The poem-inspiring park is one of Recanati's favored spots. Spend just a few minutes here and you'll see why Leopardi sung the praises of the infinite views that extend to the Sibillini Mountains across the hills of the Marche landscape. It was here, in the garden of the ex-convent of Santo Stefano that Giacomo Leopardi sat under a cypress tree with the aroma of sage, lavender and roses, looked over his homeland and penned some of his most beloved poems.

Today, the park draws visitors who want to see that view, but it is also home to the Centro Mondiale di Poesia (World Center of Poetry) and the Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani (National Center of Leopardi Studies).

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