Beer Museum

Here you will find all things beer: bottles, cans, kegs, glasses, coasters, paintings and mirrors, several gadgets, equipments, documents, and so much more. The exhibition is the result of more than 35 years of research and collection of materials: from pub to another, the quantity of the collection has grown exponentially. More info? Click here: […]

Vino Cotto Festival

A festival entirely dedicated the vino cotto (lit. “cooked wine”), the city’s traditional product, with concerts, wine tastings, market stands, and a fantastic fireworks show. Come and taste some delicious vino cotto in front of the fortress, totally immersed into the crowd or, as the locals call it, the “struscio”. More info? Click here: www.loropiceno.com

Porta Pia Gate

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The entrance to the historical centre is the Porta Pia gate, built in 1847 in Pope Pius IX’s honour. There, once stood the St. Benedetto gate, connected to the district of the same name. The St. Benedetto gate was eventually demolished only to be rebuilt on a plainer section of the road. Above the gate […]

Brunforte Castle

Built in the 17th century on the remains of the Roman castrum, it dominates over the whole city. On the ground floor, it hosts the 17th century kitchen, still equipped with all the original furnishing. This place allows you to step back into the 17th century, in a suggestive atmosphere characterized by the glimmer of […]

Craft beer

Wine is not the only drinking delicacy in MaMa. This territory has in fact rediscovered a taste for producing craft beer, made with passion, effort and a lot of imagination by the masters of this sector. It is an unpasteurized and unfiltered product which maintains all the components that contribute to forming an organoleptic profile, […]

Vino cotto of Loro Piceno

Although Vino cotto (lit. “Cooked wine”), mainly produced in Loro Piceno , can be enjoyed during every meal, it is mainly designated to accompany desserts. It has a quite high alchol content and it is characterised by a variable colour, from pure red to amber red, a very peculiar smell and a full-bodied taste. More […]

Ciauscolo

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Ciauscolo is one of the most traditional delicacies of Marca Maceratese, a type of salami strongly characterized by its softness. The choice of the meat is particularly important for its production: shoulder, ham, bacon, loin and of course lard are minced together and seasoned with white wine and pepper. Ciauscolo, characterised by a rosy colour […]

Fried Custard

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These are cubes of custard left to firm, breaded and fried. Unmissable on the tables placed at the feast of the Marche families, it is generally served as an appetizer together with Olive all’ascolana and fried sage leaves. More info? Click here: https://cuoredimarche.it/recipes-en/fried-cream/?lang=en

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Mama’s tips:

“Li Vurgacci” – This path, which winds through wooden bridges and footbridges, combines the beauty of nature with its proximity to the old town centre. It begins where the waters of the Potenza River cross Pioraco, in the place where a series of waterfalls, vortexes, pits and gorges, created from years and years of erosion, come to life, almost if by magic. Here there are also some rest areas where you can stop for a nice picnic.

Paper and Watermark Museum – Here you can have a rare experience, which consists in observing the hand-made creation of sheets of paper by the gualchiera, which will also allow you to witness the incredible use of tools and techniques typical of the 14th century.

River shrimp festival – In August, do not miss this event with food stands open for lunch and dinner, which pays tribute to one of the most incredible delicacies of the territory
– a crustacean of unique sweetness and flavour.

Souvenirs – Are you looking for a souvenir that will allow you to relive the town’s spirit? Then you have to buy one of the incredible filigree paper artifacts produced in the extraordinary Gualchiera Prolaquense.

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Mama’s tips:

So much to do! – The main events of the town are the Italian Regularity Championship for Vintage Motorcycles (an Italian Classic Car Race Event, in June), “Città del Miele” (lit. “City of Honey”, in July), Festa della Montagna (Mountain Festival, in July), the Sagra degli Arrosticini (Arrosticini Food Festival), “Giornata Bandiera Arancione del TCI” (Orange Flag Day, in October) and Sagra della Castagna (Chestnut Festival, in October).

Green break – Are you ready to get lost among many trails, the conservation area of Polverina and Lake Boccafornace? The natural beauties of this territory will leave you speechless!

Enjoy! – The local cheeses, honey, chestnuts, legumes, beef, lamb, Varnelli liquors, trout and freshwater fish will enrich your table with unforgettable moments!

Rebirth – The community of this town rich in art and history is tenacious and eager to make you fall in love with the natural beauty offered by their territory.

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