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Driving In Le Marche

If you are holidaying in Le Marche, a car is a must to explore those out of the way hill-top towns and villages.  Given the geography of the region, roads in Le Marche can be a bit winding and bumpy, and driving through those beautiful hill-top towns and villages can really challenge your manoeuvring and navigational skills. While driving through the mountains is a great scenic experience, the roads can be a little harrowing, and coastal tracks really only have room for one way traffic.

So, in order to make sure you enjoy driving in Le Marche, here are a few things worth knowing: 

What You Will Need When Driving In Le Marche […]Italian Road Rules […]Italian Driving Etiquette […]

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Morro d’Alba, home of Lacrima wine

This little borgo is mentioned in guidebooks for two things: for its excellent wine: Lacrima di Morro d’ Alba and the internal covered passageway (the “Scarpa”) built into its walls. The former will not disappoint, and the latter has its charm, but a … Continue reading

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Help create a league table of hill-towns in Le Marche

With acknowledgements to The Sunday Times travel section 15.09.2013 The Sunday Times reports that the French have found their favourite village. What’s your favourite hill town in Le Marche? Here is a check-list freely adapted from The Sunday Times. All … Continue reading

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Ancient Documents and Secret Passages in Corinaldo

Last time we were in Corinaldo, in August, our friend Adolfo Giampaolo, ex-member of the Comune, kindly took the time and trouble (despite a bad shoulder) to introduce me to Dott. Paolo Pirani, Corinaldo Comune’s cultural officer. Although very busy … Continue reading

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What is the connection between Santa Maria della Salute and Italian Unity?

While in Corinaldo we popped in for a drink with Luigino, the farmer who sold us the house, and his family. They told us that next Sunday was the feast of Sta Maria della Salute, one of the patrons of … Continue reading

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Suasa update

Read on to find out about the Roman roots of country life in Le Marche Preamble:The Anglo-Italian friendship which inspired this post In summer 2012 the Suasa excavations were, sadly, not open to the public, because the previous winter’s heavy … Continue reading

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A sideways look at Italian – or maybe Marchigiani – bars and caffes

Do you have an ideal caffé-bar? Do you visualize yourself sitting comfortably in a beautiful piazza, with a charming waiter/ress, watching the world go past, sipping a delicious strong coffee, or maybe a freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice, or … Continue reading

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