We blog about all that happens at Valle Nuova: the Locanda, our organic farm, our animals, our life, our guests, amazing places to see near us, news, traditions and events throughout Le Marche.
We share photos and information about this beautiful yet quite unknown Region of Italy to spread the word and let everybody know how beautiful Le Marche is.
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Mani che intrecciano: weaving event in Urbino

By |June 23rd, 2016|

Last weekend Salice Vivo (a very active association, based in Urbino, devoted to the study and development of basket weaving and all weaving arts) organized a beautiful event in Piazza San Francesco in Urbino with […]

Elderflower foraging walk

By |May 8th, 2016|

Why collect elderflower in your back garden if you can take a gorgeous 2 km elderflower foraging walk around the farm?

There’s a big elder outside Casina Nuova, but this morning I wanted to take […]

FORAGING wild greens

By |April 5th, 2016|

In Le Marche (and many other parts of Italy) in Spring and early Autumn it’s common to see men and women out in the countryside with big plastic bags or baskets picking something from […]

Le Marche agritourism: a little jewel in Carpegna

By |February 8th, 2016|

Agritourism or agrotourism, as it is defined most broadly, involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Agritourism has different definitions in different parts of the world, and sometimes refers specifically […]

Photo of the day: Winter holidays in Le Marche?

By |January 30th, 2016|

I tend to share photos of the farm during the beautiful Spring and Summer months to show people how amazing it can be spending your holidays in Le Marche, but this photo HAD to […]

Monte Cucco & Fonte Avellana Umbria & Le Marche border

By |September 10th, 2015|

A few days ago I had the opportunity of visiting again a beautiful area very close to Valle Nuova even if in nearby Umbria: the Monte Cucco Park.

Within the park can be found three […]

30+ things to do in and around Urbino Italy

By |May 9th, 2015|

Are you looking for an unspoilt part of Italy, but you want to be sure to have enough beautiful things to see and do during your holidays? Have you heard about Urbino or Le […]

Torricini in Urbino being “unwrapped”

By |April 21st, 2015|

The Torricini, the famous towers of the Ducal Palace façade in Urbino, have been under restoration for over two years. They will soon be ready to be seen again, the “unwrapping” began and in […]

A great spotted woodpecker in my bathroom

By |April 20th, 2015|

I came back home in the early afternoon yesterday after a fun morning with friends.
After a while I started hearing strange noises coming from my studio (the studio is a room, with attached bathroom, […]

Foraging for simplicity

By |April 10th, 2015|

Last Summer one of the students of the Urbino Project (a program  for student journalists from around the world to develop multimedia journalism stories to document the people and places of Urbino and the Marche […]

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