Church of Pievefavera

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Built in the 12th century, it underwent several renovations in later years. Its façade was once characterised by a round portal with early-medieval decorations. Inside, the Baroque-style single room comprises four side chapels and a towering main altar. It also preserves an exquisite work, that is a 16th-century, wooden St. Sebastiano. The rectory, on the […]

St. Benedetto di Sasso Latrone Abbey

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The remains of the building are located on a rocky spur, surrounded by a thick oak forest; this is all that remains of the ancient ‘Abbatia sancti Benedicti de crypta Saxi Latronis‘. Presumably dated 9th-10th centuries, this former Benedictine monastery was a defensive fortress located on the borders of the influential area of the Duchy […]

Cave of the Friars

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From the hamlet of Vestigiano, head towards Montalto di Cessapalombo, more specifically towards the locality Villa, on an asphalted road. There, you take the road on the church’s right, the one heading towards the mountains, but once you reach the small bridge, proceed left and continue towards the Fiastrone valley, where Lake Fiastra originates. After […]

Cave of the Friars

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From the hamlet of Vestigiano, head towards Montalto di Cessapalombo, more specifically towards the locality Villa, on an asphalted road. There, you take the road on the church’s right, the one heading towards the mountains, but once you reach the small bridge, proceed left and continue towards the Fiastrone valley, where Lake Fiastra originates. After […]

Monumental trees

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The most famous tree is without a doubt the Italian pine (Pinus pinea) of Pallotta Castle, so much so that, it has appeared on three different publications. In April 2004, after the publication of “Alberi custodi del tempo”, curated by the Province of Macerata, it was discovered that the tree is not 406 years old, […]

De Magistris Path

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To access the path, which departs from Caldarola’s cemetery, you need to take the road that leads from Caldarola’s square to Sarnano, and then turn right at the first crossroads towards Croce and Vestignano (hamlets of Caldarola), get to the cemetery and find a parking spot nearby. On the street’s left-hand side, signposted by a […]

St. Maria Maddalena and connected tracks

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Finishing point of several trekking routes, this spot comprises a small church characterised by a barrel vault and fragments of several frescoes on its walls. Legend has it this area was filled with water when St. Maria Maddalena (Mary Magdalene) came here to do penance. The area is surrounded by meadows and it is easily […]

MTB Routes

Hop on your mountain bike and challenge the several challenges the territory of Caldarola has to offer: More info? Click here: http://turismo.comune.caldarola.mc.it/strutture-ricettive/asd-bike-monti-azzurri-mountain-bike-e-trekking/

Path of the Deer and the Croce di Valcimarra

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The path departs from the Church of Pievefavera, which overlooks the lake by same name offering an amazing view of the entire valley. The itinerary is quite hard, almost all in shade and it winds into the woods for about 1,5 km until reaching a small clearing near locality Ripetitore. Once you get out of […]

The Paradise Room (Pallotta Castle)

A breath-taking gem within Pallotta Castle. Come and learn everything about this small room decorated by frescoes! Named after the scenes depicted in the frescoes, devoted to the art of hunting (paradisòs means garden, hunting place in Greek), the room is a small gem nestled within the Town hall walls. An almost secluded and hidden […]

Archeological area of “Pievefavera”

This Roman site, located on the southern bank of Pievefavera Lake, confirms the strong presence of archaeological finds in the whole River Chienti valley, the natural communication route from the coast to the Marche hinterland. These findings, built during the late-Republican period but existing at least until the 1st century A.D., belong to the pars […]

Simone de Magistris

Presumably born in 1538, he is the most significant member of the De Magistirs family, composed by very relevant painters. He gained his experience at the family shop and after moving to Loreto, where he briefly met with an older Lorenzo Lotto. Today, he is recognised as one of the greatest exponents of Italian Mannerism, […]

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Mama’s tips:

“Li Vurgacci” – This path, which winds through wooden bridges and footbridges, combines the beauty of nature with its proximity to the old town centre. It begins where the waters of the Potenza River cross Pioraco, in the place where a series of waterfalls, vortexes, pits and gorges, created from years and years of erosion, come to life, almost if by magic. Here there are also some rest areas where you can stop for a nice picnic.

Paper and Watermark Museum – Here you can have a rare experience, which consists in observing the hand-made creation of sheets of paper by the gualchiera, which will also allow you to witness the incredible use of tools and techniques typical of the 14th century.

River shrimp festival – In August, do not miss this event with food stands open for lunch and dinner, which pays tribute to one of the most incredible delicacies of the territory
– a crustacean of unique sweetness and flavour.

Souvenirs – Are you looking for a souvenir that will allow you to relive the town’s spirit? Then you have to buy one of the incredible filigree paper artifacts produced in the extraordinary Gualchiera Prolaquense.

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Mama’s tips:

So much to do! – The main events of the town are the Italian Regularity Championship for Vintage Motorcycles (an Italian Classic Car Race Event, in June), “Città del Miele” (lit. “City of Honey”, in July), Festa della Montagna (Mountain Festival, in July), the Sagra degli Arrosticini (Arrosticini Food Festival), “Giornata Bandiera Arancione del TCI” (Orange Flag Day, in October) and Sagra della Castagna (Chestnut Festival, in October).

Green break – Are you ready to get lost among many trails, the conservation area of Polverina and Lake Boccafornace? The natural beauties of this territory will leave you speechless!

Enjoy! – The local cheeses, honey, chestnuts, legumes, beef, lamb, Varnelli liquors, trout and freshwater fish will enrich your table with unforgettable moments!

Rebirth – The community of this town rich in art and history is tenacious and eager to make you fall in love with the natural beauty offered by their territory.

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