The itinerary reconstructs the link between some photographs by Giacomelli and the Senigallia area. Giacomelli's images become the starting point for highlighting the changes that have taken place in our territory over the last fifty years. This itinerary allows you to reflect on our territory and investigates Giacomelli's relationship with his roots, his past and his land.
The proposed circular route extends for about 10 km in a vast area of the Senigallia countryside around the hamlet of Sant'Angelo in the southern area of Senigallia, 5 km from the centre, along the Sirolo Senigallia provincial road, in the direction of Ostra.
Where did photographer Mario Giacomelli go to take pictures of him? What places struck him the most? Is it possible to build a path that illustrates the shots of the great photographer from Senigallia to enthusiasts, citizens and tourists?
Is it possible to compare the territory captured on the film with the current one of our hills?
From these questions arises the main meaning of the Terra e Luce project: to reconstruct the link between some of Giacomelli's photographs and the Senigallia area.
We have not chosen the most famous or most beautiful shots that have characterized his work, but those in which it has been possible to find the places and the people who are the protagonists.
It is a field research work, which takes inspiration from “I Balconi di Piero” in Montefeltro. Giacomelli's images were the starting point for highlighting the changes that have taken place in our area. In this interpretation we have analyzed them and compared them with today's places and landscapes to grasp their profound changes.
What emerges is a significant trait of the transformations, not always for the better, which have taken place over the last fifty years, to the discovery of which the itinerary resulting from research leads us.
This itinerary is the arrival point of a project which, thanks to the contribution of scholars, allows us to reflect on our territory and investigates Giacomelli's relationship with his roots, his past and his land.
Heartfelt thanks go to the family members of Mario Giacomelli, to the protagonists and witnesses of his works, to the creators and organizers of this project, to the institutions and individuals who supported him.
The circular route that we propose develops for about 10 km in a vast area of the Senigallian countryside in the surroundings of the hamlet of Sant'Angelo in the southern area of Senigallia, 5 km from the centre, along the Sirolo Senigallia provincial road, in the direction of Ostra.
It starts from the first station (A, B) located in the hamlet of Sant'Angelo, at the beginning of Borgo Marzi, in the square in front of the primary school.
To continue, go towards the provincial road, turn left and, after 100 m, turn right into Strada del Ferriero.
After 30 m, turn right again onto Strada Costa dei Fabbri and follow it to the end where the Sant'Angelo B&B is located. We are thus at the second station (A, B).
To reach the third one you have to go back to the provincial road and follow it uphill for at least 1.5 km until you take Strada della Querciabella on the right, after about 1.2 km you will find the third station on the left.
To reach the fourth and last station, continue along Strada della Querciabella and, at the crossroads, turn right onto Strada del Crocifisso. It comes down to this point
for about 500 m and you reach the place where the itinerary ends.
To return to the starting point, continue along Strada del Crocifisso for about 500 m and then take Strada della Ruffina on the right, which will lead us to the provincial road.
From there, turn left and, after about 400 m, reach the starting point in the hamlet of Sant'Angelo.
The individual stations are signposted on site.
trekking shoes or shoes with sculpted soles, breathable T-shirt, 1.5 liter water, kway or rain cape, chocolate, snacks, dried fruit.
We recommend a complete spare to keep in the car and a t-shirt in the backpack, sticks, binoculars and camera.
Check the times and opening points of the museums included in the itinerary
It is possible to make the route independently by following the map, or, if you prefer, with a guide on alternative routes to the provincial road.
For info and reservations on guided tours:
Viale IV Novembre, 8 60019 Senigallia
Tel. 071/65343 – Cell. 345/3965537