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Valle Nuova through your eyes: Chris Harden

Pasquale Rotondi: Monument man

Starting in 1940 Pasquale Rotondi, a superintendent of the Artistic and Historic Heritage in Pesaro e Urbino Province, Le Marche, saved about 10,000 masterpieces from bombardments and prevented their transportation to Germany at the hands of the Offices for Artistic Protection set up by the Nazi SS in Italy.
The amazing Rocca di Sassocorvaro and […]

Photo of the day: punta e cul

Typical Easter game in Urbania… Smash your neighbour’s egg and take home all the eggs that you can break (hard boiled, of course!)

Photo of the day: snowy November

Photo of the day: september sunset

EATALY: not another “eating rules” article!

I quite dislike “do and don’ts” and “eating rules” articles that are so commonly found on the internet and guidebooks… First of all because there are no “eating rules”, but only “eating habits” so, basically what I’m trying to do is not giving you a list of things that you should or should […]

Fano Antique Market

Every second Sunday of each month Fano hosts a great Antique Market. Fano is a very pretty town on the coast just 40 minutes drive from Valle Nuova and I will soon add more photos (and a suggestion for a great fish restaurant!).It’s a great opportunity for buying old furniture, pottery, objects, books or […]

Photo of the day: le Marche hills

Today has been a gorgeous day: the sky was blue with only the right number of clouds, the temperature was perfect for walking, I had some free time and some good friends to share it with!

Photo of the day: a new guest at the Locanda

Found it this morning on the terrace, it was all tied up with a plastic thread and some of the feathers are badly broken or bent, but it’s eating well and it’s quite lively….

Before and after: sour cherries

Tonns of sour cherries this year!We made jelly, put them in syrup, preserved with sugar in the sun, ate and we even made juice!Beautiful colour and even better taste!