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Ascoli Piceno among Europe’s Best Towns and Cities where to live for $2,500 a Month or Less

Ascoli Piceno among Europe’s Best Towns and Cities where to live for $2,500 a Month or Less | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Many expats are drawn to the idea of retiring in Europe, but can be thrown off by the high prices of its most famous destinations. But while big cities such as Paris and Madrid may hit hard on the wallet, there are still many alternatives for those seeking the romance of Europe, but at an affordable cost. [...]


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We certainly agree. Ascoli Piceno is one of our favorite places to visit too and although personally we would never choose to live in a city (we love the countryside too much!), if we did, it would be Ascoli! You can even stay at The Hideaway with us whilst house hunting as we are only 30 minutes away!
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, September 15, 2016 12:56 PM

Ascoli Piceno, at the southern edge of Le Marche, is a gorgeous town of medieval monuments and Renaissance splendor, which is largely overlooked—but it shouldn’t be. It offers a high quality of life in its beautiful historic center, where everything you need is at your doorstep, and where events and exhibits regularly liven up the town.

The locals like to point out that Ascoli Piceno is older than Rome. They’re rightfully proud of their city and their lifestyle. It is beautiful and relaxed, and there is always something to do: an art exhibit among Roman ruins, cinema under the stars in a 15th-century cloister, concerts in the piazza, and a twice-weekly market that rolls into town. The velvet-clad opera theater is an opulent venue, while homey food festivals provide inexpensive (and delicious) fun.

In addition to the beauty and quality of life, Ascoli Piceno retains its small local shops, where fresh produce, locally raised meat, and regional products can be procured at good prices. Restaurants are plentiful, with excellent fare that won’t break the bank either. You can dine out and enjoy a bountiful meal for about $20 per person.

International Living Correspondent Valerie Fortney Schneider says that Ascoli Pisceno “offers the classic Italian lifestyle of good food, great wine, and cultural attractions for around $2,000 a month for a couple, and that’s including rent.

Apartments in the historic center can be rented for around $530 a month. If you are looking to buy, you can expect to pay $95,000 and $165,000 for a historic center apartment, while a two-bedroom townhouse will set you back about $184,000.

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Le Marche among the favourite hidden Italian gems of the Telegraph readers

Le Marche among the favourite hidden Italian gems of the Telegraph readers | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Musical chairs and mountain mishaps in the Apennines

Collamato, near beautiful Fabriano in the Marche, crowns a foothill of the Apennines. We went for my stepson’s wedding. In our apartment, attached to the castle walls, a lizard skidded frantically on tiles buckled by the recent earthquake. I helped the old ladies of the village prepare paninis for the reception in the village hall, where the Irish and English taught the Italians to play musical chairs. The language barrier was overcome by smiles and gestures.

We had a week of fun, visiting elegant Urbino one day, the dramatic limestone caves of Sassoferrato another, eating in hilltop restaurants and getting lost in the mountains.

Returning years later to stay with our daughter-in-law’s mother, we were welcomed as Padre di Tom and Mama Due, and plied with wine made from his own grapes by Honorio, the shopkeeper. The two breakages during musical chairs game had been forgiven.

Annabel Bailey, Berkshire


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Well it certainly is our favourite place to be and we never get tired of the stunning surroundings. Do come and see for yourselves. We still have some availability for this summer http://hideawaylemarche.com
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 9, 2016 2:01 AM

Annabel Bailey from Berkshire seems to be enchanted by the warm, authentic Italian atmosphere of the Le Marche villages and towns.

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award for The Hideaway once again in 2016!

We are very pleased to announce that in 2016 'The Hideaway' has been awarded our 4th Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Thank you so much to all our wonderful guests who continue to enjoy everything we do here in our little part of the world. We couldn't have done it without you! It makes us so happy to know how many of you have had fantastic holidays with us, creating memories to last a lifetime. Your comments speak for themselves! 

