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Ussita, Province of Macerata, Marche

A mountain area offering a wealth of historical, cultural, environmental and recreational attractions, with skiing facilities at the foot of Monte Bove, sports facilities, and mountain bikes and trekking itineraries. The commune consistes of a number of small hamlets with town hall at Fluminata.

Info

  • Altitude: 730 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 400 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 62039
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0737
  • Patron Saint: the Santissimo Crocifisso, celebrated on the first Sunday in September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Calcara, Capovallazza, Casali, Castel Fantellino, Cuore di Sorbo, Fluminata, Frontignano, Pian dell'ArcoPieve, Sammerlano, Sant'Eusebio, Sasso, Sorbo, San Placido, Vallazza, Vallestretta, Tempori.
  • GPS Coordinates: 42°57'N, 13°8'E

History

In the Middle Ages Ussita was one of the five jurisdictions (Guaite) of the Commune of Visso.

What to see

  • at Castel Murato, on the Fantellino hill remains of the Varano castle with a huge central square tower whose construction was started by Rodolfo da Varano in 1380. The castle was surrounded by walls, defended by 5 towers and a ditch.
  • at Pieve, the church of Santa Maria Assunta with frescoes ascribed to Paolo da Visso
  • at Casali, the church of Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio, originally a benedictine cell founded by St. Eutizio in Lombard times, and consecrated by the bishop of Spoleto in 1093, as shown by a stone inscription inside the church; inside Baroque altars and a painting by A. Righi dated 1638.

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