How could I have done this to myself all by myself without the help of anyone else? I did not even know it was happening time slipped away from me I hope it's not too late to grab the ends of the strings that are flapping in the breeze. The magic of Le Marche is … Continue reading I have broken, my own magic.
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
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
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
I do want to thank Lorelle from amindfultraveller for nominating me for the Lobster award. Please pass by Lorelle Catalano’s page aminfultraveller and see where she has been, food she likes and travel tips that have helped her and maybe you as well. The Liebster award is a fun way of getting to know fellow … Continue reading Wow, I was nominated for the Liebester Award!
The other evening I had the pleasure of going to ” fffumée HOME RESTAURANT” where I enjoyed a delicious smoked meal. Savor the Flavor. Chef Giampaolo Verducci has lived and worked in the restaurant business in Finland for more than 20 years and has brought these learned traditions back home with him to a special village … Continue reading fffumée the home restaurant
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
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)