Pasqua nelle Marche 2016 – Eventi da non perdere

La Turba a Cantiano

Comune: Cantiano

Provincia: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 25 marzo 2016

Nella tradizione folcloristica e religiosa italiana sono molto diffuse le rievocazioni della Passione di Cristo nella notte del venerdì santo. Tra queste, spicca la Turba, rappresentazione che si svolge ogni anno nel magnifico paese di Cantiano. Essa trae le sue origini nel lontano XIII secolo tra le terre di Umbria e Marche, quando la popolazione invocava in strada la santa intercessione di Dio e della Madonna per porre fine a una vita di miseria, continue guerre e carestie: una “turba” di genti invocava la grazia di migliori condizioni di vita, implorando il perdono, invocando la pace e la fratellanza. La manifestazione, tra messe, canti e preghiere, sfilate e tamburi, prende vita in tutto il paese coinvolgendo gli attori, i cittadini e i turisti soprattutto nella fase di rivisitazione del processo e condanna di Gesù nella magnifica Piazza Luceoli, per poi concludersi con l’Ascesa al Calvario e la Resurrezione, dove vengono innalzate ed illuminate le tre croci vuote. Il “Te Deum” rompe il silenzio e la Turba si conclude offrendo a tutti un forte messaggio di speranza: la resurrezione, lasciando nei cuori di ognuno un’esperienza ricca di suggestioni e profonde emozioni.Durante la manifestazione il paese accoglie turisti italiani e stranieri offrendo ospitalità e pacchetti turistici integrati per visitare le zone limitrofe e godersi a pieno l’evento. Alberghi, Bed&Breakfast, agriturismi e ostelli ospitano i villeggianti con accoglienza e offrono una vacanza ricca di comfort, all’insegna della storia, dell’arte, della natura e delle tradizioni.

Info turistiche: Comune di Cantiano (UfficioTurismoeCultura)

Tel: 0721/789936

E-mail: info@laturbacantiano.it

Web: http://www.laturbacantiano.it

La Morte del Giusto

Comune: Loreto

Provincia: Ancona

Date: 25 marzo 2016

La Morte del Giusto” è una rievocazione storica in costume della Passione Vivente che si svolge a Loreto con centinaia di figuranti e comparse in costume d’epoca, resa particolarmente suggestiva dalle ricostruzioni sceniche. Dal processo più clamoroso di tutti i tempi (piazzale della parrocchia di S. Flaviano), alla Via Crucis lungo la via principale di Villa Musone, sino al Calvario (a metà del colle lauretano). In caso di cattivo tempo la manifestazione sarà rinviata al giorno successivo

Info turistiche:

Parrocchia “San Flaviano” Villa Musone di Loreto

Tel: 071/978660

Centro Turistico Giovanile “Val Musone” (sig. Gino Principi)

Tel: 071/977967

La Bara de Notte

Comune: Porto Recanati

Provincia: Ancona

Date: 25 marzo 2016

A Porto Recanati si svolge, sin dai tempi del medioevo, una pittoresca processione del Venerdì Santo: la Bara de Notte. Un gruppo di dodici pescatori scalzi, chiamati “sciabegatti” (da “sciabega” cioè “rete da pesca” in dialetto), percorre le stazioni della Passione portando la bara in processione. La peculiarità è data proprio da quest’ultima, una macchina di legno alta cinque metri i cui segreti di montaggio sono custoditi da un unico artigiano che li tramanda negli anni.

Info turistiche: Comune di Porto Recanati

Tel: 071759971

E-mail: info@comune.porto-recanati.mc.it

Web: http://www.portorecanatiturismo.it

La Passione di Cristo a Mogliano

Comune: Mogliano

Provincia: Macerata

Date: 25 marzo 2016

Le piazze e le vie di Mogliano, come ogni Venerdì Santo dell’anno, si illuminano di una nuova luce che ci porta a rivivere le ultime ore della vita di Gesù Cristo. La storica rievocazione è un evento religioso e scenico fra i più originali delle Marche in questo genere: la prima edizione è datata 1962. A partire dalle ore 21:00 le luci del paese si spengono e le piazze e i vicoli si trasformano in quadri che fanno rivivere le ultime ore della vita di Gesù Cristo. La Rievocazione inizia con la rappresentazione dell’ultima cena sulla scalinata dello storico “Ospedale” in piazzale San Michele, una particolarità rara, che è possibile vedere a Mogliano e in pochi altri luoghi in Italia. Quindi in Piazza Garibaldi prende il via il processo davanti a Ponzio Pilato al termine del quale parte il corteo degli oltre trecento figuranti della Via Crucis che sfilano da Via Roma, la via principale del paese, fino al Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso, dove Cristo muore insieme ai due ladroni. Alla folla ebraica, soldati romani a cavallo e fanti che compongono la tradizionale rappresentazione, a Mogliano si aggiunge anche la PROCESSIONE RELIGIOSA della Bara del Cristo Morto, con le effigi dei Santi, i simboli della Passione e la banda musicale. E’ proprio in quest’ultima che la Processione del Venerdì Santo fonda le sue radici in quanto il suo svolgimento annuale è documentato negli archivi dello storico moglianese Carnili fin dal 1769. La rappresentazione della Passione di Gesù Cristo vuole essere un momento di riflessione sul dolore del Figlio dellUomo ed un richiamo turistico. In questo senso viene posta la massima cura nel ricreare con fedeltà il testo biblico ed i dialoghi proprio per consentire un maggior coinvolgimento emotivo dei fedeli. I dialoghi sono interamente recitati dal vivo ed accompagnati, occasionalmente, da una voce narrante diffusa in tutte le vie del paese per aumentare il coinvolgimento emotivo dei fedeli.

Info turistiche: Comitato Parrocchiale di Mogliano

Tel:3349233955

E-mail: info@laprocessione.mogliano.org

Web: http://www.laprocessione.mogliano.org

Processione del Cristo morto a Cagli

Comune: Cagli

Provincia: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 25 marzo 2016

La rievocazione di Cagli, in provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, raggiunge il suo culmine durante l’imponente processione serale delle confraternite del paese. Più di quattrocento confratelli, vestiti di tuniche, scalzi e incappucciati percorrono le vie del paese alla luce delle fiaccole, avvolti dal silenzio e dalla musica dei tamburi. Uno spettacolo di grande impatto emotivo!

