The Marche Region is studded with small towns, and in spite of my origins, I have to admit I haven’t visited them all. Monterubbiano was in the list of still undiscovered places… until some time ago!
Last weekend we finally got here and visited this incredibly small town with some of the most breathtaking views ever.
Monterubbiano is known as one of the pearls in the hinterland of the Province of Fermo and it is on top of a hill a few kilometres from the sea. Its panoramic views overlooking the thriving Aso valley and ranging up to the Adriatic Sea with its brilliant colors as well as the majestic Sibillini Mountains.
The old town is well worth a visit, too: its ancient streets recall a famous past, while its churches (as many as 10 in total!) have treasured the art and history of the village. The town is still surrounded by the medieval walls built by Francesco Sforza in 1443.
We reccomend a visit to the Town Hall which houses a Pinacoteca (art gallery), to the Archaeological Museum and to the Vincenzo Pagani Theatre dating back to 1875. Here’s the “Beniamino Gigli” Academy that promotes concerts, singing competitions and operas.
Close to the square is the Ghetto Ebraico: the quarter of the Jewish population in the 16th century and commonly called by the inhabitants of Monterubbiano “the beaches” because of the beautiful sunny location.Here the houses and the shops were connected to each other at the time and some of them are still partially accessible.
Monterubbiano is one of the 19 towns in the Marche region awarded with the Orange Flag by the Touring Club Italiano. This is a quality mark that selects and certifies the small inland towns, based on rigorous touristic and environmental parameters. It is thought of from the travellers’ point of view and of the visiting experience: it is given to towns that do not only have an historical, cultural and environmental heritage of merit and are distinguished for an offering of excellence, but also for offering tourists a quality welcome.
We agree Monterubbiano will be up to the expectactions of all travelers: here’s the charm of history combines the beauty of nature. And for those of us who are also interested in the food and wine, Monterubbiano offers the opportunity to taste a truly unique dish: the fried Tagliatelle…so delicious!
Emidio and Emanuela, owners of the Bed&Breakfast “Vento di Rose”, made our stay in Monterubbiano very special, and welcomed us warmly and with great friendship, delicious breakfast and a lot of…fried tagliatelle!
To find out more, please visit the offical website of the Bed&Breakfast “Vento di Rose” by clicking here