Campofilone…what a pleasant surprise! 

Campofilone - panoramic view

Campofilone – panoramic view

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 Adriatic Sea on the background of the village of Campofilone

The Adriatic Sea on the background of the village of Campofilone

The village overlooks the Adriatic coast, where the combination of colors between the earth and the sea are simply amazing and extremely charming.

Medieval defence walls in Campofilone with a stunning view on the Sibillini Mountains

Medieval defence walls in Campofilone with a stunning view on the Sibillini Mountains

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.

Porta Marina - main entrance to Campofilone

Porta Marina – main entrance to Campofilone

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.

Abbey of St. Bartholomew The Apostole

Abbey of St. Bartholomew The Apostole

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. 2 2We are blown by the stunning landscape you can see from the “Orto”, right on the back of the Abbey.

"The Orto" right on the back of the Abbey of St. Bartholomew

“The Orto” right on the back of the Abbey of St. Bartholomew

Breathtaking panorama from the back of the Abbey of St. Bartholomew The Apostle

The breathtaking panorama from “The Orto”

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.

Fili di pasta all'uovo tagliati sottilissimi sono una delle caratteristiche principali dei "Maccheroncini di Campofilone" famosi in tutto il mondo

The “Maccheroncini of Campofilone” are popular all around the world and their peculiarity is to be 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!

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