Category Archives: Religious art

News from the court of Urbino and Giovanni Santi

The latest from the court of Urbino is that the 14 uomini illustri are back! It’s their first visit to their true home since 1633. 14 portraits of illustrious men, from Duke Federico’s studiolo, have been returned temporarily from the Louvre to … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Raphael’s Father By Roderick Conway Morris.

Reconsidering Raphael’s Father. First published: International Herald Tribune © Roderick Conway Morris 1975-2013 An interesting article about Giovanni Santi. I went to the exhibition too!

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The workshop of Giovanni Santi after 1494/L’atelier de Giovanni Santi apres 1494/La bottega di Giovanni Santi dopo 1494

What did the 11-year-old Raphael do when his father died in 1494? Summary: He probably learned his craft with Evangelista di Pian di Meleto, whether or not in his father’s workshop, until about 1500. Le jeune Raphael qu’est-ce qu’il faisait … Continue reading

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Palazzi nobiliari di Corinaldo/Corinaldo’s historic houses.

Il dépliant dell’Albergo Diffuso, che elenca alcuni palazzi nobiliari corinaldesi,  ci ha ispirati a farne il giro a piedi. Abbiamo cominciato col Terreno, la piazza alberata alla sommità della città.  Questa piazza ci ha delusi al nostro primo arrivo; “dov’è il caffè?”, … 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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Help create a league table of hill-towns in Le Marche

With acknowledgements to The Sunday Times travel section 15.09.2013 The Sunday Times reports that the French have found their favourite village. What’s your favourite hill town in Le Marche? Here is a check-list freely adapted from The Sunday Times. All … Continue reading

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