PresentationThe town is located at 750m above sea level. Its coordinated set of brick and stone buildings overlooks winding, narrow, silent streets that offer an ever-changing wide views of the Sibillini Mountains, the Aso valley, and the Piceno hills. It extends over a rocky ridge on high limestone cliffs, in one of the most courageous positions in the Marche.
Its high cliff attracts the attention of anyone for its spectacular look and also for the abundance of Pliocene fossils that it contains.
The entire summit of the mountain (904 m.) is covered in woods, which extend to the river Tenna, following the course of numerous ditches. The territory is extremely rich in walking and mountain-bike routes in the nature. In this area, formerly a Protected Floristic Area of the Marche Region, the European Community has recently established an Area of Community Importance (Natura 2000).
In the area of “Colle Luccio” brick material and small objects of pagan worship have been found; they are the proof that Montefalcone was inhabited since the Roman period. Later, it was a feudal possession of the Abbey of Farfa and has been a free municipality since 1214.
Definitely worth visiting is the Municipal Museum of Fossils and Minerals, in Palazzo Felici, which preserves both local and fossil fossils from all over the world and from all eras. In the same museum you can also admire the prestigious polyptych by Pietro Alamanno “Madonna with Child” painted between 1475 and 1480.