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How To Discover Le Marche and the Real Italy

How To Discover Le Marche and the Real Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

All you need is curiosity and time…
You don’t have to be an art historian or an archaeologist to enjoy all the countless treasures of Italy.
Neither do you have to be a gourmet to enjoy the delights of the Italian kitchen or a wine expert to enjoy the enormous variety of great wines.
All you need is curiosity and time…
Once you are in Italy and get even a small taste of what the country has to offer, you will want to return time and time again. Your interest will be sparked in subjects you had never before even considered. Your horizons broaden with the limitless discoveries you will make in this diverse and intriguing country.
Concentrate on one small area or region at a time. Choose one that is off the beaten track so that you can get a taste of the “real” Italy untouched by mass tourism.
Le Marche (pronounced “lay mar kay”) is a great place to start. Central Italy is where the Renaissance came about. Palaeolithic finds on Monte Cónero provide evidence of civilization from the 9th and 10th centuries BC! This easternmost region of central Italy is alluring in its variety of landscape, located as it is between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains. Most visitors never get beyond the sun and sand of the popular beaches of Le Marche’s 180 kms of coastline. However, the rewards are many for those adventurous ones who take the winding roads inland towards the numerous hilltop villages. There are cobblestone streets with buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and earlier. The spectacular panoramic views will keep you sitting on that café chair on the piazza drinking your cappuccino and dreaming of never having to leave!
For flights from abroad or from other Italian airports, the best point of arrival in Le Marche is the International Aereoporto di Falconare in Ancona.[...]
The best way to see Le Marche, or any region of Italy for that matter, is to rent a car. There are the usual rental firms at the airport but you should book in advance to make sure you get what you want. If you’re not an EU resident, you will need an International driver’s license. Buy good maps – Touring Club Italiano maps are excellent. You will find their offices in all the larger towns and their maps are also available in most of the larger book shops on in the petrol station shops on the motorways.
Whatever you wonder about and whenever any question comes to mind, don’t hesitate to ask people standing beside you in the bar or sitting at the table next to yours on the piazza. People are extremely friendly and helpful and are always more than willing to suggest places you must see, or food and wine you must try. Since this is an area without hoards of tourists, the locals are still curious about where you come from and what you are doing in Italy. It is very easy to start a conversation, even with limited Italian. The famous Italian use of arms, hands and facial expressions is an art that you will soon master and have fun in the process!

What To Do:

  • Conero National Park just south of Ancona. [...]
  • Urbino is definitely worth a visit. 
  • Take the small roads, away from the motor route and tourist buses. Stop in the medieval villages for a walk around.[...]
  • Sign up for a 3-4 week intensive language course [...]

Wherever you find yourself and at whatever time of year, you will feel the warm welcome of the people you meet.

 

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Le Marche another Italy
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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Hidden gems in Italy and Greece opened up by new routes from EasyJet

Hidden gems in Italy and Greece opened up by new routes from EasyJet | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
EasyJet has announced 20 new routes for 2018, opening up a number of intriguing options for UK travellers. They include Ancona, gateway to Italy’s Marche region, Volos, on Greece’s lesser-known Pelion peninsula, and the beautiful Sicilian capital of Palermo.[...]
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Did You Know Some of Italy's Best Cheeses are in Le Marche?

Did You Know Some of Italy's Best Cheeses are in Le Marche? | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

a visit to Le Marche is essential for any cheese connoisseur. In this mountainous area where armies of sheep, goats and cows spill over the countryside, you’ll find both Marchigiano versions of well-known products like pecorino and ricotta, as well as a slew of other cheeses that are specific to the region, among them casecc, slattato, luna gialla, cacio in forma di limone and Michelangelo’s favorite, Casciotta di Urbino, offering exceptionally rich tastes and terroir-defined flavors. If a village doesn’t produce a particular cheese it will at least have a unique take on one from a nearby town. [...]

