Thanks to Agostini Le Marche is among of the World’s Best Olive Oils Express Elation

It is the first time that we participated in the NYIOOC and we are so glad about this award and prestige that it give us at the international level, since in the last two years we are on the US market,” said Alfredo Agostini who won a Gold Award with Sublimis, that comes from an olive grove at 350 meters above sea level in the Marche region. “During the 2014 harvest, we had a 50 percent drop in quantity. This year we performed natural preventive treatments with copper for the conventional production since we prefer to avoid chemical products. But the olives were so healthy that no additional treatments were needed and this has given great results.”

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How fantastic to hear that one of our local olive presses has won The New York International Olive Oil Competition, proving our Marche oil is the best!

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Three European hotspots | The Sunday Times

Three European hotspots Tim Palmer explores a trio of less familiar European destinations for buyers who want a bit of buzz to go with their sunshine Raise the roof: Budva’s old town (Alamy) Ascoli Piceno […]…

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A wonderful mention in The Times newspaper yesterday for our beautiful Ascoli Piceno and Le Marche. And the article only features 3 places in the whole of Europe!

 

Come and find out for yourselves how special it really is. Whether you are looking for property or just coming for a well deserved holiday, to sip appetitive in the stunning Piazza Del Popolo at the famous Meletti Cafe, we are only 25 minutes away.

 

So a stay at The Hideaway is perfect for exploring Ascoli and all its surroundings.  http://hideawaylemarche.com

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The coastline of Italy: The Guardian Readers’ Travel Tips Featuring Le Marche

Along the coast of Italy our readers sidestep the tourist traps to find expansive beaches, pristine marine reserves, the freshest seafood and stretches the locals have been trying to keep to themselves

Source: www.theguardian.com

So great to see Le Marche’s stunning Conero National Park being featured in the Guardian today. Its really is worth a visit as is much of the Marche coastline.

Only 80 minutes from The Hideaway, you can dine on some of the best mussels in the world whilst watching the deep blue ocean surrounded by pine forests.

Do go and explore the Conero National Park – you certainly won’t be disappointed!

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Amandola seen through the eyes an avid hiker

It was time to visit Italy again.. but away from the usual hotspots you hear of, it was time to head to a beautiful area in the mountains of the Region of Le Marche. A home from home for me, great open countryside, and a perfect greeting of snow tipped mountain tops with lush green and quiet valleys below. […]

Source: www.baldhiker.com

Our local town of Amandola explored by Paul Steel, a blogger who came to visit last weekend as part of the Pensieri Fatti A Mano event. Lots of great experiences and demonstrations and a good turnout.

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Marche Owners Direct Special Spring Offers for Your Marche Holiday

Look for your last minute special offer to the beautiful Le Marche region and then book your holiday with confidence direct with the owners.

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Marche Owners Direct are pleased to offer you some great opportunities this spring for your holiday to Le Marche. The group of holiday home, hotel, apartment and bed an breakfast owners work together to bring you the very best accommodation in the region. With years of experience between them, they can guide you and provide lots of information to make the most of your stay. Have a look today http://marcheownersdirect.com/specials/4583937750 ‪#‎destinationmarche‬

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The Sibillini National Park, Le Marche. One of the top 10 national parks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Our article on Europe’s less-well-known national parks caught your attention and prompted hundreds of you to submit tips and suggestions for more areas to explore in the article’s comments section. Here is a selection of what you liked best …

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How exciting – Marche’s very own Sibillini National Park featured in The Guardian. We are so lucky to live and work right next to the stunning Sibillini National Park and enjoy the views of the mountain range every day. This really is a very natural special, unspoilt place, in fact very few people have even heard of it. There are so many excellent agriturismos and restaurants in the area, which are not expensive. For a real treat, take a trip to Il Tiglio and you will be amazed. Hidden in a tiny hilltop village in the Sibillini Mountains, you will be treated to course after course of beautifully prepared food by Enrico the chef. This place certainly does deserve a Michelin Star! If you are looking to stay in the area, check out Marche Owners Direct, a new group of holiday home owners have come together to form a co-operative. They have a large selection of villas, farmhouses, apartments, bed and breakfasts and hotels to suit all needs. Their years of experience between them, provide you with an invaluable guide to the Sibillini Mountains, from truffle hunting to trekking, dining out to wine tours. If you do visit this summer, we are sure you will not be disappointed!

