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July 2008 - Eating Your Way Through Le Marche

15 Jun 2008  There are soo many great festivities in the little known Region of Le Marche
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My favorite way to travel - eating my way through a city, state &/or country!

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. Festa del porto (the week before the 1st weekend)

    Harbor festival, traditions, games, sports, gastronomy, exhibitions, music & more - great excuse to spend the day at the beach

  • 2. Fiera di Santa Veronica (1st Sunday)

    Mercatello Sul Metauro
    A traditional fair displaying and selling a variety of goods from 6:00am

  • 3. Castrum bibendum (1st weekend)

    History in a dish, culture in a glass with live entertainment, food & drinks starting at 6:00pm

  • 4. *Mons Cerignonis (1st weekend)

    Monte Cerignone
    Historical re-enactments with procession and the Palio of Uguccione (horse race), with fire-eaters & trampolinists, duellers & falconers, comedians and fortune-tellers, theater, live entertainment, medieval markets plus arts & crafts starting at 5pm

  • 5. Festa al parco (1st weekend)

    Montemaggiore al Metauro
    Gastronomy, music & live entertainment in the evening

  • 6. Musica e sapori in giardino (Wednesdays)

    Concerts and food tastings starting at 9:30pm

  • 7. Festa del patrone (10th)

    Feast of the patron saint of Bingo! Seriously - I know it's not food related, but bingo's a blast & they are doing it outside it the main square!

  • 8. Festa della birra (2nd Friday)

    Belforte All'Isauro
    Beer Festival

  • 9. Fiera del diciassette (weekend near July 17th)

    Historical re-enactment of the ancient livestock fair with gastronomy and market

  • 10. Festa della trebbiatura (3rd weekend)

    Harvest festival, grain harvesting with historic equipment, gastronomic stands

  • 11. Sagra del cinghiale (3rd Weekend)

    Wild boar festival - sooo good!

  • 12. Sagra delle pesche (3rd weekend)

    Peach festival & exhibition, traditional auction sale with evening entertainment. How can you get any more summer than a peach festival?!

  • 13. Palio del somaro e sagra della tagliatella (3rd of 4th weekend)

    Mercatello sul Metauro
    Donkey race and home made tagliatelle need I say more?! Donkey race through the local contoni (city wards), gastronomic stands with tagliatelle and local products all day in the old center. (Other activities for the palio start the week before)

  • 14. Festa del prosciutto (penultimate weekend)

    Ham festival, promoting the PDO (protected designation of origin) ham from Carpegna with the participation of local producers all day

  • 15. Sagra del tartufo nero (penultimate weekend)

    Monte Grimano Terme
    Festival of the black truffle, promotion of local products with tastings, expositions, musical entertainment - truffles in the summer!

  • 16. Il mare e la montagna (last Saturday)

    The sea and the mountain, the fishermen of the Adriatic coast offer their specialties beginning in the afternoon

  • 17. Festa del vino (last weekend)

    Wine festival, showcase & market of typical local wines & wine products, wine cellars & tasting of specialties accompanied by vernaccia from Pergola starting at 2pm

  • 18. Sagra polentara (last weekend)

    San Costanzo
    Polenta festival where the master polenta chefs cook polenta in antique copper cauldrons starting at 6pm - we will be there for sure!