Sesto Bruscantini (1919 – 2005)

Born in Civitanova Marche in 1919, he died in his city in 2005. He made his debut as an opera singer in 1946; in the same year, Beniamino Gigli revealed his brilliant future to him in an audition. He then developed his talent at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome and debuted at the Scala in 1949, beginning a […] [continua]

Arnoldo Ciarrocchi (1916 – 2004)

He was born in 1916 in Civitanova Marche, where he died in 2004. He shared his love for art and engraving with his father, Aurelio, who was a printer and vernacular poet. After studying in the schools of the upper town, he obtained a scholarship to the “Scuola del Libro” in Urbino, from where he graduated in 1934. In 1936 […] [continua]

Pier Alberto Conti (1884 – 1968)

He was born in 1884 to an aristocratic family in Civitanova, where he died in 1968. He devoted himself to managing his family’s huge farm estate. After his wedding to Countess Augusta Morrone Mozzi of Fermo, he had the splendid Art Nouveau-style Villa San Michele built in the grounds of Villa Conti, on a hill near Civitanova Alta. A passionate […] [continua]

Gilfredo Cattolica (1882 – 1962)

Born in Civitanova Marche Alta in 1822, he was a famous composer and orchestral director. He pursued his musical inclinations from an early age, attending the “Gioacchino Rossini” Conservatory in Pesaro, where he received an organ and piano diploma. He was appointed to the position of director at the Ferrara Institute of Music, where he remained for 44 years and […] [continua]

Enrico Cecchetti (1850 – 1928)

One of the most celebrated dancers and dance instructors of the 19th and early-20th century, he was born by chance in Rome in 1850 to a family of famous dancers from Civitanova; he died in 1928 on the stage of the Scala Theatre in Milan. He studied with the greatest master choreographers of his time. After having danced in leading […] [continua]

Annibal Caro (1507 – 1566)

An illustrious scholar, translator, poet and playwright, who was born in Civitanova Alta in 1507 to Giovambattista Caro and Celanzia Centofiorini and died in Rome in 1566. Caro studied in Civitanova with the teacher Rodolfo Iracinto. In 1525 he entered the service of the Florentine banker Luigi Gaddi; he later transferred to Rome, where he assumed the role of special […] [continua]

St. Marone

Patron saint of Civitanova Marche, he lived during the first century and is considered to be the first martyr of the Picenum region. From the information provided by the Acts of Saints Nereus and Achilleus, it is known that Marone was exiled to the 130th mile from Rome, along the Via Salaria, and condemned to forced labour for having defended […] [continua]