Have you ever met la Befana? Well, neither have I, but I’ve always prepared a very delicious breakfast for her since I was a little girl. The legend of la Befana goes back in time, and is closely related to the story of the Three Kings, who come every year on the 6th January to..
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All Souls’ Day is a commemoration to which we Italian are very devoted to. As a child I found quite depressing the visit to the cemetery that had to take place every year on the 2nd November. Most of the times I could barely remember the stories of all those far far relatives that passed..
Walking in the streets of Cupra Montana in this beautiful season means to smell the unmistakable flavour of sweet grapes, wine and must! And this is not only because there are many wine cellars busy with the vendemmia (the grape harvest), but also because the sacred Sagra dell’Uva is approaching! Yes, sacred. For the inhabitants..
Elcito is the small hamlet that you cannot find by chance, you have to go specifically looking for it. The strategic position, at 824 a.s.l., is not fortuitous: it was indeed part of the defense array of San Severino Marche. This town has had many defence stronghold, called castelli (castelli), but I think that Elcito is the..
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..
You may have realized so far how tight is the bond between Le Marche and the food. Well, besides every local sagra that you can find on every summer weekend, we also have an amazing gathering with a evocative name: Magnalonga. Magna is the dialect for eat, and longa the dialect for long. You get the gist of it. The event consists..