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The flowering of Castelluccio

In the flowering season, the spectacle of colours at Castelluccio, in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, is not easy to describe. You have to be there for an experience you’ll never forget. The area of ​​Castelluccio is characterized by two types of blooms, firstly the spontaneous wild flowers, discreet and almost shy, appealing to those with a naturalistic and floristic interest. The second, most famous bloom and overwhelming sight, is tied to the cultivation of lentil. The meadows are literally carpeted with yellow, red, purple and blue. It is possible to see the first bloom from the middle to the end of May; it fills the planes and the surrounding mountains, all the way up to where agriculture has [ ... ]


Possibly the 10 best wines from Le Marche!!

There are many variations between different cultures and countries when it comes to food and wine.  But few people would disagree on the importance of food, wine and the dining experience at the Italian table. So, where to start? Le Marche like the rest of Italy, offers a huge range of fantastic local food so eating out isn’t an expensive custom. You can enjoy a large variety of the finest local fish or meats and an absolute ‘must’ from the long list of different pasta dishes on offer is the very famous “maccheroncini di Campofilone?  So, what about the wines from Le Marche? Large quantities of great wines are produced in the region, and they are now becoming well known throughout [ ... ]


The ten most beautiful Trekking excursions in Le Marche

For those who love walking, Le Marche offers many trekking possibilities.  Starting in the northerly part of the region, we have Sasso Simone and Simoncello, offering panoramic views over the countryside of the spectacular Pesaro area. Moving south, a must-see is a true underground splendor –  the Frasassi Caves – considered some of the grandest, most magnificent natural caves in all of Western Europe. Also, highly recommended is a visit to Mount Conero overlooking the Adriatic Sea.  Set within a dense forest, the  Abbey of Fiastra is just one of many magical places in the Marche region in which the sacred blends into nature. The central part of the region is dominated by the Monti Sibillini, a beautiful mountain range which reaches [ ... ]