Montegiorgio: the leading city of the Mediterranean Diet

Panoramic view on Montegiorgio

Panoramic view on Montegiorgio

Today our curiosity led us to the town of Montegiorgio. After discovering how important is this village, we wanted to breathe the healthy air of the Middle Valley of Tenna.

Picturesque glimpse of the old town

Picturesque glimpse of the old town

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One of the numerous old alleys in Montegiorgio

The old town is surrounded by walls and can be reached along numerous medieval streets telling about the history of the village. The alleys are often very narrow and anything surrounding us provide evidence of the ancient times of this fascinating place.

Piazza Matteotti and its beautiful loggia

Piazza Matteotti and its beautiful loggia

In Piazza Matteotti we immediatly notice that the columns of the loggia portray the renowned citizens of Montegiorgio.

Inner view of the Theatre Alaleona

Inner view of the Theatre Alaleona

The offices of the municipality are currently located in a valuable building that also stores a precious historical archive and the Theatre “Alaleona”, named after the great musician Domenico Alaleona. Designed by architect Giuseppe Sabbaticals and built between1870 and 1884, it is still considered as a small jewel of neoclassicism.

Remaining marble portal of the Church of San Salvatore

Remaining marble portal of the Church of San Salvatore

There are only few remains of the church of San Salvatore: a marble portal from the Fourteenth century and the sacristy with frescoes dated 1380. The church was once annexed to the cloister and could be reached from the square with an imposing staircase standing in place of the loggia.

Panoramic view of Montegiorgio

Panoramic view of Montegiorgio

We are sure there are no words, no matter how well they’re written, that will be able to describe the breathtaking view you have when arriving to the Hill of “Pincio”, the extreme point of Montegiorgio. The panorama is simply stunning: you will see the Adriatic Sea at short distance, but also the Sibillini, the Monte Conero and even the Gran Sasso Mountains.

Inner view of the Church of San Francesco

Inner view of the Church of San Francesco

Chiesa_di_San_Francesco_MontegiorgioHere stands the Church of San Francesco (once named Santa Maria Grande in Georgio), dated around the thirteenth century from the Gothic-Romanesque time, and its annexed monastery which belonged to the monks of Farfa.

The Farfense Chapel

The Farfense Chapel

Close to the church is the “Farfense” Chapel: still keeping the tombs of the Patti’s, Calisti’s, Zenobi’s and Alaleona’s.

We decided to stay here longer and contemplate in silence this sight to behold!

A special thanks to the Municipality of Montegiorgio http://www.comune.montegiorgio.fm.it and the IAT of Fermo for the helpfull infos kindly provided.

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