Local area

Montefiore dell'Asso

Medieval hill top towns

From the house, you have views of three hill top medieval towns. Moresco is a ‘castle township’ with only three streets and dominated by its beautiful towers, including a 12th century Torre Eptagonale which stands 25 metres high. The central square is reached by foot and the small cafe there provides a cold beer on a hot day, to be enjoyed under the shade of the terrace. Views from the western end of the town look over the Adriatic coast and across the valley. Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 22.40.08

Nearby Monterubbiano dates from the 15th century and on the central square, Piazza Calzecchi Onesti, is the 15th century town hall which houses the Museo Civico e Pinacoteca, a small museum and art gallery (call +39 0734 2599890 to arrange a visit). Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 22.40.08

Across the Aso valley, the hilltop town of Montifiore dell’Aso also affords spectacular views of the surrounding area, from the sea to the Sibillini Mountains. The church of San Francesco d’Assisi includes a wonderful series of 14th century frescoes, which are very well preserved. Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 22.40.08

Slightly further away in the town of Fermo, which has a wonderful medieval piazza, Piazza del Popolo, and a ancient library, the Biblioteca Comunale.  There is an antiques market there every thursday in the summer.  Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 22.40.08

 

A map of the local area can be found here.