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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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A 2012 Hollywood movie celebrates the ancient Le Marche People | Piceni on mars?

A 2012 Hollywood movie celebrates the ancient Le Marche People | Piceni on mars? | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The first people who lived in the territory of the Marche identifing himself with it was the “Piceni”.  Piceni’s identity emerges along with the archeological excavations in the last century, highlighting aspects of this fascinating and mysterious people of warrior-farmers.
One of these recent moments of fame for the Piceni has to do with the Hollywood movies.
In 2012, the fantasy genre, after the success of Avatar, proposed to the world the story of an alien people, image of what we ourselves were originally, that fight for their land against the evil and hyper “terrestrial”. It was the movie “John Carter of Mars”, a revival of a ’30s cartoon made by Walt Disney.
The production gave the definition of the characters to the same costumeer of the higly successful film Apocalypto and Avatar: Mayes Rubeo.
Mayes – that over recent years lived with her husband in Todi, Umbria, began to study the peoples of antiquity with the attributes of the “martians”; a proud people, who loved peace and harmony, but that, if defied, is ready to fight with vigor to the last, freedom loving above all other virtues.
At one point, the costumer met the mysterious people on the Adriatic coast of central Italy – of wich we had knowledge thanks to its proximity to his place of residence – in wich he found the characters he sought. [...]

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Fly Fishing Open Season in the Piceno Area By Fly Fishing Adventures

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Who said that fishing is fun only when you have a big fish in your rod? The expert fly fishermen of the Piceno area in southern Le Marche, those who have realized this magnificent video, think that "it is not a big fish who makes a good day of fishing but a great fish!". The guys of FLY FISHING ADVENTURES want to show that there are still in the Piceno area, waterways inhabited by colorful "rustic fish" that give great emotions once catched.
Beautiful wild trouts and fabulous places in the Monti Sibillini National Park, are, finally, able to let us forget for a while the hustle and bustle of the modern life.
How to resist? Come to fish in the "Piceno"!

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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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The art of pottery in Le Marche

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Located in this lesser known region of Le Marche, La Bottega dei Vasai has been using traditional techniques here since 1851. By following in the footsteps of her father and the family before him, Annamaria Bozzi became the first female master potter.

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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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Monteprandone, the home town of St. James of the Marches - by Mario Granatiero

Monteprandone is located in a dominating position on the river Tronto Valley.
The most ancient document on Monteprandone’s castle dates back to 1039, when Guido Massaro donated the castle and the church San Nicolò to the Abbey of Farfa.
The castle was then under the rule of Fermo. According to the tradition, the municipality’s name stems from Prandone or Brandone, the name of a warrior who struggled with Charlemagne.
Between the 14th and the 15th centuries Monteprandone widened its boundaries with the annexation of several castles. Its territory was reduced in 1935, when Porto D'Ascoli separated from the Municipality.
The Town Hall currently hosts the Giacomo della Marca’s Library, he was a theologian and saint born in Monteprandone at the end of the 14th century. The collection includes many restored codes with miniatures. Walking in the historic centre of Monteprandone, passing through medieval streets, visitors may admire the Collegiate church San Nicolò, where a beautiful wooden Crucifix of the late 14th century is preserved. Monteprandone offers a rich production of arts ceramics, and the appreciated red wine called Rosso Piceno.

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With John of Capistrano, Albert of Sarteano and Bernardine of Siena, James is considered one of the "four pillars" of the Observant movement among the Franciscans. These friars became known especially for their preaching.

To combat extremely high interest rates, James established montes pietatis (literally, mountains of charity) — nonprofit credit organizations that lent money at very low rates on pawned objects.

Not everyone was happy with the work James did. Twice assassins lost their nerve when they came face to face with him. James was canonized in 1726.

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English Tea Party in Le Marche

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Last weekend saw all the ex-pats all over the world busily celebrating in their own way and we too in Petritoli decided to fly the flag with the British spirit! A few of us got together to bake cakes, make sandwiches, sausage rolls and we even had jelly and blancmange. It was just a little English tea party but we invited a few Italians along for the ride and they thoroughly enjoyed themsleves even if they didn't really like the jelly and blancmange!

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Painting holidays and Art Workshops in Italy at The Retreat

Painting holidays and Art Workshops in Italy at The Retreat | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Set in stunning counrtyside of Le Marche in the heart of Italy, The Retreat offers fully inclusive art holidays for lovers of all things Italian. Our courses are ideal for the individual painter, couples and painting groups alike and are suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced artist. Our guests come from all over the world and many have returned for repeat visits to enjoy a great creative holiday with a truly personal touch...

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Ancient Le Marche alphabets and languages: The North and South Picene Alphabets

Ancient Le Marche alphabets and languages: The North and South Picene Alphabets | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Details of the alphabets used to write a number of ancient Italian languages, including Faliscan, Picene, Oscan and Umbrian.
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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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