Info turistiche: Comune di Cagli

Tel: 0721787431

Web: http://www.cm-cagli.ps.it

Processione del Cristo morto a

Monterubbiano

Comune: Monterubbiano

Provincia: Fermo

Date: 25 marzo 2016

Il Venerdì Santo a Monterubbiano si tiene la solenne processione del Cristo Morto. Il simulacro in cartapesta gessata del Trecento viene portato in processione per le vie del paese adagiato su una bara del Seicento. La bara del Cristo Morto è decorata con velluti pregiati ed è poggiata su un carro artistico realizzato su tre livelli. Il grazioso borgo di Monterubbiano, insignito della Bandiera Arancione da Touring Club, con questa setita processione festeggia l’avvento della Pasqua. Il carro con la bara del Cristo Morto è accompagnata da donne vestite a lutto, figuranti romani e i membri della Confraternita di Maria Santissima del Suffragio. La tradizione di questa forma di pietà popolare risale a prima del 1300. La rievocazione della Passione si tiene solo negli anni parie ha inizio il pomeriggio alle 15 con la predicazione delle ultime parole pronunciate da Gesù in Croce.

Info turistiche: Comune di Monterubbiano

Tel: 0734259980

Web: http://www.comune.monterubbiano.fm.it

Passio a Serravalle di Carda

Comune: Frazione di Apecchio

Provincia: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 25 marzo 2016

La manifestazione, alla quale partecipano molti figuranti del paese, si ripete dal 1979, riscuotendo sempre grande favore del pubblico. Grazie al costante lavoro della pro loco e di alcuni suoi collaboratori è stato possibile nel corso degli anni, rinnovare le scenografie e rivisitare le sceneggiature ed i costumi. Essendo uno degli eventi di rilevanza del Territorio comunale di Apecchio, è stata costituita nel 2015 l’associazione culturale “PASSIO”, con lo scopo di

promuovere e potenziare questa bellissima manifestazione.

Info turistiche: Serravalle di Carda

Tel: 072290140

Web: http://www.serravalledicarda.com

Il Cavallo di Fuoco

Comune: Ripatransone

Provincia: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 3 aprile 2016

Uno degli eventi folkloristici di forte richiamo storico per il comune piceno di Ripa transone è il Cavallo di Fuoco. La rievocazione storica risale al lontano maggio 1682, data in cui onore della Madonna di San Giovanni, un artificiere di Atri attraversò più volte la piazza con un cavallo, sprigionando fuochi d’artificio in tutte le direzioni. Il Cavallo di Fuoco, manifestazione unica in Italia nel suo genere si è affermata nella storia come il simbolo di un’antica tradizione che è rimasta invariata nei secoli. Ripatransone, il Belvedere del Piceno, vanta un’ineguagliabile vista panoramica che spazia dal Gran Sasso ai Monti Sibillini, dal Conero al Gargano, fino alla costa dalmata. Possiede numerosi musei e collezioni inserite all’interno di un unico polo museale, tra i quali spiccano la Biblioteca comunale, il Museo Civico Archeologico e la Pinacoteca con le opere del Crivelli e Fazzini. Data la sua posizione di alta collina, a soli 12 km dal mare Adriatico, la località con il marchio Bandiera arancione ben si presta ai soggiorni estivi, ma anche a quelli autunnali e primaverili.

Info turistiche: Comune di Ripatransone (Ufficio Turismo)

Tel:0735/99329

Web: www.cavallodifuoco.com

Rassegna della Passione a Polverigi

Comune: Polverigi

Provincia: Ancona

Date: 20 marzo 2016

Ancora una volta torna a Polverigi la Rassegna Internazionale del canto rituale di questua della Passione”, che ricade nella domenica delle Palme. La manifestazione consiste nell’esposizione di canti rituali di questua propagati nellItalia Centrale, strettamente legati al ciclo della natura che nasce, muore e risorge sintetizzando lo stesso ciclo vitale dell’uomo. Tra i canti popolari, emerge il canto della “Passiò”, la Passione di Gesù, che viene effettuata da un suonatore di organetto e fisarmonica e da due “cantori” che eseguono una strofa ciascuno, accompagnandosi con il cembalo ed i timpani. Nell’arco dell’intera giornata più di duecento cantori e suonatori popolari, provenienti dalle Marche e dalle regioni limitrofe, ripropongono il canto rituale, così come si faceva una volta, per diffondere un augurio di salute, benessere e abbondanza, in cambio di offerte di denaro, cibo e vino destinati al pranzo conclusivo della festa. Oltre al caratteristico centro storico, a Polverigi si può ammirare la Chiesa di santa Maria Maddalena, con interessanti affreschi quattrocenteschi; la Chiesa Parrocchiale di sant’Antonio di epoca cinquecentesca, adornata da opere di artisti locali; Villa Nappi e il giardino comunale, luogo di svago e relax lontano dal caos della città.

