San Ginesio: No, Art is Not Eternal
Since the August/October 2016 seismic shake-ups in the four regions of central Italy – Latium, Abruzzo, Umbria and the Marches – I have a new mantra: “No, art is NOT eternal.” I keep reflecting on how fortunate Pino and I have been to have explored so many of the artistic treasures of our region and neighboring regions. And what gems in our neighboring Marches region, too. Like San Ginesio.
I still have a few photos of our San Ginesio visit, including one of the stunning landscape we traversed on Pino’s motorcyle as we headed to to San Ginesio. And who can ever forget the splendor of la Collegiata di San Ginesio, vaunting the only façade of gotico fiorito (literally, “flowering Gothic” i.e, “International Gothic” or “flamboyant Gothic”) in the Marches region. Enjoy a few mementos of our San Ginesio explorations:
San Ginesio is now a zona rossa town, off limits to all after the October 30, 2016 earthquake:
..and damage to the splendid Collegiate di San Ginesio seems to wail out that mantra, “No, art is not eternal”:
May the artistic treasures of San Ginesio soon be restored, returning medieval and Renaissance splendor to the Marches region.
Read about our first visit to San Ginesio
Click here to read about Tolentino, another Marches gem
Read about earthquake damage in Tolentino
Read about Visso, another Marches gem damaged by the 2016 earthquake
Click here to read about Marches jewel, Ascoli Piceno
Read about – and see – more Marches region splendor
Read about – and see – our favorite Marches seaside gem, Sirolo
Click here to read about a fascinating Marches town near Sirolo