October used to be the month when the vendemmia started (the grapes harvest), but now September has taken over. May it be for the warmer summers, but the grapes ripen faster and people pick earlier in the year. The most important wine festival in Cupramontana invariably used to announce the start of the grape harvesting,..
Have you ever wished to get lost in a real maze? I have to admit, I have. And I was over the moon when I discovered that some hard working people had put up a real corn maze not so far from where I lived. I am talking about the Corn Maze in Senigallia that..
It was about time that street art started to be considered as unique as other forms of art (should we thank Banksy for this worldwide popularity?). In Le Marche we also find murals, or Murales as they call them here. We already visited Braccano near Matelica, but this time we will take you to the..
Many Catholic countries celebrate the Assumption of Mary on August 15th, including Italy. This date is also a traditional day off in Italy, called “Ferragosto”. Don’t be surprised if everything seems to be shut down for this day, indeed even some shops and restaurants may be closed (although it is in the middle of the..
When we introduced the blog, 2 years and 149 individual posts ago (that’s correct, this is currently my 150th post!), we underlined the peculiarity of Le Marche region, that has several little villages with hidden gems yet to be discovered. This is not only a task for foreign tourists, but also for Italian ones! Indeed,..
The community of Serra de Conti once belonged to one of the “Castelli di Jesi”, but before that Umbrians, Gauls and Picenians lived together on this same spot. The name Serra de Conti (hilly ridge of the counts) can already be found in documents from the 13th century. The little village probably once belonged to..