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Quaresima, a Verdicchio wine

Diamante – Verdicchio DOC Classico Superiore (Farm Quaresima)   Even the most parochial among wine producer of the Vallesina has to acknowledge that Cupramontana is the heart of the territory...

The road leading to Urbino

      Once upon a time there was a railroad track leading to Urbino…   the railway from the coast to the ducal city and back, 48 km at...

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...

Il Mare d’Inverno

Oh Wind, if Winter comes,can Spring be far behind? Oh vento, se viene l’Inverno, potra’la Primavera essere lontana? (di Percy Bysshe Shelley) Il mare in inverno. Non e’ solo una...