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Land of Popes

 

The magnificent places that gave birth to great Popes

 
Throughout history The Marche gave birth to great Popes of whom the territory bears memories and testimonies. In fact, they all wanted somehow to pay homage to the native land with monuments and works of art. It is a new itinerary, which helps to discover the memory of these great popes and at the same time cities of art and historic towns of The Marche, where they were born and where they left signs of their presence.
 
 
 

Land of Popes

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Ascoli Piceno- Niccolo IV and the cope in Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno- Niccolo IV and the cope in Ascoli Piceno

Pope Niccolo IV (Girolamo Masci) was the first Franciscan Pope in the history of the Church. He was born in 1227 in Lisciano, a few kilometers far from Ascoli...

Discover the attraction of Sisto V in Montalto delle Marche and Grottammare

Sisto V in Montalto delle Marche and Grottammare

The dispute between Montalto delle Marche and Grottammare about the birthplace of Pope Sisto V has very remote origins, dating back to the 17th Century. However...

Discover the attraction of Urbino- Clemente XI in Urbino

Urbino- Clemente XI in Urbino

Giovanni Francesco Albani (Pope Clemente XI) was born in Urbino on 23rd July 1649 from a noble family coming from Albania. He took interest in the...

 
Discover the attraction of Senigallia- Pious IX and Senigallia

Senigallia- Pious IX and Senigallia

Pious IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) was born in Senigallia on 13th May 1792. He became pope in 1846. He proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception...

Discover the attraction of Cingoli- Pious VIII and Cingoli

Cingoli- Pious VIII and Cingoli

Pius VIII - Francesco Saverio Castiglioni, (Cingoli, MC, November 20, 1761 - Rome, Dec. 1, 1830). Bishop of Montalto (1800), he was confined by Napoleon I...

Discover the attraction of Genga- Leo XII and Genga

Genga- Leo XII and Genga

Annibale della Genga became pope on 28th September 1823 and his name became Leo XII. He was born in Genga in 1760 into a noble family.  He studied in Osimo...

 
 
 
 

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