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
This Jewel of a place is located on the coast line of Monte Conner National Park, south of Ancona. One can arrive here by one narrow paved road, walking along the coast, boat or by hiking down steep paths. The coast is high and rocky with its highest point at about 400 meters … Continue reading Portonovo an ancient fishing village
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
Todays adventure is as follows: Monte San Martino, La Madonna dell’Ambro, Smerillo, Lavanda Blu, then home. 9am to 4:40 pm a beautiful full day. If you click on any highlighted word it will take you to a site. Oh!!! I also happened to travel into 3 different Provinces: Ascoli Piceno, Macerata and Fermo. Three birds, One … Continue reading How does precious art Survive after so many centuries…. It is hidden!!!
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
In The Magic of Le Marche What a View. Hiking Dancing the night away Biking up a mountain to see a new born baby BBQ on my terrace They love their wild boars Dancing in the Snow! YAY! Eating wild Raspberries Family came to visit Ceilings of Churchs Funny Faces with Little People Sitting on … Continue reading I Have Immersed Completely
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)
Thursday mornings in Porto San Giorgio, is full of hustle and bustle. I personally, am not too fond of crowds, so I came out early to watch the venders set up their goods. This market is big, it covers 5 blocks, 6 streets and 1 piazza. All in the center of Porto San Giorgio. I found out … Continue reading Porto San Giorgio Outdoor Market.
And Not from my Window. The magic of Le Marche is, we have everything, on a small-scale. We might not have The Alps or the greatest biggest mountains for skiing but we have something and this is what we have. Inside our Monti Sibillini National Park. This is only one, of a few places we … Continue reading A Real Snow Day!