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.
Montemonaco is a small village located in the Sibillini National Park, that is part of the region of Ascoli Piceno. For the last 40 years, Montemonaco has had this amazing, Festival of the Chestnuts this happens the last weekend of October just in time to kick off Halloween. We have been going for the last 4 … Continue reading The Great Chestnut Festival of Montemonaco
Today I went on an adventure into the subterranean complex of the Frasassi Caves. They extend for 30 km on 8 geological levels and is one of the largest and most fascinating subterranean routes in the world. Beginning with the mixture of bicarbonate water from the Sentino River and the mineral sulfurous water coming from … Continue reading Le Grotte di Frasassi / The Frasassi Caves
I had some visitors to share the day with me. I collaborated these three villages together to give them a beautiful tour, Recanati, Loreto then Sirolo for lunch and ice cream. Recanati, is a special village that is also the birthplace of Giacomo Leopardi. Loreto, is a village that has the home of the Virgin Mary … Continue reading Recanati, Loreto & Sirolo a collaboration of 3 beautiful villages….
Porto San Giorgio is one of the many seaside jewels we have here along the coast. Honestly, I never knew how beautiful Porto S Giorgio really is. Sometimes, even I take what is around me for granted. Today I had an early appointment in Porto San Giorgio and when it was over at 10am, … Continue reading Porto San Giorgio
Torre di Palme was awarded, One of the most beautiful villages of 2017. The name Torre di Palme that translates as Tower of Palm (I thought for many years, Palme stood for palm trees and this place has none) comes from the hamlet below, Marina Palmense. Marina Palmense was a fishing village that in the … Continue reading Torre di Palme
Magliano di Tenna Magliano di Tenna (Tenna is the river that runs on the valley floor) rises 293 meters above sea level. With views as far as the Adriatic Sea to the Sibillini Mountains. This “ tiny” medieval village, Magliano sits on its hill-top, like an egg within a nest. The earliest historical records dates … Continue reading Medieval Jewels (Part II)
Confession….. Yes, I have been "enchanted", by Le Marche……But….Shhhhh….My area is the Best! Now with that being said, today I decided to explore the Medieval Villages around my own home. Because this is where, the Magic of Le Marche Zapped me. I will be blogging a lot about this area, while discovering the other four provinces. … Continue reading Medieval Jewels (part I)