Situated at the beginning of Chienti river valley in a crucial point between the Appennines and the Adriatic slope, Serravalle has a part of territory among the chains of mounts dominated, to the south, by Prefoglio Mount (1322 meters above the sea level) and to the north by Maggio Mount (1236 meters above the sea level), along the S.S. 77 “Val di Chienti” provincial road. It was already inhabited during the Paleolithic era, as it was a central point of trans-appennines itineraries, it has experienced a sequence of several populations with stable or seasonal settlements. The territory is made of 23 communities, each one with special peculiarities which refer to folk stories and traditions typical of peasant culture. Among those we remember the several “pievi”, churches, abbeys, many of which recall cults to Holy Mary that are typical of the border areas.
The visitYou can visit the Paleontological Museum of Serravalle which hosts (among other things hippopotamuses, mammoths, rhinoceros which used to live 900.00 – 700.000 years ago) part of findings coming from excavations in Collecurti, the post ancient evidence in Italy of migratory and evolving events that had marked the process of modernization of the fauna happened at the end of Early Pleistocene.
Do not missTour to the water pipes that have drained the Colfiorito and Serravalle plain:
-The Augustus water pipe (1st century B.C.)
-The Botte dei Varano ( 14th century A.D)
Comune di Serravalle del Chienti
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Corso Giacomo Leopardi, 77