Corinaldo, one of the most? beautiful d? Italy, we are in the hinterland of Senigallia, precisely on a hill on the left bank of the Nevola river.
This village, whose origins date back to the fifth century, was destroyed on August 18, 1360 by the papal army of Innocent VI and then rebuilt in 1367, today it is surrounded by imposing defensive walls, towers, numerous narrow streets that intersect each other. at the other, squares, churches and beautiful views.
Corinaldo, as a whole, tells the story of Santa Maria Goretti, from when she was born to when, still a child, she died.
We woke up at 9, looking out we saw a beautiful spring sun, cos? in a moment we decided to take a trip to Corinaldo, which fortunately is a little more? than an hour by car. We had heard about it from some friends, but we didn't expect such a village? beautiful and full of history.
We arrived at 11.00am, and found parking quite easily.
We enter the village and after taking a map, with a path to follow above, we begin the tour of the walls, which still retain the typical elements of medieval architecture.
We start from the imposing Torre dello Sperone, 18 meters high in octagonal shape, of the fifteenth century, then we find ourselves in Porta San Giovanni, and continuing we arrive at the Torre dello Scorticato, so called? why? in the past it was inhabited by a sheep flayer.
We continue walking and we arrive at the Porta Santa Maria del Mercato, it is presented in two parts made in different eras, a fourteenth-century arch and a further access door from the 1400s, to intensify the defense.
We are facing a staircase of 109 steps, where about halfway? we find the renowned Pozzo Della Polenta, a popular legend says that a man accidentally dropped corn flour into the well, and mixing with the water it became so? a pot for polenta.
We stop in a nearby bar to eat something quick and then we continue taking, after the Pozzo della Polenta, a small street on the left, we go downhill. for a staircase, we arrive like this? to the Walls of Menga, to the Torre della Rotonda and finally we are to the Landroni, a corridor under a portico created by the buildings that overlook the main street, which? Via Del Corso, which we access by turning right.
From? in a few minutes we go to the Diocesan Sanctuary of Santa Maria Goretti.
Died very young, at 11, killed with an awl by the neighbor, Alessandro Serenelli, for some time he had tried different approaches towards her, and she died? after an attempted rape by the man.
We then arrive in Piazza del Cassero, where we find almost side by side, the church of the Suffragio, in Baroque style with columns and capitals and the church of? Addolorata, its interior? in the Rococ style ?. We pass the bell tower of San Pietro, in the square of the same name and arrive at a small fenced park where the Cedar of Lebanon rises in the center.
We return to Via Del Corso and decide to go and get the car, so? before returning we stop at about 2 km, in the locality? Pregiagna, to visit the birthplace of Santa Maria Goretti. It is a two-storey house, all in brick, starting from the ground floor where we find the stable, and instead of the cellar there is now? a small chapel.
Upstairs, c ?? the dining room with an immense fireplace in the center; left c ?? the room where he was born, in which the furniture of the time is still preserved today.