Today, as every time the wind comes from the northeast, bringing air from Siberia directly, a cold wind puts the Adriatic sea in a storm.
We feel the saltiness penetrate into the nostrils, the temperature drops considerably, between yesterday and today 10 degrees of difference, and usually brings snow, which happens disproportionately every 5 years, today there are no clouds so no snow, the ‘humidity’ is 40% and the temperature is close to zero.
I love walking along the waterfront even in these moments, see the waves crash on the beach, and the joy of the seagulls.
Moresco means literary “Moorish”. According to legend, at the time of their raids along the Adriatic coast, a group of Moors went further into the interior in order to build a fortress in the heart of Christianity. Others, on the contrary, maintain that the Castrum Morisci was built near the sea to drive back the assaults of the Saracens. Most probably the place name comes either from a noble family named Mori, or from the word in dialect morrecine, which refers to the heap of stones on which the castle rests.
Floating across the trees,I dream and dance inside.Of all the little pretty things,you give me through your eyes.The feelings oh so deep,which kiss my wanting heart.
I flutter through the clouds,and give you my best parts.The thought of us does come,flirting with my mind.I know it’s not a dream.
I’m waiting for our time.
The old, medieval, incised Marano on the hill constitutes the main nucleus of the village, while it is in the second half of the nineteenth century that, further down, the seaside village takes shape; there are also archaeological sites that refer to the Piceny civilization (VIII-II century BC) that the human settlements become more intense, as evidenced by the numerous necropolis in the Castelletta district, rich in grave goods. Defeated the Picenes (268 BC), Cupra Marittima became a Roman colony and the ager cuprensis was identified with the Regio V Picenum famous for the production of oil, olives and maritime trade with its large port located to the north of the current country. In this area there were warehouses, the moorings of ships and amphorae that were used for the transport of wheat and oil came to light. With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the barbarians broke out: Cupra was sacked many times and underwent the domination of Byzantines, Longobards and Franks, until in the ninth century the Moors destroyed it. The Cuprensi retreated to the heights giving life to Castrum Maranum (the strongest defensive nucleus).
Brodetto and Marche seafood tradition.
The sea off the Marche coast is especially rich with crustaceans and all types of squid, shrimps and cuttlefish.
‘Brodetto’ is the most typical and, as the name suggests, is a type of soup made from the left overs and unwanted scraps that couldn’t be sold in the market. Traditionally, it was the daily meal for many workers in the ports and was considered a complete meal.
You too, o Princess, in your cold room you look at the stars that tremble with love and hope … But my mystery is closed in me, my name will not know! No, no, on your mouth I will say it, when the light will shine! At dawn I will win. Puccini