The Sferisterio Opera House


Urbisaglia


The Arte Strada Festival

There are literally hundreds of galleries and museums within an hour of Sarnano, so many that the region itself is called a Museo diffuso (a widespread museum) . Here are a few ‘tasters’ that are nearby: exhibitions and museums that house very important works as well as those that are a bit more quirky.

Castello Pallotta, Caldarola, www.castellopallotta.it Owned by the same family for nearly a thousand years, the castle has remarkable pieces of furniture, painting and other works of art. Calerdola itself is a pretty town and you should visit the Palazzo Dei Cardinali – breathtaking work by Simone di Magestris, Giotto and more.

Macerata has the best museum dedicated to the Risorgimento, as well as others where you can see antique horse carriages, natural history, and don’t forget the Palazzo Ricci Art Gallery.

Urbisaglia Museums are very exciting and house the Roman finds from the Amphitheatre and nearby site.

Camerino Museums have bronzes, art, ceramics and more. The Museum of Natural Science at Camerino University is full of amazing fossils, plant life and you should try and see the University orto/garden too.

There is never a shortage of music in the area, and the range is extensive. Villa Incanto, in Recanti put on wonderful evenings of classical music, in exquisite, intimate surroundings (www.villaincanto.eu). A night at themajestic open-air Sferisterio (www.sferisterio.it) opera house in Macerata will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. In contrast, the pretty town of Colmurano hosts a flamboyant and exciting festival (www.artistrada.it) for street performers and musicians from all over the globe. San Severino hosts a fantastic Blues Festival (www.sanseverinoblues.com) with artists like John Mayall, Joe Jackson and Patti Smith.

It would be impossible to list all that is available, so we suggest that when you know you are coming to see us, let us know what might interest you and we can put some ideas and information together for you.

 

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