the Quintana parade, a magnificent nightly parade that takes place in Piazza del Popollo.  Time to sit down at the table.  As a first course, maccheroncini del Campofilone cooked with a chicken giblet sauce.  Ascoli Piceno is the perfect place to enjoy the original Olive all’Ascolana, olives stuffed with a mixture of meats, eggs, cheese and nutmeg.  For dessert cicerchiata, balls coated with honey and caramelized sugar, prepared with dried fruits.  To take in a breathtaking view of this wonderful town, just take a stroll in the Parco della Rimembranza. We now head for 
  • Fermo, renowned for it footwear and hat manufacturing. And from here we travel to Macerata with its Piazza Della Libertà which seems to be the local inhabitant’s living room.  In 
  • Macerata we try 2 local cold meats:  The ciauscolo, a soft pâté salami, and the mazzafegato, a type of ciauscolo combined with pigs liver. Now we move to 
  • Ancona and its port.  With the sea behind us, we are in Piazza della Republica.  A short walk uphill and we reach Pizza del Plebiscito, we pay homage to a symbol of the Marche cuisine: the vincisgrassi, very rich and tasty pasta accompanied by a delicious Verdicchio de Castelli di Jeseiwine.  And now for the brodetto al anconatana, the traditional Ancona fish soup.  The brodetto all’anconetana has a very dense consistency and is served with lightly toasted bread.  After a pleasant walk we get to the Cathedral of San Ciriaco, on the Guasco hill.  Leaving Ancona we travel to 
  • Arcevia, where the romantic Leopardi Garden is an absolute must.  Returning towards the Adriatic Coast we reach Pesaro.  
  • Pesaro is called the city of the four M s: Mare, Monti, Musiche and Maioliche.  (sea, mountains, music and ceramics) and it is also the native town of Giocchini Rossini.  Its seafront promenade is favored by the locals, and it is from this very promenade we leave Pesaro for
  • Urbino, a prime example of a Renaissance city declared UNESCO world heritage site. To communicate the overwhelming emotions felt on arriving in Urbino, we use the words of someone with a deep rooted love for this town: Carlo Bo, who was the rector of Urbino Universtiy, named after him, for 54 years.  He said ” Anyone who arrives in Urbino unaware of its history and it importance is met with total astonishment, or rather, a miracle.  Set in the hilly landscape that support the city’s access roads is a fairy-like mansion totally unscathed by the passing of time”.  The mansion Carlo Bo refers to its Palazzao Ducale, a Renaissance masterpeice, with its Torricini and it Cortile D’Onore.  The Marche Nattional Gallery is located here.  The historic center of Urbino is entirely constructed in brick and is surrounded by defense walls. Intense hunger is calling for a break.  We decide to pay tribute to the Urbino DOP Casciotto, made from a mixture of sheep and cow milk.  


Our journey through the Marche has come to an end!

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Appassionata's curator insight, February 5, 2013 1:41 AM

So much to see in Le Marche....... make a visit!

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Google doodles frogs on leap day and Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's 220th birthday

Google doodles frogs on leap day and Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's 220th birthday | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

For a day that comes rarely to the calendar, Google has doodled a rare two-in-one doodle that commemorates not only the leap day but also the 220th birth anniversary of the Italian, Le Marche composer Gioachino Rossini.
Since the leap years and leap days are usually associated with frogs, the leaping ambhibians, the Google doodle on February 29 has a number of frogs, all four of them.
The doodle is inspired by Gioachino Antonio Rossini's famous 1816 comic opera The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), one of the most performed operas. Of the four frogs in the scene, one is at the piano and the soprano is the only one leaping. The barber frog is Figaro and the frog getting a shave is Count Almaviva (Characters created by French playright Pierre Beaumarchais and The Barber of Seville is one of the three Figaro plays penned by him).

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Benelli: 100 years of Motobike in Le Marche

Benelli: 100 years of Motobike in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Benelli was established in Pesaro, Italy, in 1911
Teresa Benelli, a widow, sank all of the family capital into the business, in the hope that it would offer stable work for her six sons: Giuseppe, Giovanni, Francesco, Filippo, Domenico and Antonio or "Tonino".
In the beginning, it was just the "Benelli Garage" which only repaired cars and motorcycles, but was already able to produce all of the spare parts needed for repairs.
In 1920 the company built its first complete engine in-house, a single-cylinder two-stroke 75 cc model, immediately adapted to a bicycle frame.
A year later in 1921, Benelli built its first motorcycle with its OWN engine which had by then become a 98 cc model...

