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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FORAGING: wild asparagus

By |April 9th, 2015|

As you may know by now if you have been reading this blog, foraging is very popular in Le Marche region of Italy.
At Valle Nuova we collect all sorts of wild herbs, flowers, berries, […]

Marche Owners Direct

By |March 30th, 2015|

Locanda della Valle Nuova is a family business, we opened our home to guests years ago to share our philosophy about a sustainable life and to offer a personal service to our guests. We […]

Agriturismo Country house and B&B accommodation in Italy

By |March 27th, 2015|

Valle Nuova is an Agriturismo, guests often ask me what “Agriturismo” means. This is a short attempt to help international travelers willing to find their way in the mysterious world of three kinds of […]

Raphael La Muta is back in Urbino

By |March 26th, 2015|

Raphael La Muta portrait is back home in Urbino. The Portrait of a young woman, normally known as La Muta, has been recently restored by Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence after a trip […]

Real monument men: Pasquale Rotondi

By |May 21st, 2014|

This is one of the real stories about monument men in Italy during WW2.
Starting in 1940 Pasquale Rotondi, a superintendent of the Artistic and Historic Heritage in Ancona and then in the whole Le […]

Photo of the day: window in Torricella

By |May 5th, 2014|

Cute window in the teensy walled village of Torricella, near Fossombrone, my latest discovery

Photo of the day: Duomo in Urbino bricks at sunset

By |April 30th, 2014|


Photo of the day: punta e cul

By |April 26th, 2014|

Punta e cul is a typical Easter game in Urbania in Northern Le Marche. People gather in the main square in front of the theatre on Easter morning and Ester Monday morning. You’re given […]

FORAGING: vitalbe… “traveller’s joy” in a plate

By |April 18th, 2014|

Vitalbe (clematis vitalba, traveller’s joy, old man’s beard) are one of the many plants that we forage here in Northern Le Marche. When you think of a clematis you probably visualize a cascade of big […]

Never use Wellies in the mud…

By |April 15th, 2014|

Some months ago I received an unusual e-mail from a journalist telling me that she had to write something for a US magazine called Modern Farmer about farmers’ favourite tools to help in the […]

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