Oct 23, 2013

Tuscany is not the only place in Italy people come to escape | Marvelous Marche part one
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Written by : Mariano Pallottini| 0 | Italy, Travel

This area of Italy traverses both mountain and sea with my trip focusing on the mysterious and luscious green oasis that is Mount Sibillini with its peak at Mt. Vettore, 2,476 meters above sea level. The area surrounding the mountains is full of legends, and when we first arrived at Montemonaco we breathed in the mountain mist and felt the first autumn chill in this beautiful mountain town that is apparently famous for stunning backdrops, white potatoes, cured meats and cheeses and a local accent that is quite unique to my Florentine-trained ears.

This place is also home to Pilato Lake {uniquely shaped like glasses}, the only glacial lake of the Apennines and home to a strange, unique species, Chirocefalo Marchesoni, which only exists here in the world.
While I felt like MonteMonaco seemed very quiet, perhaps even too quiet for my tastes – I was informed that in the summer time many overly stressed Italians from Milan and Rome occupy the otherwise empty homes and use it as their mountain getaway.

Our first dinner that evening was in the town of Amandola, not far from Montemonaco, always near the Monte Sibillini national park.

Our first dinner was the perfect start to what was a truly culinary weekend, we sampled on local cheese and wine and a gorgeous egg-pasta that resembled cannelloni filled with olive oil and local pecorino (sheep) cheese, all washed down with local white wine.

It was a great meet & greet with locals who live and work in these towns and get a chance to get to know them a little better over a delicious meal. […]

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Mariano Pallottini

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