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Fiera Di San Martino in Grottammare.

In England the 11 November is Remembrance Day where we remember those who gave their lives to ensure that we would have a free world to live in. Throughout much of the rest of the world though, 11 November is more commonly known as St Martin’s day, Martinmas or The Feast Of St Martin Of Tours. St Martin (San Martino here in Italy) is famous for originally being a Roman soldier who was baptised as an adult and later went on to become a monk. As legend has it, San Martino stumbled upon a shivering beggar during a particularly fierce snowstorm. Despite being cold himself, San Martino tore his cloak in half and draped one half of it over the [ ... ]