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Magnifica Italia: Marche, in video

Ha poco più di un anno e ha fatto parlare di sé e dei suoi difetti. E’ il video della serie Magnifica Italia dedicato alle Marche. Criticato da pochi per aver omesso alcune importanti realtà Regionali, il video, in effetti, è passato quasi inosservato. Merita di essere diffuso, più blasonati progetti hanno comunque mostrato lacune.

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A wonderful film all about beautiful Marche and all our stunning area has to offer.

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Ten great reasons why you should book your holidays via Marche Owners Direct

The holiday website for your Le Marche farmhouse, apartment or villa rental. Book Italian holidays with confidence direct from the owners & get special offers.

Ten great reasons why you should book your holidays via Marche Owners Direct –

1/ Excellent value – you will not find any of our properties at lower prices elsewhere and they may even cost less via us. Watch out for special Spring saver offers coming soon! These offers will not be available anywhere else.

2/ You book directly with the owner – no middlemen or hidden fees. We are not agents.

3/ We probably have the perfect property for you – with a variety of places from fabulous small hotels, apartments for 2 to 6 people, country villas for small and large groups and organic agriturismos we have places to suit all size parties and pockets. If a pool and wifi is important for you we can help with that too.

4/ We are happy to advise you about the right place for you – do you want to be close to a town or village? Do you want to be a short drive to the beach? Is the house child friendly? Do you need seclusion in a peaceful place? Are you wondering about a wedding here? Do you want to go hiking or biking in a stunning national park? Just give us a call and we’ll try to help.

5/ You can trust us – we all know each other and can verify our places are real – no need to worry about scammers.

6/ We know our areas very well – we can tell you about the best restaurants, secret picnic spots, our favorite beaches, when the local markets are held, how to find amazing bargains in the outlet shops, we give you our top tips and insider knowledge to make sure you have the best possible holiday. Between us we have over 200 years of experience gathering this information – we are delighted to share it with you.

7/ We have loads of ideas about things to do – from cooking classes to quadbiking, horseriding, mountain biking, paraponting and hang gliding, opera going, clubbing on the beach, wine tasting and buying, foraging for wild foods, boat trips, shopping for designer goods at massive discounts – whether you are after a really active holiday or a totally indulgent one we can help.

8/ If you are thinking about buying a place for yourself here we can point you in the direction of agents we trust and advise about the whole process – we have all been through this ourselves.

9/ We may be small but we ARE beautifully formed – with the big boy rental sites becoming unwieldy in the amount of properties advertised – many of them by agents taking a slice of 10-20% on top of the true cost of your holiday – isn’t it cool to be dealing with a grassroots local group who really care about their guests? We have the places that are ‘the needle in the haystack’ to save you days of researching!

10/ Most importantly we are all passionate about our part of Italy and genuinely want to help our guests love it as much as we do, we will bend over backwards to help you have a brilliant time here.

Email us at info@marcheownersdirect.com or call us on our skype line – it is a UK number so charged at Uk prices 0115 714 1877
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Marche Owners Direct is a great new initiative where a group of property owners in Marche have worked together to form a co-operative. Check out the beautiful range of properties on their website.

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The Roman goddess of Fano set to take up residence at Verulamium Museum in St Albans

A statue of Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck, fate and fortune, is being presented to St Albans by Fano in Italy to strengthen links between the twin towns. The six-foot-tall bronze artwork is a replica of the statue of Fortuna that stands in the fountain of Fano’s main square. The Roman town of Fano was originally named Fanum Fortunae, or “the shrine of Fortuna”, the Roman goddess of Fate. […]

 

Source: www.stalbansreview.co.uk

Oh how fascinating – we used to live on the Verulamium estate in St Albans, so we know the statue is going to a good home! Can’t wait to hear more about this interesting story.

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Le Marche, between the rise of the hills

That is known for woods, witches and fairies. Placid and restful even cloaked in gray, and fresh. Patient even when it is windy and it is heavily rainy. A “soap and water” land – you think – because historically outside the major trade and military routes or because too close to the popular Romagna, Tuscany, and Umbria. And perhaps this is why you observe it with increasing curiosity and surprise. You are in the Marche.

Source: www.italytherapy.com

Such a wonderful area to explore with something for everyone. We have a beautiful place for you to use as a base whilst exploring too. The Hideaway, near Amandola, is perfect for walking in the Sibillini National Park or relaxing on the beach. Hope to see you soon http://hideawaylemarche.com

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