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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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Urbania, Le Marche: Church of the Death and Cemetery of Mummies

Urbania, Le Marche: Church of the Death and Cemetery of Mummies | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

A trip to the Marche can not rule out a visit to Urbania, the city with the most macabre italian museum: the museum of the “mummies” or better, the cemetery of mummies, enclosed within the Church of the Dead. In the crypt behind the high altar, are exposed 18 naturally mummified bodies.

The story begins in 1567 when it was founded in Urbania the Brotherhood of the “Good Death.” The statutes of the Brotherhood was composed of as 31 chapters, but the precise purpose of the association was free transportation of corpses, assistance to the dying, the registration of the appropriate books of the dead and the distribution of alms to the relatives of deceased. The burial of the bodies took place in the back of the small church, in a land used as a cemetery. [...]

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Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante

Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Urbania is a pretty medieval town in Le Marche where you can experience Italian life in a friendly "provincia"atmosphere. Although the ancient Casteldurate is an hilltop town is mostly flat, making it pleasant for walking especially because all the attractions are all within walking distance of one another. What to see.

  • Urbania's Ducal Palace, once the summer residence of the Duke of Urbino, now houses the Civic Museum, library, and art gallery. As you walk through the palace you'll see historical ceramics, paintings, engravings, and a globe and map collection.
  • Urbania's mummies cemetery in the Chiesa dei Morti or Church of the Dead has 18 naturally mummified corpses on display. Read more about the Urbania Mummies Cemetery
  • Museo Diocensano, the former Bishop's residence, displays ceramics and paintings from the 1300's to 1900's.
  • Ceramics are produced in small family-run workshops in Urbania. You'll find high quality ceramics for sale in several ceramics shops around town, but one of the best is Ceramica d'Arte L'Antica Casteldurante di Gilberto Galavotti e Giuliano Smacchia, Piazza Cavour 4.

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