What’s the Magnalonga, you ask? 700 people and 8 kilometers in Treia (Macerata), under the beautiful May sunshine, with six “points of interest”. And “points of interest” here mean food. And “food” means… some seriously scrumptious stuff.
Bruschette, Polenta Treiese, Maialino al forno, fava e pecorino, a little fruit salad, and some local deserts. All paired with delicious local wines. The red wine is aptly named
Luvì (lit. “The wine” in Maceratese dialect).
And all interspersed by some truly gorgeous scenery, a few uphill climbs (enough to make you stop feeling guilty about all the food you just ingested, and all the wine), a photography exhibit out in the middle of nowhere, and some traditional music along the way.
So sorry though, we just discovered it, and you will have to wait a year for the next edition. This year it was held on May 1st. All proceeds go to
Lilit, the Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori (Italian League for the Fight Against Tumors).
Not a bad idea… not a bad cause!
Enrica is an Italian-American copywriter, proofreader and translator who lives in Senigallia, Ancona. She was born in Ancona and lived in Europe and the US before circling back to the Marches 14 years ago. Enrica has a passion for out of the way and undiscovered areas, and a love-hate relationship with Italian drivers.