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Perched on a rocky outcrop, in the municipality of San Severino Marche, stands the village of Elcito. Left just like in the past, going into it, it seems to take a dip in the past.. In its central nucleus, the stone houses, recently renovated, make space around the remains of an ancient medieval castle, once built to defend the nearby Abbey of Santa Maria in Vallefucina.
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Elcito  | Luciano Pierantoni
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Elcito  | Photostock by LEEM
Elcito
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A look at Elcito
A look at Elcito

About the village

Elcito is a small village perched on a rocky spur at 821 m. of altitude on the slopes of Mount San Vicino. This is what remains of an ancient castle erected in defense of the Benedictine abbey of Valfucina. We inhabit seven people, now all elderly people who have decided to stay where they were born, despite the relative isolation. To Elcito there has never been a convenience store or a store, even for the necessities because until the 1970s was a self-sufficient community. There were two hundred people and had an intense relationship with their land, primary source of livelihood.

Elcito is reached from San Severino Marche along the road to Apiro until the hamlet of Castel San Pietro where you take the road, about 5 km, which leads to the country. Counted among the localities more features and interesting of the municipality of San Severino Marche, unlike family marchigiani settlements placed on gentle hilly slopes, rises on a rock high and steep site on the slopes of Monte San Vicino.

The particular Elcito name derives from elce, otherwise known as Ilex (Quercus ilex). Although the ilex grove is typical of the Mediterranean maquis, was post-glacial had colonized even areas more internal, and it is probable that there could be residues in the rocky gorge below the village, with its particular microclimate. Definitely deserves to penetrate through the streets of the village and in the beech wood of Canfaito.

Village of Elcito
Municipality of San Severino Marche
Province of Macerata
Marche Region

Population: 12.248 (5 in the village)
Altitude centre: 235 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Unione Alte Valli del Potenza e Esino

Municipality of San Severino Marche
Piazza del Popolo 45 - San Severino Marche (MC)
Tel. +39 0733 6411

BY CAR

  • From North or South: take the A14 highway and exit at Civitanova Marche - SS77 towards Foligno, exit Tolentino Ovest;
  • From Rome / Florence: take the A1 highway - from Rome take the exit towards Orte;
  • From Florence take the Valdichiana exit - direction Foligno-Fano SS75 - SP361 direction San Severino Marche;
  • From San Severino Marche: take the SP 502 Provincial Road 2 Provincial Road 42.

ON THE TRAIN

  • San Severino Marche station

BY PLANE

  • Raffaello Sanzio Ancona - Falconara international airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

Restaurant Osteria del Foro
Località Castel San Angelo, 4, 62011, Cingoli (Macerata)
11.63 Kilometers from Elcito
Comites - Real Estate Agency
Borgo Danti Paolo 11, 62011, Cingoli (Macerata)
11.63 Kilometers from Elcito

Events

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friday
14
august, 2020
to saturday 15 august 2020

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