Le Marche really is a special region and we love sharing all our favourite places and experiences with you. The fireflies have arrived and so has summer so we hope to see you in 2016. Many thanks to you all, Sarah, Mark and Jessie 

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Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’

Great Title: Marche sparkling could be ‘new Prosecco’ | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Having secured the UK distribution for Rocca dei Forti, which is the best-selling sparkling wine brand in Italian retailers, Carson expressed his belief that this product – which comes from the Marche – could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. [...]


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Fantastic to read that our Marche sparkling wines could be the next big thing. It would be great for the region to get recognised! 
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, May 14, 2016 11:06 AM

This sparkling wines which comes from the Marche could be the next big sparkling phenomenon in Britain’s grocers. Discover why.

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Thanks to Agostini Le Marche is among of the World's Best Olive Oils Express Elation

Thanks to Agostini Le Marche is among of the World's Best Olive Oils Express Elation | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

It is the first time that we participated in the NYIOOC and we are so glad about this award and prestige that it give us at the international level, since in the last two years we are on the US market,” said Alfredo Agostini who won a Gold Award with Sublimis, that comes from an olive grove at 350 meters above sea level in the Marche region. “During the 2014 harvest, we had a 50 percent drop in quantity. This year we performed natural preventive treatments with copper for the conventional production since we prefer to avoid chemical products. But the olives were so healthy that no additional treatments were needed and this has given great results.”


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How fantastic to hear that one of our local olive presses has won The New York International Olive Oil Competition, proving our Marche oil is the best! 
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, April 22, 2016 5:56 AM

This Selection represent the summit of our production. Sublimis extra virgin olive oil is our Selection with the highest fruitiness intensity, we decided to produce it with Frantoio and Carboncella olives, typical cultivars of Marche region, in the Centre of Italy. This EVOO is excellent on grilled meats, legumes soups, bruschetta and on all dishes enhancing the rich taste of Mediterranean cooking.

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Tendenze Marchigiane nella Ristorazione

Tendenze Marchigiane nella Ristorazione | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

La ristorazione marchigiana ha vecchi e nuovi protagonisti, chef dal forte carattere che non temono di apparire facendo parlare di loro e dei loro piatti ricercati [...]


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We certainly do have the most wonderful selection of special restaurants here in Le Marche. Oh and don't forget the wine too. 

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:51 AM

Dietro questi sette volti e sette piatti si palesa un nuovo trend della ristorazione Marchigiana. Per vincere la concorrenza gli Chef scelgono di apparire... e molto. Alcuni hanno volti conosciutissimi altri si stanno facendo notare. Da Moreno Cedroni a Nikita Sergeev, scoprite cosa le tradizionaliste Marche sono in grado di offrire

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Amandola seen through the eyes an avid hiker

Amandola seen through the eyes an avid hiker | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

It was time to visit Italy again.. but away from the usual hotspots you hear of, it was time to head to a beautiful area in the mountains of the Region of Le Marche. A home from home for me, great open countryside, and a perfect greeting of snow tipped mountain tops with lush green and quiet valleys below. [...]


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Our local town of Amandola explored by Paul Steel, a blogger who came to visit last weekend as part of the Pensieri Fatti A Mano event. Lots of great experiences and demonstrations and a good turnout. 

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, April 30, 2015 5:24 AM

Bald and Bold, this is Paul Steele, founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker, always seeking new adventures around the world.

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Grande anticipo d'Estate: i Ponti di Primavera nelle Marche

Grande anticipo d'Estate: i Ponti di Primavera nelle Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Lots of fantastic Gli eventi da non perdere per il fine settimana del 25 aprile e il ponte del 1 maggio nelle Marche secondo #destinazionemarche [...]


