Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 8 - Fossombrone (PU)
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Fossombrone, once the Roman settlement of Forum Sempronii, looks splendid from afar on the slopes of the Metauro Valley. Named after the plebeian tribune Gaius Sempronius Gracco who built the forum between 133 and 126 BC, the town was laid out on a grid-like plan which ran parallel with the Flaminian Way. Excavations have brought to light the remains of a domus, or family house, with thermal heating system, and a long stretch of basalt paving running parallel to the Flaminian Way.

ATTRACTIONS: The most remarkable religious sites include: the Church of St. Philip, the fourteenth-century Church of St. Augustine, the Church of San Francesco and the Cathedral with its neoclassical facade. Church towers and the upper storeys of larger noble palaces peep out through the terracotta roofs of the town's terraced streets, while above it stands the 15th Century Corte Alta Palace, now home of Art Gallery the Civic Museum, housing prehistoric finds and a large collection of finds dating back to Roman Forum Sempronii; must see attractions are also the sixteenth-century Palazzo Cattabeni and Palazzo Dedi. In the fortified citadel that dominates the city are the remains of the pentagonal Malatesta fortress, whose courtyard boasts the Church of S. Aldebrando. Along Via Pergamino -  in the direction of Urbino -  is the Palazzo Pergamini - Negri, which houses the  Quadreria Cesarini, containing over 60 paintings and graphic works made by Anselmo Bucci, as well as works of modern and contemporary art. Safely locked up on the edge of the town is one of Italy's most secure prisons.

The most typical delicacies of Fossomobrone are the " Ciambella di Pasqua" (Easter ring-shaped cake), "coniglio in porchetta" (rabbit stuffed with wild fennel) and "crescia sfojata" ( stuffed flat bread). In March there is the "Fair of Bianchetto Truffle"; in May there's the Renaissance Festival  "Triumph of the Carnival".

The Attractions of Fossombrone

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Fossombrone things to Watch

Discover the attraction Fossombrone- The Passionei Library

Fossombrone- The Passionei Library

On 19th April 1784 Monsignor Benedetto Passionei bequeathed his library to Fossombrone in behalf of the young fond of studying. He was born in Fossombrone in...

Discover the attraction Monumental site of San Filippo Neri

Monumental site of San Filippo Neri

The church was built thanks to the economical support of its community and it was dedicated to the five patron saints of the town (Aquilino, Gemino, Magno e...

Discover the attraction Fossombrone - Fortress

Fossombrone - Fortress

The Fossombrone Fortress is located on the St. Aldebrando Hill and it was one of the buildings of the Duchy of Urbino to protect the Metauro Valley and...

Discover the attraction The Capuchin Friary

The Capuchin Friary

The Capuchin Friary are located on the Hill of San Giovanni. This was one of the first Capuchin friaries, founded by Ludovico and Raffaele Tenaglia in the...

Discover the attraction Fossombrone - Forum Sempronii Archaeological Park

Fossombrone - Forum Sempronii Archaeological Park

The archaeological zone occupies a large basin terrace on the left of Metauro and bounded to the west of the ditch of Cesana (or Rio di San Martino), along the...

Discover the attraction Sant'Ippolito - Rifugio Escursionistico Evolution Camp

Sant'Ippolito - Rifugio Escursionistico Evolution Camp

Just 20 km away from the beaches of Fano and from Urbino, the homeland of Renaissance, there is Evolution Camp Village, in an area immersed in the lush green...


Itineraries to visit Fossombrone

Discover the itinerary Archaeological Marche

Archaeological Marche

A journey into the past

Art and Culture   5 days

Discover the itinerary The organic production chain

The organic production chain

A list of companies and cooperatives working according to high quality standards

Skills and expertise   Taste and tradition   6 days