Category Archives: Ancona

Lunch at the Trattoria Clarice in Ancona

This unassuming little restaurant exemplifies the Italian talent for making something out of nothing, i.e. turning an alleyway between two blocks of flats into a charming little spot in which to eat your lunch. The tall buildings somehow emphasise the … 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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Romanesque Churches

Much ink, paper and film has been spent on persuading the English to like Baroque architecture. While I concede that Bernini and Borromini have their place in the universe, I remain uninspired by the one-size-fits-all Baroque makeover that has been … Continue reading

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