A strange and curious mix of art, culture and food scattered between the Appennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.
Rolling hills with small Medieval towns on their top. This region is not one the most famous in Italy. Probably because it has started to promote itself just recently, but tourists are falling in love with its romantic landscapes more and more.
Every city, even the smallest villages, have their precious and old history, a museum and most of them a theatre.
Le Marche region has almost 400 museums and more than 70 historical theatres. Some of them are very magnificent (as the Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno, the Lauro Rossi in Macerata or the Pergolesi in Jesi). Others are very small: the Fenice Theatre of Amandola has only 99 seats and it is called the “Bonbonnière Theatre”!
The pluralism distinguishes Le Marche, starting from its name. In fact Le Marche is the only one Italian region with a plural name. The dialects are very different from a province to another. The typical dishes change in each valleys and every city have its particular traditions to preserve.
So a journey through the five provinces of Le Marche becomes a continuous and surprising discovery.
In Italian Storytellers I will try to tell you all the unknown treasures that this land jealously guards and you will probably discover that Le Marche is not really unknown. The most Italian famous shoes brands are “made in Marche” (Tod’s and Nero Giardini for example), the Renaissance painter Raffaello Sanzio was born in Urbino and one of the most important Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi was born in Recanati.
Are you ready to do this journey with me?
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