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Lots of fantastic events coming up in Marche very soon.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, April 17, 2015 11:14 AM

E' arrivata la Febbre d'Estate, lo strano ed inquieto stato d'animo che ci fa cambiare il guardaroba, pulire casa, indossare sempre più frequentemente abiti comodi e tecnici e trovare mille scuse per passare del tempo all'aria aperta. Le temperatura sale e non solo in senso figurato, con la bella stagione si ha voglia di sgambettare con le persone preferite. E' proprio nella ricerca delle cose da fare che #destinazionemarche blog ci viene incontro con una sciarada di eventi quasi imperdibili. Con un occhio al risparmio, però, si può pensare di abbinarne più di uno alla volta

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La ferrovia Porto San Giorgio – Amandola

La ferrovia Porto San Giorgio – Amandola | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

La ferrovia Porto San Giorgio – Fermo – Amandola entrò in funzione nel 1908; per coprire i circa 60 km il treno impiegava tre ore... La tratta denominata anche A.F.A. (Adriatico – Fermo – Amandola) nacque con numerosi difetti congeniti: lo scartamento ridotto, la costosa trazione a vapore invece di quella elettrica che avrebbe consentito una velocità maggiore. Tutte scelte che l’avrebbero penalizzata sin dall’inizio e avrebbero portato alla chiusura dopo soli 48 anni di onorato servizio.  [...]


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How fantastic it would be to recreate the journey from the mountains to the coast. But for now we have to re-live the memories of this wonderful railway.

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30 Reasons Why You Should Never Ever Visit Le Marche

30 Reasons Why You Should Never Ever Visit Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Here are 30 good reasons to absolutely not to visit Le Marche (in central Italy), but essentially, you can realize that there ought definitely to be, best places in the world where to go traveling. For example ... ehm ...as soon as come to my mind, I'll tell you. Meanwhile, watch this list with very explicit and unambiguous pictures [Click on the photo]

 


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The Roman goddess of Fano set to take up residence at Verulamium Museum in St Albans

The Roman goddess of Fano set to take up residence at Verulamium Museum in St Albans | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

A statue of Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck, fate and fortune, is being presented to St Albans by Fano in Italy to strengthen links between the twin towns. The six-foot-tall bronze artwork is a replica of the statue of Fortuna that stands in the fountain of Fano’s main square. The Roman town of Fano was originally named Fanum Fortunae, or “the shrine of Fortuna”, the Roman goddess of Fate. [...]

 


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Oh how fascinating - we used to live on the Verulamium estate in St Albans, so we know the statue is going to a good home! Can't wait to hear more about this interesting story.

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Le Marche Mountain Cicada: New Insect Species Discovered in Le Marche and Switzerland

Le Marche Mountain Cicada: New Insect Species Discovered in Le Marche and Switzerland | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
A multinational group of entomologists has discovered a new species of singing cicada that occurs from southern Switzerland to central Italy. The newly-discovered species has been named the Italian mountain cicada (Cicadetta sibillae). “The species name ‘sibillae’ is genitive of ‘sibilla’, and is derived from the locality name Monte Sibilla in the Monti Sibillini mountain group (Marche Region). [...]
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How fascinating. Scientists discover a brand new species of cicada right here in the Sibillini mountains. Well they certainly picked a beautiful area to live in. Via Mariano Pallottini @MarcheBreaks
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:21 AM

In addition, the name is indicative to the wife of the first author, with her first name being Sibille,” Dr Hertach and his colleagues wrote in a paper published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

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Shopping in Italy by Amanda Brake, our Italian correspondent living in Le Marche

Shopping in Italy by Amanda Brake, our Italian correspondent living in Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
When I’m asked what it’s like shopping in Italy I realized that it’s quite a tricky question  to answer because shopping in Italy isn't always an easy task. But before you yawn, there is information about this fantastic area that I have to share with you. Once a month we drive 20 minutes to our…

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We love living by the seasons and look forward to each and every one. The best way to live! Looking forward now to the asparagus season which will  be arriving soon and scouring the banks along our peaceful lanes for the delicious morsels! 

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Damien Conrad's curator insight, February 18, 2015 1:11 PM

Amandola is a lovely village with great access to the mountains, Bar Belli is a superb place to eat homemade cakes and watch the world traverse the cobbled piazza. Try the tennis club for great courts and value lessons.

