This year, we went for a week to Marche, in the east of central Italy. A Friend recommended Marche as "the undiscovered Tuscany", a stretch of rolling hills between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic coast.
The fields on the hills were less spacious than in Tuscany, but no less appealing: condensed fields of olive trees, vineyards, wheat and sunflowers dotted for as far as the eye can see.
Here are some views taken from the house we stayed in.
Our garden by sunrise
At sunrise, you can see the silhouette of Gran Sasso, the master of the central Apennines
There is some magic in seeing the last stretches of the Apennines fading out into rolling hills
The same view with the olive trees right next to our house
A view to the South of our house
A view to the next farmhouse, with bougainvillea from our garden
The next village from between the trees
The neighbour's vineyards and olive trees, a typical sight in Marche
In many places in the world, people build houses in the valleys, where they are more protected. In Marche, houses and villages are built on top of the hills
A typical view of Marche: small fields, one next to the other.
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