We’ve been traveling far and wide and discovering little by little this wonderful region. Today we stop in Campofilone, a small town in the Fermo province, to recharge our batteries. What a pleasant surprise!
The village overlooks the Adriatic coast, where the combination of colors between the earth and the sea are simply amazing and extremely charming.
For centuries, the Saracens have plundered the coasts of Le Marche and their hinterland. That is why many towns close to the coast look like small fortresses.
And this explains also why the main entrance of Campofilone is an old Medieval door named “Porta Marina”. The purpose of this door and its defensive tower was to defend the town from any possible assault.
The powerfull walls shield the old town while a maze of alleys preserve the original integrity and beauty of the past.
By strolling along a beautiful tree-lined road with majestic pine trees, we have arrived in front of the Abbey of St.Bartholomew The Apostle. We are blown by the stunning landscape you can see from the “Orto”, right on the back of the Abbey.
The villages on the near hills surround the Adriatic Sea and are the backdrop of the Sibillini Mountains.
Campofilone is known worldwide thanks to its “Maccheroncini IGP” (“IGP” is an important national certification of quality from a protected geographic area), an egg pasta hand-cut in very fine threads.
This tradition dates back to the ‘400 and was already mentioned in documents of the Benedictine monks.
After our walk we start feeling hungry and we are ready to taste the “Maccheroncini”! But dear friends, this is another story…
A special thanks to the IAT of Fermo for the helpfull infos kindly provided!