Sant'Angelo in Vado

Piazza Umberto I, 1 - Sant'Angelo in Vado (PU)
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Sant'Angelo in Vado is a town located along the valley of the Metauro river, at the foothills of the Apennines flanking the main road leading up to the Bocca Trabaria (m.1044). The town was once the Roman Tiphernum Metaurense and when rebuilt after the wars between the Byzantines and Ostrogoths was dedicated to the Archangel Michael, hence its name Sant'Angelo. In the mid-fourteenth century was under the Brancaleoni family and later became of the duchy of Urbino. The old town is full of beautiful monuments:  the fourteenth-century Palazzo della Ragione dominated by contemporary Civic Tower ('el Campanon'); the eighteenth-century cathedral, the ancient palaces Santinelli, Griffins, Clavari Mercuri and the seventeenth-century Palazzo Fagnani (majestic town hall since 1838). The most remarkable churches are: the church of St. Mary extra muros,  with the adjacent former convent of the Servi di Maria, the church of St. Clare with its monastery, the church of Santa Caterina del Corso and Santa Caterina delle Bastarde;  the seventeenth-century octagonal church of St. Philip and the oratory of the Immaculate, San Bernardino, St. Francis and St. Mary of the Angels with the sixteenth-century cloister. One of the most remarkable sights in the town is the Domus del Mito, or House of the Myth, the remains of a 1st century BC Roman villa with some 1,000 square metres of elaborate, polychrome mosaics. Only recently discovered, they represent some of the finest ancient Roman discoveries in central Italy over the last half century. Another spectacular room is the triclinium depicting a hunting scene surrounded by a festive repertoire of geometric patterns in black and white. The town is the birthplace of a number of important Baroque artists and architects including the brothers Taddeo and Federico Zuccari, who achieved fame in Rome during the second half of the 16th century. Sant'Angelo in Vado is the capital of Tartufo bianco pregiato (White Truffle); during the last weekends of October the town hosts the Mostra Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco Pregiato (National White Truffle Fair), an excellent chance to taste white truffles and see the town decked out to look its best. The town also boasts  a Research Centre of Truffle.

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Discover the attraction Federico and Taddeo Zuccari Theatre

Federico and Taddeo Zuccari Theatre

To date, the Theatre of S. Angelo in Vado is still the heart of copious activities: theatrical performances range between the most varied fields, such as...

Discover the attraction Sant'Angelo in Vado- Church of S. Michele Arcangelo

Sant'Angelo in Vado- Church of S. Michele Arcangelo

It was first built in ancient times and it was rebuilt in the 16th and 17th century as it was considered too small in comparison to the other churches of the...

Discover the attraction Antiquarium

Antiquarium "Tifernum Mataurense" Civic Museum and the Domus del mito archaelogical area

The extra muros Saint Mary Church and monastic complex date back to the 1300. A part of the museum containing artifacts and artworks showing the local culture...

Discover the attraction The Domus of Myth

The Domus of Myth

A land blessed by the Gods. An area called Campo della Pieve kept an archaeological pearl which was discovered, by mere chance, at the end of the Nineties of...

Discover the attraction Monastero Serve di Maria S. Maria delle Grazie

Monastero Serve di Maria S. Maria delle Grazie

The Monastery Serve di Maria "Santa Maria delle Grazie" is located on a hill, not far from the center of Sant'Angelo in Vado. Built in the mid-80s, it is...

Discover the attraction Monastero Clarisse Cappuccine S. Veronica Giuliani

Monastero Clarisse Cappuccine S. Veronica Giuliani

The Monastery of the Poor Clares of Mercatello sul Metauro is located on the original birthplace of Saint Veronica Giuliani, a mystic Capuchin stigmatized the...


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