Info turistiche: Comune di Polverigi

Tel: 07190904209

E-mail: lamacina@libero.it

Web: http://www.macina.net

PRO LOCO

Tel: 334 1424643; 334 1424643

E-mail: prolocopolverigi@hotmail.it

Web: http://www.comune.polverigi.an.it

Rassegna della Passione a Montalto delle Marche

Comune: Montalto delle Marche

Provincia: Ascoli Piceno

Date: 25 marzo 2016

Il Venerdì Santo la Passione di Cristo rivive a Montalto delle Marche, dove numerosi figuranti ne mettono in scena i momenti salienti nella caratteristica processione che si avvia per la salita della “Passeggiata del Monte”. Il Comune di Montalto delle Marche è sito nella fascia collinare che va dalla costa Adriatica alla Catena dei Sibillini, ad una distanza percorribile in venti minuti, sia dal mare che dalla montagna. Il territorio era frequentato già nella preistoria: nel Museo Civico sono raccolti numerosi reperti del neolitico (6.000 a.c.) e della cultura appenninica (2.500 a.c.), picena (VII sec. a.c.), romana e successive. Nel 1215 S. Francesco d’Assisi, secondo la tradizione popolare, sceglie ancora questo territorio per diffondervi la sua Regola, fondando nella pace di un bosco secolare il Convento delle Fratte, ricco di affreschi di scuola giottesca. In questo convento compirà i suoi studi Felice Peretti che, eletto Papa nel 1585 con il nome di Sisto V, darà a Montalto il titolo di Città. Centro medievale ben conservato di prestigiosa tradizione culturale e Patria di Antonio Bonfini umanista di fama internazionale, primo storico della nazione ungherese. Di particolare pregio la Chiesa romanica di Santa Maria in Viminato contenente affreschi dei sec. XIV, XV, XVI.

Frammenti del passato medievale si colgono in tutta la struttura del paese. Si possono ammirare una pregevole tavola del Pagani e una stupenda Natività del XV secolo affrescata nella Cripta della Chiesa di Santa Lucia. L’alternarsi geometrico dei frutteti con i campi coltivati ad orto, dà al paesaggio il carattere di un’umanizzazione totale. Il torrione dell’antico mulino di Sisto V spunta imponente tra i coltivi.

Info turistiche: Comune Montalto delle Marche

Tel: 0736/828015

Fax: 0736/828002

E-mail: info@montaltomarche.it

Web: http://www.comune.montaltodellemarche.ap.it/

 

Annunci

Events in Marche Region – March 2016

Tipicità 2016

Town: Fermo

Province: Fermo

Dates: From 5th to 7th March 2016

Tipicità is an event that is the well-established for the promotion of Made in Marche excellences involving all the Vocational Schools for Tourism and Hotel Management or Catering in the Marche together with farmers’ custodians of biodiversity and that will celebrate his final act in the Academy of Tipicità 2016. The initiative, entitled “Biodiversity in the kitchen”, was planned by Assam in collaboration with the Marche Region. The theme will be: “Vegetables, the meat of the future. The three-day “Tipicità”, takes place in March in Fermo. Fermo, an ancient Roman colony, then lady of castles and city of studies, is now the capital city of important manufacturing districts. The Roman pools, the cathedral, the Renaissance square, the theatre dell’Aquila” tell their long and noble history.

Info Event:

Tel: 0734 225237

Email: info@tipicita.it

Website: http://www.tipicita.it

Events in Marche Region January – February 2016

JANUARY FEBRUARY 2016

Major Events in Marche Region

Carnival of Fano

Town: Fano

Province: Pesaro-Urbino

Date: 24th and 31st January – 7th February 2016

The Fano Carnival is the oldest carnival in Italy, after the one in Venice, and the most important festival of the Marche Region, with a presence of over 100,000 people! Every year the large floats parade along with walking masked characters, with marching bands and folk groups, and during the parades quintals of sweets and chocolates rain floats by creating the traditional “project”! A spectacular shower of sweets making the Carnival of Fano the sweetest in the world! Carnival is an ideal opportunity to visit the lovely town of Fano boasint an impressive Roman historical center with many monuments, including the famous Arch of Augustus, palaces and churches. The Church of Santa Maria Nuova hosts the table by Perugino Madonna and Saints, made in collaboration with the young Raffaello Sanzio; to be seen, is also the baroque church of San Pietro ad Valium, adorned with stucco, frescoes and gilding. A treat is the Fortune Theatre, built in 1665, and the Civic Museum, which houses an important archaeological section, while in the Gallery you can see sixteenth century paintings, including works by Guido Reni and Domenichino.

Info Event:

Fano Città del Carnevale

Tel: +39 0721 803866

email: info@carnevaledifano.eu

Website: http://www.carnevaledifano.com

Historical Carnival of Piceno

Towns: Ascoli Piceno, Castignano, Offida and Pozza

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Dates: The Carnival of the Zanni-Acquasanta Terme (hamlets Umito-Pozza), on 6thFebruary; Offida- Caccia al Bove Finto (Hunt the Fake Ox) on 5th February and “Vlurd” paradeon 9th February; Castignano- Procession of short colourful lanterns “Li Moccole” (I Moccoli) on 9th February 9; Ascoli Piceno 7th and 9th February.

After the Carnival of Fano, considered the oldest of the Marche, theregion is home to the Historical Carnival of Piceno involving the town of Ascoli Piceno, Castignano, Offida and Pozza. Carnival is an event that has been repeated for centuries and which is made up of many elements, from shows to classical Raviolata (Ravioli are a type of

dumpling composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough.Usually served either in broth or with a pasta sauce, they originated as a traditional food in Italian cuisine. Ravioli are typically square, though other forms are also used, including circular or semi-circular, called “mezzelune”), in addition to the ever-present awards of masked groups, to parties for participants and for schools. Concerning the Carnival of Offida, at nightfall of the Mardi Gras, the ignition and the parade of Vlurd take place! Hundreds of masked men and women, with long bundles of lit reeds on their shoulders, parade through a “forced” path running through the main streets of the town. A celebration of singular originality having as scenery the picturesque medieval village of Offida!

Info Event :

Province of Ascoli Piceno (Tourism Office)

Tel: 0736 277 554

Website: http://www.provincia.ap.it

Events in Marche Region December 2015

Christmas in Urbino – Live Nativity Scene

Town: Urbino

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: from 6th December 2015 to January 2016

Not to be missed the “Renaissance Live Nativity Scene in Urbino 2015” set in the picturesque Palazzo Albani in the courtyard of which the Shepherds’s Adoration by Perugino will be rebuilt. Piazza della Repubblica will instead host the markets and the courtyard of College Raffaello will be the place of tournaments, workshops for children and historical games. Piazza della Repubblica will be then enlivened by a Renaissance historical market in which trades dating to the ‘400s will be showed, faithfully recalling miniatures of the time. Palazzo Nuovo will instead be enlivened thanks to the aforementioned Renaissance Living Nativity, but also thanks to exhibitors and crafts sellers related to the world of nativity scenes. The result will be a path of high quality craftsmanship within the picturesque palace in the heart of Urbino.

