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Belmonte Piceno, Province of Fermo, Marche

Info

  • Altitude: 310 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 650 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 63029
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0734
  • Patron Saint: Santa Croce, celebrated on 3 May

History

In pre-historic time there was on the site an important Piceni settlement, renowned for the craftswork of amber, coming from the Baltic area; if was a Roman colony, and in the early Middle Ages Benedictine monks from Farfa built a church, called Santa Maria in Muris, on the Roman ruins and a castle rose on a nearby hill, which was called Belmonte. In 1263 the castle came unde the control of Fermo.