The town of Castelfidardo is known for a military victory in an 1860 battle as honored in the MUSEO DEL RISORGIMENTO - MUSEUM OF THE RISORGIMENTO. For more information consult http://www.conero.it/en/conero/museum-of-the-risorgimentoIt is also the international capital of accordion builders. Whether or not you play, why not visit the International Accordion Museum when you are in The Marches? For more information consult http://www.accordions.com/museum
The town of Pergola is best known for the Gilt Bronzes from Cartoceto di Pergola, the only surviving Roman gilt bronze equestrian group. They were discovered by accident in fragments shortly after World War Two. Their restoration took decades. Believe you me, it was worth it. For more information consult http://www.bronzidorati.com/bronzidorati_eng/gilded_bronzes/entrata_museo_bronzi_pergola_eng.htm
The town of Saltara is best known for its Museo del Bali, a science museum housed in a beautiful Eighteenth Century villa. For more information consult http://www.ecsite.eu/members/directory/museo-del-bali
The walled city of Urbino is World Heritage Site situated on a hillside. Try not to look at the parking lots below. Its main attraction, and there are several, is the Fiftheenth Century Palazzo Ducale, which hosts the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. For more information consult http://www.galleriaborghese.it/nuove/einfourbino.html
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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