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Monte Cavallo, Province of Macerata, Marche

A mountain commune at the entrance of a canyon, formed of a number of small hamlets, with townhall at Pié del Sasso.

Info

  • Altitude: 648 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 170 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 62030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0737
  • Patron Saint: St. Bernardino from Norcia, celebrated on 21st March
  • Frazioni & Localities: Collattoni, Pian della Noce, Piè del Sasso, Cascine, Selvapiana
  • GPS Coordinates: 43°2'0"N - 13°3'0"E

History

In the early Middle Ages it was a fiefdom of the Baschi family of Orvieto, then passed under the Varano and finally in the mid-16th century became part of the Church State.

What to see

  • In Valle, the church of San Benedetto, still preserving elements of the original Benedictine abbey;
  • in Valcadara the Church of San Nicolò; with 15th-century frescoes ascribed to Paolo da Visso representing the Annunciation, Crucifixion and Resurrection;
  • in Collattoni the springs of Vene and Trocchi, a picturesque trekking itinerary.

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