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Our FAVORITE Day in Italy?! + Nate's New Obsession - YouTube

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Medieval Fermo and it’s Historic Sites

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Fermo is a medieval town in the southern part of Le Marche. It is on top of a hill with a view of small surrounding villages and a sense of tranquillity far better than any of the other towns in Marche. Fermo is practically devoid of tourists and I am shocked and amazed why people…
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Le Marche: How a devoted urbanist ended up living in a tiny town in Italy

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Blame it on the epiphany. That's what Mark Hinshaw, an influential Seattle architect, urban planner and writer, said prompted him to leave the Emerald City after 40 years and move to a small hilltown in Italy. [...]
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Marche for Food Lovers: What to Eat

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Discover some of the delicacies you can’t miss on a trip to 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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Le Marche region, Italy’s new Tuscany

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Vita Italian Tours is offering holiday-makers just like you the chance of an insight into Italy’s best-kept secret. It’s a secret that is bound to leave fellow adventures green with envy. The company is offering Australians the chance to see the sights and soak in the rich culture of Italy’s beautiful Le Marche region in the company of expatriate tour guides Mario, Viny and their son Gianni. [...]

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Magnifico Le Marche

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Continuing east from Tuscany and Umbria into the lesser known Le Marche. Amazing roads; tunnels carved in mountains - so I didn't feel car sick and not scary. Shocking. Earthquake impacts in such a magnificent location. Couldn't drive to our desired destination, road closures; zona rosso in many places - this is one year on…

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This James Bond-Like Shoe Comes With Hidden Spy Gadgets and Laces That Cut Through Wood

This James Bond-Like Shoe Comes With Hidden Spy Gadgets and Laces That Cut Through Wood | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Oliver Sweeney teamed up with luxury launch site VeryFirstTo.com to offer guys a James Bond-like shoe featuring hidden gadgets.
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Honeymoon - Wedding destination in the Marche Region -Italy

Honeymoon - Wedding destination in the Marche Region -Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Le Marche is the ideal destination for your honeymoon-wedding, much to see, much to do and every kind of setting  to tie the knot in an exclusive, intimate and stunning place. Small Intimate Wedding In Le Marche So called honeymoon-weddings are another option when getting married abroad with just each other and few of your dearest in the same location of your honeymoon.…
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Wild Garden - Photographs by Michel GiaccagliaText by Gina Williams | LensCulture

Wild Garden - Photographs by Michel GiaccagliaText by Gina Williams | LensCulture | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Documentary photography is often concerned with major events, historic moments—but it is the smallest details that bring joy to everyday life
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10 reasons to visit Le Marche in Italy with kids

10 reasons to visit Le Marche in Italy with kids | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
We spent a fantastic week in Le Marche this summer staying in a villa with friends in the countryside not far from the beach resort of Grottamare. I love Le Marche, it is such a stunning region of …
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Readers' travel photography competition: November – the winners

Readers' travel photography competition: November – the winners | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

When Nana passed away, Mum took my Grandad to our favourite place in the world: the ancient village of Petritoli, in Le Marche, Italy. The whole holiday was me pushing Papa around in a broken wheelchair we had somehow managed to get from the town hospital. Petritoli, with its huge bell tower, sits on top of a hill overlooking other villages and their towers. Our hotel room overlooked them all and this is where Papa would sit himself every morning. Papa passed away this month. I’m so glad he left a memory in my Mum’s favourite place.

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Learn how to make delicious Italian meals at The Marche Club in Paradise

Learn how to make delicious Italian meals at The Marche Club in Paradise | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

IF YOU’VE ever wondered how to make gnocchi, ribbon pasta, stuffed olives or other traditional Italian dishes – now is your chance to learn. The Marche Club in Paradise is hosting an evening of cooking demonstrations on Wednesday to celebrate the Extraordinary Italian Taste festival. [...]

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Le Marche, Umbria and Tuscany active trip

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...In the middle of the adriatic sea there is a region with blue sea, green country, medieval and renaissance towns: Le Marche. [...]

