Category Archives: Frescoes

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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Federigo da Montefeltro, patron of the (Not Terribly Good) artist, Justus of Ghent (Joos van Wassenhove)

Well, come on, let’s face it, he’s not terribly good, is he? What did Federigo see in him? This is the ruler, the courtyard of whose palace creates a deep feeling of inner peace amid the summer heat and crowds, … Continue reading

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Ostra Vetere Part 2

The communal library (the Franciscan collection) and the museum are housed in the Palazzo Marulli. As Chiara, our charming and helpful custodian and guide, explained to me, the building used to be a convent of the Poor Clares (Clarisse), but … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman sees miracles and winged beasts in Ostra Vetere

We followed our own good advice and arrived in Ostra Vetere at about 10 or 10.30, while it was still lively. It is a pleasant small town with a welcoming atmosphere. We soon found ourselves in the main piazza which … Continue reading

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