Senigallia (or Sinigaglia until the beginning of the 20th century) is a comune and port town on Italy's Adriatic coast, 25 km by rail north of Ancona, in the Marche region, province of Ancona. The town is one of the most famous seaside resorts of the region, attracting tourists (mainly families) from all over Europe: especially from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The small port is formed by the lower reaches of the Misa, a river which flows through the town between embankments constructed of Istrian marble.
Senigallia, spread out along the coast at the mouth of the river Misa, was founded in the 4th century B.C. by the Gallic tribe of the Senones and became the first Roman colony on the Adriatic shore. A colony was founded there by the Romans after their victory over the Senones, rather before 280 BC: the name is probably a later Roman corruption of Senones; the addition Gallica distinguishes it from Saena (Siena) in Etruria. The place is also mentioned in connection with Hasdrubal's defeat at the Metaurus in 207 BC. It was destroyed by Pompey in 82 BC, and is not often mentioned afterwards.
Ravaged by Alaric, Senigallia was fortified by the Byzantines, and again laid waste by the Lombards in the 8th century and by the Saracens in the 9th.
It was the second easternmost of the five cities of the medieval Adriatic duchy of Pentapolis, east of Fano and west of Ancona.
Senigallia used to hold one of the largest fairs in Italy, which dated originally from 1200, when Sergius, count of Senigallia, received from the count of Marseilles, to whose daughter he was affianced, certain relics of Mary Magdalene; this fair used to be visited by merchants from France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and especially the Levant.
Senigallia was at length brought so low by the Guelph and Ghibelline wars, and especially by the severities of Guido I da Montefeltro, that it was chosen by Dante as the typical instance of a ruined city. In the 15th century it was captured and recaptured again and again by the Malatesta and their opponents. Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta of Rimini erected strong fortifications round the town in 1450-1455. The lordship of Senigallia was bestowed by Pius II on his nephew Antonio Piccolomini, but the people of the town in 1464 placed themselves anew under Pope Paul II, and Giacomo Piccolomini in 1472 failed in his attempt to seize the place. In 1503, Cesare Borgia carried out a bloody coup at Senigallia, against some of his disloyal supporters. Sixtus IV assigned the lordship to the Della Rovere family, from whom it was transferred to Lorenzo de Medici in 1516. After 1624 it formed part of the Papal State's legation (province) of Urbino.
Despite its ancient origin the city presents a modern appearance, with wide streets. Attractions include:
• Palazzo Comunale, from the 17th century.
• The Castle (Rocca Roveresca), of Gothic origin, was restored by Baccio Pontelli in 1492. It has a square plan with four large round tower.
• The Cathedral, erected after 1787.
• The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, outside the town, is one of the only two churches which he is known to have executed (the other is at Orciano near Mondavio, about 20 km to the west by road). It housed the painting of Madonna di Senigallia by Piero della Francesca.
• The Rotonda a mare.
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Silvio1953 (105381) 2013-09-08 6:26
Ciao Romano, bella vista di un mare agitato favoloso il cielo, bella composizione col barchino di salvataggio in primo piano, bravo, ciao Silvio
dta (56542) 2013-09-08 6:27
Ciao Romano ,
une simple , mais agréable compsoition , avec cet attractif et curieux catamaran de sauvetage rouge , et un ciel nuageux de toute beauté .
snunney (72604) 2013-09-08 6:33
The red boat makes a fine focal point and sits well against the rather stormy sky. The choppy waves with their white breakers contribute to the interest of the shot. I like the light and tonal contrasts.
papagolf21 (79518) 2013-09-08 8:40
Image fort bien cadrée et possédant un sujet fort bien placé dans la composition.
J'aime ces vagues déferlant au large emplies d'écume et ce ciel couvrant l'ensemble de gros nuages poussés par le vent.
Une très belle image.
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-09-08 9:47
Fine minimalistic scene. I like the created contrast between the red boat and the blue dark sky. Well seen, enjoy a fine evening.
yquem46 (35290) 2013-09-08 9:52
Striking color contrast of the red boat with the blue sky and its threatening clouds
A boat exactly as those in Forte dei Marmi or in Montereggio where I was recently
have a nice evening
carlo62 (19333) 2013-09-08 15:37
invece del "yellow submarine", hai fotografato un classico patino rosso, tipico delle nostre spiagge.
Salvataggio può essere riferito alla scritta sulla fiancata, ma, visto il temporale in arrivo, potrebbe essere riferito a quelle nubi nere.
C'è un bel contrasto tra il colore e l'immobilità del patino e il colore del cielo e il dinamismo delle onde.
emka (64124) 2013-09-08 23:22
Ciao Romano (and what is 46?),
Wonderful see, so angry. and with the heavy clouds above no people dare to swim and this beautiful rescue boat luckily is not used. Great shot.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-09 1:36
the red boat stands out really magnificent here in the scene and provides also superb contrast to the rest of the scene.
Another fine aspect for me is the way you captured the dramatic sky-really good work with the light to bring out so many different tones of grey to enhance the impact of the sky here in the image.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (91200) 2013-09-09 4:06
Ciao Romano ,
A striking warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sea / sky and the red salvage craft which is well positioned in the frame near the 1/3 axis . Excellent sharpness and colour saturation. Nice repetition of the white-capped waves. Tfs!
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-09 9:37
The strong colors of the boat make a beautiful contrast with the sand and sea, and especilly with this cloudy sky! Wonderful composition! Very good job!
PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-09 10:43
Nice view of Senigallia. Statement of red and blue color excellent. Nice composition. Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-10 7:43
What a stunning colour contrast, the surging waves we've got here as we can also feel the wind blowing ashore in dramatic beach scape. This is striking which offers offers a superb wide view with menacing grey clouds help to hold the focus and complete the composition so competently. Great stuff indeed and credit to your seamless photo work, Congrats.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-10 20:52
mi caro amico Romano, molto colpita dalla tua ampia e completata nota
allora molto colpita dalla tua bella composizione
e, infine, sono grata per i tuoi commenti gentili con le mie foto
Io apprezzo molto lo sai...
un carissimo saluto
jacquest (16360) 2013-09-12 15:37
Etant amant de la mer, je ne peux qu'aimer cette composition. Le bateau rouge fait contraste frappant sur le sable. Les lignées d'écume témoignent d'une mer agitée sous ce ciel nuageux. L'inclusion de cette plume de surf sur les rochers est un atout. Agréables couleurs naturelles et très bonne netteté.
Corry (1445) 2013-09-13 9:00
Belle prise de vue de ce bateau rouge en avant-plan. Belle composition avec le ciel nuageux et l'écume des vagues. Très bonne netteté. Superbe.