Category Archives: Libraries

Rare and antiquarian books in libraries in Le Marche, Italy

The Englishwoman visits the Leopardi Library/Biblioteca Leopardi

Originally posted on Libraries and rare books in Le Marche:
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…

Posted in Libraries | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Libraries, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Macerata’s historic Mozzi-Borgetti library

Originally posted on Libraries and rare books in Le Marche:
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…

Posted in incunabula, Libraries | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Borghi dell'entroterra, Churches, Corinaldo, Food and drink, Hill towns, History of Art, Libraries, Museums, Religious art, Tourism, Where to eat | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Englishwoman in Corinaldo; a personal take

One of the most beautiful small towns in Italy. It actually belongs to an association called “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (“Italy’s most beautiful small towns”) which claims to have strict entry conditions. When we take our guests round the town, … Continue reading

Posted in Corinaldo, Entertainment, Food and drink, Hill towns, Libraries, Theatre, Vacation, Where to eat | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hill Towns of Le Marche: survival guide for tourists

Hill towns of Le Marche The frank guide to towns, sights and where to eat, drink and shop, with advice on how not to end up disappointed, fed up and frustrated. Welcome to the Marche, between the Apennines and the Adriatic, … Continue reading

Posted in Food and drink, Hill towns, Libraries, Survival, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Some hill towns; the Englishwoman survives in Cingoli, Gradara, Matelica, Mondavio, Urbania, Urbino.

Cingoli Small town known as the balcony of the Marches, for its spectacular views. Touristy, but consequently clean and beautifully kept. I visited it at lunchtime in October – it was deadly quiet and there were no restaurants open within … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Borghi dell'entroterra, Churches, Cingoli, Festa, Food and drink, Giovanni Santi, Hill towns, History of Art, Libraries, Matelica, Mondavio, Museum, Museums, Survival, Theatre, Urbania, Urbino, Vacation, Where to eat | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments