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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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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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA5. Camerino, Rocca da Varano

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6. Camerino, Palazzo Ducale

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA8. Citivanova Alta

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA9. Monte Urano

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10. Fermo, Villa Vitali

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Landscapes

CONERO da M.RINALDO

(view of Conero Hill from Monte Rinaldo)

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FRANCAVILLA

(olive trees row in Francavilla d’Ete)

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(sunset from the shore of Porto S. Elpidio)

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20130921_092915(seagulls in the morning)

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(Macerata countryside at sunset)

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(Macerata countryside after lunch)

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(sunset)

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Lapedona

Lapedona (altitude of 263 metres, inhabitans 1159)  is a graceful little hill town built in the Medieval Ages, settled just 15 minutes by car from the Adriatic Sea.

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First we can visit St. Peter Church (12th century), used as chapel in the graveyard…

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Then we  arrive to The Abbey of Saints Quiric and Giulitta (12th century).
This Romanesque Church preserves nice frescoes.

Entering the Old Town by the medieval gate called “Porta del Sole” (“Sun Gate”, 14th century), we walk into the Town Hall arcade, that hosts a Roman tombstone, then we reach Leopardi Square.

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Ortezzano

It’s a sunny day in Ortezzano, a nice little town nearby the Apennines.

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Walking alone after lunch, I take pictures of the silent alleys.

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In the Medieval Ages, the Old Town of Ortezzano (altitude of 301 metres, inhabitants 832) was a castle built by the Benedectine monks. You can still appreciate the signs of the ancient defensive system.

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Cultural heritage shows the importance of Ortezzano in the past.
The Church of St.Mary hosts the painting “Madonna on the throne with Child and Saints” by Vincenzo Pagani.

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The Church of the Suffrage preserves a beautiful curvilinear facade.

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