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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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Handmade in Le Marche: The Best Finds from Italian Artisans

Handmade in Le Marche: The Best Finds from Italian Artisans | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Le Marche remains geographically and culturally isolated, passed over my many international visitors. But for travelers seeking a more immersive and authentic experience of central Italy, look no further than this beautiful region and see it in one of the best ways possible—through the eyes of its local artisans.
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Supporting talented artisans in Le Marche

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Italy has a reputation for high quality local crafts, but the country’s artigiani – traditional artisans – have struggled to compete with the increasing commercialisation of their country in recent years. Indeed The Guardian reported that Italian artisans were turning increasingly to the internet and the convenience of selling to supermarkets, in order to try and make a living. It seems that the traditional crafts of Italy are in danger of being lost to mass production, with the demise of uniqueness and quality that such a move usually entails.
However, my wife is determined to fight for the country’s artigiani. From our Italian base in Le Marche Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs, a co-founder in our family-run company Appassionata, is supporting and working alongside local artisans. The individuals that Dawn works with are often the third or fourth generation of their family to carry out the specialist local crafts. Their workshops range from tiny warehouses to ramshackle wooden huts.
Dawn explains,“I feel privileged to have had the chance to meet and support so many talented artisans in Le Marche. Appassionata’s ethos is to support small local businesses and to help the region’s economy wherever possible. Many of the artisans we work with have tiny facilities at their disposal but what they produce is incredible.”

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The Paper Works of the Artisans Of Fabriano

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Since the 13th century, Fabriano has been adept at creating high-quality paper on an industrial scale. Money is made using the paper from this tiny town in Le Marche. While Italians certainly didn’t invent the product, we have the Chinese to thank for that, they sure have gone above and beyond your average loose leaf that I grew up scribbling on as a child, ps. they also invented the watermark.
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It’s a long journey, from China to the shores of the Marche region, on the Adriatic sea, where Fabriano paper has its home.

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