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Robert Mondavi, his Marche origins

Robert Mondavi’s family roots were in our land. Born in 1913 in Minnesota (USA), he was the son of Italian immigrants from our region, from the town of Sassoferrato, to be precise, and although he lived his life in the United States, he maintained ties to this part of ..... (continue)

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Mario Giacomelli, photographer

Mario Giacomelli, one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century, was born in 1925, in Senigallia in the Marche region where he lived his whole life. Shy, reserved, frank, a good friend, one who loved his homeland, he linked his photography to poetry, always ... (continue)

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Luigi Bartolini, engravings and etchings

Born in 1892 in the splendid hill town of Cupramontana, situated in the very heart of Verdicchio wine country, he studied and lived in different cities throughout Italy, but principally in Rome. He worked as an engraver, etcher, painter and sculptor – a complete and ... (continue)

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Tonino Guerra , a poet and the beauty of things

I have tried, all my life, to be a poet” says Tonino Guerra, but actually, he has done a thousand things over the course of his long life, especially in and for the cinema. He is now nearing 90 years of age and he lives in Pennabilli, a small town in the Montefeltro area ... (continue)

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Antonio Nebbia, an 18th-century chef

The name Antonio Nebbia figures prominently in the history of regional cooking of the Marche, for he played a very special and, indeed, exemplary role in furthering the knowledge of gastronomy and the development of cooking techniques in this region overs... (continue)

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Gian Maria Lancisi, his one goes back 300 years in time…

The year was 1705, winter was past and the Pope, Clement XI at that time, asked his personal physician, Gian Maria Lancisi, to leave Rome and go to the Marche with about fifteen Cardinals, Abbots, high dignitaries and high-ranking prelates. Lancisi was ... (continue)

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Matteo Ricci, from the Marche to China 400 years ago

Matteo Ricci was one of the many illustrious native sons of our land. Born in Macerata in 1552, he went on to study Mathematics, Cartography and Astronomy in Rome; he later became a Jesuit. At the age of 26 he departed on a journey to the Orient, ... (continue)

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The razza marchigiana, a long history

The origins of this stock date back to the mid-1800s when cattle breeders in the Marche cross-bred long-horned heifers (which had been raised for over a thousand years) with bulls of the Chianina breed. The result was a bovine suitable for working the fields and . ... (continue)

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Acqualagna, magical land of the truffle

In Acqualagna, the saying goes that “it’s truffles year round”. The prized black winter truffle and the black summer truffle, the ‘little white’ spring truffle and especially, the white fall truffle, give this little inland Marche town its unique distinguishing feature: it is THE ... (continue)

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