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Raising Funds To Feed The Displaced Pets of The Italian Earthquake - Timeline | Facebook

Raising Funds To Feed The Displaced Pets of The Italian Earthquake. 397 likes · 689 talking about this. We are raising money to buy pet food to tak
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When we first moved to Le Marche in 2007, we never thought we would be helping in an earthquake disaster zone. There were 422 animals who lost their homes after the L'Aquila Earthquake in 2009 and they were being cared for by just 6 wonderful volunteers who kept them all fed, watered and cleaned and worked tirelessly round the clock. They had no food and the dogs and cats were fed stale bread roll left over by the local restaurants. We started a collection and raised 150 euros - enough money to by a tonne of pet food, for which the canile were very grateful. 

When the 6.2 earthquake struck once again on 24th August 2016 at 3.36am, only 25 miles in a direct line from The Hideaway, we knew immediately this was going to be disaster once again. We set up a Facebook page straight away to raise funds to buy food and medicines urgently needed for the displaced animals and the rescue workers. 

We were totally astonished to raise over €5000 in under a week thanks to all our friend and family spreading the word. The power of Facebook working for the good of a terrible situation.

We have just returned from the first delivery of medicine and food and much needed equipment and whilst the devastation was shocking, we met the most amazing people working round the clock. We had some laughs and made some cry with all the kindness from us foreigners!

If we have made the lives of the animals and the workers a little more comfortable today, then we are happy and we will do all we can to keep spreading the word and raise more very much needed funds. Please donate today if you possibly can. 

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Ryanair Travel Blog dedicates another article to le Marche | Italy Uncovered: Why You Need to See Le March

Ryanair Travel Blog dedicates another article to le Marche | Italy Uncovered: Why You Need to See Le March | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Pronounced MAR-kay, this thumb-shaped region of eastern Italy is a beautiful and surprisingly affordable alternative to Tuscany. It’s got beaches  (180km of sparkling turquoise Adriatic coastline to its east), mountains (the Apennines border its west), plus oodles of culture-packed hill towns filled with medieval architecture and renaissance treasures. Le Marche is your next great road trip …

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Another great article about our wonderful region from Ryanair who fly to 2 airports within 90 minutes of The Hideaway. With excellent fairs still available in 2016, have a look for yourself and come and visit us at The Hideaway http://hideawaylemarche.com
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Ryanair Travel Blog dedicates another article to le Marche titling: Italy Uncovered: Why You Need to See Le Marche

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Le Marche among the 10 Secret Beaches in Italy - by Ryanair Travel Blog

Le Marche among the 10 Secret Beaches in Italy - by Ryanair Travel Blog | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
Wave arrivederci to crowds of tourists, gridlocked traffic and over-priced gelato. We’ve tracked down 10 of Italy’s most beautiful sea-side hideaways for you to discover this summer. Puglia     Famous for being the stiletto heel on the ‘boot’ of Italy, Puglia’s sunny coastline is popular with in-the-know Italians looking for a quiet patch of sand …

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We have lived full time in Le Marche for the last 9 years, since buying and renovating our 300 year old farmhouse in 2001. We now share our home with our wonderful guests who come to experience the beauty of the region. The Hideaway http://hideawaylemarche.com near Amandola has three apartments with something to suit everyone. It really is a wonderful, unspoilt place and so few tourist have yet to discover the beauty of Marche. Please do come and see for yourself - the stunning Conero National Park, just south from Ancona and the wonderful wild mussels, which can be eaten straight on the beach. Portonovo is one of the very few places they still grow wild. From here, don't forgot to explore inland and the Sibillini National Park. Hike all day in beautiful, peaceful surroundings - a photographer and artists delight. The many hill top towns and villages are just waiting to be discovered - Amandola, Sarnano and San Ginesio, to name just a few. And then there is Ascoli Piceno, older than Rome and with one of the most beautiful piazzas in the whole of Italy, the white travertine will dazzle you. Sit in the famous Meletti Cafe and watch the world go by. Do come and discover Marche for yourself. You certainly won't be disappointed! If you are looking for accommodation please do check out Marche Owners Direct too. A group of knowledgeable and passionate holiday home owners, where you can cut out the middle man and book direct! http://marcheownersdirect.com
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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, May 17, 2016 4:55 AM