Info event:

Communication Office, Departments of Culture and Tourism of the City of Urbino

Tel: +39 0722 309222; +39 0722 3091

e-mail: www.urbinonews.it

Candles in Candelara Christmas Market

Town: Candelara

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 28th, 29th November, 5th,6th,7th,8th,12th,13th December2015

Candele in Candelara” is the first Italian Christmas market dedicated to candles. It confirms its growing success prolonging the duration, for the second consecutive year, to three weekends, to allow thousands of

visitors from all over Italy to admire the most suggestive and colorful festival dedicated to candles. The festival is this year enriched with important news.

Info event: http://www.candelara.com

Tel: 0721286693

e-mail: proloco@candelara.com

Christmas markets in the City of Beer

Town: Apecchio

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 6thDecember 2015

Many gift ideas, chestnuts and mulled wine, hot chocolate, soft music, creativity workshops for children, highly selected exhibitors, this all in Apecchio, an ancient village belonging to theMountain Community of Catria and Nerone. It preserves various Renaissance relics and vestiges left by the Ubaldinicounts, including the beautiful Palazzo Ubaldini, whose basements house the interesting Fossils and Minerals Museum of Monte Nerone. Not to be missed in the hamlet Colombara, at the foot of Monte Nerone, is the Globe of Peace, the largest ever built, included in the Guinness World Records.

Info event:

Comune di Apecchio

Tel: 0722 989004 http://www.comune.apecchio.ps.it

E-mail: comune.apecchio@provincia.ps.it

In the Castle of Santa Claus

Town: Frontone

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 29th November, 6th/7th/8th/13th December2015

A castle full of surprises! Christmas gift ideas and an absolutely charming atmosphere enliven the ancient Castle of Frontone. In a splendid scenery dominated by the 1701 mt. Mount Catria, Frontone is waiting for you with the thirteenth edition of “In the Castle of Santa Claus”. A Christmas Market in the Castle of Frontone (XI Century). A great reason to experience this territory, nestled between Umbria and Marche, in the hinterland of the Province of Pesaro Urbino. It all starts from the Town Hall Square, where visitors wait for the arrival of a shuttlebus, under a majestic Christmas tree. The climb is exciting because, after a few minutes, you can already see the castle in its hushed atmosphere. Just got off, tourists are fascinated right away by this limestone medieval town, while the Horse by Dall’Osso, an iron and copper sculpture, with its mane in the wind greets the Massif Catria and welcomes visitors at the entrance to the castle.Chestnuts and mulled wine, Santa Claus specially invited for children who take part in the event, exhibitors selected by an internal committee of the Pro Loco to offer guests impeccable quality products to be found along the numerous heated rooms of the Castle. In the past, the Castle of Frontone was a fortification of border and surveillance in the area crossed by the Romans to reach the Adriatic, and the last stronghold of the Duchy of Montefeltro between ‘400 and’ 500.

Info event: Municipality of Frontone

Tel:339 8429426

Christmas Castle

Town:Gradara

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date:from 29th November 2015 to 6th January 2016

Do not miss out on holidays the numerous initiatives, which range from traditional handcrafts to gift ideas in the shops of the historical center, from entertainment and music activities to wine tasting and guided tours in the castle of Paolo and Francesca and in its basement.

For the occasion, it will open the “Santa Claus’ House”,with its goblins and fire-eaters. The Fortress of Gradara and its fortified village are one of the30 best preserved medieval structures in Italy. The Castle,rich in Renaissance frescoes, is scenery of the unfortunate love of Paolo and Francesca, immortalized by the verses in Canto V of Inferno in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. To be visited the walkways on the battlements, the Historical Museum, the Caves of Gradara, the Church of St. John and the Garden of Olive Trees in Via Cappuccini.

Info event:

Pro Loco Gradara: http://www.gradara.org

Tel: 0541 964115

Christmas “Ciocco Visciola”

Town: Pergola

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: from 6th to 8th December 2015

Not to be missed and a unique opportunity to visit the Magical World of Santa Claus. The theme of the new edition is “Christmas Cioccovisciola”. This year has been set up a space dedicated to Santa Claus and his world, where both children and adults can have fun and participate in many initiatives in the magical Christmas atmosphere. Thisfestival combines chocolate and Christmas pastries to markets, traditions, artists, gift ideas and local products, along downtown streets. Pergola is famous for its truffles and for the famous Gilt Bronzes from Cartoceto. The bronzes date back to the Julio-Claudian period(between 50 and 30 a. C.)and represent the only gilded bronze group in the world coming from the Roman period to today. It was found by chance in the countryside and is currently housed in the Museum of the Gilded Bronzes of the city. Moreover, Pergola, also known as the city of the hundred churches, is rich in precious works of art.

Info event: Municipality of Pergola www.magicomondodibabbonatale.it

http://www.comune.pergola.pu.it

Tel: 0721 73731

E-mail: culturaturismo@comune.pergola.pu.it

Markets, Concerts, Taste and historical, cultural and traditional events

Town: Pesaro

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: from 5th December 2015 to 6th January 2016

Markets, shopping, Christmas carols, candlelight dinners immersed in culture and tradition,Christmas handcraft, herbalists and opening of museums, monuments and libraries. The shops of the city centre promote through Sunday openings and entertainment activities and they create some sort of “market”, by setting up stalls with their products, in the streets of the old town.

A packed schedule to spend one’s holidays, with more than 200 events in five weeks and a choice which goes from shopping to gifts, art, music and culture. There will also be the opportunity to visit palaces, museums and libraries, and for good food lovers…food and wine tasting. Finally, meetings with experts and workshops for children, entertainment and much more are organized. Pesaro is known for its low and sandy coast.

