Author: Laura

Castelli di Arcevia. Part 2: Castiglioni

Some time ago, we started to introduce 2 of the 9 “Castles” of Arcevia, Caudino and Nidastore. Since Christmas season has already started, we would like to talk about another of these “castles”: Castiglioni. This hamlet gives, indeed, its best with “Presepe dei Presepi” festivals; a display of nativity scenes all around the old village…

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The Picentes: a display in Numana’s Antiquarium

Thirty years ago, the grave of a rich Picen lady was discovered in Sirolo, possibly a princess or queen of this people: the excavated objects must have been of inestimable value at that time: a coach with seats for two, many jewels of glass beads, shells, and bronze glasses and a whole harness. The woman..

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The local beef: Razza Marchigiana

Meat eating is a burning topic lately. It is condemned by the environmentalists, and supported by the factories and farmers earning from it. Personally, I try to reduce the consumption of meat, especially from beef, and try to eat locally produced one, when possible. Le Marche has its own beef breed, “Razza Marchigiana”. This type..

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Olive oil from the Olive Mill Rosini in San Paolo di Jesi

If you are familiar with the “Mediterranean diet”, you know that one main ingredient in it is the extra virgin olive oil. But what is exactly an extra virgin olive oil? And how is it made? Let’s have a look at it together! In Le Marche we have a very long tradition in the olive..

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Truffle hunting in Acqualagna

I love the autumn, if it wasn’t for its weather! But despite the short dark days, autumn in Le Marche means beautiful colours (have you noticed our new header image?) and..even more food, of course! Last year with Mamma Graziella we learned how to bake from the grapes must, a very autumnal food. This year..

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