Category Archives: Libraries

Rare and antiquarian books in libraries in Le Marche, Italy

The Englishwoman visits Senigallia’s Biblioteca Antonelliana. Part III: Early printed books.

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The Biblioteca Antonelliana boasts no less than 11 incunabula, or books printed before 1500 (“in the infancy of the art”, as the Oxford English Dictionary charmingly puts it). I decided…

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

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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 Senigallia’s Biblioteca Antonelliana. Part I: Manuscripts.

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Senigallia is a pleasant resort town. As well as its lively Lungomare (Promenade) and its Spiaggia di Velluto (velvet beach), it boasts an attractive old town and a fine communal…

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The Englishwoman visits the Leopardi Library/Biblioteca Leopardi

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This library has survived intact for over 200 years thanks to Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), one of Italy’s best-loved poets. He spent the greater part of his childhood and youth reading…

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The Englishwoman experiences “Il sabato del villaggio”

I have chosen to use the title of a poem by Giacomo Leopardi, “Saturday in the Village” (Canto XXV) as a title for this post. The poet Giacomo Leopardi was born in Recanati  in 1798; here he spent his childhood … Continue reading

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Macerata’s historic Mozzi-Borgetti library

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We were strolling round Macerata with no intention of visiting its library. I assumed it would be chiuso per restauro (closed for restoration), the three most important words for any…

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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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