To be visited: Palazzo Ducale, the birthplace of GioachinoRossini, the Cathedral with a double mosaic floor, the Villino Ruggeri as a splendid example of Art Nouveau, the Renaissance jewels of Villa Caprile and Villa Imperiale.

Info event: Municipality of Pesaro (Tourism Office)

Tel: 0721 387107

Sito web: http://www.turismopesaro.it/

Nativity of St. Mark

Town: Fano

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: from 25th December 2015 to 6th January 2016

Located in the cellars of the eighteenth-century Palazzo Fabbri, the crib will cover an area of almost 350 square meters, with 50 scenes (dioramas) depicting biblical scenes from the Old and New Testament. The characters of various sizes set up in a Palestinian landscape and rebuilt with realism and care for details, are characterized by the movement. The city of Fano, the ancient and noble Fanum Fortunae, was an important sacred centre dedicated to the Goddess of Fortune. Roman settlement, it has many monuments (dating back to the Augustan era), such as the Arch of Augustus that is the door to the ancient Via Flaminia. From the Malatesta period the city maintains a monumental court with beautiful late-Gothic mullioned windows and a Renaissance loggia. In the city centre to be visited is the sixteenth century Fountain of Fortune, in front of which is the Historical theatre of the same name, formerly Palazzo della Ragione. In the immediate surroundings of Fano is the unmissable Hermitage of Monte Giove, a place of prayer and meditation.

Event info: Fano Tourism Office – http://www.turismofano.com

Tel: 0721 887314

ILNATALEPIU’… MARKETS, EVENTS, TOURS, ART, HISTORY, TRADITION

Town: Fano

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: from 6th December 2015 to 6th January 2016

The city of Fano, the ancient and noble Fanum Fortunae, was an importantsacredcentre dedicated to the Goddess of Fortune. Roman settlement, it has many monuments (dating back to the Augustan era), such as the Arch of Augustus that is the door to the ancient Via Flaminia. From the Malatesta period the city maintains a monumental court with beautiful late-Gothic mullioned windows and a Renaissance loggia. In the city centreto be visited isthe sixteenth century Fountain of Fortune, in front of which is the Historical theatre of the same name, formerly Palazzo della Ragione.

Info event: Municipality of Fano, Tourism Office

Tel:0721887314

e-mail: http://www.turismofano.com

National Day of the Epiphany

City: Urbania

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Dates: from 2nd to 6th January 2016

In memory of ancient customs, Urbaniais a candidate as the most original and suitable town to host the “House of the Epiphany.” This festivalis important for many reasons, the first one of is, undoubtedly, the rediscovery of the pedagogical meaning related to Befana, as well as the folk and traditional aspect of this character in children’s imaginary. Urbania, the ancient Castel Durante, since the Renaissance has been renowned for the splendor of its ceramics. Among its attractions, the sixteenth century Palazzo Ducale, in whose historic cellars is the Museum of the History of Agriculture and Crafts, countless Churches, the unique Cemetery of the Mummies, the Diocesan Museum with its collection of ceramics, the Cathedral of San Cristoforo and the Teatro Bramante.

Info event: City of Urbania – http://www.labefana.com

Tel:Pro Loco Casteldurante 0722 317211

It’s Christmas time – Mombaroccio in Festa

City: Mombaroccio

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Dates: 28th and 29th November and 5th-6th and 7th-8th December 2015

Since the opening of the market until 9:00 p.m.,inside the Medieval village of Mombaroccio it’s a succession of events and entertainment.

Market of artistic crafts, tastes, traditions, music, lights, and colours of the typical Christmas atmosphere. Exceptional snowfalls are taking place at sunset, accompanied by the music of pipers until reaching the Nativity. Particular attention to children who can immerse themselves in the magic of the Winter Landscape, or in the House of Santa Claus, where Santa Claus himself will tell tales and receive the letters. The space of the Municipal Theatre will be entirely dedicated to children with puppet shows, recited and sand animation tales. Also, a market of typical products will be within the “Cloister of Flavours”, where some of the culinary excellence of our territory can be tasted. Again art and culture, throughout the event, the Museum of Rural Life (museum which participated in the creation of the historical movie “Il Giovane Favoloso” by Martone), Sacred Art, Embroidery and the Laboratory of Galileo and Guidubaldo can be visited.

Event info:

Pro Loco Mombaroccio – http://www.prolocomombaroccio.it

E-mail: proloco_mombaroccio@libero.it

Nativity Scene Town

Town: Mondolfo

Province: PesaroUrbino

Date: 26th – 27th December2015 and 6th January 2016

Mondolfo becomes once again the capital of the crib, with the preparing of Presepe Paese that is a huge nativity scene set up along the old streets and districts of the city centre, with its castle surrounded by a double curtain wall.

Completely re-equipped with a new route designed to discover new views of the Castle, Presepe Paese still is the biggest live nativity scene of the mid-Adriatic coast.

During the festive season, Mondolfo then annually attracts thousands of visitors thanks to the beauty of its places and the charm of Christmas in a City Balcony over the Sea”. Free entrance.

Info event:

Parish of Santa Giustina – http://www.parrocchiamondolfo.it

Tel: 0721 957257

Live Nativity Scene

Town: Piobbico

Province:PesaroUrbino

Date: 27th December 2015

Do not miss the live nativity scene in the medieval village of Piobbico. From Piazza Sant’Antonio to Brancaleoni Palace, children and adults dressed in traditional costumes give life to this live crib where animated paintings allow to relive the highlights of the Nativity. Free admission.

Opening hours to the public: from 4.30p.m. till 08.30p.m.

Info event:

Municipality of Piobbico – http://www.comune.piobbico.pu.it

Tel: 0722 986225

e-mail: comune.piobbico@provincia.ps.it

Forum Shopping

Town: Fossombrone

Province: PesaroUrbino

Date: 8thDecember 2015 to 6th January 2016

From 8th December to 6th January2016, the historical center of Fossombrone will be animatedby a Christmas party spirit.

