Conero Riviera, Recanati. Foto © Sauro Strappato
The town of poetry and music, Recanati, stand on the famous Infinite Hills of the Conero Riviera, famous all over the world for being the homeland of the great poet Giacomo Leopardi and the very famous tenor Beniamino Gigli.
To enjoy a 360° panorama on Recanati you can walk along its walls and have a magnificent view from the Conero Mount and the Adriatic Sea to the surrounding countryside and the Sibillini Mountain. The poet Leopardi named them “Blue Mountains” because of the typical colour that they acquire in certain hours of the day. It is nice just to walk in the streets of the historic centre where, looking over, you can admire the writings of the famous verses of the poem L’Infinito (The infinite) and looking next to every shop selling typical local products you can read some passages of the most famous pieces of the great poet.
Recanati is a very lively town from a cultural point of view. In July and in August the open-air music festival Lunaria takes place in piazza Leopardi. It is a mix of words and music, offered by great singers and people from show business mostly with free entrance.
From the end of June to the beginning of July the Leopardian celebrations take place to celebrate the birth of the poet and there are many events. Several cultural, musical and artistic initiatives are promoted together with a rich theatre season at the Persiani Theatre and historical re-enactments with people wearing nineteenth-century clothes all year long. Recently with the movie “Il giovane favoloso”, directed by Mario Martone and with the actor Elio Germano as Giacomo Leopardi, there was a new presentation of the poet and his hometown. The movie was very successful also in foreign cinemas.