Monsampietro Morico: a hidden gem in Marche, Italy.

I have a thing for small villages and places which haven't been invaded by mass tourism.
And I love getting lost in the small streets of the territory and discover new hidden gems.
If you appreciate traveling "off the beaten path," today I’ll bring you with me to Monsampietro Morico.
 
Monsapietro Morico is a secret medieval village located in the 
Province of Fermo, in the Marche region, Italy. Here, you can enjoy peaceful surroundings and experience life in a rural, unspoiled Marche environment: beautiful architecture, little churches, tiny houses, olive trees, vineyards, and friendly people. You can also visit Sant’Elpidio Morico, a hamlet of the nearby city with just 80 residents, which is considered one of the most beautiful small villages in the Marche.
                                                                                                
The name of the village appears for the first time in a document dated 1061, during the pontificate of Pope Alexander II. It was founded as a castle by Malugero Melo, son of the Norman noble Drogone d'Altavilla count of Puglia and protected by high and solid walls. The wife named Morica bore him three children to whom they count in homage to his wife; he gave the name of Morico, and hence the name of the country. In 1317 the territory was ceded in Fermo.
 
This small town was affected by the previous earthquake and some historical places are not available for visitors. I had the opportunity to know personally the Mayor, Romina Gualtiere, who illustrated with pain and pride all the efforts they’re making to bring back many historic relics; an important piece of their past. Sincere words cannot be listened to or even written—they must be felt.
 
My friends just keep in mind the importance of tourism for the affected areas. Think about how much it can help a small city to rebuild their story and their ancient traditions. Wherever you decide to stay there will still be breathtaking views, wonderful places to visit, great experiences and the warmest hospitality.
 
Monuments and Churches
Romanic Church of San Paolo (1071)
Church of  San Pietro and Sant’Antonio Abate (XVI century)
Church of  San Francesco (1513)
Church of the Madonna del Carmine (1200-1300) This church is outside of the city center and is available for a visit. 
Triptych Crivellesco (1400 – Carlo Crivelli) at the Municipal offices
Church of  San Michele Arcangelo (1699) - at Sant’ElpidioMorico
Triptych of Vittore Crivelli (1496) at the Church of San Michele Arcangel
 

Special thanks to the availability and the warm hospitality of the major, Romina Gualtieri, the vice MirkoTiburzi, the council member Vittorio Alessandrini, the local Proloco; the guide Victoria and Angels PR events, who organized this wonderful tour in this hidden gem.
 

Juliana de Brito

I’m a citizen of the world: a mix of Brazil, China and Portugal.
I moved to Italy in 2006. In 2017, I left a carrier as PR manager in a multinational company in Milan to live with my family in Le Marche, central Italy. It was a life choice!

 

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