Le Dimore del Quartetto


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Palazzo Dalla Casapiccola, an historical house built between the 17th and the 18th century, situated in Recanati, is opened to the guests who may enjoy the exclusiveness that this kind of accommodation provides. Recanati artistic and cultural town is located on a hill in the center of the Marche Region it is surrounded by a beautiful and quiet country side and it is not far from the local sea side resort.
The house was build to host high prelates who were on their way to pilgrimages at the nearby Sanctuary of Loreto. Many coats-of-arms adorn the walls in both the courtyard and on the main staircase, which are a memento of the prelate’s stay in the house. In the mid 19th century, the present owner’s great-great-grandfather, Domenico, who lived in Vienna, moved with his family to Recanati. Though respecting its ancient beauty and structure, the house has been thoroughly refurbished in the recent years, in accordance with a modern way of living and the E.U. regulations. The ceilings of the main living-room were painted at the middle of the 19th century with mythological and grotesque frescos.
The large cellars date back to the 16th and 17th century and have maintained their original structure with decorative bricks and barrel and domical vaults. Until recently, they were used to stock cereals and to produce oil and wine. The long grottos, which were used in the past as a means of escape towards nearby houses and more recently to stock wine, were dug in the Middle Age. The Italian style garden, surrounded by brick walls that are a part of the ancient city walls, reflects the period in which the house was built. It looks westward towards the “Colle dell’infinito”, (The Infinite hill), described by the poet Leopardi and the Apennine mountains beyond the Marche valleys. Its flower-beds are surrounded by hedges of century-old boxwood.