Happily sandwiched between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, the Le Marche region does village charm and seaside bliss in equal measure. Map out your beach adventure from Ancona and paradise is yours.
Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle, Sirolo, Marche: A short boat ride from Sirolo’s Porto Humano will take you to The Beach of the Two Sisters and its powder soft sand, dramatic cliffs and gentle Adriatic waves.
GPS coordinates: 43°31’11.1″N 13°37’05.6″E
Portonovo: Located on the pristine shores of the Conero Riviera, in the heart of the Parco del Conero national park, Portonovo has got all the ingredients you need for a low key beach holiday. Some say it’s the most beautiful beach on the entire Adriatic coast. They might be right.
GPS coordinates: 43°33’50.7″N 13°35’21.0″E

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10 great walking holidays in Europe

10 great walking holidays in Europe | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife
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10 great walking holidays in Europe - Our Stunning Sibillini National Park as Featured in The Guardian Today. With walks starting from only 20 minute away from The Hideaway, we are ideally located for you to explore this wonderful, unspoilt area. Have a look today http://hideawaylemarche.com
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Secret Italy: finding perfection in Le Marche

Secret Italy: finding perfection in Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it
The title of the Italian province of Le Marche literally means “the borderlands”, a neutral region neighbouring more important places. This makes a lot of sense when you consider that Tuscany lies to the north and Umbria to the south. Next to these titans of the tourist trade so beloved of the inglese, and hemmed in by the mountains and the sea on either side, you might call Le Marche something of a poor relation, rarely visited.
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What a great article about our stunning Le Marche area. Little known by the general tourist visiting Italy. Come and discover everything Le Marche has to offer this summer and book yourself a wonderful holiday at The Hideaway http://hideawaylemarche.com
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A culinary guide to Italy, region by region: Le Marche

A culinary guide to Italy, region by region: Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

What a fantastic culinary journey through Italy. We live in stunning Le Marche and next time you visit, come and stay with us at The Hideaway, Amandola and dine at the amazing Il Tiglio near Montemonaco. From the outside, as you approach the tiny run down mountain village with wonderful views, you would never imagine what lies behind the doors of Il Tiglio. Immaculate restaurant, innovative locally produced food prepared with a passion by Enrico, informative but friendly staff and a huge wine ‘bible’. The Tiglio experience is certainly not one to be missed. But don’t tell everyone the secret we discovered or we will never get a table again!Italian cuisine does not exist. Instead Italy boasts 20 regions each with its very own diverse ‘cucina’ thanks to many micro-climates and historical micro


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What a fantastic culinary journey through Italy. We live in stunning Le Marche and next time you visit, come and stay with us at The Hideaway, Amandola and dine at the amazing Il Tiglio near Montemonaco. From the outside, as you approach the tiny run down mountain village with wonderful views, you would never imagine what lies behind the doors of Il Tiglio. Immaculate restaurant, innovative locally produced food prepared with a passion by Enrico, informative but friendly staff and a huge wine ‘bible’. The Tiglio experience is certainly not one to be missed. But don’t tell everyone the secret we discovered or we will never get a table again!

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, July 29, 2015 3:43 PM

Here the highlight about Le Marche:

"To the east bordering the Adriatic sits the region of Le Marche famed for its spicy fish stew, brodetto all’anconetana. But we skip its capital Ancona and head to the coastal town of Senigallia for two star Michelin treat Uliassi run by brother Mauro and sister Catia as chef and maître d’ respectively. Naturally a seafood inspired restaurant. Star dish from our dinner? A deep fried bread crust sandwiched with red mullet and dipped into a parsley anchovy soup.

Earlier in the day we pop into a stunning vineyard and winery, Cantina La Murola in Urbisaglia that unusually only produces single grape wines. My favourite from the wine tasting is Jole, a rose spumante using the charmat method similar to the PDO-protected prosecco. Sadly they do not yet export to Dubai.

Slow food artisan producers in Le MarcheThe following day we visit a trio of artisan producers that all embrace the Slow Food Movement’s principles – and all are open for public visits and shopping.

