The aristocratic residence of the marquis of Castiglioni in the heart of Cingoli can be visited by appointment, Isabelle found out. “Let’s go!” we said to each other and visited the palazzo where Pope Pius VIII was born in 1761 for you. The large part of the palazzo is still inhabited by the Castiglioni family..
Our discovery tour through the walled villages of Arcevia continues! After Nidastore, Caudino, Castiglioni and Avacelli, it’s time for the picturesque Palazzo. Do you remember how we previously said that the walled villages were nowadays very different among each other, but very often situated on top of a hill? Well, Palazzo makes no difference. And..
During an event organised by the Slow Food Ancona, Elke, my fellow blogger, discovered the paccasassi. She was looking at one of her neighbours at the table, who very naturally was eating a sandwich with mortadella, and veggies on top. But those veggies were nothing familiar to Elke. Moved by curiosity, she bought one small..
Have you ever tried the smallest mask in the world? No, I am not referring to the surgical mask we, sadly, are so used to wear right now, but the kind of masks you put on Carnival. Am I talking nonsense? Not at all! The mask I am referring to is the Red Nose: the..
Being the main city in our region, and also a busy port of call for many cruises, Ancona has lot to offer and now, a place to gather all the info as well! Indeed before some days ago, the only tourist office in Ancona was located in front of the port: comfy for the ferry/cruises’..
October used to be the month when the vendemmia started (the grapes harvest), but now September has taken over. May it be for the warmer summers, but the grapes ripen faster and people pick earlier in the year. The most important wine festival in Cupramontana invariably used to announce the start of the grape harvesting,..