|Picturesque square Recanati (photo: Elizabeth)|
|Leopardi's poetry (photo: Elizabeth)|
“and you hung there suspended over that wood
or while observing the horizon from a house, hotel or restaurant window:
“What boundless thoughts
|The Appenine blue hills in the distance from a pizzeria in Recanati (photo: Elizabeth)|
|Secret observation access||(photo: Elizabeth )|
|Mass through the private access grate (photo: Elizabeth)|
After this stop, I was the only person in the Civic Museum, which proudly displays a recently restored Lorenzo Lotto (another goose-bump experience), but that will be subject of a future post. The region is promoting a whole itinerary on this 16th century master of the Venetian Renaissance.
I found Recanati to be charming, friendly, and a great place to make a base for local explorations. The town is located about a 15 minute drive inland from the Adriatic coast, so one can go to the beach or explore neighboring towns and sites during the day and return to a quiet hill top town in the evenings. Recanati is another one of the many places to savour Italy’s la dolce vita away from busy crowds.