Category Archives: Unification of Italy

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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What is the connection between Santa Maria della Salute and Italian Unity?

While in Corinaldo we popped in for a drink with Luigino, the farmer who sold us the house, and his family. They told us that next Sunday was the feast of Sta Maria della Salute, one of the patrons of … 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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Orciano di Pesaro

Orciano is near Mondavio; you can visit both in the same trip. I want to mention it because it boasts a lovely little renaissance church, Santa Maria Novella, which according to my friend Barbara is the only building based on … Continue reading

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