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
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
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