Living in the countryside in Le Marche means that you never rest, especially after the grapes harvest, there it comes the olives’ one! Italy has as many as 400 different types of olives that vary from the olives you can eat alone to those more suitable for the oil. In our region we distinguish 40..
In November the dead are remembered in many places and in many ways, including Italy. On November 1st and 2nd, on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, there is a tradition in Catholic countries of bringing flowers to the graves of the deceased. So also in Italy and Le Marche the cemeteries look even..
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..