MonteMonaco

MonteMonaco

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Montemonaco is famous for its tales of fairies and wizards, witchcraft and holy inquisition, alchemists and old women who, thanks to the richness in medicinal herbs and water, were able to make decoctions, distillates and essential oils for the treatment of diseases.

This century-old vocation has led the Azienda Agricola Montemonaco to rediscover mountain cultivations such as lentils, chickpeas, broad beans and peas that, today more than yesterday, bring useful benefits to our diet.

Discovering Montemonaco is easy. It can be reached from the Adriatic coast in about an hour and thirty minutes, following the valley of the Aso river. When you reach a thousand meters above sea level, you will discover a medieval village that, despite the 2016 earthquake, endures with stubbornness and continues to face the roughness of the mountain that rises majestically behind it, up to the Sibilla cave. If it is true that the Apennine Sibyl has marked the history of this country, it is also true that Montemonaco offers other attractions and many other places to discover the traditions of such an enchanted place.

I legumi MonteMonaco, gli unici al dente senza essere precotti conservando il 100% delle proprietà nutritive bio, fatti di sola acqua e farina del Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, senza addensanti e conservanti.
I legumi MonteMonaco, gli unici al dente senza essere precotti conservando il 100% delle proprietà nutritive bio, fatti di sola acqua e farina del Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, senza addensanti e conservanti.

MonteMonaco legumes, the only “al dente”, not precooked legumes, which preserve 100% of the organic nutritive properties, are only made from water and flour of the National Park of Monti Sibillini, without any thickener or preservative.
There is no trace left of the ancient castle at the top of the village, except for the toponym in Via di Castello. At the end of the road, in the highest part of Montemonaco, there is a large panoramic viewpoint (Parco Montiguarnieri today) bordered to the north by a stretch of the ancient walls. From here, you can enjoy the wide view: to the east, the degradation of the hills up to the Adriatic Sea; to the west, the Sibillini Mountain range (from Monte Sibilla to Monte Vettore) which contains the descending plateau where the fortified village was built. Walking through the walls, in the upper part of the town, you can visit the parish church of San Benedetto. The sacred building contains a lunette inside: a fresco of a crucifixion which was attributed to Crivelli school, a silver arm containing the relic of San Benedetto da Norcia (work of the master goldsmith Cristoforo da Norcia) and a wooden crucifix from the 15th-century art of the Marche region.

I legumi MonteMonaco, gli unici al dente senza essere precotti conservando il 100% delle proprietà nutritive bio, fatti di sola acqua e farina del Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, senza addensanti e conservanti.
I legumi MonteMonaco, gli unici al dente senza essere precotti conservando il 100% delle proprietà nutritive bio, fatti di sola acqua e farina del Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, senza addensanti e conservanti.

MonteMonaco legumes, the only “al dente”, not precooked legumes, which preserve 100% of the organic nutritive properties, are only made from water and flour of the National Park of Monti Sibillini, without any thickener or preservative.
Montemonaco also boasts 30 hamlets that go up to the core of Monte Vettore. These include Foce, the gateway to Pilato lakes, one of the very few glacial lakes in the Apennines. The lake is home to a particular crustacean, the Chirocefalo del Marchesoni: a small red “shrimp” (9-12 mm) that swims belly upwards. Based on popular tradition, it takes its name from a legend according to which the body of Pontius Pilate, sentenced to death by Tiberius, was supposedly thrown in its waters. The body, closed in a bag, was tossed in a cart and drawn by buffaloes that were left free to wander aimlessly, and then would fall from the sharp ridge of Cima del Redentore right into the lake.

Where to stay

Hotel Guerrin Meschino. T. 0736 856218
Hotel Monti Azzurri. T. 0736 856127
La Colombella. T. 0736 856155
Taverna della Montagna. T. 0736 856327
Agriturismo Le Castellare T. 0736 856270
Cittadella Dei Sibillini T. 0736 85.63.61
Agriturismo La Contea T. 0736 856262

Where to eat

Locanda della Trota T. 0736 856112
Locanda di Ulisse T 333 227 5525
La Primula T 339 703 0522
Ristorante la Scampagnata T 0736 856392
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