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MORRO D'ALBA

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Morro D'Alba goes back about the year one thousand but the countryside was already inhabited during the Roman age.

At the time of the Longobard period, Morro D'Alba was the seat of an administration centre, responsible for the whole surrounding territory. Later on it became an important point of exchange and trade. The name of the village Morro comes from the pre-roman age word "moor" or "murr" which means "rise" and it indicates a prominent hill, like other villages belonging to this area. Since 1213, it developed as a castle and joined the rural area of Jesi.

In 1862, d'Alba was added to the ancient original name.

In and around the village:

  • A walk along the Town Walls (XIV century) offers a unique path, from where you can admire wonderful landscapes and the Villa Sant'Elena too. The covered raised walking known as "La Scarpa", namely "The Shoe", due to its shape (XVII century) is a landmark of this village.
  • Utensilia Musuem is a unique exhibition of the development accomplished by the rural population and craftsmen in the production of agricultural and domestic tools.
  • The St.Gaudenzio Church – Built in the XVIII century, it houses the paintings of Silvio Galimberti and fifteen oval paintings, representing the "Rosary's Misteries" (XVI-XVII century).
  • The Holy Sacrament Church – Built in the XVII century, this Church houses a collection of Church ornaments and vestments of the homonymous Confraternity a painting of Bernabeo Francioni representing the "Annunciation".