Trionfi Honorati in Jesi is a cheese maker selling over 20 buffalo (famed for its lower fat content) and cow milk cheeses from her farm (try the buffalo milk yoghurt); Sigi all-natural jams where I pick mulberries straight off the tree and into my mouth (jams are available at Heinz Beck’s Taste of Italy in Dubai; and cured pork heaven at Salumi Monterotti in Sarnano with a selection of hams, salamis including a PGI (protected geographical indication) delicious buttery ‘ciauscolo’, porchetta and matured pork loin."

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Ascoli Piceno, the ancient Asculum in Le Marche

Ascoli Piceno, the ancient Asculum in Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Today the little city is still situated along the Tronto river and surrounded by mountains on three sides. Two Natural Parks are bordering to the area: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini and Parco Nazionale dei Monti della Laga. [...]


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Our beautiful nearby city of Ascoli Piceno. Perfect for strolling round or sitting in one of the may cafes and watching life go by. Don't forget the antique market he'd the 3rd weekend of the month.

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Europe's new second-home hot spots | Southern Le Marche: bargain Italian beach homes

Europe's new second-home hot spots | Southern Le Marche: bargain Italian beach homes | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

For those Italophiles for whom central Tuscany has lost its true identity amid the volumes of British and American home owners, the neighbouring Le Marche began to appeal. [...]


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So great to see yet another article about our wonderful area in this  weeks  UK papers. We love living here and guess plenty more people will be coming to explore very soon. www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Magnifica Italia: Marche, in video

Ha poco più di un anno e ha fatto parlare di sé e dei suoi difetti. E' il video della serie Magnifica Italia dedicato alle Marche. Criticato da pochi per aver omesso alcune importanti realtà Regionali, il video, in effetti, è passato quasi inosservato. Merita di essere diffuso, più blasonati progetti hanno comunque mostrato lacune.

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A wonderful film all about beautiful Marche and all our stunning area has to offer. 

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Le Marche, between the rise of the hills

Le Marche, between the rise of the hills | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

That is known for woods, witches and fairies. Placid and restful even cloaked in gray, and fresh. Patient even when it is windy and it is heavily rainy. A "soap and water" land - you think - because historically outside the major trade and military routes or because too close to the popular Romagna, Tuscany, and Umbria. And perhaps this is why you observe it with increasing curiosity and surprise. You are in the Marche.


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Such a wonderful area to explore with something for everyone. We have a beautiful place for you to use as a base whilst exploring too. The Hideaway, near Amandola, is perfect for walking in the Sibillini National Park or relaxing on the beach. Hope to see you soon http://hideawaylemarche.com

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Living a Life in Colour: A guide to Le Marche

Living a Life in Colour: A guide to Le Marche | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

Le Marche is known for its lush green hills below the Sibillini Mountains, forests of oak trees, medieval towns, and its rocky coastline along the Adriatic Sea. [...]


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A lovely summary of beautiful Marche and all this wonderful region has to offer. 

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The Winning Le Marche | Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot

The Winning Le Marche | Le Marche outpaces Tuscany as emerging holiday hotspot | Hideaway Le Marche | Scoop.it

The latest figures from I.stat, the Italian National Tourist Board, reveal that the previously undiscovered region of Le Marche is now outshining Tuscany in tourism growth.

Tuscany, famed since the 90s as one of the world’s top tourist destinations, registered an increase of 4.6% in foreign arrivals from 2012 to 2013, whilst the far more unknown neighbouring region of Le Marche saw impressive growth of 6.3% year-on-year.

With 389,313 visitors now arriving on Marche soil, more and more people are beginning to recognize that this Italian location has all the benefits of close-by Tuscany, seemingly endless rolling hills, beautiful open spaces and ancient hilltop towns, yet without the hefty pricetag. [...]


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What great news for Le Marche! More and more people discovering what a wonderful place we live and work in. Lets hope we can attract guests from all round the world, to experience the warm hospitality, the cheap but excellent quality restaurants and the stunning scenery. hideawaylemarche.com

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