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Summer Jamboree – International music festival

The Summer Jamboree in Senigallia is an international music festival based on the culture and music of the nineteen fifties and sixties. It is considered the most important festival of its kind in Europe and one of the most important in the world. It is not unusual to attract up to one hundred thousand visitors which makes it a truly atmospheric and buzzing occasion. It started in 2000, conceived and organized by the Cultural Summer Jamboree with the support of the town council of Senigallia. The first Festival was only for one day and consisted of performances by four groups. In 2003 it was christened the Summer Jamboree and in 2005 became the most important festival of its kind in Italy. The Summer [ ... ]

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La Quintana – Historical representation in Italy

When you think about historical representations in Italy, the Palio of Siena is probably first to mind but actually there are hundreds of them all over Italy, the only difference is the relationship that each place has with its rich ancient history. The Quintana in Ascoli Piceno, one of the five provincial town of the Marche, finds its roots in the festival dedicated to its patron, Saint Emidio. The Quintana is composed of various events involving the town’s six neighbouthoods and are enthuiastically cheered on by the thousands of onlookers. Starting in July and ending on August 5 the main occasions are the Carousel ring, the Palio and the Parade. The Carousel ring. August 5 enjoys a faithful reconstruction of how the Ascoli [ ... ]

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Maccheroncini of Campofilone: a traditional pasta

When you think about the countries in Europe with a large production of different foods and fine wines, Italy is certainly one most likely to come to mind. It is the wide variety of dishes, flavours and scents that originate in this wonderful land that makes talking about food and wine a complex task. Being a big fan of the Marche region, today I will introduce you briefly to one of the many culinary delights that this region offers to us: the maccheroncini of Campofilone which bears the designation of IGP (Indication of Protected Origin). Translated to English this becomes PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) The term geographical indication indicates an origin mark which is awarded by the European Union to those [ ... ]

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