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History & Culture

Abruzzo Castles

Abruzzo was inhabited for at least 300,000 years, since prehistoric times, human beings were attracted in this region for its environmental resources! from its peaks, watercourses, great forest, narrow valleys, mountains to lakes. All these elements favored permanent human settlement in Abruzzo, who built several defensive fortifications, dating back to Italic times. These castles represent […]

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Wine and food

The Red Piceno Superior Wine and The Falerio wine

The Road of Red Piceno Superior Wine develops between hills and sea. We start from Offida head towards the center of Acquaviva Picena and then descend towards the sea to San Benedetto del Tronto. From this main route branches off other paths that lead towards the wine cellars that produce various types of Rosso Piceno wine. […]

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folklore and tradition

The historical Carnivals of the Piceno

Carnival, after centuries, continues to be a particular moment of the year. In some locations of the Piceno as Offida, Ascoli Piceno, Castignano, Umito di Acquasanta, still represents the upheaval of everyday life and the liberation of euphoria. Tradition of  historical Carnivals of the Piceno Carnival is a festival of ancient date, which probably derives its origin […]

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folklore and tradition

The Historical Carnival of Offida

The Historical Carnival of Offida is very special, with days of singing and dancing alternating two days of great charm and uniqueness, on Friday with the Bov’ Fint  (The Fake bull)  and on Tuesdays with i Vlurd (beams of cane), that bring the country back into an atmosphere of ancient pagan festivals. The tradition dates back to 1500, from written sources, but no doubt, […]

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folklore and tradition

The historic Carnival of Ascoli Piceno

The first historical information about the Ascoli Piceno Carnival can be found in some rules of the municipal statutes of 1377, which try to repress the abuse of the days of euphoria. For this purpose, they had doubled the penalties for crimes committed in the previous day of carnival “ et doi di precedenti de carnas sale et ipso di de […]

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folklore and tradition

The historical Carnival of Pozza and Umito

In Pozza and Umito, two small fractions of Acquasanta Terme, take place one of the oldest and most characteristic historical carnivals of the Piceno, the Carnival of the Zanni . The festival, which takes place on the Saturday before Shrove Tuesday, is one of the least known in the region so that until a few years ago, it was only […]

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folklore and tradition

The historical Carnival of Castignano

The Historical Carnival of Castignano. Castignano known above all for the Templaria festival also preserves another tradition, the Carnival. A festival in honor of Saturn, god of the sowing, celebrated in ancient Rome from 17 to 23 December. It is also part of the Piceno Historic Carnival, along with Offida, Ascoli and Umito di Acquasanta, […]

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History & Culture

Giacomo Leopardi

In the footsteps of Giacomo Leopardi. Pillar of Italian literature, Giacomo Leopardi, poet, writer and philosopher. Childhood and Adolescence Giacomo Leopardi was born in Recanati, in 1798 from a noble family, in the Papal State. The first of seven children, he demonstrated a strong intelligence as a child, was entrusted to ecclesiastical preceptors. At the […]

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History & Culture

Marche, infinite beauty!

Marche, infinite beauty! From the rolling hills to the blue of the Adriatic sea. Territory of excellence: Marche. 400 museums, 26 archaeological areas, 71 historic theaters, more than 300 libraries, 200 Romanic and gothic churches, 37 between strongholds and castles, 2 National Parks, 4 regional Parks, 3 state preserved areas, 3 regional preserved areas. The […]

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PICENO

Rise and fall of the Piceno’s civilization Since prehistoric times, the Piceno has been chosen as a place of settlement. “The Picena civilization” prospered in the proto-historic era. Although this culture has developed in a much wider area. Between the Foglia river to the north, the Pescara river to the south, the Adriatic sea to […]

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