Marche Local Customs

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Marche Local Customs

  • Living nativity near Frasassi caves

    Italy is a very religious country and consequently, the major holiday in Christianity, Christmas, is being celebrated with passion. Nativities are put upeverywhere and very often, nativities are being set up with people, called presepe vivente. No wonder that Genga’s locals have chosen Gola di Frasassi with its steep rocks and caves as a location...

  • A new baby arrives!

    As you drive around Marche (and indeed elsewhere in Italy) or walk the streets of its towns and villages, you are likely to spot, outside some houses, decorations of pink or blue ribbon. These announce to the world that a new baby has been born to the family living here - blue for a little boy, pink for a girl. Sometimes there is a simple rosette...

  • Arma Christi

    Italy is a Roman Catholic country and many people here are very devout, so it is perhaps not surprising to see many roadside shrines, with figures of saints and small offerings left for them. But this cross, which we spotted just off the road between Serra San Quirico and Arcevia, is rather different. It depicts what are known as the “Arms of...

  • Ancient Crafts Still Practised

    The Le Marche is an area where ancient crafts are still practised in artisans' worshops. Since this area is based on the small and medium-sized firm, these crafts are important to this region.We were in Tolentino where one of the oldest crafts [the dressing of hides] still exists. This craft goes back to the Middle Ages. Besides Tolentino, leather...

  • A Visit to Caffe' Meletti in Ascoli...

    One of the finest memories that I keep of Ascoli Piceno is the afternoon that Allan and I spent at the Art Deco Caffe' Meletti that looks onto Piazza del Popolo. It seems to be the social and cultural meeting place for the locals. That is why it is often called, "living room" of the town.Since 1907 great personalities have savored the anisette...

  • Famous houses & black...

    Famous houses & black MadonnaThe Marche is an area rich in history and culture. Scattered all over you can visit the native houses of several famous artists. In Recanati you will find the house of the Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi: you can visit the library there and see the collection of ancient books, as well as admire the window from where he...

  • Popular quote

    There is a popular quote that says: better a dead in your house then someone from marche(this italian region) knocking at your door.This because Marche region was a part of vatican state and, people from here had the due of going around the state knocking to the doors and asking for the taxes.Now people stopped asking for taxes but...they are not...

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