Magnalonga: walking (and eating) for a good cause.

June 4, 2012 / Events
Treia, Le Marche
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 Frulla

by Enrica Frulla

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.

7 Responses to “Magnalonga: walking (and eating) for a good cause.”

  1. Giuseppe Spano
    Giuseppe Spano

    A good note of good people doing a good work,thank you and thank you for the date of the event my class will want to be there,next time!

  2. Linda Boccia

    It looks like a good time was had by all and lovely scenery too. The fact that it benefits research against cancers is the frosting on the cake. We’ll mark that on our calender for next year.

  3. Kathy Weeks

    This sounds like a wonderful event to incorporate into one of my women’s tours to Italy (or mixed group, even). Would love more info for next year!

    Tesoro Travel
    consulting/small group tour development

  4. Maria Oliveri

    Great article. Always pleased to learn of new places and what they offer. This is a special one since it benefits a good cause. I am sure food and wine is delicious as always in Italy.

  5. The countryside in these photos is nothing less than splendid. A picture or two or what you ate would have been nice too. Although, what I am imagining is glorious. Thanks for the article.


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