Echoes of prehistory

The Sibylline Mountains have hosted settlements since prehistory and seen the succession of various cultures. In Pievebovigliana there are traces of man dating back to extremely ancient times: Remains of settlements, Neolithic crockery and earthenware from the Iron Age tell us that primitive man chose this valley for his home. Even the origin of the name "Pievebovigliana" contains centuries of history, said to consist of two words, the first of which bears witness to the presence of a parish already existing in the 11th century while the second can be traced back to an ancient word linked to the presence of the Gauls in the area. MORE DETAILES

TO VISIT In the hamlet of San Maroto stands the 9th century church of St Just object of international studies due to its historical and architectural interest. Near the church you can cross ł the 13th century Romanesque bridge which rests on Roman foundations; a few hundreds of meter the church of St Crucifix intentional from St Francis. Not far away is the castle of Beldiletto , founded by Giovanni Spaccalferro in 1380, where kings, queens and popes, such as Julius II, came to stay. The church of St Mary of the Assumption , one of the most famous Romanesque monuments in the Marche region of Italy, has a beautiful Romanesque crypt. The The R. Campelli Museum , in the Town Hall (1) , houses ancient artefacts and valuable local art. Across piazza Vittorio Emanuele (2) is the ancient parish church of St Mary of the Assumption (3) .

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