A peaceful village
This hamlet of ancient origins lies on the top of the gentle Marche hills, and was named after the god of crops, Fanum.
Here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the typical Marche landscape: rolling hills and valleys, vineyards, sunflowers and wheat fields.
A VILLAGE ON THE ROLLING HILLS
An artistic and cultural village, Montefano gave birth to the photographer of celebrities “Arturo Ghergo” and hosts a nineteenth-century theatre designed by “Tombolini”, the technical director of “Teatro La Fenice” in Venice.
The local historical pageant “Palio delle Contrada” is held here every year in July.
The ancient walls and tower of Montefano are still visible. Strolling through the alleys of the city, you can admire the typical red brick houses.
The house where Pope Marcello II was born is also in Montefano. We suggest you visit the two examples of Baroque style churches: the “Collegiata di San Donato” (where a piece of the cross St. Donato was crucified on is conserved) and the “Chiesa di San Filippo”.
The Ghergo Museum is located in the Palazzo dei Priori in Montefano, on the ground floor, under the splendid loggia overlooking the heart of the town, Piazza Bracaccini, in the building that was formerly the Town Hall
What to do? Montefano ?
Montefano è un piccolo borgo adagiato sulla sommità di un colle tra i torrenti Fiumicello e Monocchia. Offre la possibilità di piacevoli passeggiate rilassandosi poi in uno dei locali del centro storico e dintorni.
Nel mese di Luglio, durante il "Palio delle Contrade - Montefano '900", l'intero paese si trasforma, rievocando l'Epoca dello Splendore, con sfilate, spettacoli, sfilate in abito, auto d'epoca, balli e gastronomia. I momenti più attesi sono a corsa dei "Papi sugli asini" e la "sedia del Papa".