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This small mountain town with a strong medieval stamp nestles deep in the Apennines. No single great monument, but plenty of local colour. In the mountains around, charcoal burners still build their fires and the wrinkled elderly widows that linger in the streets look as if they come from central casting.

Best sights are the hump-back medieval bridge and Palazzo Ubaldini (photo below) which houses a fine fossil museum.

There are now two artisan breweries here, and various annual events are organized to promote the town as the Cittą della Birra. See their website (in Italian) for more details.


Around 4 km NE of Apecchio on the SS257 follow the sign off to Monte Nerone, to snake up to the summit of this craggy limestone mountain.

On the way up pause to see the Mappamondo, the World's largest globe. Even if you don't turn off, you can catch sight of it from the road, high up on a crag.

South east of Apecchio the SS257 winds its way to Citta' di Castello in Umbria over the Bocca Serriola, an impressive but not excessively high pass (730 m) over the Apennines.