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Going up from the sea, along the gentle bends of the Marche hills, Moresco Castle appears suddenly, standing out against the background created by the Sibillini Mountains, showing itself in all its beauty. Walking through the ancient alleys, you find yourself immersed in a medieval world, where time seems to have stopped; inside the walls are preserved the origins, the memory, the wonders and excellences that have made Moresco a community proud of its identity.
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Church of S. Lorenzo and Nicolò  | Claudio Giovanni Colombo/shutterstock
Church of S. Lorenzo and Nicolò
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A look at Moresco
A look at Moresco
Video by Marca Fermana

About the village

The origins of the village of Moresco have not yet been ascertained. The area on which it stands fell certainly under the control of the Romans and subsequently, those settlements and fortified centers (curtes and castra) expanded into the Lombard age. The origin of the name, however, is not certain if it comes from a gentleman, named Morico or the family of the Moors, or from the toponym morro, morrecine, which stands for stony place. The first certain information of the castle dates back to 1083, while in the XII the regency of Tebaldo, Count of Moresco, is testified. In the XIII century the castle passed to the city of Fermo. With the unity of Italy, freed the inhabitants from feudal ties, Moresco became common, governed by a council of Massari and a Vicar appointed by Fermo. In 1868 he lost the municipal autonomy, regained only in 1910. For this reason, in 2010 Moresco celebrated the centenary of his definitive autonomy.

Moorish can be recognized from afar, thanks to the 12th-century Optagonal tower, 25 meters high, which stands out on the houses of the village. In the summer, the tower is home to photographic exhibitions and works of art. From its summit it is possible to dominate the whole Aso valley, up to the sea. Set on the same street, the clock tower (XIV century) dominates the entrance door to the town. In the sixteenth century, the period of maximum splendor of the village, Moresco is enriched by many churches (especially suburban) and works of art.

Worth mentioning is the parish church of San Lorenzo, which houses paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the church of the Madonna dell'Olmo, with a large fresco by Vincenzo Pagani, the former church of Santa Sofia and the church of Madonna della Salute. The historical center with ellipsoidal structure, with its narrow streets, the triangular square with the portico (already left aisle of the Church of Santa Maria di Castro, demolished in the early nineteenth century) and the frescoes. In the Town Hall there is a large altarpiece, also a work by Pagani.

Village of Moresco
Municipality of Moresco

Province of Fermo
Marche Region

Population: 576
Altitude centre: 405 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Unione Valdaso

Municipality of Moresco
Piazza Castello 15 - Moresco (FM)
Tel. +39 0734 259983

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 of Ancona, continue on the SS 16, cross Marina di Altidona and continue in the direction of Moresco.
  • 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 until Pedaso, follow the direction of Ancona, continue on the SS 16, cross the Marina di Altidona and continue towards Moresco.

BY PLANE

  • Ancona airport
  • Pescara airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Ancona

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Events

sunday
18
october, 2020

Feast of the Madonna della Salute

sunday
25
october, 2020

Brazier Festival

tuesday
10
august, 2021

Patronal Feast of San Lorenzo Martyr

from
saturday
14
august, 2021
to sunday 8 august 2021

Polenta with clams Festival

saturday
4
september, 2021

Ciauscolo Festival

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