Composed of rosemary, garlic, and white wine, al potacchio appears on restaurant menus all around Le Marche, a central Italian region on Italy's Adriatic coast, just northeast of Rome. Pork, poultry, fish, and even eggplant can all be prepared al potacchio style.  One of Le Marche's oldest recipes, potacchio derives from the French word potage, a s...

The Italian seaside city of Pesaro has been proclaimed as the country's Capital of Culture 2024, the culture ministry announced on Wendesday. Pesaro beat nine other finalists vying for the title: Ascoli Piceno, Chioggia, Grosseto, Mesagne, Sestri Levante / Tigullio, Siracusa, Paestum / Alto Cilento, Viareggio, and Vicenza. Culture minister Dario Fr...

Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful medieval city in Le Marche. Its historic center is built almost entirely in travertine, which gives it a golden glow come dusk, and has a wealth of artistic and architectural gems, including several towers and bell towers; in fact, Ascoli Piceno is also known as the “City of 100 towers” - it is estimated that, in the Mi...

In the province of Macerata, Recanati stands on a hill about 296 metres above sea level. It is situated between the valleys of the Potenza and Musone rivers, enjoying a privileged position. Strategically embedded between the sea and the mountains, it is known as a "balcony city" like many other towns in the Marche region. The sky echoes a spectacul...

It's a trend that started in the third decade of the 21st century and that we hope will become a habit: opening museum deposits. If in Rotterdam (Netherlands) a deposit has become a museum itself, attracting visitors from all over the world with a new formula, in Italy it has been decided to move the works of art by sending them to their places of...

When it comes to finding Italy’s Tuscany without tourists, the region of Le Marche instantly pops into your head as central Italy’s “best-kept secret”. Stretching 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, Le Marche has mysterious mountain ranges, a rich farming terrain with picturesque rolling hillsides covered in vineyards, and plenty of charming histor...

Italian artificial intelligence company Almawave launched a pilot study in April for a wearable technology that uses AI to support patients and medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, a collaboration between the company and Polytechnic University of the Marche, Ancona Riuniti Hospital, ASUR Marche, Vivisol and Aditech, was publishe...

In one of the most famous paintings in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, Federico da Montefeltro gazes at his wife, Battista Sforza, as they stand in front of the landscape over which they ruled. Undulating hills rise to volcano-like peaks on which towns perch. The ragged Apennine mountains stalk the horizon, and what's thought to be the Metau...

Walk round Ascoli Piceno, and in some ways it could be any Italian town. There are two big squares where locals watch the days go by, sit in cafes to people-watch, and do their nightly passeggiata stroll. There are centuries-old churches and even ancient remains dating back to the Roman period. As in plenty of other Italian towns, the center was co...

Ascoli Piceno, Chioggia (VE), Grosseto, Mesagne (BR), Pesaro, Sestri Levante with the Tigullio (GE), Siracusa, Union of Municipalities Paestum-Alto Cilento (SA), Viareggio (LU), Vicenza. These are the 10 finalist cities for the title of Capital of Culture 2024, announced today by the Ministry of Culture. The selected cities, informed by the Ministe...