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Wine tour Le Marche | The wine tour-gourmet travel specialist: BKWine

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Wine Tour to Le Marche in Italy: Visit most interesting vineyards & wineries and meet the ambitious and talented winemakers. A unique BKWine gourmet tour
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Italy in Autumn: 5 Amazing Places to Visit - The Crowded Planet

Italy in Autumn: 5 Amazing Places to Visit - The Crowded Planet | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Are you planning to visit Italy in autumn? Well done - you've chosen the best time to visit Italy! Find out our 5 fave places to visit in autumn in Italy!

I’ve said that for a long time – Le Marche are the new Tuscany. If you’re after a countryside destination to experience the charm of Italian dolce vita, this region has it all. Visiting Marche in autumn will give you, once again, the opportunity to enjoy nature in total solitude – I visited a few years ago in October and had the wonderful Senigallia beaches and Mount Conero walking paths all to myself. Late September is also harvest time, and many food and wine-related events take place – if you happen to come across a village sagra, a celebration involving copious amounts of food and wine, make sure you join in!

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The italian village of Montecassiano, Macerata

The village of Montecassiano overlooks the valley of the River Potenza, in the Marche region. There are documents dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, which already witness settlements of Roman or Late Roman origin. The oldest Roman stone, a funeral altar dating back to the I century AD, was found in Montecassiano in 1602, near Valle Cascia. In the Middle Ages Montecassiano turned out to be a harbor village; It will soon deploy with the Ghibelline faction, and at the end of 1100, It participated in the struggle between the Ghibellines Recanatesi against the Allies associated with Ancona, Fermo and Civitanova, in which the Montecasians had the worst. He later faced other battles with Macerata and at the same time passed from domination to the other: the Malatesta followed the Da Varano and these Francesco Sforza, who in the meantime had started his descent into Central Italy; who, encamped at the mill of Sant'Egidio, imposed on his monasteries in Montecassiano. [...]

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Fabriano’s Paper and Watermark Museum

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A windy morning in Fabriano's Paper and Watermark museum with DiscoverMarche had me smitten. Not many know that the town of Fabriano in the region of Le Marche, Italy has been making paper since the 12th century. Can you imagine how it felt to walk through the doors where this UNESCO creative city has been inspiring…
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An Artist’s Guide to Le Marche

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An itinerary in the footsteps of artists and writers inspired by the landscapes of Le Marche.
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GuardianWitness - Papa and the Italian Vista

GuardianWitness - Papa and the Italian Vista | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
When Nana passed away, Mum took my Grandad to our favourite place in the world; Petritoli, Le Marche, Italy. The whole holiday was me pushing Papa around on a broken wheelchair we had somehow managed to get from the town hospital (with the help of the wonderful Italian locals). Petritoli, with its huge bell tower, sits on top of a hill over looking all the other villages and their towers. Our hotel room over looked them all and this is where Papa would sit himself every morning. Papa passed away this month. I'm so glad he left a memory in my Mums favourite place in the world.
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One year on, who will pay for Italy's quake damage?

One year on, who will pay for Italy's quake damage? | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it
Affected residents are beginning to feel abandoned as major structural scars remain.
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Travel to Marche, the heart of the Renaissance

Travel to Marche, the heart of the Renaissance | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

After being under Greek and then Roman rule, the Marche region's heyday was during the 15th century, when it became one of the biggest centres of innovation of the entire Renaissance. This is best reflected in the impressive architecture of the Urbino Ducal Palace, which epitomises the Renaissance spirit. The court of Federico da Montefeltro, a duke, patron of the arts, and mathematician, is also worth a visit for those interested in the Renaissance. Nonetheless the region has more than just museums and art galleries to offer. Its mountainous landscapes, hills, and nature reserves provide the perfect surroundings for long walks, and stretch all the way down to the Adriatic Sea. The beaches along the coast are popular with tourists during the summer months.

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Le Marche, Italy: A Local’s 7 Favorite Places to Visit

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Le Marche, Italy: A Local’s 7 Favorite Places to Visit originally appeared on Green Global Travel.
In a world plagued by Overtourism, finding off-the-beaten-track gems is increasingly…
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