Thursday, March 4

Eating Your Way Through Le Marche ~ April 2010

If you're like me, then you love to hit the markets & food festivals while traveling! Enjoy our continuing series - Eating Your Way Through Le Marche: markets, festivals & feasts throughout northern Le Marche.

April 2010

Saltara
Festival of Spring (Festa di Primavera) - Palm Sunday
Traditional fair displaying & selling traditional goods all day.

Mercantino Conca
Festival of Good Friday (Fiera del Venerdi Santo) - Good Friday
Traditional fair displaying & selling a variety of goods in the historic center.

Urbania

Cagli
Procession of the dead Christ (Processione del Cristo morto) - Good Friday
According to an ancient traditon more than 450 members of teh 5 Confraternities pass in procession, shoeless with their heads covered in hoods. 9PM

Urbania
Procession of the dead Christ (Processione del Cristo morto) - Good Friday
Locals gather & walk in procession through town (lite only by candle-light) with living scenes of the station of the cross.

Colbordolo (Talacchio)
Feast of the Easter bread (Sagra della crescia di Pasqua) - Monday after Easter
Local speciality.

San Lorenzo in Campo
Feast of the Local Sweets (Sagra del Castagnolo) - Monday after Easter

Fermignano
Fermignano
Race of the Frog (Palio della rana) - 9-11 April
A funny medieval race of frogs on wheelbarrows (originatingI in 1607). Medieval market & festivities - all day.


Montecalco in Foglia
Festival of Spring (Fiera di primavera) - 2nd Sunday
Traditional fair displaying & selling a variety of goods all day.

Montecopiolo
Festival of St. Mark (Fiera di San Marco) - April 25th
Traditional fair displaying & selling a variety of goods all day.

San Giorgio di Pesaro
Festival of St. Giorgio (Fiera di San Giorgio) - April 25th
Traditional market with art exhibitions, handicrafts & collectors market all day.Frontone
Frontone
Festival of the Madonna (Festa della Madonna) - April 25th
Religious festival with gastronomic stands & music.

Mondolfo
Feast of Garagoj (Sagra dei Garagoj) - Weekend around April 25th
A festival celebrating garagoj, a mollusc (gastropod with a single coiled shell) - cooked by local fisherman following traditional recipes. Afternoon

Montelabbate
Spring in the Village (Primavera al borgo) - Last Weekend
Craft market, street artists, live entertainment all day Saturday & Sunday
Traditional market

San Leo
Market at the Fortress (Mercantino della fortezza) - 5th Sunday
Antiques fair & market all day.

Carpegna
Festival of the pod (Festa del baccello) - Last Sunday
Cheese & broad bean (fava) festival all day.

*Please add below any Le Marche festivals you know about for April or May!
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