Tag: Loreto

Ferragosto, Loreto and the “Santa Casa”

Many Catholic countries celebrate the Assumption of Mary on August 15th, including Italy. This date is also a traditional day off in Italy, called “Ferragosto”. Don’t be surprised if everything seems to be shut down for this day, indeed even some shops and restaurants may be closed (although it is in the middle of the..

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The holy bonfires

Among all the Christmas traditions some of them may be in common with many other regions and, more generally speaking, with the entire Italian peninsula. However le Marche can boast one Christmas tradition that is uniquely ours: I focarò (bonfire) della Venuta (arrival). December, 10th marks the day of Our Madonna of Loreto, which celebrates..

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“This lonely hill was always dear to me”

This lonely hill was always dear to me And this hedgerow, Which cuts off the view Of so much of the last horizon The hedgerow in these beautiful verses was the hedge that Giacomo Leopardi hated and loved during his youth in Recanati. The famous poet, one of the most important and literary changing author..

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