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In Roman times, Tifernum Metaurense, known today as Sant’Angelo in Vado, arose from the point where the Morsina torrent merges into the River Metauro. The city, rich and vivacious, was set amongst important commercial routes and a flow of workers during the era. The same workers that were probably a part of the construction of The Domus of the Myth: a large noble dwelling place, erected towards the end of the 1st century AD, and embellished by a complex of figurative mosaics featuring subjects that vary from ‘the triumph of Neptune’ to Medusa beset with serpents; an achievement so valuable that it suggests the presence of a cultured and refined contractor. The city of Tifernum was destroyed during a long war between the Byzantines and the Ostrogoths (6th century), but the nucleus of the medieval layout is still visible today, with the civic tower, the Palace of Law, the portals from the Renaissance period and the stately palaces.
About ten kilometres further along the valley, another forge of works of art crops up on the banks of the Metauro: Urbania. The river laps against the mighty walls of the Ducal Palace, almost paying homage to beautiful artefacts collected in the rooms of the civic museums. Urbania is still today a centre of vitality, heir to a glorious past that, in 500, saw it famous throughout the whole of Europe for its ceramics and was known by the name Castledurante.
Piobbico, farther to the south, enjoys a mild climate because of the woodlands that surround it, even during the hotter months of the year. The richness of this small medieval village is plentiful, so much so that in the 16th century naturalist doctor Costanzo Felici preferred not to reveal it, but to instead entice travellers to take a break in the countryside in order to discover it for themselves. He wrote: ‘One catches sight of other things of equal marvel within and outside of Nerone, and if I were to show them as I wished, one by one, the reader would tire of reading them and my pen of writing them; so that judging it to be better to leave it for the object of desire of curious people, rather than making it a tedious spectacle for the mind, I have nothing more to add on the subject of this most marvellous, celebrated mountain… ‘
If you would like to feel ‘outside of time’, devote a few hours to a walk nearby the castle, following the route of the River Vitoschio. The silver thread of the river cuts through the denseness of an incredibly flourishing valley: ten kilometres of landscape free from human intervention, a rare view to come across in one of, if not the most celebrated protected area.
How to get there:
If you’re coming from the north or south, take the A14 and exit at the toll ate at Fano. Take the SS73bis and follow the signs to Urbino. Then proceed to Sant’Angelo in Vado. You can find the entire route here.
The nearest airport is the Ancona-Falconara, which is about 100km away. It’s advisable to hire a car or request a car rental with a driver by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The port at Ancona is about 80km away. It’s advisable to hire a car or request a car rental with a driver by writing to us at email@example.com.
The closest stations are Pesaro, Fano and Ancona. The small villages are generally connected by a regional train service. For information and timetables visit www.trenitalia.it.
Where to stay
Urbania/Pieve del Colle
Next to a solemn 14th century parish church, in a scenic location so privileged that it attracted the attention of Piero della Francesca (it was from here he depicted the valleys of the truffle), arises the educational organic farmhouse Pieve delle Colle, a place of rest and comfort that will become a place of the soul - a course of yoga or meditation perhaps playing its part.
Piobbico/ Ca’ Licozzo Country House
Situated in a tranquil, scenic area and surrounded by forests, this country house offers four independent apartments furnished with a kitchen and a bathroom. To complete the offer, there is a large garden with a barbecue area, a gazebo and a swimming pool, allowing you to spend peaceful days in the open countryside.
Sant’Angelo in Vado/ Taddeo e Federico Hotel & Restaurant
In the historic centre of Sant’Angelo in Vado, among the antique furniture and the valuable finishes, this hotel also offers a high quality restaurant, with recipes based around the exquisite white truffle - the wealth of the land.
All the Benefits of Booking through Paradise Possible
• 10% discount on all accommodations recommended by Paradise Possible
• possibility of visiting historical assets that are not usually available and not opened to the public
• assistance of experienced guides in art history with interpreter
• availability of the municipalities where the property is located
• availability of tourist reception at the farm contracted
• quality of courses tailor-made by experts for every itinerary
• assistance of experienced guides to adventure sports on the nature parks
• flexibility to take advantage of the itinerary with the same services for arrangement in group or in pairs.
Costs and methods of Payment :
• Each itinerary will be priced individually;
• For every booking of the itinerary it will be required a pay contribution for the number of people who will benefit of the Itinerary (*) to Paradise Possible and the 30% deposit for booking of accommodation at the selected facility.
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