Always to me beloved was this lonely hillside
And the hedgerow creeping over and always hiding
The distances, the horizon’s furthest reaches.
But as I sit and gaze, there is an endless
Space still beyond, there is a more than mortal
Silence spread out to the last depth of peace,
Which in my thought I shape until my heart
Scarcely can hide a fear. And as the wind
Comes through the copses sighing to my ears,
The infinite silence and the passing voice
I must compare: remembering the seasons,
Quiet in dead eternity, and the present,
Living and sounding still. And into this
Immensity my thought sinks ever drowning,
And it is sweet to shipwreck in such a sea.

Leopardi, Giacomo. “The Infinite.” Translated by Henry Reed. Listener 43, no. 1113 (25 May 1950): 924.

Recanati and the Infinite… In the homeland of Leopardi, you just can’t help but breathe art, poetry, music and culture. Walking through this town rich in flavors, art and colors makes you dream…

There are so many things to tell about this town, so much history to visit. Let yourself be cuddled by local specialties, tasty dishes and refined art. A historic and romantic human scale city, with a lot of poetry, singing, theater and food events for both adults and children. In short, dipping into flourishing Recanati is like connecting with great art.

Famous names from this territory: Giacomo Leopardi, Beniamino Gigli and Lorenzo Lotto just to name a few.

Recanati Stemma

some information

Region: Marche

Province: Macerata

Abbreviation: MC

Post Code: 62019

Population: 21,423 residents

Area: 102.77 Sq. Km

Altitude: 293 masl

Area Code: 071

Name of the citizens: Recanatesi

Patron Saint: St Vito (June 15)

Market-Day: Tuesday and Saturday 8.00am – 2.00pm
Etimology: It takes its name from the Latin local name Ricina. According to another hypothesis it comes from the name of a person called Recanatus, from the Latin genitive case.


Companies, Activities, Craftsmen for your Shopping in the Marche


Pacha Mama Bio

Biologicamente Recanati

a tavola

Some tips on where you can taste our typical dishes

Osteria “Poesia a Tavola”

Borgo Antico

La Torre Antica

visiting recanati

A single museum circuit ticket includes entry to the following structures:

  • Civic Museums of Villa Colloredo Mels – home of the Art Gallery of Recanati that hosts masterpieces and objects representing the history of this town from its origins until the early twentieth century
  • Torre del Borgo / MURec – Tower of the Village and Recanati Museum
  •  “Beniamino Gigli” Museum – dedicated to the great tenor, it hosts stage costumes, sheet music and a press review with articles dedicated to him by international journalists from all over the world
  • Marche Museum of Emigration – dedicated to over 700,000 Marche citizens emigrated abroad
  •  IAT Office – Tipico.Tips – an innovative tourist information office in which to book excursions,  guided tours and purchase tickets in addition to a shop in which to buy local craftsmanship and typical products
Recanati Giacomo Leopardi

enjoy your holiday!

These are some useful links for the best itineraries to visit Recanati:

Comune di Recanati
Italia Mia