Category: Traditions

Which toys did Santa Clause bring in the past?

We don’t need to go back dozens and dozens of years to answer this question, as the habits of the children have changed so rapidly that even my childhood’s toys differ from the ones from today. Isabelle, my Dutch fellow blogger, has discovered a beautiful museum that can help us in answering this question: Museogiocando..

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The Nativity Scene representation, live in Precicchie

Last year we introduced you to the magic world of presepe, may it be made by wooden figures or live. We talked about it in this post: https://www.eccolemarche.eu/blog/2018/12/27/the-art-of-presepe-in-jesi-the-special-tribute-to-le-marche/ The peculiarity in Italy, and in le Marche, is that the nativity scene is not only displayed in private homes, but also as a live play in..

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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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An insight look to Victoria Accordions – thanks to Marchecraft

How many pieces do you think a music instrument is made of? Well, this is a really tricky question, you may say. Some instruments look like really easy, and some other definitely not. Among the most complicated music instruments we can include the accordion, the King of Castelfidardo, a village of 18.000 inhabitants, not far..

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Saltarello, the traditional folk dance of Le Marche

During the last photowalk, organised by Marche Tourism, in Cupramontana, the participants had the chance to assist to the traditional dance of our region. Indeed, the more southern you travel through Italy, the more rhythmical folk dance you will find; Le Marche is no exception, and we boast as well our typical regional dance. It..

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