Acquacanina is a mountain little town, situated at 734 m. above sea level. The history of Acquanina matches with the Abbey of San Salvatore in Rio Sacro, founded by the Benedictine monks in the sixth century. In the sixteenth century the monks abandoned the Valle del Rio to move to the Church of Santa Maria de Merigu, founded around the year 1000. The Parish Church of Rio Sacro founded by the Benedictines in the year 1000 and recently restored boasts fine works of art, including a wooden group of the Madonna with a Child of Rio Sacro (XVI century), a small canvas (Our Lady of the Suffrage) by Carlo Maratta, a sixteenth century panel and a fresco (Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian) attributed to Girolamo di Giovanni. Must see attractions are:  the ruins of a castle built by the Da Varano family in Vallecanto area, where there's the Church of Santa Margherita adorned with two frescoes by Giovanni Girolamo; the Church of Our Lady of the Valley, in Campicino area, housing monumental Baroque altars and a seventeenth century painting of the Deposition attributed to the Roman school of Caravaggio. In the area you can make excursions and walking tours throughout the year. The location is ideal for the practice of cross-country skiing: there are actually five rings of cross-country trails.

The town was hit by an earthquake in 2016. For information please write to Toll Free Number Marche Tourist Department (


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Itineraries to visit Fiastra