June in Senigallia
Senigallia, Le Marche
If only one had a Euro for every time someone has exclaimed, “How wonderful it must be to live in Italy!” Oh, it’s wonderful, but sometimes the lack of parking, the baffling politics, the maze that is Italian bureaucracy, the questionable taxes and the times when you just need an aspirin but the pharmacy is closed ‘till 4:00 pm . . . well, sometimes living in Italy is not the same as visiting. Then again, other times, especially in June, driving up and down the hilly and winding country roads in the Marche region surrounding Senigallia, it’s truly magical.
In the early morning especially you are confronted with scenes from Italian country life that are chicken soup for the soul: the yellow
ginestre flowers, the fields of sunflowers, and the hills, the bright blue sea, the wildlife, the chickens and the goats, even the impossibly large farming equipment trying to drive down the same minuscule road you’re driving up…
Sure, roosters crow quite early and quite loudly, and have certainly received quite a few death-by-poison threats as they regale all with their morning cock-a-doodle-doos. But the neighborhood also has everything else, from children taking a walk with their
mamme to senior citizens getting out their tape measures as they are down to the wire on their game of bocce… on that haphazard court that overlooks the gorgeous Adriatic Sea.
Che meraviglia, really. June in Senigallia is full of wonder.
– Contributed by Enrica Frulla, a marketing consultant and copywriter living in the Marches.
Enrica was born in Italy, raised in the United States and is now living in Senigallia, on the coast of the beautiful Le Marche region. A marketing consultant in a past life, Enrica is now a freelance translator. Recently, her creativity and passion for telling people what to do has also “translated” into an event planning business.