Between leopardian horizons, in "a ondeggiar glad packages", we ascend to Montefiore dell'Aso along the valley of the Aso river, that from the Adriatic leads to the Sibillini Mountains.
 
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Montefiore dell’Aso

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Village of Montefiore dell'Aso
Municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso
Province of Ascoli Piceno
Marche region

Population: 2,123
Altitude Center: 412 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
 I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso
Piazza Della Repubblica 2 - Montefiore dell'Aso (AP)
phone +39 0734-939019

Montefiore is located on a cliff overlooking the ridge that divides the valleys of the Aso and Menocchia, at 412 m.a.s.l. Some findings testify the presence of people already in the prehistoric age, that develops during the Roman Age, as testified by the Roman land organization and the necropolis of the I and II century b.c.

It is thought that the name Montefiore is born from the cult of the Goddess Flora, protectress of campaigns adored by Italic peoples. During the Middle Ages the population from the countryside of the valley bottom moves on the ridge founding fortifications and castles to defend themselves better from the threat represented by the Goths. In the area are born so the two castles in Montefiore and Aspramonte, which in 1178 converge into a single core which became a free commune and acquires considerable importance. The country extends over five packages: Menalo, Baraffio, Castle, Vittorino, Aspromonte. The historical center is well preserved: there are considerable stretches of walls with doors and six towers dating back to the XV and XVI centuries.

From the De Carolis Belvedere you enter in the historical center and arrive in Piazza della Repubblica, dominated from the Collegiate Church of S. Lucia, rebuilt in neoclassical style. In S. Francesco Square you'll meet the church dedicated to the saint, built between 1247 and 1303, and the adjoining convent.
Inside the convent is hosted the St. Francis new Museum Center. In the conventual complex spaces Franciscans have been riallestiti and now house the Carlo Crivelli's Hall, which preserves the precious Polyptych of Carlo Crivelli, the Giancarlo Basili's Scenography Documentation Center, the Adolfo de Carolis Museum, the Museum of Peasant Civilisation, the Domenico Cantatore Collection. In the village there are also numerous buildings six-eighteenth century; just outside of the center stands the church of S. Filippo Neri.

Among the events that take place in Montefiore dell'Aso in the course of the year we remember: the carnival (February), Cinema Symphonies, cinema review accompanied by live concerts (July), the Palio delle Botti in August and the International Polyphonic Festival, which hosts national and international choirs (fall).

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Other destinations nearby

Moresco
Moresco
The castle of Moresco is located in a strategic position on the top of a hill that controls the underlying Aso valley, in the Marche.
Fermo - 4.06 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso
Altidona
Altidona
The village of Altidona, in the Marche region, is located on a hill overlooking the entrance gate of Val d'Aso.
Fermo - 7.53 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso
Torre di Palme
Torre di Palme
In an elevated position and close to the sea, the Marche village of Torre di Palme enjoys a remarkable view of the Adriatic coast.
Fermo - 11.09 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso
Grottammare
Grottammare
Grottammare, the village loved by Franz Liszt, who stayed there 6 weeks in the summer of 1868, is the frame of the festival dedicated to the great Hungarian composer.
Ascoli Piceno - 11.6 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso
Acquaviva Picena
Acquaviva Picena
Acquaviva Picena is a panoramic medieval village a few kilometers from San Benedetto del Tronto.
Ascoli Piceno - 12.97 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso
Montalto delle Marche
Montalto delle Marche
The village of Montalto delle Marche is located on the hills between the Sibillini mountains and the Adriatic sea.
Ascoli Piceno - 13.73 KM from Montefiore dell’Aso

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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