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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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View from Ripatransone, Marche, Italy

View from Ripatransone, Marche, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

In Explore, Highest position: 233 on Saturday, July 19, 2008 Here you see far away the Appennines Chain at least 80 Km. The highest Mountain is called Gran Sasso, 2912 meters and is in the Abruzzo region.. www

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The Fire Horse of Ripatransone, Le Marche

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From 1682 in Ripatransone, the beautiful town of the Piceno area of Le Marche, comes to life a folkloristic-pyrotechnic show, one of oldest and most singular show of Italy, the Fire Horse - Il Cavallo di Fuoco. To celebrate the date of the coronation of the "Madonna di San Giovanni" a patroness of the Town and Diocese, the Ripani the evening of "Sunday in Albis" recall an event that is much more than just fireworks,  a wooden horse is paraded around the main street and piazza in Ripatransone with fireworks and sparks flying out from the horses body and head. This exciting festival for the family, gives you the occasion to take incredible photos.

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Gracious Living for Expats: Jacquie Pender in Ripatransone, Italy

Gracious Living for Expats: Jacquie Pender in Ripatransone, Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

My friend Jacquie Pender is a woman with many homes. She lives in Yokohama but has chosen to feature her home in the town of Ripatransone, Italy. At the end of March, I visited Jacquie in Italy for just two days but I could have easily stayed for two weeks. I felt immediately at home and relaxed in Jacquie’s gorgeous home; Jacquie is a skilled and gracious hostess and her town of Ripatransone cast a magic spell over me and made me want to s-l-o-w r-i-g-h-t d-o-w-n. One of the highlights of my stay was going to the town bar for an aperitivo… when we were actually looking for the technician to fix Jacquie’s heat. As Jacquie said, “If you wait long enough, everyone always shows up.” And, sure enough, he did… looking for all the world like Clark Kent. I know that you will enjoy the time you spend in Jacquie’s beautiful corner of Italy.
Ripatransone is a small town sitting high on a hill between the Sibillini mountains and the Adriatic coast in central Italy. It’s in the beautiful region of Le Marche, not frequented a great deal by tourists from outside of Italy. As a result, it has retained its charm, warmth and culture; life continues to be “slow”.

My apartment is an old house (not sure how old) that was totally restored in 2005 and was converted into two apartments. It is on two levels and is about 116 square meters. One of my favorite parts of the house is my terrace, especially in the summer, watching the swallows, swirling and dancing in the thermals. It’s a lovely space to spend time with friends consuming the fresh local produce and vino! The changing landscape with views of the Adriatic, colors changing depending on the weather and beautiful red and orange sunrises on those jet lagged mornings when I am up early. Summer nights, sitting on the terrace listening to the various concerts being performed in the open air ampitheatre, operas, the children’s ballet concert, Italian hip hop, there’s something for everyone… that’s what I love.

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Ripatransone, home to Michelangelo’s first official biographer

Ripatransone, home to Michelangelo’s first official biographer | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

It was a sunday morning, my mother was coming to visit us in Macerata. Let me check if there is any “sagra” going on.. i don’t know, maybe some food festival, religious feast or something.. We find this one in Ripatransone, in the province of Ascoli Piceno. A few times I’ve heard the name of this little town facing the Sibillini mountains on one side and the sea on the other side. Never though have I known it was home to Ascanio Condivi, first official biographer of Michelangelo.

Not only this, Ripatransone is one lovely town, with a vibrant Renaissance vibe, a little Florence on the Marche hills. Perfect for a day trip, especially when it’s too hot in the valley and you feel like you need to enjoy the view on the mountains while drinking some good wine.

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