Corso Papa Giovanni XXIII, 3 - Frontino (PU)
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Frontino is, by population, the smallest Municipality in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino and in the Montefeltro Mountain Community. it belongs to The Borghi più belli d'Italia organization (The  most beautiful villages in Italy ), that promotes Italy's most beautiful villages. Here flies the Orange Flag, that is an award given by Touring Club Italiano to small inland towns across Italy in recognition of the quality of what they offer the tourist while not sacrificing the environment. It is included in the Natural Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello. You can enjoy breathtaking views, with Mount Carpegna in the backdrop. At the foot of the village lies the valley of the river Mutino, whose stones pave its streets. These stones were used to build beautiful towers, the castle walls and the fountains by Franco Assetto, the great artist from Turin precursor of pop art and promoter of the artistic movement "Baroque Ensembliste", who left most of his works to the city of Frontino. The museum in the old town centre is named after him.

The pride of the town is the thirteenth century convent of Montefiorentino. According to tradition, it was founded by St. Francis in 1213 and it is one of the largest monasteries in the Marche. The monastery includes a small cloister and boasts the Renaissance Chapel of the Oliva Counts, built in 1484 and a masterpiece of Renaissance art, attributed to Francesco De Simone Ferrucci da Fiesole, holding important works of art, such as the beautiful altarpiece by Giovanni Santi, Raffaello's father, and a fresco attributed to Evangelista da Piandimeleto.The fourteenth century water mill known as "di Ponte Vecchio", which supplied flour and bread to the castle, has a guard and a defense tower and it now houses the "Museo del Pane" (Museum of Bread).The monastery of San Girolamo, surrounded by oak trees, has recently been restored and it is now used as a service residence. It includes a church, a convent and a service dependence. The back wall of the dining hall is adorned with a Last Supper. The upper floor houses the old monks' cells.The most important local products are:  the black truffle and the bean, to which some events are dedicated; the so-called "bostreng" is a delicious local cake, made with eggs and milk. The National Literary Prize "Frontino Montefeltro" has been taking place in Frontino for over thirty years. 


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Discover the attraction Frontino - Mulino di Ponte Vecchio

Frontino - Mulino di Ponte Vecchio

After a recent restoration aimed at showing the ancient wheat grinding techniques, Ponte Vecchio Mill is nowadays used both to produce flour and to serve as a...

Discover the attraction Frontino – Church and Convent of S. Francesco from Montefiorentino

Frontino – Church and Convent of S. Francesco from Montefiorentino

The Franciscan monastery of Montefiorentino, the largest in the Marche Region, was founded in 1248 and then rebuilt over the centuries. Its structure is a must...

Discover the attraction Pietrarubbia - Visitor Center of Sasso Simone e Simoncello Park

Pietrarubbia - Visitor Center of Sasso Simone e Simoncello Park

Pontecappuccini Park Visitor Center has been reorganized and enlarged as far as structure and content are concerned.Currently, the structure is not only an...

Discover the attraction Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello

Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello

The Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello covers an area of 4847 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1996; the towns included in...

Discover the attraction Carpegna Park

Carpegna Park

Carpegna Park is the first  Forest Acrobatic Park of the Province of Pesaro-Urbino. It is set inside the Natural Park Sasso Simone and Simoncello and in...

Discover the attraction Lago di Mercatale

Lago di Mercatale

Mercatale Lake, located between the village of Mercatale and at the foot of the hill of the old town of Sassocorvaro, is an artificial lake originated by a dam...


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