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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.
We hope that you’ll enjoy our Le Marche Blog!

Everyday use pottery: Maurri-Poggi terracotta collection

By |April 14th, 2014|

I always wanted to write something about this beautiful Italian pottery collection, but I didn’t have good photos so I waited and waited… last weekend I had the possibility to visit Palazzo Ducale in […]

Crescia di Pasqua: Le Marche savoury Easter bread

By |April 11th, 2014|

Crescia di Pasqua, Pizza di Paqua, Crescia Brusca, Torta al Formaggio, Crescia al formaggio, Crescia Ricresciuta, Caciata… different names for similar Panettone-shaped Easter breads prepared in Le Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Lazio (basically throughout […]

Photo of the day: ciabatta bread

By |February 26th, 2014|

Perfect crust for a great ciabatta bread experiment!

Photo of the day: torta di rose

By |February 22nd, 2014|

Torta di rose is not made with roses (I plan to try that, though) it’s the way we call baked goods similar in shape to cinnamon rolls. This one has orange juice in the […]

FORAGING: Saint John’s Wort oil

By |February 2nd, 2014|

It’s not the right season to prepare this – as every other witchy plant Saint John’s wort is collected on Saint John’s day (June 24th) – but today I was rearranging my medicines drawer […]

Photo of the day: a truly amazing sunset

By |December 9th, 2013|

N.B. this is not photoshopped… it really looked like this afternoon at sunset from my terrace

Photo of the day: Almost night

By |December 4th, 2013|

Photo of the day: winter in Le Marche

By |November 28th, 2013|

Winter in Le Marche can be gorgeous, especially in a beautiful sunny day after it snowed and the hills are all white and the light is gorgeous.

Photo of the day: walnut and honey braided bread

By |October 9th, 2013|

Urbino Early Music Festival 2013

By |July 15th, 2013|

Urbino Early music Festival July 20th-28th 2013

 Sabato 20 luglio 2013 – ore 21.00 Teatro Sanzio

Il pianoforte Cristofori
Musiche per pianoforte e archi e pianoforte solo di G. F. Händel, G. B. Platti, J. S. Bach
L. […]

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