Montappone - The straw hat

Montappone, a small medieval town, is well known for the production of handmade straw hat. The Hat Museum documents all stages of straw processing. The last step concerns straw pressing, giving the hat the final shape. In the museum there are photographs, panels and original machinery.
Montappone hosts "The Straw Hat" in July: it's an event that promotes this ancient craft. There are more than two hundred hat makers who show visitors how to make a straw hat. The economy of this little town is based not only on the production of straw hats, but also of handbags made of shavings, rush and other materials. Pottery is popular too. 


Montappone - The straw hat

Borgo XX Settembre, 1
Montappone (FM)
+39 0734761333 0734.760709

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The Attractions of Montappone

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Discover the attraction Massa Fermana - Saints Lorenzo, Silvestro, Ruffino Church

Massa Fermana - Saints Lorenzo, Silvestro, Ruffino Church

The church, dedicated to the Saints Lorenzo, Silvestro and Ruffino, was rebuilt at the end of 1800. The first artwork in the Marche by Carlo Crivelli, can be...

Discover the attraction Falerone - Falerio Picenus Archaelogical Park

Falerone - Falerio Picenus Archaelogical Park

The archaelogical park mainly includes the urban area of the old town of Falerio Picenus, as well as the cemetery areas and suburban villas. The 30-hectare...

Discover the attraction Falerone - Roman Theatre

Falerone - Roman Theatre

Representing the ancient Roman city of Falerio Picenus, the theatre is the best preserved monument in the Marche region, despite much of its decoration has been...

Discover the attraction Mogliano – Church of S. Gregorio Magno

Mogliano – Church of S. Gregorio Magno

The origins of the building may date back to the tenth century, with an initial construction outside the walls of the castle. The Church has been entrusted to...

Discover the attraction Montegiorgio - Alaleona Theatre

Montegiorgio - Alaleona Theatre

The theatre was opened in 1770, and it was built inside the old Town Hall. The theatre was made of wood and it consists of three rows of boxes and fourty...

Discover the attraction Montegiorgio – Church of S. Francesco

Montegiorgio – Church of S. Francesco

Nestled in the rolling hills of Fermo, the municipality of Montegiorgio extends on a hill from which you can glimpse the Monte Conero to the north, the massive...