Spotlight on Italy; Fabulous and Healthy Le Marche
A study published by the British Medical Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health which looked into the public health of 18 European countries has revealed that Italy is amongst the top 5 countries in Europe for healthy living. In 2015, Italy had the second longest life expectancy in Europe (behind Switzerland), and subsequently one of the highest in the world. The Marche region of Italy in particular has also always had a notably long life expectancy.
Firstly, and possibly most significantly, the diet. As with the rest of Italy, the Marche region has a remarkably healthy diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet synonymous with Southern Italy, or Greece.
Le Marche Longevity: Old People playing cards in Comunanza
In addition to the rich Italian diet, there are a number of environmental factors that are known to contribute to the well-being of those who live here; Marche in particular has an incredibly diverse landscape, with the beautiful Sibillini Mountains, as well as the rolling hills that lead down from the mountains to the sea, and a lot of this countryside is remarkably untouched in terms of urbanisation. There are, of course, beautiful cultural cities with bustling piazzas and Renaissance churches, however two thirds of the region is agricultural, therefore the air and environment is, for the most part, clean and unpolluted.
The significance of both of these factors is reflected in the fact that the average life expectancy in Marche is higher than any other region of Italy, and as Italy already has a marvellously high life expectancy already, one could say that Marche is the place to be for healthy living.
Extracted from an article from Vinci Properties
The small picturesque Medieval hilltop village of Montefiore dell'Aso is only ten minutes walk away.
At Angeli di Montefiore you wake up with birds, the earth and the meadows are still bedewed. On the way to the swimming pool you pick a fig or another sweet fruit. The cool light salt water refreshes your body, your eyes reach the sea horizon. You wake up the rest of the family or friends and meet at the terrace to enjoy the rich breakfast buffet. Everyone can organise his/her day in a different way. An excursion to the coast, a trip on our sailing boat, a hike to the close national park Monti Sibillini or to the Parco del Conero with its beautiful swim bays. You may instead prefer to enjoy the peace and relaxation from the hammock in our olive grove, or by attending the Yoga hour while the laughter of your children echo from the swimming pool and the playground.
The small picturesque Medieval hilltop village of Montefiore dell'Aso is only ten minutes walk away from us and once arrived you can satisfy your hunger with some fresh pasta or pizza from the wood-fired oven.
Towards evening, we meet together at the terrace for an aperitivo and the day often ends with a breathtaking sunset over the hills.
Well, do you crave for dolce vita in Italy?