Uncovering the Traditions of Le Marche

Discover the traditions of Le Marche

Le Marche, located in central Italy, is a region steeped in culture and tradition. From its delicious cuisine and diverse wines to its picturesque towns and villages, there’s always something new to discover in Le Marche. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the Traditions of Le Marche in Italy, this beautiful region.

One of the most well-known traditions in Le Marche is the “Palio dei Terzieri,” a mediaeval-style competition held in the town of Urbino. The competition is held every year and features teams representing each of the town’s three neighbourhoods, or “terzieri,” competing in a variety of events such as flag-throwing, archery and horseback riding. The winning team is awarded the coveted “Palio,” a silk banner. This event is a colourful and lively spectacle that is not to be missed.

Another tradition that is unique to Le Marche is the “Fiera di San Giovanni,” a centuries-old fair that takes place in the town of Jesi. The fair is held on the last weekend of June and it features a variety of activities such as parades, fireworks and traditional games. Visitors can also sample local delicacies, such as fried dough and roasted chestnuts. The fair is a great opportunity to experience the town’s vibrant community spirit.

Closer to home at Casa Lucia, our neighbouring town of Colurano holds an arts and dance festival each summer and also a chestnut and wine festival in the autumn. As most visitors to Italy already know, from Easter to late autumn and again around Christmas, there is a festival almost every single day. We just love to celebrate all aspects of life in Italy and getting together with friends and neighbours makes for an excuse to celebrate local saints, ancient recipes and dishes and everything in between!

Le Marche’s rich cultural heritage is also reflected in its art and architecture. The region is home to several beautiful churches and cathedrals, such as the Cathedral of San Leopardo in Macerata and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Porto in Ancona. Visitors can also admire the works of the famous Renaissance painter Raffaello, who was born in Urbino, where the National Gallery of the Marche is located.

In summary, Le Marche is a region that offers visitors a wealth of cultural experiences. From the lively mediaeval competitions and fairs, to its religious festivals and art, Le Marche is a place where tradition and culture are alive and well.

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