Category Archives: Churches

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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Addio turismo, buongiorno accoglienza .

L’economia italiana rimane sempre in crisi; il PIL è cresciuto da solo ,3%, e 43% dei giovani sono disoccupati. Molti puntano sul turismo per guadagnare soldi dall’estero e dare lavoro ai giovani. Il sole, il paesaggio, l’arte, la storia, l’archaeologia, … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman encounters a mermaid and a gryphon at San Vito sul Cesano

We’re going to resume our much-interrupted journey along the valley of the River Cesáno and the Roman road which runs alongside it. We’ve already visited the ruined Roman town of Suasa, on the other side of the river, and the … Continue reading

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