Each year the good people at Regione Marche publish a calendar of events for the upcoming tourism season. Here’s what they have to say about this year’s must-see events. And, yes, that’s Little Big Man himself, Dustin Hoffman, a kind of spokesman for the region.
Mind you, this is but a fraction of what’s on in Marche. For example, late Spring/Summer is the start of sagra season. Each city, town and hamlet holds a massive feast showing off the dish or two that makes the town most famous, from the cozze of the coast to vincisgrassi (a type of lasagna) inland. It’s amazing how diverse the cuisine is from valley to valley. Unfortunately, there’s no definitive list for sagre marchegiane. You’ll have to wait until the towns-people put up posters in the square. You’ll be sure to find a few no matter where your travels take you.
To get you more into the marchigiano mood, here’s Hoffman again reciting L’Infinito, Giaccomo Leopardi’s famous poem.