Borgo of the Month: Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche)

Apr 18, 2020 201

BY: Silvia Donati

Mercatello sul Metauro is a delightful medieval village in the Marche region, nestled in the green valley of the Upper Metauro river, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) west of Ancona and about 50 kilometers (31 mi) southwest of Pesaro

Overlooking the valley from its 500 meters of altitude, Mercatello sul Metauro was inserted into Italy’s network of the most beautiful historic villages in 2018, thanks to its well-preserved medieval center. For a long time a crossroads between Marche, Umbria and Tuscany, Mercatello was the seat of a market twice a week which attracted people from the surrounding countryside, hence its name (in Italian, market is mercato).

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