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Montefiore dell’Aso


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Typical medieval village in the Marche hinterland, the historic center of Montefiore is well preserved, you can see stretches of walls with doors and six towers dating back to the sec. XV and XVI. The visit offers tourists pleasant glimpses and precious evidence of the country's historical and artistic past.
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Montefiore dell'Aso
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Montefiore dell'Aso
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About the village

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).

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

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

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

Municipality
Piazza Della Repubblica 2 - phone +39 0734-939019

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • From North and South: Take the A14 motorway (from the north in the direction of Ancona and from the south in the direction of Naples), exit at Pedaso, follow the direction for Pescara, cross Pedaso taking the SS 16, continue on the SP 238 and then turn on the SP 10 in the direction of Montefiore dell'Aso.
  • From Ascoli Piceno: Take the SP 235, continue in the direction of the Ascoli-Mare RA11 highway, follow the direction of San Benedetto del Tronto - Ancona, continue on the A14 motorway to Pedaso, follow the direction for Pescara, cross Pedaso, take the SP 238 , turn onto the SP 10 towards Montefiore dell'Aso.

ON THE TRAIN

  • San Benedetto del Tronto railway station

BY PLANE

  • Ancona airport
  • Pescara airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Ancona

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= distances as the crow flies

Events

tuesday
13
december, 2022

Feast of Saint Lucia

saturday
22
july, 2023

Montefiore with Taste

From the blog

Before becoming a symbol of carefree family life, the Ascolan olive is above all a DOP banner, specifically from the province of Ascoli Piceno. And the history of the Ascolan olives is very ancient, dating back to ancient Rome, when the olives - for their nutritional properties - constituted the daily meal of the Roman legionaries and were the object of the attention of authors - and estimators - who wrote about it. Among these stand out Cato, Varrone, Marziale and Petronio which, in the "Satyricon", places them on the famous tables of "T...
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