Piazza della Concordia, 6 - Falerone (FM)

Falerone is a town of about 3,500 inhabitants in the province of Fermo. The Roman centre of Falerio had been risen in the valley of Tenna, to the left of the river in a territorial district intensely frequented already in pre-Roman times. The city, in which many monuments were built from the age of Augustus, was a flourishing centre until the fourth century. A.D. The coat of arms depicting a medieval armor, recalls the domination of the country by the local feudal Saxon lords, heirs of a traditionally warlike people and voted for war, who created their right dominating on 30 castles of the middle-high valley of Tenna, making Falerone their capital.
The strong Franciscan presence in Falerone has been documented since the thirteenth century, whereas the monastic activities and the presence of monks and small abbeys of these lands, date back to Lombard age. A first convent of monks stood in Piagge district, near an ancient Lombard church called San Giovanni (now destroyed), not far from the place where even today, there is the age-old Church of San Paolino, also dating back to Lombard age. Moreover, the Churches of Santa Margherita and Santo Stefano were also abbeys, besides being places for worship: the former depended on the monks of San Pietro in Ferentillo, the latter was the main Parish Church of the ancient Diocese of Falerone (now disappeared along with the Parish Church). The first Franciscans settled in Falerone in the mid-thirteenth century and founded their monastery on the hill of the cemetery, building their church dedicated to the patron saint of the Country (hence the name of the place: San Fortunato's hill). Only in 1292 the Franciscans moved and set up inside the walls, at the Church of Santa Maria, renaming it Church of San Fortunato in 1352, although even today people from Falerone call it Church of S. Francesco. Of the same period is the building of the adjoining monastery. The Church on the hill remained there until it was demolished to erect the cemetery chapel; the name "San Fortunato" was transferred to the Church of San Francesco; it is still remembered as the Temple of San Fortunato known as of S. Francesco. In 1542, some monks belonging to the Clareni order left the convent of the Piaggie and founded a little Church on a hill near the Country, dedicating it to Our Lady of the Angels and also built an adjoining home (inside the church, the fresco above the high altar, by Vincenzo Pagani deserves to be mentioned).
Among the people linked to Falerone, we should remember Oliverotto Euffreducci, known as Oliverotto da Fermo (1473-1502) Lord of Fermo and Falerone, who attempted to impose a lordship on Fermo, but was murdered by Cesare Borgia; whis event is narrated in "Il Principe" by Niccolò Machiavelli.

The historic center, the monuments and the museums of the town are partially accessible. For information please write to Toll-free Number Marche Tourism (numeroverde.turismo@regione.marche.it) or contact the phone numbers listed below.



Piazza della Concordia, 6
Falerone (FM)


The Attractions of Falerone

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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 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 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...

Discover the attraction Montegiorgio - Hippodrome San Paolo

Montegiorgio - Hippodrome San Paolo

At 5 km far from Montegiorgio, along the Tenna Valley, is the Hippodrome San Paolo, which covers a total area of ​​220,000 square meters, of which 65,000 are...


Itineraries to visit Falerone

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Archaeological Marche

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