From 4.00 p.m. festivelightsandbrighttrees will frame this natural shopping centre with its more than 80 shops open. In addition to this, you are offered a traditional show of Snow &Show (artificial snowfall to the rhythm of music and lightall along the main street), live music, street artists, the mysterious sound of a magic harp that sounds without strings or cute puzzles and cunning puzzles to play with.

Children can also sitto listen to animated fairy tales, see Santa Claus exceptionally arrive with his elves by canoe on the Metauro River to cheer up the children who have been good and live the “Day of Santas” which will all run through the centre to entertain children and adults.

Info event: proloco.forum.semproni@gmail.com

Following the Comet

Town: Montemaggiore al Metauro

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 6th, 8th and 13th December 2015

No pilgrimage and no observatory from which to get lost in the immensity of the sky, but a different way to draw attention to one of the many pre-Christmas events, somewhere between the sacred and the profane, between religion and materialism. An appointment created in 1998 when the administrators of the City of Montemaggiore al Metauro thought about a new initiative to promote the great mechanized crib made by the parish priest, and at the same time to raise awareness of the historical town center. Something born as a challenge to attract tourists and turned into a regular event with its 18th edition this year.

“Following the Comet” is a traditional Christmas market but it’s important among the events of this period, being it one of the first experiments of this kind in the hinterland of the province of Pesaro and Urbino. In these 18 years so many offers and side events have been created around the traditional nucleus that the old town centre of Montemaggiore is crowded by people coming for the most various reasons. Some people do not want to miss the crib show: an event exciting children watching “puppets” moving, the day alternating with the night, the running of water…Some people can not wait to find original ideas for their Christmas gifts, some want to enjoy the mix of light and artistic projections, the many exhibitors with art objects, collectibles, curiosities and handcrafts and some are tempted through the delicacies at the Proloco stands: chestnuts and mulled wine, chocolate and biscuits, taverns open for lunch and dinner, stands for fast food with flatbread, pizza and snacks and the Happy Christmas Hour with Beer “Prosit” accompanied by great music until late in the evening. In short, Following the Comet in Montemaggiore means walking along a path leading to know the beauty of the historical center, immersed in a wonderful winter landscape thanks to the twinkling lights and animations.

Info event: info@prolocomontemaggiore.it

Wonderland

Town: Macerata Feltria

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Date: 6th, 8th December 2015

Macerata Feltria will also this year be transformed into Wonderland. Fabulous sceneries and stunning lighting effects make the Castle, ancient medieval village of the town, the perfect setting for a “magical world”. The true stars of this Wonderland are Children, with their dreams and their imagination, that make adults revive the magic of a “fairy tale”.

Info event: 0722 74244 – comune.macerataf@provincia.ps.it

The Cribs’ Routes

Town: Urbino

Province: PesaroUrbino

Date: from 5th December 2015 to 6th January 2016

In Urbino it will be held,also this year,the traditional event “the CribsRoutes. Tens of cribs will be set up in the streets, in the squares, inhistoricalbuildings and in the Oratories of the city.The Cribs’ Routespresentsa rich programof initiatives, concerts and Christmas carols. A further point of excellence will be set up inside the building where the cribs will be located on display, together with excellent antiques and jewelry and works by artisans of Urbino and the surrounding area. Reenactments and parades, drums and fire shows. The Ducal Palace, example of Renaissance architecture and home to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche(National Art Gallery of the Marche), houses art masterpieces. Next to it stands the Cathedral, with its two masterpieces by Federico Barocci. Here it is also housed the Diocesan Museum Alban and, in the crypt, the Oratory della Grotta. Not to be missed are St. Joseph and St. John’s oratories, Raphael’s home – museum and the Albornoz Fortress.

Info event: iat.urbino@provincia.ps.it

Tel: 07222613, Fax: 07222441

Live Nativity Scene

Town: Genga

Province: Ancona

Date: 26th December 2015

The live nativity scene in Genga is the largest in the world by extension; it covers an area of about 30,000 square meters inside the Frasassi Gorge, in the homonymous Park. The crib was first performed in 1981 from an idea of some people from Genga. Since then, the “Friends of the crib” organize two performances a year. The great work of setting up is carried out with passion and intelligence by the inhabitants of Genga who spend most of their time, skills and expertise to relive the event that changed the world history. The event is attended by about 300 people, committed to relive the traditions that have sustained and animated the daily life of this area. Along the path that leads to the Nativity, shepherds, fishermen and farmers intent on their work, mark the ascent to the event contemplation being celebrated.

Info event: http://www.presepedigenga.it

Festival del Cortometraggio Italiano “Corto Dorico”

Comune: Ancona

Provincia: Ancona

Date: from 5th to 12th December 2015

The twelfth edition of “Short Doric” Ancona Film Festival will be held from 5th to 12th December 2015, with the co-organization of Nie Wiem and Municipality of Ancona, the contribution of Mibact, Region Marche, Foundation Marche Cinema Multimedia and the support of the Polytechnic University of Marche, Cooss Marche, Coop Adriatica, iGuzzini and Amnesty International Italia. Under the artistic direction of Daniel Ciprì, among the sponsors of the festival, along with Steve della Casa and Toni Servillo, the prestigious competition will award the Stamura Prize, established under the auspices of the SEF Stamura sport association. The Best Short Film will be awarded with € 5,000 and a 3D statuette designed by an artist selected by The Hive, coworking and incubator of enterprises of Ancona (www.the-hive.it). Among other prizes to be won, the Amnesty International Italia Award for Human Rights (€ 250), the Nie Wiem Prize for the Best Short Film with social commitment (€ 2,000) and the Cooss Marche Award (€ 500). The final will take place in the picturesque Mole Vanvitelliana of Ancona.

Info event:

Cultural Association Nie Wiem – http://www.cortodorico.it

Tel: 329 8887357 – 349 3479730

Events in Marche August 2015

Events in Marche Region

The Marche region is ready to welcome you with a number of scheduled events for the new year, ranging from culture to cuisine, from consolidated appointments with opera to great multidisciplinary festivals. Thanks to an efficient railway network and the high speed train “Freccia Rossa”, The Marche is an easily accessible region: from Milan, where Expo 2015 will be held, it just takes 3 hours.

