A remarkably pretty fortified hill town, all of a medieval piece. It has some of the best-preserved 15thC defensive walls in the Marche. Walk along long
stretches of the battlements and admire the sweeping views.
It's worth wondering up and down the narrow stepped streets, and visiting the shrine to St Maria Goretti, the
town's own 20thC saint, murdered in 1902 at the age of 12 by a would-be rapist whom she resisted. She was canonized in 1950 as a virgin martyr.
The town is in Verdicchio wine country and the local co-operative winery, Val di Nevola, produces some excellent value bottles.
See the calendar of events for the local polenta feast.