Aug 7, 2012

Finding Smerillo, Le Marche
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Last week, though, on a whim, I treated myself to an excursion to Smerillo after a visit to our accountant.

A view over sunflower fields to the Sibillini on the drive to Smerillo
You’ve probably never heard of the small hill town of Smerillo; it has had a rather undistinguished history, constantly being conquered by one larger neighboring town to another. It may have some Roman connections, but the ruined walls there are medieval rather than Roman. I don’t think, though, that a place has to have to have had a triumphant –or a tragic history — to warrant a visit. Sometimes beauty is enough. And that Smerillo has in abundance

Now tell me that this is not a wonderful place for a washing line and that it doesn’t make you feel so much better than if you were staring at a tumble drier.

Flowers flow around every doorstep and vegetables struggle to escape protective garden fences; the stone houses and ruined walls are mellow in the sunshine; and the views make you smile involuntarily and long to share them with somebody you love.

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Mariano Pallottini

I am what I do: Curation, Social Media Marketing, Triathlon, Travelling, Real Estate.
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I am what I do: Curation, Social Media Marketing, Triathlon, Travelling, Real Estate. I am passionate about Le Marche Region in Italy, follow me to discover it.

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