Lago di Castreccioni o di Cingoli

Castreccioni lake is, in size, not only the largest artificial lake in the Marche region but also throughout central Italy. It is located in the Municipality of Cingoli, also known as the Balcony of the Marche and one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy". It is situated in the heart of a beautiful countryside and as a destination of the many migratory routes of a number of water birds, it has become "Provincial Oasis for Wildlife Protection". Furthermore, the high naturalistic value of the forest, thanks to the presence of holm oaks and evergreen sclerophylls, has allowed the area to be recognized as a Site of Community Importance. Surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis and woods rich in flora and fauna, interesting hiking and mountain biking await you, along the many nature trails offering varied panoramic views. The Mediterranean vegetation around the lake consists of the Montenero Macchia, a floristic protected area.

The Attractions of Cingoli

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Itineraries to visit Cingoli

Discover the itinerary Land of Popes

Land of Popes

The magnificent places that gave birth to great Popes

Art and Culture   Spirituality and Meditation   3 days

Discover the itinerary Lorenzo Lotto -Painter

Lorenzo Lotto -Painter

Born in Venice around 1480, the young artist Lorenzo Lotto chose to move to Treviso. There Lotto formed a relationship with the humanist circle of Bishop Bernardo De Rossi from Parma, which straight away provided him with advantageous and profitable commissions. In 1508 Lotto was called to the Vatican in Rome to paint the rooms of the new apartment of Julius II. During the period between 1509 and 1516 the movements of the Venetian artist are somewhat obscure. The following decade, spent in Bergamo, was undoubtedly Lotto’s happiest and most creative period. At the end of 1525, after an absence of 20 years, he decided to return to Venice where however the rising star of Titian, with his sensuous and joyful painting, precluded the favour of the patrons towards Lotto. He died in the Marche in 1556 and was buried, at his request, in a Dominican friar’s habit. Lotto accomplished many works in the Marche, providing testimony to his genius and his remarkable personality.

Art and Culture   3 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