June 13, 2011
If you had to decide which Italian landscape was the most typical, you’d have to choose the Marche…Italy, with its range of landscapes, is a distillation of the world; the Marche is a distillation of Italy” G. Piovene, Viaggio in Italia 1957
Okay. I am back in the USA. I left some of you hanging, and I do appreciate all of the emails looking for my posts. Unfortunately, I was so busy touring the region all week that I had no time to write a blog post. So here goes. My trip was centered around touring and learning about the Marche Region of Italy with several other professional journalists from the U.S. The Marche region lies on the Eastern side of Italy between the Adriatic Sea and the high Apennine mountains.
We began in Milan to attend a press conference at the Four Seasons to hear about the exciting new tourism campaign on the Marche Region of Italy with President Gian Mario Spacca. They rolled out their tourism campaign featuring Dustin Hoffman as a spokesperson to promote tourism in the area. Here are some other looks at this spectacular region.
If you’re in Milan you must visit a breathtaking site, Cathedral Duomo. It took over 500 years to build, and it’s the fourth largest cathedral in Europe and second largest Catholic cathedral in the world. Here, you get a view of Milan. I took the steps to the top, of course.
There is so much more, so I thought I would take it one day at a time. Stay tuned…More to come….
27 Responses to “Part 1 Marche Region of Italy: Filled with Infinite Beauty, Passion, Culture and Hospitality”
cooking rookie says:
These photos look as if they've been taken out of some fairy tale! So gorgeous!
That is a gorgeous region of Italy! It shouldn't take much promoting to get people to visit there. ;) Glad you had such a wonderful trip!
OMGoodness what a fantastic opportunity of a trip. Stunning!!
Maris(In Good Taste) says:
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:
Gorgeous pics! Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to visit there :)
To die for! Wow what a great post! So glad you had this wonderful trip
Fabulous travel post and information Alison. Thank you
So glad to find new hidden gems. This is one I must check out
Wow! Gorgeous photos! Glad you had fun!
Cookin' Canuck says:
Wow, what a fantastic trip, Alison. I can't wait to read more about your adventures.
Absolutely beautiful photos Alison! Looks like an incredible trip...you're a lucky gal :)
I hope you will write more travel blog posts. It's one of my favorites. You do such a great job explaining and sharing your passion for food, health and now travel
Lana@Never Enough Thyme says:
Breathtaking photos, Alison! I can't wait to see more.
I TRULY wish i were there!!!!!
Carolyn O'Neil says:
Wow! And this is only a taste of things to come. Had so much fun traveling and tasting and touring with you in the Marche region. So many "important" things! Let's play "count the mayors" -we met a mayor in each town we visited!
Can't wait to hear more. I'm on the edge of my seat
What a discovery! Holy wow
I want more information on where to stay. Hope you'll include it. That Four Seasons in Milan does look incredible..
I officially have the chills
All I can say is WOW. Lucky you!
So beautiful! Hope you're having a wonderful trip!
hey ! looks like you had a great holiday...love the 1st image :))
Just stunning! What an amazing trip!
Alan Cooke says:
Dream trip for wife & I. Great Pics !!!!
Alison, your trips sounds incredible. Thanks so much for sharing. Photos are wonderful; really capture your experience!
AMAZING!!! Such a great opportunity.
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