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Discover Le Marche, Italy with Marco Rotunno

The best way to experience Le Marche is through the eyes of a local. Marco Rotunno is an established, bi-lingual, licensed tour guide in Le Marche with…
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About Us | Montefiore dell'Aso
Marco Rotunno: All enquiries are welcome. Feel free to contact Marco at  E-mail: marco.rotunno13@gmail.com    Mobile: +39 345 1745943     Skype: marcolino9681.  Marco is a mine of valuable information on the  history and cultural heritage of the region and is a qualified tourist guide.  He can tell you all you want to know about all the region, but also can show you little-known gems. Among his other skills he is an experienced editor, writer, publisher,interpreter, teacher and translator .

INFO, Guided Tours, Travel, Maps, Books, Articles

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Gioachino Rossini, 1865, by Étienne Carjat (1828–1906) | by Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Giuseppe Verdi and Gioachino Rossini. Paris in 1860

Musical Heritage: Rossini, Pergolesi, Spontini, Brunetti, Pedrini, Gigli, Tebaldi, 113 Theatres, the highest density in the world.

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Carlo Crivelli c. 1470: Saint Mary Magdalene . Part of the Montefiore Triptych housed in  the Polo Museale of San Francesco in  Montefiore dell'Aso. Address: Carlo Crivelli Gallery,Polo Museale ,Piazza S. Francesco 1,  63062 Montefiore dell'Aso,  Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy.
Carlo Crivelli 1430-1495. The Montefiore Triptych was reconstructed from a bigger polyptych and consists of six panels: higher order (half-length figures): Franciscan saint, Saint Clare, Saint Louis of Toulouse; Lower order (complete figures): St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Mary Magdalene. These paintings are believed to depict the most beautiful figures that Carlo Crivelli ever produced.Housed  in the Polo Museale (museum complex) of San Francesco , Montefiore dell'Aso.

Artistic Heritage: Raphael, Barocci, Maratta, Gentile da Fabriano, Crivelli, Lotto, Salimbeni, Zuccari, Boccati......

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Pope Giovanni Siccone XVII. Pietro Romano Sicco . The first pope to come from Le Marche .  Born in Rapagnano, province of Fermo, Marche, Italy. Papacy: 16th May 1003 to 6th November 1003.
Nicolò IV (Girolamo Masci of Ascoli Piceno, Franciscan) Pope from 1288 to 1292
Marcello II (Marcello Cervini born in Montefano in the province of Macerata), Pope from April 9 to May 1, 1555

Religious Heritage: Birthplace of 10 Popes

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Palazzo Ducale of Urbino, Architect:  Luciano Laurana
The Temple of Valadier, in Genga, Marche Italy
Oratorio di Santa Maria della Pietà - Calascio (AQ)

Beautiful Places to Visit

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Kitesurfing Fano - Fano,province of Pesaro e Urbino, Marche region  Italy - #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #italy
I love skiing, but i usually only visit local ski resorts. Wouldn't it be awesome to ski in the mountains in Vermont, or Italy (where this pic was taken in the holiday-sibillini mountains) or even just the Rockies in Colorado! What a View! mo
Arrampicare nelle Marche: Cava Orsini, Ascoli Piceno

Sport & Leisure & 7 main ski resorts.

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Mt. Catria horses, Le Marche, Italy
Lake of Pilato situated in the Sibillini Mountains - province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy
Lago di Fiastra, Parco Nazionale Monti Sibillini - Foto di @claudiophoto58

Nature & Wildlife- 2 national & 4 regional parks, 6 nature reserves, 15 state forests & over 100 protected floral areas

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ITALY: Live Like a Local: Talking to Dawn Cavanagh-Hobbs About Life in Le Marche | ITALY Magazine
Welcome to ITALY Magazine's “Share Your Italian Story” series. This month, Ashley Bartner, originally from Seattle talks to Georgette Jupe-Pradier about small-town life in Le Marche vs. Brooklyn with her husband Jason.
Get your hands dirty down on the farm

Authentic Italian Experience

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Limestone statue of a Piceno warrior Statua in calcare di guerriero piceno
Pectoral pendulum from Canavaccio of Urbino, Le Marche, Italy Pendaglio-pettorale da Canavaccio di Urbino, Le Marche, Italy
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (106 BC-48 BC, usually known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great, was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He, Julius Caesar and Crassus became the three most powerful men in Rome, forming the newly created term, the Triumverate.

Archaeology: Sites & Museums (7 archaeological parks )

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The Temple of Valadier, in Genga, province of Ancona, Marche ,Italy.
Osimo- Underground grotto with a carving of St Francis . Osimo, province of Ancona, Marche, Italy
Grotte di Camerano

Caves & Grottos including Frasassi, the largest cave system in Europe.

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The Lacemakers of Offida | Making 'merletto' on the 'tombolo' in Le marche.Traditional handmade bobbin lace has been made for centuries in Le Marche, and most notably in a beautiful medieval village called Offida.

