Tra cielo e terra, i borghi arancioni delle Marche. HD Gusta l’arancione: le Marche in piazza

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Lo spot dedicato ai borghi di eccellenza della Regione Marche con le spettacolare immagini realizzate nei Comuni Bandiera Arancione.

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

A wonderful video showing our

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The Hidden Theatres of the Marche

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[…] Ian Arnott, a retired architect, has penned his first book, ‘The Hidden Theatres of the Marche’ – the story of how a tiny, isolated area of Italy came to have one of the biggest concentrations of theatres anywhere in the world.
Ian had initially been asked to research the subject by the Royal Scottish Academy, but it turned into something much more.
He told the Courier: “It started in 2006 and it was a music holiday that we took to the Marche.
“It was half a dozen private concerts and recitals and it was set in some of these restored theatres that I’d never heard of. As far as I could gather, nobody else had either. Nobody really knew where the Marche was.
“It’s a very little-known area, even to Italians, and they don’t go there because it’s the wrong side of the Apennine Mountains. It’s tiny – it’s only 100 miles by 50.
“I got interested in the buildings and then I discovered that these half dozen were only the tip of the iceberg. It had more theatres than any other area of Italy in terms of concentration.
“I just became curious as to why this came about. It was never a terribly poor area but it was certainly never one of the prosperous areas of Italy. Why did they want so many theatres and how did they procure them? How can they afford them?
“The book, I think, sets out to provide some answers to these questions. And of course, focuses on the buildings themselves: many of them were so beautiful. As an architect, they interested me.
“The book looks at the region and tries to analyse the effect of these theatres on their population, and on their towns and villages.”
Ian returned to the Marche, where he spent about two and a half weeks researching for the book […]

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

Fascinating to explore the many beautiful theatres of our region.

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Stunning Castelluccio

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If your coming from Holland or any of the European countries this summer, you will be in for a real treat. The stunning planes of Castelluccio are a must see, with a spectacular array of yellow, blue and red.

Only 45 minutes from The Hideaway, why not visit whilst staying with us.

The area is one of the most remote in Central Italy and is a walkers paradise.

Have a look at this wonderful video by Claudio Mortini to give you a sneak preview.

http://youtu.be/cXar742WwFo

Excitement building for upcoming ORCi World Championship

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Excitement is building for 115 teams from 16 countries for the upcoming Adria Ferries ORCi World Championship, to be held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June. The Organizing Committee has published its final entry list, where 59 boats will be competing in Class A, and 56 boats will be racing in Class B. This is the third consecutive year there has been over 100 entries for this event, the only ISAF-recognized Offshore World Championship. […]

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

Another great event coming up soon and only 90 minutes from The Hideaway www.hideawaylemarche.com

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Italian Summer Jamboree 50s Festival

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Senigallia is the port city that will host the annual Italian summer Jamboree 50s festival. The city is located in the Adriatic Riviera of the country and is famous for its history, beautiful marine landscapes and much more. This is also a preferred holiday destination for many families from all over the world. It is because Senigallia is a quiet, clean and exceptionally Italian town with a lot to give back to its visitors.
Unlike usual, though, between 3rd and 11th August 2013 the town will be transformed by the noisiest and biggest music festival on the Adriatic as the Summer Jamboree 50s fest will once again take over the port and turn it into the most exciting August party place in Europe. Music from the 40s and 50s of the past century will be played and performed live on stage. Duane Eddy, California’s The Paladins and Ray Gelato & the Giants are just some of the headliners of the event. […]

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

We have been told in the past not to miss this wonderful event, so now it certainly is marked down in our diaries. Really looking forward to experiencing for ourselves the first time.

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Nardi Brothers, Mogliano: Basket Weaving in Le Marche

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In 1949 the Nardi brothers began their activities cane weaving to produce wicker baskets and various articles.
Over the years, their experience has also allowed the processing of bamboo and rattan furniture.
The Company imports the material directly from the Asian countries still maintaining a family run business. Leader in the interweaving of wicker and derivatives, can create items of furniture with style and high-level design.

