Month: March 2018

Monte Conero: a mountain plunging in deep, blue water

Remember when we were talking about “Italy in a region”? Well, after caves, villages, mountain tracks, cooking traditions and vivid frescoes, let’s talk about our sea, the Adriatic Sea. Since summer is approaching, you may be interested in some sunny salty spot advice for your next holiday trip. Of course Le Marche has what it..

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FAI spring opening days: Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, Urbino

Spring  is definitely my favourite time of the year! Not only because blossoming trees are colouring with pink, yellow, pearl white and light blue our beautiful marchigian hills, but also because with good weather conditions, the sightseeing season is finally open! In Italy, the first weekend of Spring is usually dedicated to the interesting event..

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An easy hiking trail up to Monte San Vicino

For all the nature-lovers out there, spring has finally come, and we can start a new hiking season! Actually, Isabelle is the real hiker, I am just here to record what she previously experienced. I am the expert on food, let’s face that! Today’s hiking trail (check the GPS link to track it live) takes you..

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Inside the Frasassi Caves..with a little version of Smaug!

Just imagine entering the heart of a mountain, besides a Smaug dragon protecting a golden treasure, what would you see? “Mainly dark caves and sludgy puddles”, you could answer. Well, Le Marche, as you should have learned so far, can offer everything but muddy puddles. I am talking about the stunning Frasassi Caves, unique example..

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Cupra Montana in 24 Hours

Cupra Montana – Verdicchio Capital. Home to the white wine Verdicchio, Cupramontana has what it takes to make you feel comfortable while sampling wine and local dishes. Since it’s my hometown, it was challenging to have the tourist’s gaze and try not to be too obvious. To make things clear from the beginning, I am..

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A fiabesque Orange Flag: Serra San Quirico

Italy has been rewarded with so many quality brands, namely blue, green, red and orange flags, that sometimes it becomes tricky to know what’s behind those colours. To make things easier, we will talk about one of them, by presenting a village that has gained the Bandiera Arancione (Orange Flag). Orange flags are quality brands that..

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