The hills

Castelleone di Suasa

Castelleone is a typical old medieval town fortified by the ancient walls with the Rocca, the Castle, the Church and Palazzo della Rovere. From the medieval village you can descend to the valley below (Pian Volpello zone), where the archaeological area of Suasa is located. This includes remains of the ancient town of Suasa. This open-air museum is of great interest because of its size and architectonic complexity.


Corinaldo is a city of art and faith.The mighty walls from the Renaissance encircle the historic centre and represent an example of fortified city.
Several religious and public buildings are very important from the historical and the artistic point of view. An absolute must-see is the Civic Art Collection “Claudio Ridolfi”, which contains works by artists of the 17th and the 18th  century.


Fratte Rosa is a little town in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. Between the 11th and the 13th century it was capital of the little State of Ravignana. Today, the old town of Fratte Rosa preserves its charm. Nearby the ancient castle there is the St. Victoria Convent, regarded as one of the most important monuments of this area. Fratte Rosa is famous all over the world for the ancient terracotta manufacturing.


Frontone is also called “the little Swiss of Marche”. Tourists will discover here nature through different paths. Above the modern village stands a steep hill and from its top there is an imposing castle and the well-restored medieval borghetto.


Mondavio has a unique architectural structure typical of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Its masterpiece is the Rock, designed in the fifteenth century by the Sienese architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini.
Originally designed as a kind of war machine, the fort is an important example of Renaissance architecture and military art.


The famous maritime centre of Marotta, together with the astonishing medieval borghetto of Mondolfo, will offer you an enjoyable stay. In Mondolfo city centre there are many artistic treasures. In Marotta you can observe the fishermen’s life and take part to the fish handle at the sunset.


Monte Porzio is an agricultural and industrial centre on the hills of the left bank of the lower Val Cesano. The region around Monte Porzio has been inhabited since the Stone age. From 1400 the Monte Vecchio family influenced the whole local architecture, with the namesake palace and the monuments in the old town. The other side of the comune is Castelvecchio, whose name derives from the ancient Rocca


Pergola is a city full of art. It was founded in 1234. The area was inhabited since prehistoric times and by different populations, who influenced the development of this town in different ways. The architectual style is typical of the Middle Ages, with stone buildings, tower-houses, portals with pointed arches and bas-reliefs, as well as many important religious buildings.
A must see is the “Museo dei Bronzi dorati e della città di Pergola” (Museum of golden bronzes of the city of Pergola).

San Costanzo

San Costanzo is situated on the hills between Valle del Metauro and Valle del Cesano. The most important touristic attractions are the fountain in Piazza Perticari, surrounded by the castle’s walls, the civic tower and the magnificent Teatro della Concordia. Very important is also the Polenta Festival, one of the most ancient festivals in Marche.

San Lorenzo In Campo

San Lorenzo in Campo is surrounded by the typical landscape of Marche with its mighty hills. The origin of this town is linked to the foundation of the Monaster of the Order of Saint Benedict and the abbey. In Palazzo della Rovere you will find the Teatro Comunale Tiberini and the Archeologic Park of Suasa. San Lorenzo in Campo contains the frazioni (subdivisions) of Montalfoglio and San Vito sul Cesano.


Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent culture, especially under the patronage of Federico Da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect, only slightly marred by the large car parks below the town. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana. The Galleria Nazionale delle Marche (National Gallery of the Marche), housed in the palace, is one of the most important collections of Renaissance art in the world. It includes important works by artists such as Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Giovanni Bellini