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)
Using the word "Arid" from our daily prompt challenge. This is not a word I would use for the area of Le Marche, Italy. In fact here it is the opposite. The land here is fertile and feeds us with nourishment from wheat, sunflowers, corn and everyone has a vegetable garden full of tomatoes. The … Continue reading Arid
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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!
MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAE Amazingly this past Saturday I was invited to join members of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) to the exhibition of Maria Mater Misericordiae in Senigallia, that is located in the northern part of Le Marche. This was held in the beautiful Palazzo del Duca, and we had a special guided tour from the wonderful … Continue reading Mary, Mother of mercy…
Dried salted Codfish, is known as, baccala. This past weekend a nearby village called Montelparo, is famous in our parts for their Baccala Festival. I have been going for the past 6 years. Sometimes up in the village, but most of the time with the same group of friends, to a very special Agriturismo called Fonte di … Continue reading Baccalaaaa!!!!
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