The Marche, tucked behind the knee of the Italian boot, is enviably graced with a sweep of Adriatic coastline and a sheltering ridge of inland peaks. East-west river valleys channel cool sea air over plains and up into rolling Apennine foothills. Altitude, exposition and soil type angle and shift as you move inland, giving rise to an impressive arr...

The Palio della Rocca is a historical re-enactment founded in 1987 in the municipality of Serra Sant'Abbondio in the Marche region. The event covers many cultural, tourist, religious and social meanings. The central point is the challenge that takes place on the second Sunday of September between the 3 ancient villages and 3 ancient castles, which...

For Diego Della Valle, the 63-year-old billionaire owner of Italian luxury leather and apparel giant Tod's Group, style has always trumped fashion. Considering the success Tod's has had since its formation in 1978, Della Valle has a point.

The Quintana Horse Race is a competition among six knights, each one representing a local district. During the race, the knight must use a spear and ride a horse on a 8 shape route to hit the “moro” in the middle. Each assault corresponds to a certain score. The knight has to make 3 assaults in a row for each turn (named “tornata”). There are 3 tur...

A technique characteristic of the Marche region, “liccetti” weaving required a traditional loom arranged according to the ancient textile-making process that, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, made it possible to create stylised, patterned borders on fabric. The existence of this procedure in Italian textiles is widely documented in the p...

Le relazioni economico commerciali tra Marche e Stati Uniti al centro dell'incontro tenuto nella sede regionale organizzato dalla Camera di Commercio americana in Italia AmCham Italy in collaborazione con tutte le Camere di Commercio e le Associazioni di Categoria delle Marche. Nel corso dell’ iniziativa è stata nominata la nuova rappresentante loc...

The St. Kateri Squires Circle #5177 from Sparta have built a strong legacy of helping the needy in our area. In recent months, that effort has extended all the way to Norcia, Italy. In October of last year, St. Kateri Knight and Squires Chief Counselor Nick Cutrone and his wife Mary traveled to Italy on a religious tour. On that trip, they visited...

Immersed within the gently-rolling hills of The Marches, amidst the Metauro and Foglia Valleys lies Urbino, a city rich in history and art. It is so easy to lose oneself in this jewel of a city, walking its streets and sidestreets with your eyes geared up toward its magnificent palazzi. Surrounded by an expansive city (brick and sandstone) wall, U...

AmCham Italy espande il proprio network con la nomina di un nuovo Rappresentante Locale: Letizia Urbani, Direttore Generale di Meccano Spa, verrà ufficialmente nominata Rappresentante Locale del Chapter Marche in occasione di un incontro che si terrà ad Ancona mercoledì 28 giugno, organizzato da AmCham in collaborazione con Regione Marche e Meccano...

THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...