Category Archives: Ancient Rome

The Englishwoman’s Italian story

This blog first appeared in  Original Marche . Thanks to Angela for inviting me to contribute to her blog, which is indeed original as it deals with lesser-known aspects of Le Marche, and introduces readers to local artists and unusual recipes. … Continue reading

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Musica, teatro, storia, archeologia – la cultura a Corinaldo

Da Inglese ammiro la varietà e l’alta qualità degli eventi culturali che si svolgono a Corinaldo.  Da noi un paese da circa  5.000 abitanti non potrebbe offrire tanti e tali eventi. Ci siamo divertiti a due concerti, uno spettacolo teatrale, una … Continue reading

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Fossombrone:Winged Victory, Roman mosaic and smart shops

  We have visited Fossombrone twice before, and this time were pleasantly surprised. The first time, the whole of the centro storico, or historic centre, appeared to be dug up for drainage renovation, and we had to pick our way between sewer … Continue reading

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Suasa update

Read on to find out about the Roman roots of country life in Le Marche Preamble:The Anglo-Italian friendship which inspired this post In summer 2012 the Suasa excavations were, sadly, not open to the public, because the previous winter’s heavy … Continue reading

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Suasa

Suasa has a story to tell – a story of conquest and dispossession, of the rise and fall of a civilisation, and of people living out their daily lives – working, playing and worshipping for hundreds of years, unaware that … Continue reading

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Classical Sites in Le Marche continued

Senigallia, according to its history by Marinella Bonvini Mazzanti (Urbino, Quattro Venti,  1998), was either occupied or founded by the Gauls sometime in the fifth or fourth century BC. It was then turned into a Roman colony in 290-280 BC. … Continue reading

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Classical Sites in Le Marche

Inspired by my hero, Mike Duncan, of the History of Rome podcast, I thought I’d list a few classical sites. True to form, not a lot happened in our dear region in antiquity, but there are some sites of interest. … Continue reading

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