The Land of Piceno: The Life and Times of Le Marche, Italy

· Rondini Press
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About this ebook

Indigenous peoples cancelled by a burgeoning empire. Devastating earthquakes level ancient monuments. Marauding invaders loot and pillage art treasures. And yet, verdant hillsides ripple with vineyards and olive groves. The dramatic blue Sibillini Mountains shelter shepherds, freedom fighters, and necromancers. Lined with palms and orange trees, the luxurious Adriatic coast is monitored by medieval towers and pagan temples. This is the Land of Piceno--Le Marche, Italy--whose founding symbol, Picus, sacred woodpecker of Mars, guides us through the vicissitudes of time.
2 reviews
Katamaranken L
September 13, 2021
My wife and I have visited Le Marche a number of times. To now understand the extensive history of Italy from ancient times to now. The impressive part the area has shared in it is enlightening. This is a text that could easily be used in history classes for Italians as well as lovers of Italy. The Land of Piceno has given us numerous areas to explore on our next trip to the area. If you are interested in Italian history, the area of Eastern Central Italy this book is for you.
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About the author

Phoebe Leed and Nathan Neel are writers living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when not in Montegallo, Ascoli Piceno. Their translations include Legends of the Sibilline Mountains by Giuseppe Santarelli and The Blood of the Sibillini by Francesco Eleuteri.

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