July

Festival

Title: 51st Macerata Opera Festival

Town: Macerata, Arena Sferisterio

Province: Macerata

Date: 17th July – 9thAugust 2015

The 51st Macerata Opera Festival will be directed by Francesco Micheli.

In the season 2015 Macerata’s spectacular open-air Arena will be hosting:

Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana,Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.

Info event:

Association Arena Sferisterio: Tel: +39. 0733 261335.

website: http://www.sferisterio.it

e-mail: info@sferisterio.it

Title: Futura Festival

Town: Civitanova Marche

Province: Macerata

Date: from July to August 2015

Futura Festival is an event including meetings, concerts and shows

Info event:

Website: http://www.futurafestival.it

Tel: +39. 0733. 812936,

e-mail: info@futurafestival.it

Dance

Title: 22nd Civitanova Danza

Town: Civitanova Marche

Province: Macerata

Date: From July to August ,2015

Civitanova Danza is the first dance Festival of the Marche Region and is one of the few in Italy that can show the various forms of the world’s modern dance. The event will take place at the Theatre Gioacchino Rossini, the Theatre Annibale Caro and the Theatre Cecchetti.

Event info:

AMAT (ticket Info), Tel.: +39. 071. 2072439 – http://www.amatmarche.net

Website: www.civitanovadanza.it

HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT

Title: Quintana of Ascoli

City: Ascoli Piceno

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Date: 11stJuly – 2ndAugust, 2015

Description: Ascoli Piceno’s Quintana celebrates the rites described in the statutes and in medieval documents: the oath, the reading of the proclamation, the “show” of the new Palio and the procession on the day of St. Anna, the opening of the patronal feasts; the competitions of flag bearers and archers; the parties in the taverns, the ceremony of the offer of the Town’s bulk candle and of the bulk candles of the corporations to the Bishop; the blessing of the riders and the beautiful pageant of the parade in the beautiful and well-finished period, costumes and the historical tournament of the “giostra del Campo” (carousel of the field)

Event info:

Tel. +39.0736.298223,

Website: http://www.quintanadiascoli.it

e-mail: ente.quintana@comune.ascolipiceno.it

Info event: IAT tel. +39.0736 253045

e-mail: iat.ascolipiceno@provincia.ap.it

August

Festival

Title: 36th Rossini Opera Festival

Town: Pesaro

Province: Pesaro-Urbino

Date: 10th – 23rd August, 2015

Pesaro remains an important pilgrimage centre for Rossini’s fans and is the setting, each August, for the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival, which is dedicated to performing his operas. The event will take place in the Teatro Rossini, the Adriatic Arena, the Teatro Sperimentale, the Auditorium Pedrotti and the Rocca Costanza.

Event info:

Website: http://www.rossinioperafestival.it

Tel: +39. 0721 3800243

e-mail: boxoffice@rossinioperafestival.it

Title: 14th Summer Jamboree

Town: Senigallia

Province: Ancona

Date: 1st – 9th August , 2015

It is a Festival of American music and culture of the ’40s and ’50s with live

performances of DJ sets swing, rock’n’roll, jive, doo-wop, rhythm and blues,

hill-billy and western swing . The stands sell modern antiques: juke boxes,

hats, gadgets, pictures, guitars, country items, vinyl records, CDs and any-

thing related to the culture of those years. During the festival the parade of vintage cars is very impressive.

Event Info:

Association of Summer Jamboree: Tel: +39.331. 2800555,

website: http://www.summerjamboree.com

e-mail: help@summerjamboree.com

Title: Montelago Cetic Festival

City: Serravalle di Chienti

Province: Macerata

Dates: August, 2015

Organized by Arte Nomade under the auspices of The Marche region, the Irish Embassy in Italy, and the Italian Rugby Federation, the Festival’s increasingly international character attracts some 20.000 enthusiasts every year from all over Italy and abroad.

The festival boasts traditional activities such as historical re-enactments, sporting events and cultural happenings.

Event info:

Website: http://www.montelagocelticfestival.it

e-mail: info@montelagocelticfestival.it

Title: Festival Nazionale dell’Umorismo Cabaret Amoremio!

City: Grottammare

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Dates: 7th – 8th August, 2015

The Festival Nazionale dell’Umorismo Cabaret Amoremio! (or National Festival of Humour My Darling Cabaret!) is one of the most important comedy events in Italy, as well as a platform for young and talented comedians to launch their careers and hone their skills in front of large and, hopefully, appreciative audiences.

Event info: Office of Culture and Tourism

website: http://www.cabaretamoremio.it

e-mail: info@cabaretamoremio.it

Title: Tipicità EXPerience – Gran Tour delle Marche 2015

City: Monte Urano

Province: Fermo

Dates: August 2015

The historic centre of Monte Urano will be enlivened by the extraordinary tour guide par excellence, Peter Pan, during Microcosmo, a journey into nature’s most hidden secrets through the lens of a stereoscope and a lovely animated presentation of the children’s book “Quel filo rosso” (That Red Thread) with an overhead projector, narrator and music.

Event info:

website: www.tipicita.it

Taste

Title: Sagra of Vernaccia

Town: Serrapetrona

Province: Macerata

Date: 6th – 9th August, 2015

Sagra of Vernaccia is a wine and food festival celebrating Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG wine. The event features entertainment, music and craft markets .

Event info:

Website:www.comune.serrapetrona.mc.it

Tel: +39 0733.908321

Title: Tipicità EXPerience – Gran Tour delle Marche 2015 – Ascoliva Festival

City: Ascoli Piceno

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Dates: August 2015

The ‘city of travertine’ is transformed into the capital of the tenera ascolana del piceno DOP olive. In the lovely setting of Piazza Arringo, the Olive Village will host local producers of the local delicacy alongside cultural, food and wine events, music and conferences about the

special characteristics of one of Italy’s best known product. Aside from the renowned olive all’ascolana, the stands will also feature traditional local specialties to make the event a full immersion experience into the cuisine of Ascoli Piceno.

