SURROUNDINGS

La Cantina di Bacco Agriturismo is located near Piticchio, one of the nine castles of the district of Arcevia.

These nine castles constitute one of the principal attractions of the surrounding territory; they are walled centres of habitation, constructed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, which have retained their distinctive features up to the present day.

It is possible to visit many places of historical interest and natural beauty quite close to the Agricuturismo:

Archaeological excavations, Castel Leone di Suasa (7 km)
Suasa was an ancient Roman city situated in Pian Volpello, on a terrace at the valley bottom, to the right of the River Cesano. Since 1987 many buildings from the Roman epoch have been discovered or uncovered.
www.consorziosuasa.it

 

Museum of Monastic Arts, Serra de’Conti (15 km)
The only museum of its type, collecting and exhibiting objects from the daily life of the sisters of the Cloister of Santa Maria Maddalena.
www.museoartimonastiche.it/main.htm

 

Imposing walls of Corinaldo (15 km), still mostly intact since the fourteenth century
These impressive walls  have a perimeter of 912 metres and a maximum height of 18 metres, and extend all the way round the historical centre rendering Corinaldo a rare example of a fortified city.
www.corinaldo.it

 

Fortress of Mondavio (18 km)
The fortress of Mondavio is one of the most important and interesting testaments of the activities of the military camp of Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1482-1492) in Le Marche.
www.mondavioturismo.it

 

Gilded bronzes of Cartoceto, Pergola (20 km)
The only group of gilded bronzes in the world dating from Roman times still in existence, they are conserved in a museum complex in the city of Pergola.
www.bronzidorati.com

 

Museum of Mining, Cabernadi (20 km)
Situated close to the old sulphur mine, this represents one of the most important mining centres in  Europe. Photographs, documents and working tools reconstruct the economic and social history of the region.
www.minieracabernardi.it

 

Sentinum archeological excavations, Sassoferrato (25 km)
Sentinum stands on an alluvial plateau, a short distance from the Via Flaminia. The excavations brought to light numerous finds from the Roman epoch among which the most striking is the mosaic depicting Aion (Aeon) - unqualified or “absolute” time, a very rare and special figurative theme.
www.sassoferratocultura.it

 

Frasassi caves (30 km)
Fantastic subterranean limestone caves in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns. Situated inside the Regional Nature Park of the Rossa Gorge and Frasassi, this complex of sensational caves is among the largest in Europe.
In addition to the traditional guided tours it is possible to join more advanced caving expeditions.
www.grotte-di-frasassi.it

 

Senigallia (30 km)
Seaside resort noted for its superb “velvet beach” of extremely fine  sand and offering individual monuments such as: Roveresca Fortress, Rotonda a Mare (pier)  - famous from the Fred Bongusto song, and the Foro Annonario piazza. In summer there is a range of events, the most important being the Summer Jamboree (a 50s-style international festa) and Radio 2’s CaterRaduna.
www.comune.senigallia.an.it \ www.summerjamboree.com \ http://caterpillar.blog.rai.it/

 

Jesi – Royal City (30 km)
Jesi is an ancient city with such an important industrial tradition that since the end of the 19th century it has been known as the “Milan of Le Marche”.

Testimony to Jesi’s glorious history, including its role in the 12th century as capital of the Aesina Republic, is its well-conserved historical centre with interesting monuments, still surrounded by city walls dating from the 15th century and almost entirely intact.
www.comune.jesi.an.it

 

Museum of Paper and Watermarks, Fabriano (38 km)
The museum passes down the secular tradition of paper production that made Fabriano a unique city in Europe. Inside is a faithful reproduction of the mediaeval pulping machine for the manufacture of paper by hand.
 www.museodellacarta.com

 

Monastery of Fonte Avellana, Serra Sant’Abbondio (38 km)
Evocative hermitage founded by Saint Romualdo around the year 1000, it nestles high on the slopes  of Mount Catria. Closely linked with the Camaldolese Congregation of monks, it was described by Dante Alighieri in the 21st canto of the Paradiso of his Divine Comedy
www.fonteavellana.it