This amazing walled city is located in the northern region of Le Marche. It is nestled on a high sloping hillside, so it has 360-degree views to protect its self from incoming enemies. This picturesque medieval town is noted for its legacy of being an independent renaissance culture under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, … Continue reading Urbino is Brilliant
I am completely blown away by the eastern region of Le Marche in Italy. After years of my Italian sojourns, I finally made it there thanks to the lovely ladies from DiscoverMarche. They not only gave me the initial push to plan a trip but also showed me around the best places in the region. […] … Continue reading Numana by Ishita, Italophilia
One word "WOW". About one hour inland from the Adriatic coast is the village of Sant'Angelo in Vado. Sant'Angelo in Vado rises on the ruins of the ancient Tiphernum Mataurense denomination that derives from tipher or tifia, aquatic plant that develops in the marshy areas. The long war between Byzantines and Ostrogoths (6th century) also affected the … Continue reading My proclivity for amazing discoveries in Sant’Angelo in Vado.
Fermignano according to legend was founded by Firmidio, Roman legionary commander, in 200 BC and the city was precisely called Firmidianus . In 207 BC the battle of Metauro was fought in the nearby plain of San Silvestro in which the Roman legions annihilated the Carthaginian army led by Asdrubale who was to be reunited with his older brother Hannibal in Capua . Although not a high-altitude settlement, Fermignano … Continue reading Silent history of Fermignano & The Gola del Furlo
Disclaimer, my apologies in advance. There were many more photos but they were ruined. The old village of Gradara is well known for its double lined medieval walls and it well preserved beautiful castle. I arrived here the night before because I really wanted to see this village showcased by lights. Right inside the front … Continue reading Gradara and the Elegance of its medieval castle.