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Palio della Rana - Fermignano’s Frog Races

Palio della Rana - Fermignano’s Frog Races | Mercatello sul Metuaro | Scoop.it

Just over 6 miles from the famous Renaissance town of Urbino, Marche’s Fermignano hosts a race each year on the Sunday following Easter that gives the Palio di Siena a run, or hop, for their money. Instead of racing with horses, they race with frogs on wheelbarrows. This April 10 will be the 51st year of the Palio della Rana. [...]


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That is even funnier than the donkey race in Mercatello sul Metuaro

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Cooking at the source - Festa and Fun in Le Marche Italy

Cooking at the source - Festa and Fun in Le Marche Italy | Mercatello sul Metuaro | Scoop.it

An Italian village holiday of culinary arts and cultural immersion while staying in a palace.

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Suitable for people who want to cook and laugh so much your smile and laugh muscles need a holiday afterwards.

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The Gradara castle, the romantic setting for Dante’s tragic medieval lovers Paolo and Francesca

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According to legend, the tragic story of Paolo and Francesca, the unhappy lovers immortalized by the poet Dante Alighieri in the “Divine Comedy,” took place within the walls of the castle of Gradara, a medieval fortress [...]


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Thanks for that information. I'm sure that writers on our upcoming Writing Retreat in Palazzo Donati in September this year would love to visit this Castle.

 

http://www.thecreateescape.com.au/upcoming-events/writing-in-a-palace-2015

 

Writing Retreat in Palazzo Donati in Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche) with award winning journalist and author, Claire Scobie.

 

#writers #italyretreat #Dante

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Ibon Arzua Crespo's curator insight, April 24, 2015 2:31 AM

Now, those are some noce battlements!!!

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How to Get to Urbino... Cheaply

How to Get to Urbino... Cheaply | Mercatello sul Metuaro | Scoop.it
Part of Urbino's charm is that it doesn't have an airport or train station. But it's still easy to reach. Here's how to get to Urbino...cheaply.

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I'd love this little Fiat next July when Singabout is in Mercatello for the palio festa

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