PresentationBetween the hills of S. Benedetto del Tronto and Fermo, the town dominates the lower Val d’Aso in a splendid natural fresco that blends the green countryside and the blue sea.
The streets and glimpses tell secular stories of a Roman settlement first and domain by the bishops of Fermo then.
The old town, enclosed by solid walls that protect its integrity and the beauties of the past, is accessed via a short avenue made majestic by its centuries-old pines.
The village, with a tapered shape, rises along a main street overlooked by the main buildings behind which opens a labyrinth of alleys, sometimes covered by barrel vaults and cross vaults and which, from time to time, allow a glimpse of the beauty of the panorama that surrounds it: the calm Adriatic sea, the gentle hills up to the white peaks of the Sibillini mountains.
Walking through the streets you can still smell the scent of the ancient culinary tradition: a gastronomic specialty of great value has always been produced, “Maccheroncini di Campofilone”, very thin strands of egg pasta without water, known since the 15th century, now appreciated all over the world.
The heart of the town is piazza Umberto I. In Piazza Roma the abbey of S. Bartolomeo rises, with the archaeological-liturgical museum and its vegetable garden enclosed by medieval walls that allow to admire the surrounding hilly panorama.
Other churches: St. Maria Assunta (district of Ponte Nina), St. Patrizio and St. Maria d’Intignano (outside the town walls).
17 March – St. Patrick festival (Celtic)
First weekend of August – “National festival of maccheroncini”: the town is filled with stands where you can taste this typicality;
14-16 August, district of Ponte Nina – “Festa del mare”: food stands with fried food and seafood;
17-18 August, Orto Abbaziale – “L’Orto Party”: beer festival that animates the town;
Penultimate weekend of August, “Pepper Festival”: by the Pro Loco.