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MONDAVIO

MONDAVIO The name Mondavio would seem to derive from an expression used by San Francesco to descibe the pleasant nature of the place, Mons Avium come Monte degli Uccelli. Since ancient times it represented the main force of a perfected system of fortifications, administrative, commercial and cultural centres in a  vast curacy on which numerous […]

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ISOLA DEL PIANO

ISOLA DEL PIANO The town nestles at the foot of Monti delle Cesane, up on a hill at 210 metres above sea level. The landscape is typically hilly and characterised by soft peaks, fields of wheat, vineyards,  uncultivated plots of land, seed and fodder plants still enclosed by hedges, plants and centennial oaks. The former […]

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SERRUNGARINA

SERRUNGARINA Town situated on a hill in the lower Metauro valley. With its characteristic winding snail-shell shape, it was one of the strongholds for the defence of  Fano against the Feltresco dynasty. Its name originates from a notary who lived during the 14th century, Ser Ungaro degli Atti. The Malatesta family ordered the fortress to […]

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SANT’IPPOLITO

SANT’IPPOLITO An ancient 14th century fortified town in which the skilled stonecutters worked the sandstone from the quarries, already known in Roman times, and produced objects of daily use and artistic and decorative works. Sant’Ippolito hosts the Museo del Territorio - Arte degli Scalpellini (the stonecutting museum): which illustrates this ancient art. In the whole territory […]

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SALTARA

SALTARA Ancient town situated on a hill at 160 metres above sea level, and surrounded by splendid hills covered in vines and olive groves. It is still surrounded by a well-conserved wall dating back to the 12th century. The buildings include the council palace, Palazzo comunale and civic tower, Torre civica which bears the Malatestiano […]

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PIAGGE

PIAGGE According to tradition the ancient Roman town of Lubacaria was destroyed by Alarico, king of the Goths. Subsequenty, a new town was rebuilt on the nearby hill above the Metaura where Piagge stands today. What remains of the ancient castle are the castle walls, the clock tower and the mysterious but fascinating “tomba ipogea” […]

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MONTEMAGGIORE AL METAURO

MONTEMAGGIORE AL METAURO This town of medieval origin is situated on a hill which dominates the luxuriant Metauro valley. It is connected with a particularly famous battle which took place in 1944 when the allies and the German troops confronted each other along the well-known Gothic Line. In commemoration of this event the historic museum […]

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MONTEFELCINO

MONTEFELCINO This splendid and striking medieval town which looks over the Metauro valley, was once a battleground due to its strategic position. In 1578 count Fabio Landriani ordered the construction of the Feudatario palace (feudatory palace),  an imposing building in the centre of town, which every year hosts the artisan and antique market known as […]

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MOMBAROCCIO

MOMBAROCCIO It emerged in medieval times from the union of five castles. Originally it came within the domain of the Church, then passe dover to the Malatesta family and later to the Sforza and Della Rovere families. During the Malatestiano period the castle walls were built, which included the splendid  Porta Maggiore (15th century). In […]

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FOSSOMBRONE

FOSSOMBRONE Situated in the middle Metauro valley along the important Flaminia roada, stands the town of Fossombrone near the Roman settlement of San Martino del Piano, dating back to 130 B.C. once called  Forum Sempronii (today a significant and well-known archeological park). At the foot of the luxuriant  Monti delle Cesane, caressed by the river […]

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BARCHI

BARCHI A small but charming village nestling among the hills going back to ancient times. The historic centre, commonly called the castello (castle), is protected by a high medieval wall still perfectly preserved. The town has been awarded the green flag for agriculture, and always pays particular attention to the re-discovery of traditional tastes and […]

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SERRA SANT’ABBONDIO

SERRA SANT’ABBONDIO This town is of considerable strategic importance as a defence town and control of impassible but shorter route between Umbria and the Adriatic. The town currently conserves the structure of the ancient medieval castle town with its white and pink stone walls which still today surround the town and have two entrance gates, […]

