"Sempre caro mi fu quest’ermo colle,
E questa siepe, che da tanta parte
Dell’ultimo orizzonte il guardo esclude.
Ma sedendo e mirando, interminati
Spazi di là da quella, e sovrumani
Silenzi, e profondissima quiete
Io nel pensier mi fingo; ove per poco
Il cor non si spaura. E come il vento
Odo stormir tra queste piante, io quello
Infinito silenzio a questa voce
Vo comparando: e mi sovvien l’eterno,
E le morte stagioni, e la presente
E viva, e il suon di lei. Così tra questa
Immensità s’annega il pensier mio:
E il naufragar m’è dolce in questo mare." ("L'infinito" di Giacomo Leopardi)
Recanati (in the Marche region) is the hometown of the tenor Beniamino Gigli and the poet Giacomo Leopardi, which is why the town is known to some as "the city of poetry".
The origin of Recanati are unclear, although the area was inhabited since prehistoric times by the Piceni.
In the 12th century, during the controversies between Frederick Barbarossa and the Papacy, Recanati expelled the feudal counts which ruled its area, and gave itself a communal constitution under the lead of consuls (consoli).
In the early 14th century, the strife between Guelphs and Ghibellines, which plagued much of Italy, also affected Recanati.
Recanati was occupied by Napoleonic troops in 1798. In 1831 it took part to the Risorgimento riots, and was annexed to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy in 1860 after the dissolution of most of the Papal States.
Hello guys! Hope you are all okay! I had a very nice time in Barcelona, I can't wait to show you some pics of that beautiful city. And also, having my family in London was nice! No rest for me at all but we had lot of fun! Now, after the weekend I'll be moving into the new house!! Can't wait to that as well! ~ Gio
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