Well, Spring has just arrived and I guess that all of us like to look upon Spring as the occasion to renew ourselves outside (a healthier style? starting doing workouts? finding a diet that works?) and within (a wiser relationship with time? taking time for a coffee with friends? finally reading a good book?). La Dirce, presenting her third issue on histories and recollections (Foglio di Storie e Memorie) on April 1st at Pesaro Diocesan Museum, proves to be always updated on new trends and colors, sprinkling her ‘Foglio’ with ‘greenery’ pictures and ideas.
Those of you who follow me know who La Dirce is. For those who don’t I’ll just say that Mrs Dirce – the red-haired curious middle-aged woman on your left – represents the authentic Italian hospitality you can experience in a very special corner of Italy: a magic territory between the Adriatic coast (the town of Pesaro, where the composer Gioachino Rossini was born) and the hilly hinterland towards the Renaissance ‘jewel’ of Urbino – the ‘World Heritage ‘Ideal City’ where the painter Raphael was born.
Mrs Dirce is a simple woman who loves making her own ‘passatelli’ or ‘tagliatelle’ and loves preparing local traditional food when her children and little nephews and nieces go to visit on Sundays. She lives in a little village on the hills, leads a happy life surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the northern Marche region (the ones Piero della Francesca depicted so well), eats local and healthy food and, most of all, loves cooking for friends and her beloved ones. A meal, is the soul of the cook turned into food: that’s her motto.
Anyway, the presentation of ‘Dirce Foglio’ is a good opportunity to visit the Diocesan Museum with its several halls: the mosaics hall, the archeological hall (from Roman to Renaissance times), the Eucharist hall, the hall of the Holy Sacrament Brotherhood (established in the year 1550), the Fabrics hall, the Sculpture hall and many other treasures of Pesarese Christian life through the centuries.
At the end of the presentation there will be a free guided tour.
Come and enjoy ‘greenery’ by Mrs Dirce!