Category: Art and culture

Ancona, harbour of the times

And in the gate of Ancona, between the foregate And the main gates Sigismundo, ally come through an enemy force To patch up some sort of treaty, passes one gate...

Andrea Vici from Arcevia

My name’s Andrea Vici and I’m an architect, just like my father, my grandfather and my great-grandfather were. I was born in 1743 in this Palace (of Arcevia), later became...

The genius’ native borgo: Recanati

  You have to see Recanati and even more you have to visit Palazzo Leopardi. It helps you understand. “Del luogo dove si è passata l’infanzia è bellissima e dolcissima...

The dream of Piranesi in Pesaro

  “The black brain of Piranesi” wrote Victor Hugo. The works of the great engraver of the Eighteenth century and commentator of the tragic beauty of Rome can be seen...

Lorenzo Lotto, a visionary genius

  Lorenzo Lotto, visionary genius One of the most beautiful paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, “Pala di Santa Lucia” at the Pinacoteca Civica of Palazzo Pianetti in Jesi, commissioned in 1523...

The Magnificent Piero and the Flagellation

  In 1839 a young German painter, Johann David Passavant, a provincial merchant’s son who had attended Jacques-Louis David’s school in Paris and then attended courses by the Nazarene mystics...

Gli Angeli dei Comneno

“La Santa Casa di Loreto è il primo Santuario di portata internazionale dedicato alla Vergine e vero cuore mariano della cristianità”. Sono parole di Giovanni Paolo II, che – al...

Agricoltura al podere: mezzadria e psiche

Le Marche sono sempre state considerate una regione periferica e marginale, nonostante la conclamata centralità geografica, climatica e caratteriale. Hanno sofferto di un  notevole isolamento culturale, scaturito soprattutto dal fatto...

Macerata by horse carriage

In the beautiful old town of Macerata there is a museum, well worth a visit for parents and children, located in one of the most stunning hostorical buildings in the...