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“Salata” in Amandola

Today I’m writing from Amandola (altitude of 500 metres, inhabitants 3800). A custom of the local people, handed down from generation to generation, is the “salata” or “pista”, that is to say “butchery of pig”.

The salata happens regularly on winter, when the cold weather preserves the meat.

I can testify they use everything but the oink!

 

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Pitino

Pitino is an ancient hamlet of San Severino Marche.
Pitino was the name of the first town built by the “Piceni” (7th century B.C.) on the top of the hill.
Today we can see the ruins of the Medieval castle and wonderful landscapes.

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Monte San Pietrangeli

Monte San Pietrangeli (altitude of 241 metres, inhabitants 2568) was a medieval castle. At the beginning of 16th century pope Paul III put the town under the direct jurisdiction of the Holy See.

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The monastery of St. Peter was founded in 1080 and it was given to the Franciscans in 1270. It preserves the cloister with colonnade. The church hosts the polyptych Madonna with Child and Saints by Giuliano Presutti da Fano.

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In the via Roma we find the Gothic Civic Tower (14th century),

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the Town Hall with the inner curvilinear monumental staircase,

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and the Monument to the local artist Luigi Fontana (1928).

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Outside the town walls, we discover the Church of St. Lawrence and Blaise by Giuseppe Valadier (1859). It’s one of the best Neoclassical churches in the country. The facade shows six cylindrical columns.

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Fermo, Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is the heart of Fermo. The oval-shaped square is made of impressive arcades (16th century) and historic buildings.

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The nine arches of the St. Roch arcade (1505), built as an ex-voto by merchant Gianfrancesco Rosati, are an excellent model of the graceful beauty of this square.

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In the square we find the Town Hall, the public library “Romolo Spezioli”, and the municipal art gallery at the first floor of “Palazzo dei Priori”. The gallery hosts valuable paintings like the polyptych Madonna with Child and Saints by Andrea da Bologna (1369), the panels depicting the Stories of St. Lucy’s life by Jacobello del Fiore (1412), and the Worship of the shepherds by Pieter Paul Rubens (1608). Here you can see also the great wooden globe made by Silvestro Moroncelli (1713), preserved in a room called “Globe hall” that links Palazzo dei Priori to the public library.

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20140304_135655(Palazzo dei Priori, with the statue of Pope Sixtus the Fifth in the facade)

After the guided tour, I suggest to take a rest under the arcades.

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Francavilla d’Ete

The little town of Francavilla d’Ete (altitude of 231 metres, inhabitants 981) comes from a Medieval castle, submitted to Fermo from the 14th century. The name “Francavilla” probably means the tax exemptions of the area in the Medieval Ages (“Franca” means free, “villa” means villages).

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Here I was with my mother Stefania: she’s a local specialized tour guide too. For a young tour guide like me, the advices of the colleagues are essential!

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We visited the Church of St. Peter, that rises next to a nice flower garden.

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Then we went to the Church of St. Roch, that hosts a “Worship of Shepherds” by Vincenzo Pagani.

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Teatro Leopardi

Theatre Leopardi is small and cozy. It’s set in the heart of San Ginesio (altitude of 696 metres, inhabitants 3746), a graceful hill town close to Macerata.
San Ginesio received the “orange flag”, the most important Italian touristic reward for the little towns.

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Here I was with some friends of mine,
attending to the C.S.I. concert. 

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The theatre is placed in front of the Cathedral (14th-15th centuries).
The facade of the church is a rare exemple of Gothic decoration in Le Marche.

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Engravings

Le Marche is a land of art, music, history and literature. The artist Saverio Riganò realised these pictures of towns and landscapes of Le Marche. Do you like Saverio’s works? Do you recognise places that you have already visited? Does it tickle your fantasy?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1. Ascoli Piceno

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2. S. Elpidio a Mare, Torre Gerosolimitana

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3. S. Elpidio a Mare, Porta Canale

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA4. S. Elpidio a Mare, roofs of the Old Town

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10. Fermo, Villa Vitali

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