|Coordinates||43 ° 24 ' N , 13 ° 33' E|
|height||296 m slm|
|Residents||21,134 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density||207 inhabitants / km²|
|Factions||Bagnolo, Castelnuovo, Chiarino, Le Grazie, Montefiore, Santa Lucia|
|Patron saint||San Vito|
Old town of Recanati
Recanati is an Italian city with 21,134 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Macerata in the Marche region (central-eastern Italy), and the seat of a bishop .
The city is located 30 kilometers south of Ancona and 10 km from the Adriatic coast. Not far is the "sea access" and port of Porto Recanati . The old town extends to an altitude of 278 m. NN located range of hills between the river valleys of the Potenza and Musone .
The Cathedral of San Flaviano was built in the 14th-15th centuries. Century and contains, among other things, the grave monument of Pope Gregory XII. who died in Recanati two years later after his resignation from the papacy in 1415. The church of San Domenico shows a beautiful stone portal from the 15th century by Giuliano da Maiano and a fresco by Lorenzo Lotto . In addition, numerous churches, picturesque old noble palaces, the Palazzo Comunale and the Torre del Borgo from the 12th century are worth seeing. There is a picture gallery in the Villa Colloredo Mels with pictures by Lorenzo Lotto.
Sarcophagus Pope Gregory XII. in the cathedral
Piazza Leopardi with the monument to Giacomo Leopardi
Like most Italian cities, Recanati is strongly Catholic . In particular, the nearby pilgrimage site of Loreto with its Black Madonna has a strong influence on the religious image. Recently, however, small Protestant congregations have also been founded. One of them, of course, moved to a neighboring town with around 20 members. The other, a small Pentecostal church , is in its founding phase.
A thriving Jewish community has existed here since the Middle Ages. The Rabbi Menachem Recanati from the late 13th century belongs to the Recanati family who originally lived here .
Since 2010 there has been a town partnership with Blaj in Romania.
sons and daughters of the town
- The city is the birthplace of the poet Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837), where he involuntarily spent a large part of his life due to financial dependence on his family. The house where the poet was born can still be visited today, the Casa Leopardi . It also contains the famous library (approx. 20,000 volumes) compiled by Giacomo Leopardi's father Monaldo Leopardi , in which the young poet undertook his philological studies. A memorial and various references in Recanati also remind of Leopardi.
- Tommaso Antici (1731-1812), cardinal
- Giuseppe Persiani (1799–1869), composer
- Ruggero Luigi Emidio Antici Mattei (1811-1883), cardinal
- Beniamino Gigli (1890–1957), opera singer
- Federico Alessandrini (1905-1983), journalist
- Franco Uncini (* 1955), motorcycle racer
Lived and worked in the place
- Anton von Cavallar (around 1775–1831), old Austrian diplomat and court official
- ↑ Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.