Arts & Crafts

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Acquasanta Terme - Cartoline/Postcards
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Acquasanta Falls Aquasante Terme Links van Ascoli piceno  Zie ook castel di luco

Health & Wellbeing

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Woman in medieval festival of La Quintana, Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche, Italy
La Quintana di Ascoli Piceno

Feasts & Festivals

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Le Marche | Ancona | Riviera del Conero The Marche region  boasts 18 blue flags, 180 kilometers of coastline, 26 locations overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the seaport of Ancona and 9 marinas.
Torre di Palme, , province of Pesaro and Urbino Marche region Italy
Torre di Palme, Fermo, Italy

Beaches & Seaside towns (180 km of beaches & 26 towns facing the Adriatic )

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Lago di Pilato - Ascoli piceno - Italy
​ Le Marche also offers seven main ski resorts spread along the Apennine mountains ranging from 1,236 to 2000 metres in altitude and containing a total of 27 ski lifts and 80 km of slopes. Mountain sports include downhill skiing cross-country skiing, kite skiing mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and rambling.
castelluccia green

Sibillini Mountains & Towns

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Sleek, slender and sporty: CRN M/Y Yalla 73mt
Porto turistico. #marcafermana #portosangiorgio #fermo #marche
Isa Yachts, Ancona

Marinas,Yachts & Sailboats ( 9 marinas and 1 seaport)

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Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino .Raffaello Sanzio  Portrait of a Woman (La Muta)  1507  Oil on wood, 64 x 48 cm
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino which is part of Galleria Nazionale delle Marche.. The Marche region offers the highest density of museums and picture galleries in Italy, a total of 400 spread over 239 municipalities.
Polo Museale of Montefiore dell'Aso-Saint Mary Magdalene by Carlo Crivelli - c. 1470 . Part of the Montefiore Triptych housed in the Polo Museale (museum complex) of San Francesco in Montefiore dell'Aso. Montefiore Triptych was reconstructed from a bigger polyptych and consists of six panels. These paintings are believed to depict the most beautiful figures that Carlo Crivelli ever produced.

Museums & Art Galleries ( 400 museums spread over 239 towns, the highest density in Italy)

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A single-manual harpsichord by Aelpidio Gregori, Sant Elpidio, '1797'and no '?', the case of false inner-outer construction, the exterior extensively painted circa 1900 with figures in landscapes, the figures on printed paper, the exterior of the lid similarly decorated, the interior of the lid painted with an extensive landscape with classical ruins, the wrestplank of walnut, the soundboard of cypress, the fasciaboard possibly of poplar with central geometrical inlays, the four octave keyb...

Antiques Markets & Fairs

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Pesaro, um 1480 - 1500. | 38,3 cm.
PESARO - Maiolica Italiana
Category:Urbino maiolica - Wikimedia Commons

Ceramics from Castel Durante (Urbania), Pesaro & Urbino

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Cesare Paciotti Heels / VivaLuxury
Lindsay Lullman Sits for Santoni Fall 2013 Campaign

Fashion & Designer Outlets

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Poltrona Frau & Ferrari California
Benelli Armi Le Marche: Shotguns, Pistols, Rifles semi automatic

Made in Le Marche, Italy.

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Palazzetto Fogliani (mid 15th century), Fermo,Le Marche,Italy.Habitual Tourist.
Window view, Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, Italy

Doors, Portals & Windows

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Oratorio di Santa Maria della Pietà - Calascio (AQ)
Temple of Valadier, Frasassi, province of Ancona, Marche, Italy
L'abbazia di San Vittore di Genga, ottime esempio dello stile romanico, ospita il Museo speleo paleontologico e archeologico di Genga. La chiesa di San Vittore alle Chiuse o "delle Chiuse" è un edificio romanico che si trova a San Vittore Terme nel comune di Genga, in posizione isolata alla confluenza del fiume Sentino nell'Esino e presso la gola e le grotte di Frasassi Il Museo è allestito nel cenobio dell'Abbazia di San Vittore (XI secolo) che conserva il famoso ittiosauro di Genga.

Religious Architecture including 200 Romanesque churches & 90 abbeys and sanctuaries

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Ducal Palace of Urbino .Phtograph by Mariachiare Conte
Ducal Palace of Urbino

Palazzi,Villas & Gardens

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Rocca d'Ajello bei Camerino im Herzen der italienischen Provinz Marche ist ein perfekt erhaltene mittelalterliche Burg der Herzöge von Varano umgeben von zauberhaften Blumengärten und unberührten bukolischen Landschaften.
San Maririno. Castle in the sky .
Rocca di Sassocorvaro,Pesaro Urbino.Apertura al pubblico: si con barriere architettoniche presenti Open- no handicap accessible-Ticket Da visitare:Sassocorvaro Fortress,Lago di Mercatale

Castles, Fortresses & Towers (106 castles, 48 fortifications, 170 towers & 15 strongholds)

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