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This noble town stands high up on a ridge in the Apennine foothills of the central Marche. Once you have twisted your way up to the top, the relative grandeur of the place comes as something of a surprise with several smart palazzi lining the main Corso Mazzini.

Benign Piazza Garibaldi, half way along, is presided over by the town hall, topped by its 14th century tower. On the opposite side, a balcony under the arcades gives you a grandstand view out over the mountains to the south.

The artistic high spot here is the church of San Medardo, half way up Corso Mazzini, where you can see two dramatically framed masterpieces by Luca Signorelli, painted while he was living here between 1507 and 1508, as well as an altarpiece by Giovanni della Robbia (1513).