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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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A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region.

A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Recanati Marche Italy of Arts Series 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati, a town in central eastern Italy in the Marche region of the country. Recanati was founded in 1150 CE and in 1290 was self-proclaimed as an independent republic. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Recanati in 1798. The town has been dubbed “the city of poetry,” as it was the hometown for poet Giacomo Leopardi and tenor Beniamino Gigli. [...]

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A 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati in the Marche region.

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A good reason to support Argentina: Lionel Messi has Le Marche Origins

A good reason to support Argentina: Lionel Messi has Le Marche Origins | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Messi is an incredible son of the Italian community in Rosario that produced the little boy who was dispatched, at 13 years old and just 4ft 10in tall, to Barcelona’s academy from his hometown club of Newell’s Old Boys. Messi’s family heritage is mainly Italian immigrants from the Marche region of the old country, as well as a Spanish great-grandmother. The maiden name of his mother Celia, whose face he has tattooed on his back, is the unmistakeably Italian Cuccittini.
So the footbal player Lionel Messi has origins in Recanati: in 1866, in fact, Angelo Messi was born in Recanati and in 1883 emigrated to Argentina in search of fortune. [...]

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Heritage group wants to protect Leopardi sites

Heritage group wants to protect Leopardi sites | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Recanati (Macerata) October 29 - Italy's top heritage organization is collecting votes on whether it should protect two places that inspired a couple of great 19th-century poet Giacomo Leopardi's best-known poems as part of its Places of the Heart collection.

The Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI) says that until November 30, fans of Leopardi can vote to protect the Colle dell'Infinito (Hill of Infinity) and the Piazzuola Sabato del Villaggio in the Romantic poet's Marche home village Recanati. The FAI works to preserve sites all over Italy that are deemed to be important to Italy's artistic and natural heritages.

The home where Leopardi was born in the late 18th century in Recanati is already a heritage site with a museum.

From there, visitors can follow some of his favourite walks, including the picturesque piazzuola (small piazza) and the Colle looking out over the rolling Marche landscape.

The two odes, 'L'infinito' and 'Il sabato del villaggio', are among Italy's most popular poems and are learned by generations of schoolchildren.

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Recanati; City Of Poetry.

Recanati; City Of Poetry. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Recanati is a small town and ‘commune’ in the Province of Macerata, in the Marche region, founded around 1150 AD on top of a hill. This town is a hidden jewel, with its pretty maze of narrow streets surrounded by beautiful, historic buildings and churches and a fabulous, panoramic view of the countryside, the sea and the mountains.

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Ekoguitars Recanati Le Marche

Ekoguitars Recanati Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Eko is an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export. It is located in Recanati, Marche.

Their products include classical guitars, 12-string guitars, arch top guitars, electric guitars and acoustic bass guitars.

Eko guitars gained high popularity during the rock'n'roll craze of 1960s, becoming the largest guitar exporter in Europe. Their electric models were often highly ornamented with pearl, featured 3 or 4 pickups and recognizable "rocker" switches for pickup selection. The acoustic models were popular in country and folk rock bands of the late '60s... 

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From Recanati to Naples in the footsteps of Giacomo Leopardi

From Recanati to Naples in the footsteps of Giacomo Leopardi | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
With Mario Martone's 'Il Giovane Favoloso', in competition at the International Venice Film Festival the world is reminded of Giacomo Favoloso's genius. As is seen in the film, with Leopardi, the places in which he lived were intrinsic to his thoughts and work.
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Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ...

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Italy (Le Marche) ... | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Nature in all her dazzling beauty: Stunning new landscape photos capture the breath-taking countryside of Le Marche
Italian photographer Alessio Andreani captured beautiful shots of the European landscapes for a series of images
The 25-year-old says he often had 'only a few seconds' to capture the shot he wanted as the sun rose or went down
From the crisp, snow clad mountains to vivid bright blue seas, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape.
With subjects ranging from the morning sunrise to the dazzling night sky, the images - all of which were taken in France and Italy - catch these calm and tranquil settings in all their glory.
This picture, showing the Sibillini Mountains in Italy, was taken by photographer Alessio Andreani as part of a series of landscape shots taken throughout France and Italy
The awe-inspiring shots, taken throughout 2012, also manage to display the changing colours of the mountains and lakes, from oranges to yellows and purples to blues.
Mr Andreani, 25, who is from Italy, says he feels a 'strong link with the land where I live'.
He added: 'The sun has a massive impact on how the photographs will turn out; it is like one big flame of light.
'Whilst photographing a lot of these images, I had only a few seconds to get the exact capture I needed, as the sun moves so quickly at sunrise.'
The stunning photographs of greenery were taken in the town of Castelluccio di Norcia and in the hills near Recanati in Italy, showing the landscape off to its best advantage.
Mr Andreani, who was born in Loreto, said: 'Taking these photographs of the vast countryside was very relaxing for me; I was able to just walk and enjoy the moment.'
The images of the calm and eerie night sky were also taken in Italy in Mount Argentella and capture the Milky Way above the same town.
Mr Andreani added: 'It was very quiet during the taking of these photographs, and because there was no moon, there were only the stars to light up the sky, making it seem so dark.'
In stark contrast to the pictures taken at night are the shots showing the precise moments of sunrise, which were taken at various places including Monte Conero and Tellaro in Italy, and Cannes in France.

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'Nessun dorma' by Chen Yifei - iGuzzini

The romantic Chinese Adam Yu is a keen operalover,
and particularly fond of Giacomo Puccini.
A few years ago, Yu decided to commission the artist Chen Yifei to create the largest Chinese lacquer inspired by Turandot, Giacomo Puccini's last and unfinished opera, famous especially for its great tenor aria 'Nessun dorma'. The painting employs the traditional technique of Chinese lacquer. Constituted of 288 pieces like mosaic, the work stands 40 metres high and 15 metres wide, completely occupying one side of the wall of the atrium in the Winland International Finance Center, a multipurpose building.

The lacquer was unveiled on April 25th 2008, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tuscan composer's birth and exact date of the 82nd birthday of the premiere of Turandot in La Scala de Milan. The painting captures 12 key moments in Turandot. The lighting was conceived with the intention both of focusing on certain scenes, and of portraying the opera in its totality, or revealing it piece by piece.

Given its complexity, the operation called for the creation of a special product, developed by iGuzzini, that would allow the combination of bright light sources and optical assemblies capable of being integrated and aggregated with the end view of illuminating the work in its entirety. The fixture that emerged uses 50W low voltage dichroic light sources with cone widths of 4° and 8° and a colour temperature of 3000 K, all of which is dimmable...

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Lorenzo Lotto: the evolution of the Renaissance in Le Marche

Lorenzo Lotto: the evolution of the Renaissance in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 – 1556) Italian painter draughtsman and illustrator of the Venetian school. He painted mainly altarpieces, religious subjects and portraits. Active during the High Renaissance, he represents also a transitional stage to the first Florentine and Roman Mannerists of the 16th century. He has worked a Lot in Le Marche and here is possible a fabulous tour...

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