When I was a child, I remembered going with my grandpa to fill the bottles of glass he carefully stored in his cellar. It was a joy to drink that fresh water, especially in Summer, coming from the small drinking fountains. There were many around my area, but he knew exactly the best ones from..
Category: Traditions - page 3
June 24th has many traditions all around the world. It is maybe because the Saint celebrated on this day has quite a history, San Giovanni, or St. John the Baptist, or maybe because summer has officially just begun. However, we, in Le Marche, have nothing to envy to “Saint John’s fires” abroad. Our celebration is..
How far can a village of 5000 inhabitants be engaged in a religious manifestation? A lot, if the religious ceremony we are talking about is the Feast of Corpus Christi (on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday), whose celebration usually takes place on the following Sunday. And the village is Cupramontana. In this little village in..
I do not want to put other regions in a bad light, but while looking for some English pages on palio in the web, I only encountered the proportion Palio : Siena. That’s not fair!! The palio tradition can be found everywhere in Italy, and not only by meaning a horse race. In fact, palio is not the..
Hydro power seems to be a very modern issue of advanced countries, but it is, however, maybe one of the first sources of energy that people began to exploit. Water mills are still a proof of that. If you are planning to come to visit Le Marche in May, you can come during the European..