The medieval village of Frontone, located at the foot of Monte Catria is called "The little Switzerland of the Marches". Arriving in Frontone one cannot fail to notice the imposing silhouette of its ancient Castle,
 
SEARCH IN AN AREA

Frontone

The small Switzerland of the Marches
Know more

Village of Frontone
Municiapality of Frontone

Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Marche Region

Population: 1.281
Altitude centre: 412 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione Montana del Catria e Nerone

Municipality of Frontone
Piazza del Municipio 19 - Frontone (PU)
Tel. +39 0721 786107

at the foot of the massif of Monte Catria, (1701 m.s.l.m.), the territory of the pediment offers numerous attractions both architectural and natural. The landscape is surrounded by fresh valleys and green hills, ideal for walks and excursions along the easy paths or cultural tour, while the attractions can be visited, in addition to the famous Rocca, are the Hermitage of Fonte Avellana, dating back to the year One Thousand and known for having hosted personalities such as San Pier Damiani and Dante, which recalls Fonte Avellana in XXI canto of Paradise. The Castle of Frontone was fortification of border surveillance of the territory that the romans crossed to reach the Adriatic. Represents the last stronghold of the duchy of Montefeltro.

The territory was inhabited by the Umbrians, Galli and was occupied by the Romans in 295 BC circa. The history of the village is linked to his castle, disputed by principles and from warriors for the domain of the surrounding districts and that today represents one of the clearest examples of military architecture of the XI century. For long periods had to submit to the jurisdiction of Cagli and then to that of Gubbio. From 1291 to 1420 the lords of the pediment were the Gabrielli of Gubbio. Ousted The Lordship by count Guidantonio of Urbino, Frontone fits for over a century in the history of the illustrious family of Montefeltro and of Della Rovere that succeeded in possession of the Duchy of Urbino.

In 1445 Sigismondo Malatesta of Rimini in the war against the Duke Federico da Montefeltro, tried to take away from him the castle, but the personal intervention of Duke Federico mise fleeing the Malatesta. It was probably due to this fact of weapons that the Duke decided to undertake the important work of strengthening of the defensive system drawing on the work of Francesco di Giorgio Martini, famous architect and connoisseur of military science.

The pediment it became a county in 1530 and the Duke of Urbino donated it to the noble modenese Giammaria of the door. In 1808 the door were deprived of all rights, faculty and jurisdictions enjoyed, except that of the noble title and private properties. After years of abandonment, in 1965 the castle was bought by Dandolo vital that the rivendette a few years after the Count Ferdinand of the door. In 1985 the municipality of Frontone decided to buy it and in fact, today the castle is owned by the commune.

The main dish of Frontone are the tagliatelle, both with white ragout of porcini mushrooms, that with the meat sauce with duck sauce, and the crescia, not to be confused with the piadina.

Video by Occhio alla Notizia

Other destinations nearby

Pergola
Pergola
In the heart of the Cesano Valley stands the village of Pergola. The famous Gilded Bronzes from Cartoceto di Pergola remain as evidence of the ancient glorious past. The country is also known as the city of a hundred churches,
Pesaro e Urbino - 9.87 KM from Frontone
Acqualagna
Acqualagna
Acqualagna, near the magnificent Gola del Furlo, is nationally called the Capital of the Truffle. The village is a popular destination both for those who love gastronomic itineraries
Pesaro e Urbino - 13.19 KM from Frontone
Genga
Genga
Genga, located in the heart of the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Regional Park, in addition to its caves, is also famous for the largest living nativity scene in the world.
Ancona - 18.82 KM from Frontone
Piobbico
Piobbico
Piobbico is a village of medieval origin, whose history is linked to the Brancaleoni family, who built the imposing and homonymous Castle.
Pesaro e Urbino - 19.59 KM from Frontone
Fossombrone
Fossombrone
Fossombrone is an ancient Roman town located in the middle Metauro valley, along the path of ancient Flaminia.
Pesaro e Urbino - 20.28 KM from Frontone
Pierosara
Pierosara
Pierosara, in the heart of the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi regional natural park. The origins of the village are linked to the legend of Piero and Sara. In ancient times the town was an important medieval castle that had vast sovereignty over the surrou
Ancona - 22.48 KM from Frontone

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

Most read articles of the month

Recipe: Stuffed Eggplants
Recipe: Stuffed Eggplants
A typical, simple and tasty dish of Calabrian cuisine that cannot be missed during Sunday lunch or during the holidays
By Redazione
Recipe: Potato pitta
Recipe: Potato pitta
The pizzaiola potato pitta is a typical Salento dish suitable for a dinner or an appetizer, to be enjoyed both hot and cold
By Redazione
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
The Easter panettone: La Pasimata della Garfagnana
An Easter cake typical of the city of Lucca and its surroundings. The pasimata della Garfagnana is characterized by the presence of raisins
By Redazione
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
Lombardy to taste: some of the typical traditional dishes in the most beautiful villages
The historic villages of Lombardy perfectly preserve the food and wine traditions of the area, thanks to the expert hands of the housewives who have been able to pass on the secrets of the oldest cuisine in this region.
By Redazione
Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
Recipe: Umbrian cheese cake
A soft Umbrian rustic to be prepared during Holy Week and to be enjoyed on Easter day, formerly brought to church to be blessed
By Redazione
e-borghi travel - la rivista per chi ama viaggiare tra borghi e turismo slow

Read e-borghi travel for free, your new travel magazine

With the patronage of