From the green heart of Fiastra abbey you can start the first excursion to the hills: a typical side road which from the valley floor goes up rapidly and then it settles running up on a crest until it reaches Petriolo. The little town is a good example of how surprisingly nice those smaller towns can be. Still surrounded by the town walls, the medieval urban fabric was built all around the nice square that has also a panoramic view, from which you can enjoy a wonderful panorama and where there are the most important buildings of the town. Petriolo offers the tourist a great collection of greenery: uncontaminated landscapes, old aged beech forests and fascinating orchids dotting grazing lands.
The visitPetriolo is a little town laid down on macerata territory hills. The old town is surrounded by castle walls which testify an ancient medieval reality, but with an urban fabric that reminds the 18th century period. Within the town, indeed, there are alleys that twist and turn, narrow corners but also precious treasures. In Piazza San Martino there are the Town Hall, the Chiesa Parrocchiale dei Santi Martino e Marco (Sant Martin and Saint Marc Parish Church) and the Santuario della Madonna della Misericordia (The Vergin of Mercy Sanctuary) with an adjacent the Legni Pocessionali Museum (Processional woods Museum) where you can admire De Magistris’ and Durante Nobili’s paintings and processional and church service furnishings. Walking through the town centre, is also possible visiting the Chiesa del Suffragio (Church of Suffrage) that got turned into a museum dedicated to Diego De Minicis which hosts the remains of this young sculptor from Petriolo, and the “Macchine parlanti” historic museum, about the machinery evolution, where there are objects from the twenties/thirties to date. All of this goes with an extraordinary view: a stream of hills, placed one against the other where, on topo of them there are other splendid villages.
Do not missIl Museo dei Legni Processionali
Comune di Petriolo
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Piazza San Martino, 1