Famous People from Senigallia

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Mario Giacomelli

Local born multi-talented artist Mario Giacomelli used photography and painting as a means to explore his interior world. Born in Senigallia in 1925 (where he died in 2000), he always considered himself to be a typesetter and said: "As I use a camera, it is interesting to step outside the horizontal plane of reality and have access to stimulating dialogue, because images have an unrepeatable breath to them. […] before you take a photograph there is an exchange of silence between the object and the soul, there is an agreement which prevents reality coming out like it would from a photocopier; instead it gets blocked in a certain time without the chance to develop infinitely the poetry of the expression, which for me is the form and sign of the subconscious.
In 1963 he came into the international spotlight after the MOMA in New York purchased his photographic series "Scanno". His most famous work with the touching title "I have no hands to caress my face" is part of "Little Priests" which features a group of young priests from Senigallia photographed in unusual situations. What is most amazing is not the carefree spirit of the young priests as they dance around in snow or even in the middle of nothing, but their absolute composition and this is what makes them abstract. As the artist says, "The young priests don't say anything […] men that will never be men as they do not have the problems of men but the problems of God."
Fascinating and touching photographs that are an absolute must-see. There is an exhibition of Giacomelli's work at the Ducal Palace, just 5 minutes from the hotel.

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Mauro Uliassi

MICHELIN 2 STARS - GAMBERO ROSSO 3 FORKS

Owner of the ULIASSI restaurant (6 Via Banchina di Levante), which is just a stone's throw from our hotel, this great chef is recognised as one of the top ten chefs in the world and also won best chef of the year 2009. He has a passion for culinary art and plays with ingredients to create one-off dishes with a wow factor. Take your senses on a journey and discover previously unexplored taste sensations!

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Moreno Cedroni

MICHELIN 2 STARS - GAMBERO ROSSO 3 FORKS
This incredible visionary chef is owner of "Madonnina del Pescatore" (11 Via Lungomare Italia), which is just 10 minutes from our hotel. In 2011 the Wall Street Journal named it one of the ten best fish restaurants in Europe and the Espresso Guide gave it 18/20. His groundbreaking cuisine takes you back to the roots of local culinary traditions by means of an innovative reinterpretation of flavours.