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“Race to the sword festival” – Camerino (The Marches, Center)

It's a succession of rites and ceremonies like the offer of candles, the bonfire mercy seat, the race to the prize sword and he archers festival.  Performances of ancient music are also organized, such as the opening of taverns in ...

Visso (The Marches, Center)

Photos by:Stefania Servili Nestled in the  valley of Nera, Visso is a small town with rich and ancient history, thanks to its strategic location on the route between Foligno and Camerino (and Rome). The old town, protected by fortified walls, has a ...

Offagna (The Marches, Center)

Photos by: Alberto Monti Offagna is a small town on the border between the old azones of influence of Osimo and Ancona, which was finally passed in 1445. The people of Ancona erected the fortress (1454-55), which dominates the town and ...

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The Rossese wine of Dolceacqua

The land surrounding Dolceacqua is peppered with terraced hillsides, braced by dry stone walls, which eloquently bear witness to the centuries of labor and the tenacity of Ligurian peasant farmers in wrenching every scrap of arable land ...

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Going back to medieval age or tasting local products in small towns

In August, the town of Acquaviva Picena (The Marches, Center) go back to the medieval age during Sponsalia, an historical recollection with games, shows, ballets and medieval wedding.     You can taste traditional amaretti in Sassello (Liguria, North) in September. During Amaretto ...

Urbisaglia (The Marches, Center)

Photos by Francesco Recchi and Betto Salvucci Urbs Salvia was an ancient and great city of the Piceno, colony and Roman municipality. Today it is a town dominated by the valley of the Fiastra, surrounding walls, worthy heir of the glorious ...

Staffolo (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Stefano Scortichini Staffolo, called the “balcony of the Vallesina” for its unparalleled panorama, is situated on a hill in an intermediate position between the Adriatic sea and the mountains. On the surrounding walls that have kept their original ...

Sarnano (The Marches, Center)

Photos by Tamburini del Serafino and Municipality Sarnarno is situated in the centre of an enchanting valley at the foot of the Sibillini mountains. Immersed in the greenery of the mountains and by the surrounding woods, its territory is crossed by ...

San Ginesio (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality From Cornero to the Sibillini to Gran Sasso, the panorama of this town is wide. The city, named after the patron saint of actors, has a medieval urban layout and is enclosed by turreted walls. What not to miss The ...

Ripatransone (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality On the hills between the valleys of the Menocchia stream and the Tesino river, in a panoramic position so much so to deserve the title “panoramic viewpoint of the Piceno”, the town still preserves the walls and entrance ...

Pievebovigliana (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality A settlement of Roman origins, in the early medieval period it passed to the Benedictine monks and afterwards under the Da Varanos. Pievebovigliana offers a hilly landscape: on one side the valleys open up towards the Marche plain, ...

Ostra (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Giuseppe Boschetti Until 1881 known as Montalboddo and object of numerous destructions and conquests, Ostra has a medieval surrounding wall which hugs the old part, characterised by narrow and winding streets. The central Piazza dei Martiri is dominated ...

Monterubbiano (The Marches, Center)

Photos by Municipality and Paola Cartacci The Ancient Castrum Montis Rubbiani of the year 1000 is result of the union of three fortified centres. In 1443, the town fell under the occupation of the Sforzi who then surrendered it to the ...

Montelupone (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Antonio Baleani Among the many “mounts” of the Marche there is Montelupone, an ideal town where history, art and tradition merge harmoniously with the surrounding natural landscape. The historic centre is on the top of a roundish hill ...

Montecassiano (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Pettinari Concentric roads culminating in the central piazza of the town founded by a gens escaping from the destruction of the nearby “Helvia Rìcina”, Montecassiano takes its name from the land upon which the castle of Saint Mary in ...

Mondavio (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality Mondavio knew the dominion of the Malatestas, the Piccolominis, the Medicis, the Montefeltros and the Della Roveres until 1631, when it passed under the Papal States. It became a crux and key point of a perfected system of ...

Mercatello sul Metauro (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality The town is among the most important castles of the Massa Trabaria, an ancient region governed by the local potentates, and has maintained its medieval structure. The historic centre is characterised by a surrounding wall protected by the ...

Gradara (The Marches, Center)

Photos by Municipality and Giudi The fortress of Gradara and its town represent one of the best preserved medieval structures in Italy and the two surrounding walls protecting the fortress make it also one of the most impressive. The donjon was ...

Genga (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality Surrounded by thick woods on the top of a hill in the high valley of Esino, Genga is closed within the walls of a medieval castle. The Museum “Art, history, territory” at the Fiumi Sermattei Palace, which displays ...

Corinaldo (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Municipality This medieval and renaissance city, with the best preserved walls in the Marche (XIV-XV centuries), nearly a kilometre of fortification with doors, ramparts, towers and a crenellated spur attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini. The historic centre is ...

Camerino (The Marches, Center)

Photos by RC New Photography Camerino and Roberto Conti The town boasts an historic centre nearly unchanged in its medieval structure and noble architecture from when it was the capital of the Duchy of Da Varano. An important cultural centre, the ...

Acquaviva Picena (The Marches, Center)

Photo by Pierantozzi This medieval town is surrounded by walls and ramparts and culminates in a ponderous fortress, a masterpiece of renaissance military architecture. The square is the centre of the historic centre, arranged in an elongated form between two hills. ...

Sponsalia – Acquaviva Picena (The Marches, Center)

Inside the walls of the majestic medieval fortress an historical recollection with games, shows, ballets and medieval wedding. Click here for more information. Photo by Zip S. Benedetto