Travel Ideas for Le Marche, Italy

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Where to go, what to do, what to eat in Le Marche - an off-the-beaten-track destination in central Italy

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The Frasassi Caves (or Grotte di Frasassi) in Le Marche, Italy is one of the largest subterranean cave systems in Europe. Le Mars, Caves, Where To Go, Journey, Europe, Travel Ideas, Artwork, Painting, Italia

A journey into the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy - Deliciously Directionless

What does silence sound like? Have you ever heard it? I remember pondering about this sound of silence, as I stood all alone several metres below the surface of Earth – in the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy. Of course I had a few, totally paranoid moments with my hyperactive imagination going into fifth gear – what if the roof caves in, what if that stalactite dislodges itself and comes crashing down on me, are there ghosts down here… You get the drift? After a while, these thoughts…

Experience: Truffle hunting in Le Marche, Italy - Deliciously Directionless Truffle Hunting, Where To Go, Truffles, Travel Ideas, Italy, Portrait, Life, Italia, Men Portrait

Experience: Truffle hunting in Le Marche, Italy - Deliciously Directionless

One of the most fun (and delicious!) things we did on our trip to Le Marche, Italy, was going truffle hunting in Acqualagna. We visited in autumn last year, and because of the preceding wet summer, truffles were plentiful. We still had to rely on the trained nose of truffle hunter, Chicca and her master Giorgio Remedia, but we had the most fruitful visit! Read on to find out more… Treasure Hunt On the trail of the elusive (and expensive) truffle in Le Marche, Italy Image courtesy Mariano…

Tempio del Valadier (Temple of Valadier) is a short drive from the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche Italy. It is considered a "refuge of sinners". Caves, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Temple, Journey, Italy, Italia, Temples, The Journey

A journey into the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy - Deliciously Directionless

What does silence sound like? Have you ever heard it? I remember pondering about this sound of silence, as I stood all alone several metres below the surface of Earth – in the Frasassi Caves in Le Marche, Italy. Of course I had a few, totally paranoid moments with my hyperactive imagination going into fifth gear – what if the roof caves in, what if that stalactite dislodges itself and comes crashing down on me, are there ghosts down here… You get the drift? After a while, these thoughts…

Montelupone is an ancient, walled town located in the Macereta province of Le Marche. Montelupone has been conferred the orange flag, proclaiming it amongst the most beautiful villages of Italy. Green Venetian Blinds, Walking Routes, Castle Wall, Frozen In Time, Old Wall, 11th Century, See Picture, Small Towns, Where To Go

These beautiful small towns in Le Marche will charm you - Deliciously Directionless

We walked through a tall arched gate into the sleepy town of Montelupone, and it was like taking a step back into time. Actually, a lot of Le Marche region in Italy seems like it was frozen in time. But its pretty hilltop towns really reinforce that image. If you have seen pictures of a small Italian town with steep cobbled streets, lined with biscuit-coloured houses with green venetian blinds and perhaps a box of brightly coloured flowers in the window, it’s likely taken in Le Marche – the…

Deliciously Directionless: What Italy Is - A Photo-essay Photo Essay, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Italy, Photos, Italia, Pictures

In Photos: What Italy Is - Deliciously Directionless

If you have been reading this blog, you’d know that I’m positively obsessed with Italy! It’s my favourite destination, and I have travelled through it quite a bit – not just visiting the ‘grand tour’ cities of Venice, Florence and Rome (admittedly, great places all!), but also travelling through some little known regions.Italian cities, towns & villages are full of these lovely little lanes – some dark & narrow, others winding up (or down), some leading to quiet piazzas, others reaching a…

Deliciously Directionless: What Italy Is - A Photo-essay Photo Essay, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Golf Courses, Country Roads, Italy, Photos, Italia, Pictures

In Photos: What Italy Is - Deliciously Directionless

If you have been reading this blog, you’d know that I’m positively obsessed with Italy! It’s my favourite destination, and I have travelled through it quite a bit – not just visiting the ‘grand tour’ cities of Venice, Florence and Rome (admittedly, great places all!), but also travelling through some little known regions.Italian cities, towns & villages are full of these lovely little lanes – some dark & narrow, others winding up (or down), some leading to quiet piazzas, others reaching a…