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SAN LORENZO IN CAMPO

SAN LORENZO IN CAMPO The historic town centre conserves its original urban structure with its internal alleys, arches and castle walls with towers. In the hightest part stood the fortress, of which little remains today, and under it opens out the characteristic small square of “Padella”, in which there is the Palazzo della Rovere, that […]

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SAN GIORGIO DI PESARO

SAN GIORGIO DI PESARO The lands of San Giorgio have for time immemorial been used for agriculture. The Sangiorgese territory is full of history which is dominated by the two main towns  sono: Castello di Poggio, Castello di San Giorgio and Spicello. San Giorgio hosts in the restored building of the centre called Casa della […]

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SAN COSTANZO

SAN COSTANZO The numerous archeological artefacts go back to the 8th century B.C. and testify to the first villages in the territory of San Costanzo, the beginning of the iron age which is identified, in the hilly centre, with the Piceni civilisation. One of the oldest and most important Picentini necropolis was found in San Costanzo. […]

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PERGOLA

PERGOLA This land inhabited by the Umbri, Etruschi and Galli Senoni, was dominated by the Romans through the councils of Sentinum, Suasa Senonum and Forum Sempronii. Not far from the consular Flaminia road were discovered the famous Bronzi Dorati from Cartoceto in Pergola (the gilt bronzes) (I century B.C.), in Santa Lucia di Calamello, on 26 […]

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ORCIANO DI PESARO

ORCIANO DI PESARO The presence of a small temple dedicated to Janus in Roman times, provides evidence of Orciano’s ancient origins. The name probably derives from “orcio”, a clay vase which was used to contain offerings and placed in the temple. Birthplace of the famous sculto Gio’ Pomodoro, the central square where once his house […]

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MONTERADO DI TRE CASTELLI

MONTERADO DI TRE CASTELLI Characterised by its enviable position which affords sweeping views of the entire Caesano valley, from Monte Catria to the Adriatic sea, this town has an important historical past. It has witnessed the discovery of archeological artefacts from the Neolithic period to the events of the Second World War, from cultural and […]

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MONTE PORZIO

MONTE PORZIO Despite numerous findings in the territory, going back to the Stone Age and Roman era, it is only with the Senones that Monte Porzio gains a place in history, but it is the Monte Vecchio family, starting from 1400, which influences the current role of architecture, by building the palace of the same […]

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MONTECICCARDO

MONTECICCARDO Small town situated at the foot of the Pesaresi hills, records of which first emerged in 1283.  In the second half of the 18th century, with the defeat of the Napoleonic troops, Monteciccardo, Montegaudio and Monte S. Maria (three independently administered castle towns) were definitively united and Monteciccardo became the main town. Of the […]

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FRONTONE

FRONTONE Mounts Catria and Acuto are the two main peaks of Frontone which is the ideal place to spend a holiday in pursuit of relaxation and well-being in all seasons. In the winter the town offers ski facilties. The history of Frontone is tied to the castle: one of the best examples of military architecture […]

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FRATTE ROSA

FRATTE ROSA Small and charming castle town situated on the top of a hill straddling the Metaur and Cesano valleys which offers a fantastic view which spans from the Apennines to the sea. Its ancient name was Castrum Fractarum whilst the word “Rosa”, perhaps due to the typical colour of the house bricks, was added […]

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CORINALDO

CORINALDO One of the the most beautiful towns of Italy and winner of Orange and Green flags, Corinaldo is an ancient mediveval castle town surrounded by imposing walls which are the best preserved in the Marches and an extraordinary example of military architecture with its fortified gates, towers and lodges, such as the famous Torre […]

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CASTELCOLONNA DI TRE CASTELLI

CASTELCOLONNA DI TRE CASTELLI This is a small town in the province of An­cona. With its appearance as a small castle town, its walls and  Mala­testiana tower, Castel Colonna gives evidence of a historical past which is connected to the ancient past. It was inhabited by the Picentes and once called Tomb of Senigallia, it […]

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