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.
Last night was an adult dinner out, I say an adult dinner out because we all decided to leave children and dogs at home. We went to a place in Cupra Marittima Alta called Osteria Pepe Nero Cupra Marittima. I got the times confused we arrived a half an hour early, 9pm instead of 9:30pm, so we … Continue reading Cracked Black Pepper @ PEPENERO
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)