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
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
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
When visiting Le Marche you have a few choices on where to stay. Scattered from sea to the Sibillini mountains we have agriturismos, hotels, or used sites like Airbnb, Booking.com or Home Away to find a place. Either by the sea, in a medieval village or experience the countryside. Below is another top choice that a friend of mine has and … Continue reading Sweet country cottage living, in Petritoli
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
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