Category Archives: Hill towns

The Englishwoman visits Offagna

I’ve been silent for some time because my family was keeping me busy. I am freer now, and looking forward to sharing more about life in Le Marche. Offagna is a good place to visit if you have just been … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman admires Corinaldo’s Infiorata and walks in the Corpus Christi procession 

On the first Sunday in June we arrived at our little local church,  Sant’Apollonia, only a bit late (the Chelsea Fan has observed that Mass and football matches always begin on time in Italy), as usual, only to find it … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman discovers Fiorenzuola di Focara

We were inspired to visit this area by an article in the Daily Torygraph (alias Telegraph), which I saw on Facebook,  extolling the delights of Gabicce Mare and  the San Bartolo nature reserve (parco naturale). About time too! Le Marche … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman sees the sights in Macerata

I usually like to sight-see conscientiously, guide-book in hand, but this time we just wandered round as our fancy took us. As you would expect from the former seat of papal government, Macerata has a number of fine monumental buildings … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman’s Italian story

This blog first appeared in  Original Marche . Thanks to Angela for inviting me to contribute to her blog, which is indeed original as it deals with lesser-known aspects of Le Marche, and introduces readers to local artists and unusual recipes. … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman visits Sirolo and meets another blogger

My Italian friend and fellow blogger Angela kindly took the Chelsea Fan and me round this modestly charming seaside resort, to the south-east of Monte Conero and in the regional Parco del Conero. Sirolo is also an ancient citadel against pirates and … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman at the launch of the Enoteca de Scuretto

Sara and Elisa, the admirable owners of the Osteria de Scuretto, had decided to complement their Osteria with a wine-shop, or enoteca, selling local good quality wines and other specialities – limoncino (like limoncello), pasta, olive oil and more. They therefore issued … Continue reading

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