Around il Giuggiolo
The town of Fossombrone is located in the lower valley of Metauro, along the ancient Via Flaminia, located on the flat area between the Monti Cesane and Colle dei Cappuccini. The first evidence of human presence dating back to the Paleolithic, the first settlement of Roman citizens settled near San Martino del Piano. The name Forum Sempronii was given as a tributu to Caio Sempronio Gracco. In early 1300, the city was ruled by the Malatesta family and from the middle of the fifteenth century it passed under the dominion of Montefeltro of Urbino during which the city had a period of great prosperity. Federico da Montefeltro built many buildings on a pre-existing medieval structures, the High Court was strengthened with a quadrilateral fortress that lays at the top of the hill of Sant’Aldebrando.
The town of Fossombrone is rich in churches and monuments: maybe the most famous is the beautiful Church of San Filippo, built in Baroque style.
On top of the hill stands the Capuchin Convent, dated back to the sixteenth century, from which you can admire a great panorama.
“Forum Sempronii” Archaeological Park
Around the area of the San Martino you can admire important remains of public and private roman buildings as well as the layout of some streets with paving flagstones. Among the most interesting ruins there is a large spa building dating back to the first century BC and mosaics of a roman domus. The Archaeological Park, the only one in the Pesaro-Urbino province and among the most significant of the Marches, allows you to discover the ancient city.
Archaeological Museum and Civic Art Gallery “Augusto Vernarecci”
Within the High Court is the Archaeological Museum “A. Vernarecci “, where you can admire prehistoric material, protohistoric and Roman materials.
The rooms of the main building of the High Court are home to the art collection of the Municipal Art Gallery which displays paintings by authors from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
House Museum “Cesarini”
The House Museum owned by the notary Giuseppe Cesarini, that during his life picked bought some of the most important collections of contemporary art in the Marche. The palace, middle-class residence of the 30s-40s of the last century, is located along the Via Flaminia. A large living room is dedicated to the artist Anselmo Bucci, dear friend of the notary and exponent of twentieth-century painting Marches painting school.