Serrapetrona

 
Cities
Via Giacomo Leopardi, 18 - Serrapetrona (MC)
0733.908321 0733.908322
 
Famous in history for the bloody battles between the Goths and the Byzantines, Serrapetrona is little more than a village that spreads along the north-west bank of the Caccamo lake and the beautiful city of Tolentino, the theatre of defeat of Gioacchino Murat, the king of Naples.
It is a charming small village nestled in the Monti Azzurri (Blue Mountains), in the heart of the Macerata area, on the right side of the stream “Cesolone” .
Serrapetrona contains interesting beauties both from the artistic and historical point of view and offers the possibility of beautiful walks along the banks and slopes of the surrounding hills, and the Caccamo lake is the ideal place for game fishing , rowing and canoeing.
Serrapetrona contains vestiges since the high Middle Ages (the term itself Serra is of Lombard origin and indicates a fortified town with functions of a defense barrier at the beginning of a valley Petrona). Among the various artistic remains, deserve to be mentioned : the wooden and silver crosses of Gothic age by Cecco da Camerino, the frescoes of the Giotto-Rimini school, the altarpieces and the most valuable altarpiece by Lorenzo d'Alessandro and the Crucifixion by the Camerino School , by Giovanni Angelo di Antonio in the Churches of S. Francesco and S. Lorenzo; the “museo dell’uomo” (Museum of the Mankind) with tools and materials used by the ancient peasant tradition and hosted in some rooms of the restored castle of the Lombard age.
And if the tourists want to combine excellent food and wine with the natural and artistic beauties, they can choose between the excellent restaurants and the widely recognized Vernaccia di Serrapetrona d.o.c.g. , a sparkling wine, unique for its quality, its characteristics and tradition are appreciated throughout the whole national territory and beyond. It almost seems as if the colour of the Vernaccia wants to remind the blood split excessively over the territory. 
Every year it is held the magic and unique event “ Appassimenti Aperti" (Open grapes drying), the charm of this event is unique especially for the opportunity to visit the “Appassimenti”(Open grapes drying), the places that the ancient tradition has handed down: the grapes are left to dry for months before going on with the processing; a custom that the peasant civilization has transmitted and that today is renewed thanks to advanced techniques. “Appassimenti Aperti” is a unique opportunity to admire the extraordinary walls of bunches of grapes and to visit the wineries.


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  0733-52056

 

Serrapetrona

Cities
Via Giacomo Leopardi, 18
Serrapetrona (MC)
0733.908321 0733.908322


 
 

The Attractions of Serrapetrona

 
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Serrapetrona things to Watch

Discover the attraction Centro Canoa Caccamo

Centro Canoa Caccamo

The Canoe Centre Caccamo, located in Serrapetrona (MC), is among the most structured of The Marche. Continuous improvement has turned the Centre into the...

Discover the attraction San Severino Marche - Abbey of San Mariano in valle Fabiana

San Severino Marche - Abbey of San Mariano in valle Fabiana

At the foot of the hill of the village of Colleluce, along the road which connects San Severino Marche and Serrapetrona, there is still the abbey of San Mariano...

Discover the attraction San Severino Marche - The fortified village of Colleluce

San Severino Marche - The fortified village of Colleluce

Located on top of a hill, the picturesque fortified village of Colleluce still retains the original thirteenth century walls. It is currently visible...

Discover the attraction Serrapetrona- Lago di Caccamo

Serrapetrona- Lago di Caccamo

Caccamo Lake is the ideal destination for a one day getaway. You can find it along the valley of the Chienti river, in the heart of the Unione Montana Monti...

Discover the attraction San Severino Marche - The fortified village of Carpignano

San Severino Marche - The fortified village of Carpignano

The fortified village of Carpignano is located in locality Carpignano. Built between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, it is currently visible from the...

Discover the attraction Caldarola - The Castle of Pievefavera

Caldarola - The Castle of Pievefavera

The castle of Pievefavera is located in Pievefavera, a little medieval village, at 411 meters above sea level, with a beautiful view over Lake Caccamo....

 

Itineraries to visit Serrapetrona