IN THE SURROUNDING

 

MONTALTO DELLE MARCHE

Montalto is one of the typical Italian countryside villages where everything closes at lunchtime, where young and old spend their evenings talking to each other on the Piazza and where you can play a game of table football at the bar, or play a game of cards. 

 

 

In Montalto there is a small supermarket, a butcher, a grocery, a pharmacy, a post office, a bank, a hairdresser, a shop for magazines and cigarettes, a bookshop, a jeweller, an optician, several bars and a delicious pizzeria/ristorante. Montalto has an important regional function as there are an elementary school, a bridge school (3 years) and a lyceum. 

 

 

The village Montalto, with approximately 2500 inhabitants, is the place of birth of the famous renaissance Pope Sixtus 5th and the architect Giuseppe Sacconi, the designer of the Altare della Patria in Rome. Montalto is located at 512 metres above sea level. Many buildings date back to the 4th century AC, but only in 1585 the town was given city rights by Pope Sixtus V. in 1816 Montalto became the most important city of the province, including the city Amandola, Offida, Ripatransone and San Benedetto del Tronto. Montalto has a small but beautiful historic centre where you can stroll in the several narrow alleys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest summer attraction of Montalto delle Marche is the fairy tale feast "The Night of the Witches and the Gnomes" which attracts thousands of visitors annually. It starts on August 12 and ends on August 14th at 12 o'clock at night with a big firework. It's realy great for children from 3 to 8/9 years old. But also highly recommended for older children and adults!

 

 

 

Andere stadjes in onze omgeving:

Montalto delle Marche

Offida & Ripatransone

Grottammare & San Benedetto del Tronto

Ascoli Piceno & Fermo 

Macerata & Loreto

Conero & Ancona

I Monti Sibillini