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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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Parco Nazionale dei Sibillini: Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: stunning new landscape video capture the breath-taking mountainside between Umbria and Le Marche
The Italian videomaker Giuseppe De Santis captured beautiful sequences of the area of Castelluccio di Norcia in the Sibillini National Park during the famous blossoming that attracts photographers and video-makers from all Europe..
From the misty mountains to vivid bright blue and red flower carpets, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape and the work of a small community of farmers and shepherds.

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Between Umbria and Le Marche - The lentil fields of Castelluccio

Between Umbria and Le Marche - The lentil fields of Castelluccio | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Despite being some 1500 metres above sea level, Castelluccio is known throughout Italy for its lentil harvest. The lentil fields are laid out all round village. The crop is planted when the snows melt in March and typically harvested in early August.

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Hidden Jems: The best part of Italy - If you like Tuscany… try Le Marche

Hidden Jems: The best part of Italy - If you like Tuscany… try Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Umbria is the obvious alternative to Tuscany but its hills and wines are fast becoming as well known as its neighbours’. So if you’re looking for somewhere new to visit but with the charm and scenery of Tuscany, try Le Marche - a mainly agricultural region on the Adriatic coast with just an hour between the beach and the Sibillini mountains. The Sibillini national park is ideal for walking, gentle cycling, mountain biking or horse riding. E lsewhere the region is dotted with caves including the famous Grotte di Frasassi which includes a cavern so large that it would fit Milan Cathedral inside it. The wines are little known outside Italy but are a joy to discover, while the food, like the region, is a mix of sea and land with regional dishes of both fish and game.

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Travel to Italy Tip #4 | Travel to lesser known areas

Travel to Italy Tip #4 | Travel to lesser known areas | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Another way to help save money and make your dream of travel to Italy come true this year is to think outside of the box.  The majority of tourists all travel to the same areas in Italy. In major cities, the tourists can be found in the same concentrated places. Of course there are the blockbusters to see, but aside from that you really don’t need to get caught up in the masses. To increase your enjoyment, see more of the real Italy all while saving money, follow tip #4.

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Between Umbria and Marche: Castelluccio and the Apennine table land

Between Umbria and Marche: Castelluccio and the Apennine table land | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

We were back in the Monti Sibillini today visiting the tiny village of Castelluccio. Castelluccio is an undistinguished village but notable both for being the highest inhabited village in the Apennines and for being on the edge of Piano Grande a high plain covered in wild flowers in May and June. It is a very beautiful spot.

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Castelluccio a bit of Ireland in the Middle of Italy

Castelluccio a bit of Ireland in the Middle of Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There is a quite secret place in Umbria wraped by the lands of Marche considered as magic, for the view and also some wizards stories that I will not consider in this article. it is name is Castelluccio. I think only people around Umbria and Marche have heard about it and from my point of view it is even better like this, but
I am afraid that this secret won’t last for ever. Advertizing of my region and also locals that prefer save money in little trip rather than go in more turist places I think will broken this secret.
to reach Castelluccio from Ancona, you drive the A14 to Fabriano direction Roma going out Gola Rossa and to further to Visso passing to Muccia, PieveTorina and Visso. [...]

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Le Marche: A Meaningful Place to Start The Bike Across Italy Tour - Ciclismo Classico

Le Marche: A Meaningful Place to Start The Bike Across Italy Tour - Ciclismo Classico | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

There’s a reason our coast-to-coast Bike Across Italy Tour starts in region of Le Marche on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, before continuing through Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany and reaching the Mediterranean Sea. This 11-day journey is inspired by the life-changing solo bike trip Ciclismo Classico founder Lauren Hefferon took in 1983 to reconnect with her roots in little-known Le Marche.

Graduating from Cornell with four years of Italian under her belt, Lauren sent letters to cousins in Le Marche asking to visit and learn more about her family. Landing in Pisa, she biked for five days to reach the little town of Genga, where her grandmother Beatrice Fracassini lived until the age of 18 when she left for the U.S.

“My grandmother’s cousin ran down the road when she saw me, she grabbed my fully-loaded bike and brought me to her family’s house,” Lauren says. “Over the course of the next few days, I met all of the relatives of my grandmother and ate many wonderful meals of Marchegiani specialties.”

The Bike Across Italy Tour spends a day and night in Genga – which has changed since Lauren’s grandmother left this poor town. The discovery of the nearby Grotte di Frassassi in the 1950s and 60s now brings visitors from all over the world. These are largest caves or grottoes in Europe – filled with otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites formed by an underground river.

Tipping a hat to Lauren’s grandfather, Generoso Orazietti who was born in the seaside city of Fano, the Bike Across Italy Tour explores this former ancient Roman settlement with a guided tour ending with a fresh fish dinner prepared Le Marche-style.

Proving just how varied the landscape of Le Marche is, the Bike Across Italy Tour then takes intermediate cyclists inland pedaling through fields and farmland with foothills in the distance. This is where the walled, fairy tale city of Urbino awaits. Under the patronage of the Duke of Montefeltro in the mid-15th century, Urbino enjoyed its own independent Renaissance, resulting in the construction of great palaces and churches as well as the birth of new artistic traditions and indeed, the birth of High Renaissance master Raphael who hails from Urbino.

Our days in Le Marche are just the beginning of our Bike Across Italy Tour but set the tone for a grand Italian journey filled with both connections and surprises.

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Le Marche & Umbria: Three Women, Truffle Dogs and an Uncooperative GPS

Le Marche & Umbria: Three Women, Truffle Dogs and an Uncooperative GPS | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Trip Description: April 28-May 13, 2011. Another adventure with Colleenk! We visit Le Marche, Ascoli Piceno and a few hill towns in Umbria.
Destinations: Countries - Italy; Regions/Cities - Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Rome, Umbria
Categories: Hotels/B&Bs; Cooking Classes; Day Tours; Foodie Trip; Sightseeing; Independent Travel; Package Tour; 3-4 people

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