Sanctuary of St. Maria in Carpineto

Built during the 14th century, this small sanctuary immersed in the mountains was a destination of many pilgrimages and it preserves the only certified artwork by Battista di Barnaba, a sculptor from the Marche region who had worked with Donatello in Florence and Mantova. The sculpture, in polychrome terracotta, depicts a shepherdess regaining her voice […]

Parish church of St. Maria

Dated 11th century, the church, with the bell tower and the polygonal apse dominates the main square of the town. The parish church is divided in two floors: the bottom floor is divided in three naves, while the top floor is a single space. Here are preserved several frescoes by Cola di Pietro: the Last […]

River Water Mill

This perfectly-preserved medieval structure is characterised by two millstones that, thanks to the waterfall from the near lake in which the St. Angelo stream flows, are still perfectly working. When the mill was actively used, it ground more than 700 kg of wheat each year. In 1986, the Nostra Terra Museum purchased the mill, unexploited […]

Red Potato

Serravalle di Chienti, Muccia, Pieve Torina, Sefro, Visso e Monte Cavallo: these are the cities of Marca Maceratese that are dedicated to the cultivation of the red potato of Colfiorito, awarded with the European GPI mark in 2015. Unlike white potatoes, red ones are particularly suitable for the climatic and environmental conditions of the Apennine […]

Craft beer

Wine is not the only drinking delicacy in MaMa. This territory has in fact rediscovered a taste for producing craft beer, made with passion, effort and a lot of imagination by the masters of this sector. It is an unpasteurized and unfiltered product which maintains all the components that contribute to forming an organoleptic profile, […]

Sibillini Mountains Pecorino Cheese


Sibillini Mountains Pecorino cheese is one of Marca Maceratese’s traditional products and a renowned Slow Food presidium, organization that aims at supporting small traditional productions through the enhancement of the territories, the recovery of ancient crafts and processing techniques. In addition, this acknowledgement also supports native breeds and varieties of vegetables and fruits, to prevent […]


PH Sara Pizzabiocca

Ciauscolo is one of the most traditional delicacies of Marca Maceratese, a type of salami strongly characterized by its softness. The choice of the meat is particularly important for its production: shoulder, ham, bacon, loin and of course lard are minced together and seasoned with white wine and pepper. Ciauscolo, characterised by a rosy colour […]

Fried Custard

PH Cuoredimarche

These are cubes of custard left to firm, breaded and fried. Unmissable on the tables placed at the feast of the Marche families, it is generally served as an appetizer together with Olive all’ascolana and fried sage leaves. More info? Click here:

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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.


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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