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The pecularity of the fortress of this town are the two ancient towers and its distinctive courtyard like square.
(about 15 km far from our farm)
Its origins date back directly to prehistory, as witnessed by the archaelogical discoveries dating back to the iron age. Throughout its territory many tombs aged 7° and 5° centuries b.C.have been discovered.
You can't pass the Malacology Museum unobserved, where you can admire the largest permanent exhibition of shells in the world.
(about 17 km far from our farm)
Lying in the middle of Piceno Riviera (Coast), it has been often referred to as the “sea pearl of Adriatic” for its crystal-clear, pure waters.
The mediaeval town was built on the border of a hill top and is pervaded by the fragrance of the orange trees, typical of Piceno Coast.
(about 27 km far from our farm)
This tiny jewel, with its suggestive old town centre, has the narrowest lane of all Italy (only 43 cm wide). It is rich in archaeological ruins and monuments, such as the Cathedral and the Palace of Podestà.
Don't forget to visit the “Barbie Fashion Dolls Collection” by Iobbi Rosella, the only private exhibition in Italy where public is admitted.
(about 17 km far from our farm)
TORRE di PALME
Small and lovely village on the top of a hill with a beautiful view, it is well known for its mediaeval buildings and its thermal springs “Terme Fonti di Palme”
(about 19 km far from our farm)
PORTO S. GIORGIO
This lovely town on the coast rose as the port of the nearby town of Fermo. Its tourist harbour is the largest one of Adriatic: its 140.000 sqm surface can house over 850 ships.
(about 24 km far from our farm)
This well organized seaside resort has long beaches and a well developed hotel trade. It is well-known also for its shoe manufacturing.
Each year at the end of July “Civitanova Dance” takes place, a standing out meeting for artists celebrated all over the world.
(about 41 km far from our farm)
SIBILLINI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Its 70.000 hectares wide territory embraces more than 20 peaks over 2000 m high.Vettore and Pilato Lake are of great naturalistic interest. The lake is the only natural basin where the little and rare Marchesoni Chirocefalo lives and reproduces. It is a 9-12 mm long red crustacean, whose pecularity is swimming upside down.
18 communnes, not to be passed unobserved is Montefortino with Madonna dell'Ambro Sanctuary, the Sibilla Cave and Mount Infernaccio belong to the territory of Sibillini Mountains Park.
(about 50 km far from our farm)
Here there is the greatest Sanctuary of Italy consacrated to the Blessed Virgin. The town is bound to the Holy House of Nazareth.
(about 59 km far from our farm)
Among the most important monuments of this town rich in Renaissance, Baroque and eighteenth century art, you can visit the Arena, where the Summer Opera Season takes place, the Basilica of the Blessed Viergin of Mercy, Piazza della Libertà (Freedom Square) with the Loggia of Merchants and the Clock Tower.
(about 65 km far from our farm)
The village was the birthplace of the poet Giacomo Leopardi and the singer Beniamino Gigli.
(about 66 km far from our farm)
MOUNT CONERO REGIONAL PARK
The territory of this wonderful, nearly 6000 hectares wide distinguishes itself by its precipices and its sightworthy views, as well as historical and artistic evidence.
Well equipped stop areas and very clear path signs make the trips to the park easier.
(about 77 km far from our farm)
This trade, tourist and military centre owes its existance to its port, second in the Adriatic only to Venice. In the town you can admire valuable buildings, such as the Loggia of Merchants, St, Ciriaco Cathedral, St. Francesco Church and the Civic Picture Gallery.
(about 81 km far from our farm)
SAN SEVERINO MARCHE
The town is formed by 2 nucleus. The first one develops around the Romanesque Cthedral, while the second nucleus develops around the large elliptically shaped Piazza del Popolo (Square), enclosed with arcades and Renaissance Mansions.
Every year in June the typical Palio dei Castelli (of the Castles) takes place here, with several competitions and the well-known Corsa della Torre (Race of the Tower)
(about 89 km far from our farm)
The Roman Aesis was the birthplace of Frederic II of Svebia and the musician G.B. Pergolesi. Its valuable Picture Gallery houses the “Pala di St. Lucia”, a masterpiece by Lorenzo Lotto.
The town is sorrounded by the ancient boundary walls, almost entirely still existing. The harmonious and in very good state old town is characterized by mediaeval rions and beautiful churches.
The well-known Palio of St. Florian takes place on the Patron Saint's Day Feast during the first week of May.
(about 103 km far from our farm)
GRAN SASSO NATIONAL PARK with LAGA MOUNTAINS LAKE
Its distinctive features are the marly-sandy rocks, the thick woods and the wonderful falls. Inside the park you can meet deer, roe-bucks, wolves, bears, the beautiful royal eagles and the eagle-owls.
(about 122 km far from our farm)
Its mediaeval town planning, its boundary walls and the Earls of Genga Palace still entirely exist. You can't pass the tenth century Benedectine Abbey of St. Victor alle Chiuse, the Holy Mary infra Saxa Sanctuary, the Romanesque St. Ellen Abbey and the eleventh century Val Castra Abbey unobserved.
The Infrasassi Caves with their small lakes, the inlaid stalactites and the huge stalagmite have an extraordinary environment value.
(about 138 km far from our farm)
Worldwide known for paper processing and the “Museum of Paper and Watermark”, it is the relation link between Marche and Umbria.
Its mediaeval town planning, developped around Piazza del Podestà still remains, as witnessed by several twelveth and thirteenth centuries pictures in the Civic Picture Gallery.
The Palio of St. John the Baptist, which takes place each year on St. John the Baptist's Day, is worthy of remark.
(about 146 km far from our farm)
Rich in Rainassance frescos and tokens of Paolo and Francesca's love story, as told by Dante, here you can have a stroll in the village absorbed in a mediaeval atmosphere, or walk around its boundary walls with their battlemented towers and square small towers.
(about 154 km far from our farm)
With its ancient boundary walls, this Rainassance Centre is rich in art, culture and history. Inside the Palace of the Dukes, at the Marche National Gallery you can admire masterpieces by Raffaello, Piero della Francesca, Tiziano, Paolo Uccello, Luca Signorelli and many other artists. Also the imposing Cathedral, St. John Oratory and the Native House of Raffaello are sightworthy.
On the third Sunday of August the historical recalling of the Feast of the Dukes takes place.
(about 181 km far from our farm)