Deliciously Directionless: What Italy Is - A Photo-essay Photo Essay, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Italy, Water, Photos, Outdoor, Gripe Water, Outdoors

In Photos: What Italy Is - Deliciously Directionless

If you have been reading this blog, you’d know that I’m positively obsessed with Italy! It’s my favourite destination, and I have travelled through it quite a bit – not just visiting the ‘grand tour’ cities of Venice, Florence and Rome (admittedly, great places all!), but also travelling through some little known regions.Italian cities, towns & villages are full of these lovely little lanes – some dark & narrow, others winding up (or down), some leading to quiet piazzas, others reaching a…

Deliciously Directionless: What Italy Is - A Photo-essay Photo Essay, Travel Ideas, Italy, Photos, Italia, Pictures

In Photos: What Italy Is - Deliciously Directionless

If you have been reading this blog, you’d know that I’m positively obsessed with Italy! It’s my favourite destination, and I have travelled through it quite a bit – not just visiting the ‘grand tour’ cities of Venice, Florence and Rome (admittedly, great places all!), but also travelling through some little known regions.Italian cities, towns & villages are full of these lovely little lanes – some dark & narrow, others winding up (or down), some leading to quiet piazzas, others reaching a…

These beautiful small towns in Le Marche will charm you - Deliciously Directionless Green Venetian Blinds, Walking Routes, Castle Wall, 11th Century, Gothic Architecture, Photo Essay, Small Towns, Where To Go, Old Town

In Photos: What Italy Is - Deliciously Directionless

If you have been reading this blog, you’d know that I’m positively obsessed with Italy! It’s my favourite destination, and I have travelled through it quite a bit – not just visiting the ‘grand tour’ cities of Venice, Florence and Rome (admittedly, great places all!), but also travelling through some little known regions.Italian cities, towns & villages are full of these lovely little lanes – some dark & narrow, others winding up (or down), some leading to quiet piazzas, others reaching a…

Perched atop a hill in the Apennines, Urbino retains its medieval charm. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Heritage Site, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Taj Mahal, Centre, Medieval, Waiting, Italy, World

An Italy waiting to be discovered, in Le Marche - Deliciously Directionless

What images does Italy conjure up in your mind? The mighty Colosseum in Rome, the Renaissance masterpieces in Florence, the gliding gondolas of Venice, the vineyards of Tuscany, perhaps the leaning tower in Pisa, maybe the glamorous Amalfi Coast… Beautiful places all, and certainly worth a visit (or more). But allow me to paint you a different picture. Rambling around tiny hilltop towns (still stuck in the Middle Ages), walking down pristine beaches with only the waves (and a few seagulls)…

Grottamare has been conferred the orange flag, proclaiming it amongst the most beautiful villages of Italy. Cafes and osteria abound - some amidst picturesque piazzas, some with a sweeping view of the sea. Walking Routes, Castle Wall, Like A Cat, 11th Century, Sandy Beaches, See Picture, Small Towns, Where To Go, Old Town

These beautiful small towns in Le Marche will charm you - Deliciously Directionless

We walked through a tall arched gate into the sleepy town of Montelupone, and it was like taking a step back into time. Actually, a lot of Le Marche region in Italy seems like it was frozen in time. But its pretty hilltop towns really reinforce that image. If you have seen pictures of a small Italian town with steep cobbled streets, lined with biscuit-coloured houses with green venetian blinds and perhaps a box of brightly coloured flowers in the window, it’s likely taken in Le Marche – the…

Ascoli Piceno - the City of 100 towers. The historic city centre of Ascoli is largely built out of marble, known as travertino (travertine), extracted from the surrounding mountains. Towers, Where To Go, Travel Ideas, Centre, The 100, Marble, Italy, Mountains, Building

Ascoli Piceno - City of 100 towers (& faded marble glory) - Deliciously Directionless

As we drove around Le Marche, I was beginning to sink into the rhythm of “Slow Italy” – wandering around medieval towns, gaping at some real gems of Renaissance art, the mandatory evening passeggiata, followed by a local liqueur at the corner cafe – life in Le Marche is all about slowly savouring the moment, and then some more. One of my favourite places in the region was Ascoli Piceno, known as the city of 100 towers. While historical records show that the city had some 200 towers, today…