Going to Jesi was the result of an almost impromptu decision to stop by there while driving towards Milan to avoid the boring traffic that always happens at the end of any holiday season. I must confess I knew nothing about the town, if not some few lines I quickly read here and there on the web, so I was curious. I’ve been many other times in the Italian region of Marche and it really owns an incredible concentration of breath-taking places, and Jesi was another amazing discovery.
Now, any place that is surrounded by ancient walls holds a special place in my heart, and the historical center of Jesi, all inside its 14th century walls and six towers, is nothing less than a beautiful gem.
Also, fun fact: I found an incredible connection between Jesi and my hometown Barletta because in December 1194 was born there the Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II, which is the mastermind behind the Castel of Barletta, among others.
It was really unfortunate to have few hours only to spend there, and the weather was rainy too, so I could do nothing more than a quick tour around the town, but it was so well worth it!
Words | Photography: Rosamaria Filograsso
All pictures shot on iPhone