Marino Carotti Musicai and researcher. The weekend before Christmas, we went to Comune Di Fratte Rosa village.
In fact, the village was first named just Fratte, the additional Rosa was added later, and stems from characteristic pink brick houses.
The view from Fratte Rosa is breath taking, as the village is located on the top of the hill, overlooking Pesaro and Urbino areas. Its inhabitants hystorically have kept themselves busy in some typical arts and crafts industries, most famous being clay products, shoes, and clothes.
During the Christmas time, we recommend to visit Fratte Rosa to see cheerful and bright lights all around in the neighbouring valleys from above, as well as enjoy a heart warming visits to local food and arts & crafts shops and meeting with locals!
Marche region is also famous for its canti popolari, local stories, which are bordering on the line on everyday reality and daring fantasy. Distinguishing one from another can be challenging and also very exciting. They may have played a role of newspaper and TV in old times, and that is how news travelled form village to village, from valley to valley. On the way the text and melody was often transformed according to each singing chronicle and story teller.
We were honoured by visit of famous researcher and ethnomusicologist Marino Carotti, who has been collecting songs from old chronicle tellers since 70′ s.
He, besides his knowledge and practice of canti populari, is also distributing local Marche products. http://www.marinocarotti.it/
Special thanks to:
Villa Tereze Holidays House and Creative Hub