This frontier village, some 750 metres above sea level, takes its name from the eponymous cropped-topped mountain that dominates the countryside and offers great opportunities for
trekking and winter sports.
The old centre has some fine buildings but the main attraction of the place is its setting. To the south-west make a detour to see the dramatic hilltop
rocky outcrops known as the Sassi Simone and Simoncello, both now standing in a regional nature park.
Carpegna is famous for its prosciutto crudo, or raw, cured ham - coscia, sale, tempo e nient'altro (ham, salt, time and nothing else) as its publicity states.