Recanati lives in the cult of an outstanding poet, Giacomo Leopardi, with the memory of a more intimate relationship with the amazing tenor Beniamino Gigli. Infact Recanati is so full of Leopardian memories that a quick tour would by no means do it justice. It is a town that needs to be calmly appreciated as read in the verses of that famous poet.
Before visiting the city it is advisable to read a few pages of Leopardi, for example, "A Silvia", "L'infinito", or 'Il passero solitario". Recanati was extremely important during the Middle Ages and in the centuries that followed.
The township evolved during 12th Century due the need to defend the inhabitants from the osimans.
Fredrick II granted the city the right to build a Port ( currently Porto Recanati). Therefore the town was constantly subjected to conflicts between the Guelfi and the Ghibellini. When, in 1952, the episcopal seat was united with Loreto, the centre fell into rapid decline.
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