In the Marches Region, San Marcello Monastery Splendor
A late eighteenth-century hilltop monastery near San Marcello in the Marches region is undergoing an astounding resurrection. And all thanks to the restoration skills of Pino’s team, Impresa Edile Giuseppe Alagna, on the job now for well over a year.
Over a century ago, a noble count of nearby Jesi, Conte Alessandro Franceschini, built the vast palazzo but after the premature deaths of their three small children, the devastated Conte and his wife decided to donate the edifice to the Passionist fathers. The monastery, Sacro Cuore di Montelatiere, later expanded thanks to the donations of il Conte and his wife who are buried in the chapel crypt with their three children.
Damaged by the 1997 earthquake, the monastero is resurrecting, thanks to the astounding work of Pino’s team.
Have a look:
Thanks to jaunts now and then with Pino to San Marcello, seeing the restoration work in progress has been fascinating. At times, friends, too, have joined us. Carol, thanks so much for the photos you took in November, 2016 when here with Craig.
Work nears completion now and here are Pino’s photos of late fall, 2017 restoration ….and good ones, if you consider he’s a builder, not a photographer!)
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Craig and Carol, a year ago, we all toasted a successful restoration project by Pino’s team. Time to come back now for a brindisi
Read about one of our favorite eating spots when in San Marcello
Read another note on one of our favorite marchigiano eating spots