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 Metauro and embellished in the background by the stunning Gola del Furlo (Furlo gorge), Fossombrone is full of history which can easily be discovered by walking in the centre and visiting the following museums: the Museo Civico Archeologico “A. Vernarecci” (civic archeological museum), the Pinacoteca civica “A. Vernarecci” (art gallery) and the Casa Museo Quadreria Cesarini (collection of paintings).
Alongside the Metauro river, in San Lazzaro, visitors can admire a natural spectacle – the “Marmitte dei Giganti”, a gorge dug out from the Metauro where huge caves in the rock have formed over time.