Event info:

website: www.tipicita.it

Title: National Festival of the “Maccheroncini di Campofilone”

Town: Campofilone

Province: Fermo

Date: 7 th – 10 th August, 2015

Campofilone is the protagonist of the National Festival of the Maccheroncini (a kind of pasta), the most typical dish of the area, prepared with the best durum wheat and eggs; the recipe has been handed down from mothers to daughters. The festival promotes the production of this traditional dish that can be tasted at the taverns.

Event info:

Town Council Campofilone, Tel: + 39 0734 .932951

website: http://www.comune.campofilone.fm.it

e-mail: campofilone@ucvaldaso.it

Title: Festa del Verdicchio

City: Staffolo

Province: Ancona

Dates: August 2015

The historical centre of Staffolo will host an event in which Verdicchio wine, a local specialty, will be the star. The area around Staffolo is home to the Musone and Esino rivers and has been called the ‘Balcony of the Vallesina’ thanks to its ideal location between the Adriatic Sea and the

mountains of the inlands.

Event info:

City of Staffolo: Tel: + 39 0731.779218,

website: http://www.comune.staffolo.an.it

Title: Sagra Nazionale delle Cozze and Spaghetti alla marinara

City: Pedaso

Province: Fermo

Dates: August 2015

If you love seafood then you’ll not want to miss the National Clam Festival.It’s the main event in the town of Pedaso and features food stands, live music and entertainment. Viale della Repubblica is where all the music is performed.

Event info:

Pro Loco Pedaso, Tel: + 39.0734.931631,

website: www.prolocopedaso.it

Title: Sea Festival with “Padella gigante dell’Adriatico”

Town Porto San Giorgio

Province: Fermo

Date: August 2015

The Festival is a celebration of all things fishy, featuring a giant “frying pan”. The Padella gigante dell’Adriatico is six metres in diameter, holds some 1,000 liters of cooking oil and is used to fry roughly 1,000 kilos of baby squid and sardines in around three hours.

Event info:

Pro Loco Porto San Giorgio, Tel: +39. 0734. 675256,

website: http://www.prolocoportosangiorgio.it

e-mail: prolocopsg@tiscali.it

HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT

Title: The Duke’s festival- Renaissance curtains, Urbino

City: Urbino

Province: Pesaro Urbino

Dates: August, 2015

Reenactments, parades and historic markets with music, theatre performances, court dances, taverns and Renaissance gardens.

Event info:

Tourist Office IAT Urbino, Tel. +39 0722. 2613

website: http://www.urbino-rievocazionistoriche.it

e-mail: iat.provincia@provincia.ps.it

Title: Templaria Festival

City: Castignano

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Dates: 16 th -19 th August 2015 Templaria Festival is a re-enactment of medieval life with theatre, music, exhibits and conferences, but also banquets, tavernas serving medieval fare and workshops with craftsmen. Walking down the streets of the historical centre during the festival, one goes back into the times of the Knights Templar and the many lovely sensations of the town are heightened.

Event info:

Pro Loco Castignano, Tel: +39 0736.822060

email: info@templaria.it

Title: Torneo Cavalleresco Castel Clementino

City: Servigliano

Province: Fermo

Dates: August 2015

During the Torneo Cavalleresco Castel Clementino, or Knight’s Joust, the city of Servigliano is enlivened by processions, the exhibition of banners and playing of music and re-enactments of ancient jousts in which the various districts of the town compete for title of champion. The procession is made up of 300 men, women and children all dressed in medieval garments and offers a fascinating look at the history of Italian clothing. The stupendous outfits made by local tailors are faithful reproductions of those featured in paintings by the great masters of the past: Crivelli, il Ghirlandaio and others. After the procession and the banner throwing, the joust for the ring begins, pitting the knights of the various districts against one another.

Event info:

Ente Torneo Cavalleresco, Tel. +39 0734.750 584

website: http://www.torneocavalleresco.it

e-mail: info@torneocavalleresco.it

Title: Medievalia

City: San Ginesio

Province: Macerata

Dates: August 2015

This event opens with the Battle of the Fornarina, a fascinating re-enactment of a conflict which took place in 1377. The four contradas of the town compete in cross-bow, archery, racing, fencing and jousting for the ring. The historical centre still boasts its medieval walls and is divided into four contradas, or districts, which take their names from the four gates of the castle.

Event info:

City of San Ginesio, Tel: +39 0733.656022

e-mail: city@sanginesio.sinp.net

Title: Palio del Duca – Sponsalia

City: Acquaviva Picena

Province: Ascoli Piceno

Dates: 6 th , 7 th and 9 th August, 2015

This event is the historical re-enactment of the wedding celebrated in the year 1234 between Forastéria, the daughter of Rinaldo degli Acquaviva known as “Grosso” (Big) and Rainaldo dei Brunforte, the son of Bonconte, grandson of Fidesmino di Brunforte, Signore of Sarnano and the deputy of Federico II. The modern version of the event takes place every first Friday of August, and on the preceding Thursday and following Sunday there are jousts, shows, dinners, dancing and music. Thursday is reserved for the blessing of the mantle and the Impalmazione; on Friday the wedding is celebrated followed by the Palio and the celebrations end on Sunday with a medieval banquet and the “burning of the Fortress.”

Event info:

Associazione Palio del Duca offices, Tel. +39 0735.764115

website: http://www.paliodelduca.it

e-mail: info@sponsalia.com, sponsalia@paliodelduca.it

Title: Contesa dello Stivale

City: Filottrano

Province: Ancona

Dates: August 2015

The Società dello Stivale (or the Society of the Boot) was constituted on 21 September in 1979 and is a cultural association whose purpose is to organise the celebration of this popular feast-cum-joust. This re-enactment aims to recall episodes from the history of the town and the locals don medieval garments to recreate the atmosphere of times past as they celebrate and compete in the name of their contrada (Marina, Monti, Montoro, San Biagio, Stimmate, Storaco and Torre).

Event info:

City of Filottrano, Tel: 071 722 781

websites: www.contesadellostivale.it, http://www.city.filottrano.an.it