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FAI spring opening days: Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, Urbino

Spring  is definitely my favourite time of the year! Not only because blossoming trees are colouring with pink, yellow, pearl white and light blue our beautiful marchigian hills, but also because with good weather conditions, the sightseeing season is finally open! In Italy, the first weekend of Spring is usually dedicated to the interesting event..

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Cupra Montana in 24 Hours

Cupra Montana – Verdicchio Capital. Home to the white wine Verdicchio, Cupramontana has what it takes to make you feel comfortable while sampling wine and local dishes. Since it’s my hometown, it was challenging to have the tourist’s gaze and try not to be too obvious. To make things clear from the beginning, I am..

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The amazing life of Maria Montessori, born and bred in Le Marche

“WE CAN DO IT” celebrates girl power and women rights worldwide, and becomes very popular every 8th March, perfectly on time. Even with doubts on the legitimacy of this motto, whether on the 8th of March, or every day of the year, women must be celebrated. For their strength, stubbornness, pride, determination, dedication and love..

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The hard work of mezzadri

As many young adults in my region, I am a proud granddaughter of two hard-working farmers. My grandparents, and before them, my grand-grandparents, were tenant farmers or, as they were called in Italy “mezzadri”. Mezzadria was a system of feudal land tenure whereby a farmer, namely my grandparents, paid half of the farm’s produce as..

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