Cagli nestles below Monte Catria in the province of Pesaro-Urbino. It is quite far inland on the Pergolese road (strada statale).
We had a drink in one of two pleasant caffes in the main square. It was bustling and well set up, but I would be glad to know why the possibility of getting a spremuta (freshly squeezed fruit juice; very expensive) decreases the farther you go inland.
The Cagliesi are particularly proud of their Torrione, or big tower, all that remains of the town’s fortifications by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, one of Duke Federigo of Montefeltro’s architects. (The other is Lucio Laurana.)
I particularly liked this church:
We were fortunate enough to arrive during an organothon.
There are some lovely frescoes in the church, which has recently been restored.
We also loved the primary school, which is in the cloisters of San Francesco. I have a feeling that this is not an untypical location for primary schools in Le Marche.
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We got some delicious olive oil here, and had a welcome drink of chilled white wine. Alimentare is the middle of the three doorways; I have left them all in the photo because they look so charming.
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I have just completed a book on The Hidden Theatres of the Marche which may be of interest to some of you.
Thanks Ian, look forward to reading it. I’ll be back in Le Marche in a few days and will resume my blog – perhaps libraries this time.