Category Archives: Churches

The Englishwoman visits Senigallia’s Biblioteca Antonelliana. Part II: Corinaldo’s churches.

Originally posted on Libraries and rare books in Le Marche:
I was fascinated by the difference between Gherardo Cibo’s illustrations, in Ridolfi’s manuscript, of the churches of Corinaldo (where we have our holiday home), and how they appear today. Here…

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The Englishwoman visits Offagna

I’ve been silent for some time because my family was keeping me busy. I am freer now, and looking forward to sharing more about life in Le Marche. Offagna is a good place to visit if you have just been … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman sees the sights in Macerata

I usually like to sight-see conscientiously, guide-book in hand, but this time we just wandered round as our fancy took us. As you would expect from the former seat of papal government, Macerata has a number of fine monumental buildings … Continue reading

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Polverigi and the Villa Nappi- a hidden treasure

It’s good to be back! It’s been  a long time since my last post. Somehow Le Marche seems a long way away in the winter. Then in April I had to present two papers on my other passion, the Victorian best-seller … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman visits the crypt of San Biagio at Serra Sant’Abbondio

This is the last stop in our journey along the River Cesano and the Romanesque churches linked by the ancient road which runs alongside the river. We’ve already visited San Gervasio di Bulgaria, San Lorenzo in Campo and San Vito … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman visits two Romanesque churches and finds a new restaurant

Why had we taken so long to visit the well-known Romanesque churches of Sta Maria a Piè di Chienti, and S Claudio al Chienti? Because the River Chienti is some way to the south of us in the province of Macerata,and it’s … 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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