Mercoledì, 26 Settembre 2018

Heritage group wants to protect Leopardi sites


Recanati (Macerata) October 29 - Italy's top
heritage organization is collecting votes on whether it should
protect two places that inspired a couple of great 19th-century
poet Giacomo Leopardi's best-known poems as part of its Places
of the Heart collection.
The Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI) says that until
November 30, fans of Leopardi can vote to protect the Colle
dell'Infinito (Hill of Infinity) and the Piazzuola Sabato del
Villaggio in the Romantic poet's Marche home village Recanati.
The FAI works to preserve sites all over Italy that are
deemed to be important to Italy's artistic and natural
The home where Leopardi was born in the late 18th century
in Recanati is already a heritage site with a museum.
From there, visitors can follow some of his favourite
walks, including the picturesque piazzuola (small piazza) and
the Colle looking out over the rolling Marche landscape.
The two odes, 'L'infinito' and 'Il sabato del villaggio',
are among Italy's most popular poems and are learned by
generations of schoolchildren.

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