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Le Marche on Swide Magazine | Italian Easter Traditions

Le Marche on Swide Magazine | Italian Easter Traditions | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
In Italy – like in any Christian Catholic Country – Easter is a National religious Holiday. But apart from Mass and extravagant processions linked to the religious sphere of the holiday there are other traditions to celebrate the festivity: join Swide and discover them.
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In Pesaro, Marche, each year a game is played, inspired by country traditions: in the past people would prepare hundreds of hardboiled eggs in a basket and they were placed in an S shape. The participant who started first could pick his egg and check its consistency while the others had to take the next. The game today consists in beating one egg against another and to hope it doesn’t break. If it doesn’t, you win all the other broken eggs (!).

Swide suggests a visit to one of the many small towns in Italy , like some towns in Marche, or Liguria which is perfect with this Spring weather.



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The Sephardic sinagogue in Pesaro

The Sephardic sinagogue in Pesaro | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

I've already written a few times about the Sephardic sinagogue in Pesaro, dating back to the 16th century, and about Pesaro old Jewish Ghetto (its narrow streets are my favourite scenario when ...

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For security reasons there is nothing on the exterior to suggest the religious function of this brick building.

The men’s entrance is on the south-eastern front facing Jerusalem. Next to this, though smaller, is the women’s which leads directly up a staircase to the women’s gallery (…)

On the ground floor are an oven, a bath for the purification of worshippers, and a well. Water – a very important purifying element – runs back into the fountain at the end of the entrance corridor used for the washing of hands.

The Prayer room on the first floor follows a bipolar arrangement whereby The Ark (Aròn) and Pulpit (Tevàh) stand opposite one another against the walls at each end. The entrance to the room is placed under the pulpit. This particular position, a characteristic shared only by the synagogues of Ancona, Carpentras and Cavaillon in France and Safed in Palestine, all of which follow the Spanish rite, is such that those who enter face both the Aròn and Jerusalem. [...]

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ParadigmGallery's comment, January 28, 11:24 AM
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I was immediately captivated by the beautiful intricate design. I think it's amazing how this building, the designs inside and the colorful murals have stood the test of time. This synagogue is definitely on my "to visit" list. 

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A Piece of Heaven in Pesaro Urbino Province

A Piece of Heaven in Pesaro Urbino Province | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Pesaro is a joyful little town lying on the Adriatic Coast, in the north of the Marche, a region in the very heart of Italy. During the summer, Pesaro offers wonderful sandy beaches and stunning views from the top of the hills overhanging the coast and the Adriatic Sea.  [...]

Fiorenzuola di Focara, which is 10 km far from Pesaro. In my opinion this place is a little piece of heaven, probably there isn’t any other place as beautiful as Fiorenzuola in the whole coast from Venice until Ancona. Fiorenzuola di Focara is the only medieval suburb 177m above sea level.[...]

Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Urbino is a Renaissance village in central Italy’s Marche region. In the 15th century Urbino attracted top artists and scholars and had a university in 1506.[...]

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Nice start for a Le Marche Band: from Pesaro to NYC and SXSW with a debut album

Nice start for a Le Marche Band: from Pesaro to NYC and SXSW with a debut album | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We just posted about Italy's His Clancyness coming over for SXSW and it turns out there's another Italian group that will be here too on their way to SXSW. Brothers in Law hail from coastal town of Pesaro, on the Adriatic Sea, and have recently released their debut album, Hard Times for Dreamers. If you like the janglier side of late-'80s Creation Records (House of Love, Felt) or current stuff on Slumberland (Girls Names, Veronica Falls), you should check their album out -- it's streaming in full below.
Brothers in Law play Sunday (3/10) at Death by Audio with The Beets' Juan Wauters, Horrible Present and Missing Document. It looks like they're on early so for those who want to also catch Girls Names at Cameo the same night, maybe its doable. Or if you want to keep it in Italy, His Clancyness is at Glasslands right around the corner from DBA. There may be a Brothers in Law show on Friday (3/9) as well, venue TBA, we'll see.

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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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Le Marche Region of Italy Pt 1 - GlobeTrotterTV3's channel

Pesaro Pesaro is filled with Renaissance and Baroque architecture throughout the city. Pesano is a seaside town along the Adriatic Sea and it's blessed with ...

 

The Loreto Basilica of the Holy House is located in a square in the center of town and its interior is embellished with gold leaf, stain glass and ornate fixtures. The town of Loreto was develop around the famous Basilica and it houses the Santa Casa (the holy House of Nazareth) where according to tradition the virgin Mary was born

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Benelli Le Marche and The Six-Cylinder Sei

Benelli Le Marche and The Six-Cylinder Sei | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Italy’s oldest existing motorcycle manufacturer, Pesaro-based Benelli, built plenty of gorgeous motorcycles over its 100-year history. The 250cc four that Kel Carruthers rode to the world championship in 1969, for example, remains one of the most soul-stirring racebikes to ever circulate a road course. The progressive company established its share of firsts, too: first production streetbike with gear-driven cams; first four-cylinder 250cc GP racer; and the firm’s crowning glory, the first six-cylinder streetbike, called the Sei, launched in ’72.

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