The area San Ginesio is a delightful medieval town with restaurants, bars, banks and all essential shops and the central piazza is only a 2 minute stroll from our house. There is a public outdoor swimming pool (summer only)a few minutes walk away and tennis courts. Casa delle Mure is ideally situated for both the magnificent Sibillini National Park and the golden Adriatic coast. The Sibillini Mountains are the most striking mountains in the Apennines; in the summer you can swim in Lago Fiastra and in the winter you can ski at Sarnano. This wonderful area includes the outdoor opera at Macerata, so many delightful medieval towns to explore, and shopping for Italian shoes and bags!! Boutiques, markets and at the factory outlets near Civitanova Marche. Don't miss the Palio in San Ginesio on 15th august it is amazing!
San Ginesio market is on Sunday mornings. It's held in the main square. We enjoy meals at Terra Nostra Pizzeria in Piazza Gentili and buy most of our groceries.
Other Interests 15th August is the palio in San Ginesio.
Over 250 people in period costume take part to recreate the medieval spirit and the event features such characters as the 'Capitano del Popolo', the 'Signori dei Castelli' and the 'Cavalieri' or jousters who are the main protagonists of the 'Giostra dell'Anello'.
The Cavalieri are semi-professional and belong to an organisation called 'Equivalia' who themselves form part of a larger organisation specialising in recreating such spectacles across Italy.
Another important element of the Palio is the performance of period dances which resemble the originals as close as possible and are the fruit of years of study.
The performers are accompanied by expert musicians of traditional instruments such as the 'tamburi'.
Posted by Nick Review posted on 27-August-2010, 00:00:00
would just like to say that we had a wonderful holiday and we will have some fantastic memories for the rest of our lives. The place, scenery, food and everything else were fantastic. It was a shame that we had 2 days of very heavy rain, but that did not stop us having a great time. We would really like to stay again next year and will be in touch once my holiday entitlement is known. My Children made some good friends around the Village Pool and we spent numerous nights going from town to town enjoying the local restaurants. (Favourite being Le Logge in Urbisaglia).
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