Tag Archives: Mondavio

Hill Towns of Le Marche: survival guide for tourists

Hill towns of Le Marche The frank guide to towns, sights and where to eat, drink and shop, with advice on how not to end up disappointed, fed up and frustrated. Welcome to the Marche, between the Apennines and the Adriatic, … Continue reading

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Some hill towns; the Englishwoman survives in Cingoli, Gradara, Matelica, Mondavio, Urbania, Urbino.

Cingoli Small town known as the balcony of the Marches, for its spectacular views. Touristy, but consequently clean and beautifully kept. I visited it at lunchtime in October – it was deadly quiet and there were no restaurants open within … Continue reading

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Nominate il vostro borgo preferito dell’entroterra Marchigiana; create il graduatorio dei borghi

Con ringraziamenti a The Sunday Times travel section 15.09.2013 Secondo The Sunday Times, i francesi hanno trovato il loro village preferito. Qual’è il vostro borgo preferito nelle Marche? Ecco una lista delle attrezzature e impianti necessari perche un borgo possa concorrere, liberamente … 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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The sad side of Urbino

Autumn, however mild and bright, can be a melancholy season here in Le Marche, especially in an ex-casa colonica (farmhouse) like ours, with small windows and thick walls. How much more so in Urbino, high up, inland and chilly as … 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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Theatres in the Hill Towns of the Marches

 Le Marche is said to have more theatres than any other Italian region. See the photos below for some of them. Here they have a Pergolesi festival every year.   I love this tiny little building. It does extend far … Continue reading

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