The wide range of products includes items such as laundry basket, toy box and portalavoro of all shapes and sizes, various display stands for shops and big food chains in addition to the typical and traditional as the Christmas basket.

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

Not far from The Hideaway is another local tradition – we must go and explore soon.

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Conero Beach among the Italy’s best beaches and islands CNN Travel

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In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to explain why Italy’s beaches and islands are worth visiting.
We wouldn’t need to describe the fluorescent waters and talcum-powder sand, or highlight the delicious seafood or lively nightlife.
Fortunately, this isn’t a perfect world, so we get to show off these beautiful spots and you get to read about them and start planning your next trip.

Cretaccio Island – The smallest island of the Tremiti archipelago, dubbed the “pearl of the Adriatic,” Cretaccio Island is deserted and wild.Isola Bella Beach – At the foot of the elegant town of Taormina, Isola Bella Beach is one of Sicily’s most beautiful and popular.Asinara Island – One prison you might not wish to escape. An uncontaminated isle just-off the northern coast of Sardinia, Asinara Island is quiet and surrounded by nature and shimmering sea.Chiaia di Luna Beach (Ponza Island) – Many Romans’ favorite holiday spot, the lunar atmosphere at Chiaia di Luna is striking.Palmarola Island – Millennia to create, days to discover. Come here and you’ll understand why it’s considered by many to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world.Lampedusa Island – Lampedusa Island — blinding white cliffs, fluorescent blue waters, African-like temperatures and dry desert. The heart-shaped Rabbits’ Islet beach, one of the world’s best beaches, is what makes this island special.Ventotene Island – Once a Roman prison-island, the protected marine park here makes it one of Italy’s top diving sites.Mondello Beach – Windsurf by day, gorge on seafood by night. Two kilometers of breathtaking shore provide the perfect break while visiting the baroque jewels of Palermo, Sicily’s capital.

Numana Beach – Mountain trails make this one beach destination you won’t want to laze about on. Inside the Mount Conero Park on the Adriatic coast, Numana Beach lies at the base of a high, rugged cliff.

It’s silent, peaceful and breezy and surrounded by lush vegetation: no wonder hermits used to come here in the Middle Ages to meditate.
After walking around the ancient Greek harbor with colorful houses above, visitors can stop and cool off at 30Nodi Beach Bar or reat traditional fish dishes at La Torre restaurant.
Hotel Monte Conero on the mount’s top offers a spectacular, 360-degree view. It’s a former ashram suspended in mid-air.
There are also bird-watching or horseback riding activities along many mountain trails.
To get here, take highway A14, exit at Ancona — the area is also connected by plane from Rome and Milan.

Lipari Island – Black and blue — one of Italy’s most beautiful “bruises.” The largest of Sicily’s Aeolian Islands, the black volcanic rocks at Lipari contrast with the whitewashed roofs of the houses.La Maddalena Island – Pastel perfection. One of Sardinia’s top spots, this is the biggest island in the Mediterranean’s Maddalena archipelago.San Vito lo Capo beach – White sand, palms, shallow turquoise waters — welcome to Italy’s Maldives.

Sarah Topps‘s insight:

One of our favourite nearby beaches now listed on CNN Travel – great news for visitors to The Hideaway

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A Meal I Waited 55 Years For!

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Well, its finally happened – I have had the best meal of my life. Today we went to Restaurant Il Tiglio in the mountainous village of Montemonaco which is nestled in the stunningly breathtaking Sibillini National Park. The weather was glorious which made the 45 minute trip there wonderful.
We sat at 12h30 and finally had some coffee at 16h30 – what a wonderful way to spend your birthday – special friends, special food and of course exceptional wine! A cellar here to be marvelled catalogued as a old bible of wine
Here are some highlights of the 11 course degustation menu – well worth a visit when you are in Marche.

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