Category: Traditions

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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Castelli di Arcevia. Part 1: Caudino and Nidastore

Arcevia is amongst the most famous villages in our region. The secret is that it is not only a village that we are referring to, rather 9 small walled villages – castelli in Italian – (we explained the word Castelli before in our blog) in the valley around it. I know, I know, this is..

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With Marchecraft into the colourful world of natural dying

In our blog there is a special section that gathers the traditions all around Le Marche. Tradition is a very misused word, because what can be exactly known as a tradition? Tradition is something that should be passed down from generations to generations, because of its preciousness and uniqueness. And this is exactly what the..

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The “moscioli” from Portonovo

In Le Marche we have a way of identifying people “outside” our region, ask them to pronounce the word “moscioli”. The Italian grammar rule would suggest it to be pronounced as mosciòli, but it is in fact pronounced mòscioli. But what are these moscioli? They look like cozze but they are a local mussel species..

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