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In the heart of the Marche region, in the middle of the expanse of Maceratese hills, stands the medieval village of Montecassiano, enclosed by high walls, it dominates the valley of the Potenza river. The walls are well preserved, but of the ancient medieval gates only Porta San Lorenzo remains, which opens towards the east, the main access door to the village and the only one since the end of the nineteenth century.
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About the village

The village of Montecassiano overlooks the valley of the River Potenza, in the Marche region. There are documents dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, which already witness settlements of Roman or Late Roman origin. The oldest Roman stone, a funeral altar dating back to the I century AD, was found in Montecassiano in 1602, near Valle Cascia. In the Middle Ages Montecassiano turned out to be a harbor village; It will soon deploy with the Ghibelline faction, and at the end of 1100, It participated in the struggle between the Ghibellines Recanatesi against the Allies associated with Ancona, Fermo and Civitanova, in which the Montecasians had the worst. He later faced other battles with Macerata and at the same time passed from domination to the other: the Malatesta followed the Da Varano and these Francesco Sforza, who in the meantime had started his descent into Central Italy; who, encamped at the mill of Sant'Egidio, imposed on his monasteries in Montecassiano. Subsequent rebellion against the pope and forgiveness requests were particularly frequent. Since he wanted to remain faithful to the Church, Montecassian sustained wars, incursions, looting and raids, resulting in a sharp fall in revenue. Thanks to Marchese Andrea Tomacelli, brother of Pope Bonifacio IX, the country was subject to a lighter tax burden and managed to get the total exemption. During the seventeenth century, Montecassiano was struck by many famines; in the early eighteenth century it had to face, like the rest of the region, the serious economic consequences caused by the passage of Austrian imperial troops to ecclesiastical territories; at the end of the same century the French invasion.

The late-medieval urban structure still preserves the elements and characteristics typical of the village. They are worth visiting the Palazzo dei Priori, in the main square of the village.

Village of Montecassiano
Municipality of Montecassiano
Province of Macerata
Marche Region

Inhabitants: 7.116 montecassianesi
Center Altitude: 215 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:  
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Blooming Villages
Paesi Bandira Arancione

Acknowledgments
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Municipality
Via G. Rossini 5 - Tel. 0733-299811

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • From the North: Take the A14 motorway towards Ancona, exit at Loreto / Porto Recanati, take the SS 16 towards Macerata, take the SP 24, cross Chiarino, Sant'Egidio, continue following signs for Montecassiano.
  • From the South: Take the A14 motorway towards Naples, exit at Macerata / Civitanova Marche, take the SS 77 towards Tolentino / Macerata, exit towards Corridonia / Piediripa / Macerata, cross Piediripa, Macerata, Villa Potenza, continue following signs for Montecassiano.
  • From Macerata: Take the SP 37, cross Villa Potenza along the SP 77, continue towards Montecassiano.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Macerata railway station

BY PLANE

  • Ancona airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Ancona

Sleep, eat, buy...

B&B Terrazza sul Borgo
B&B Terrazza sul Borgo is a prime starting point for visiting the historic center of the village ...
Via Umberto I', 1, Mogliano (Macerata)
20.11 Kilometers from Montecassiano
Comites - Real Estate Agency
Borgo Danti Paolo 11, 62011, Cingoli (Macerata)
17.03 Kilometers from Montecassiano
= distances as the crow flies

Travel proposals in Montecassiano and in its territory

Trekking in the Sibillini Mountains National Park to discover the Red Blades of Fiastra
| Travel proposal valid until: Monday 03 july 2023
3 hours | Valid all year round

Events

from
friday
30
september, 2022
to sunday 2 october 2022

47th Sughitti Festival

sunday
19
march, 2023

San Giuseppe

sunday
19
march, 2023

San Giuseppe Grand Prix

from
friday
9
june, 2023
to sunday 11 june 2023

Wriggling

from
saturday
15
july, 2023
to sunday 23 july 2023

Stake of the Terzieri

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