traditions

Mani che intrecciano: weaving event in Urbino

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 basket weavers (and other weaving artisans) from all over Italy (and Catalunya).

The beautiful square was liven up by the display […]

Photo of the day: punta e cul

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 an egg and you have to smash your neighbour’s egg and take home all the eggs that you can break […]

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    La via della Ceramica tra Umbria e Marche. Renaissance maiolica exhibition in Gubbio

La via della Ceramica tra Umbria e Marche. Renaissance maiolica exhibition in Gubbio

From today, until January 31st 2011 in Gubbio Ducal Palace: Renaissance maiolica of Umbria and Le Marche from private collections.

Over 150 Renaissance maiolica pieces coming from some of the most famous private collections in Italy. The exhibition, that includes some specimens that have rarely been displayed, connects towns renowned for their ceramic tradition during […]

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    Fermo, Marche: hilltop-towns, ceramics and the best organic salamis

Fermo, Marche: hilltop-towns, ceramics and the best organic salamis

Yesterday I had to go and provide some pork goodies for the season at Locanda della Valle Nuova. My favourite producer in the world is Doriano Scibé, from Grottazzolina in Fermo Province.
Fermo is the latest Le Marche Province, created only a few years ago, but the area “il Fermano”, formerly included in the Ascoli Piceno Province, […]

Il palio della rana: of men, frogs and wheelbarrows

Take a man, a frog and a wheelbarrow and imagine a race… yes, you chose the right option: the man pushes the wheelbarrow with the frog on it.. it sounds funny enough, no need to imagine other possibilities!

Of course the frog will not specially like the idea of standing still on the bumping vehicle […]