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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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Disaster in Italy - Urbino - Cheryl Ferguson - CNN iReport

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CNN PRODUCER NOTE Cheryl Ferguson, of Urbino, Italy, shared these pictures to show the world that there is more to Italy than Rome. 'Yes, it snowed in Rome and they are not used to it. But, we are entombed in snow and in a state of emergency,' she says. Ferguson and her boyfriend were trapped in their house and could not get out until they called a private plower, but nevertheless considers herself fortunate. 'We are lucky to still have electricity, water, gas, etc. even though the lights have gone out and come back at least 20 times since the 31st of January,' she says. The consistent snowfall has resulted in a height of 1.5 meters of snow - shoulder level for 5-foot-7-inch Ferguson. 'I heard this afternoon that they are calling for at least another three days of snow, with some very heavy snow tomorrow,' she says...

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Snow le Marche 2012: The Search For The Car

Urbino, february 2012, never seen so much snow.
A young boy discovers his car covered in thick snow.

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Mo' Basta!:a foreigner point of view about the snow blizzard that swept across Le Marche

Mo' Basta!:a foreigner point of view about the snow blizzard that swept across Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

That's a great phrase I learned when I moved to the south. You might remember 'mo' from my Five Regional Words list. I'd never heard it while living in Ascoli Piceno, but it's very common here, as I mentioned. I often hear "mo' basta!" or "basta mo'!" uttered by frustrated mothers who are telling their kids, "knock it off". It also means, "enough already!"

So after ten days of snow that accumulated and continued to accumulate; that basically isolated the village because the roads weren't passable; that brought cold wind and a non-stop week-long streak of steady flurries, I'm uttering in exasperation, "MO' BASTA!"

At first it was pretty. A nice fluffy coating that brought all the kids out to play, make snowmen, and slide down a hill. I even got into the fray of a snowball fight with some of my students. Che bello! we all uttered. That was Day Two. Then it wouldn't quit...

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