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  1. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Map showing hikes.
  2. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Entrance to the church.
  3. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Detail on the church.
  4. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Looking out from the entrance.
  5. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Entrance.
  6. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Closed mid-day.
  7. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Walking above the monastery.
  8. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Away from towns, up in the mountains.
  9. Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Fonte Avellana Monastery

    Founded in 10th century, built in 12th.
  10. Pauline

    Le Marche Pergola Museum of the Gilded Bronzes

    The Pergola Museum of the Gilded Bronzes (Pergola Museo Bronzi Dorati) has a life size group of gilded bronzes from ancient Rome. There are two female figures, cloaked and veiled, and two horsemen, wearing military outfits on decorated horses. This is the only group of gilded bronzes from...
  11. Valerie

    Le Marche Ascoli Piceno Travel Guide

    Ascoli Piceno is a provincial capital in a pretty setting. Nestled at the foot of a few mountains which encompass two national parks, it has a picturesque valley location surrounded by hills, yet is just a short distance from the sea. Its medieval heart beats proudly and resonantly. View of...
  12. Giulia da Urbino

    Le Marche Urbino and Northern Le Marche

    Have you heard about Urbino or Le Marche but you are not sure that there will be enough to keep you happy for a whole holiday? Are you looking for an unspoilt part of Italy, but you want to be sure to have enough beautiful things to see and do during your holidays? Most people think of Urbino...
  13. Pauline

    Le Marche Profile - Valle Nuova, vacation rentals and B&B in Le Marche

    For this month's profile we talked to Giulia Savini whose family owns Valle Nuova, B&B and vacation rentals in Le Marche. Le Marche occupies an enviable position, kissed by the Adriatic Sea and cuddled up against three of Italy's most popular regions, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. It enjoys the...
  14. Fano Arch of Augustus

    Fano Arch of Augustus

    A Renaissance bass relief carved on the front of the church shows what the gate looked like originally.
  15. Fano Arch of Augustus

    Fano Arch of Augustus

    Via Flaminia reached the Adriatic at Fano. The Roman gate to the city, the Arch of Augustus (Archo d'Augusto), remains.
  16. Forum Sempronii

    Forum Sempronii

    Forum Sempronii, near modern Fossombrone, was a Roman city founded in 2nd century BC.
  17. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Sign posted at the tunnels.
  18. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    During the original construction in 220BC the road was built into the side of the gorge and a tunnel was created.
  19. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Marks on the walls of the tunnel.
  20. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    In 76AD Emperor Vespasian built a longer second tunnel.
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