The village, one of the smallest within the province of Macerata, consists of twelve small scattered hamlets, and the Town Hall is located in Pie’ del Sasso. Situated at the entrance of a cleft enclosed by rocky mountains, the territory was an old fiefdom ruled first by the Baschi family, Ghibellines from Orvieto; then by the Da Varano family and lastly by the Papal States. Located as it is on the borders of the Monti Sibillini National Park, the area can be an ideal starting point of relaxing and off-the-beaten-track itineraries through nature, wine and food.
The visitThe church of San Benedetto, in the hamlet of Valle, has great artistic value, since it still preserves parts of its original Benedictine structure. In Valcadara, inside the Church of San Nicolò, there are frescos attributed to Paolo da Visso depicting the Annunciation, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. In the hamlet of Collattoni, are located the water springs, called the Veins (Le vene), and the Trocchi, the ideal place for quiet walks. Further south than the town of Montecavallo, the road starts to climb and reaches the small Church of the Madonna of the Valley, at 721 m above sea level. The area also hosts a fitness trail, in order to let people exercise and keep fit in a healthy and peaceful environment.
Do not missBetween Montecavallo and Pievetorina, lies the Natural Reserve of Montagna di Torricchio, a protected mountain area abounding with grazing land, meadows and woods, with a multifarious fauna-and-flora biodiversity. Its management is entrusted to the University of Camerino, which periodically publishes the results of the researches carried out on the area’s flora, fauna and geology.
Comune di Montecavallo
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