Montedinove is a small medieval village entered in the network of Authentic Villages of Italy (BAI ). The 587 inhabitants are very proud of this title achieved thanks not only for its natural beauties and food and wine but also for the historical center mainly upgraded, in recent years, for tourism.
The village is located at 561m above sea level and it is part of the “Comunità Montana dei Sibillini". Getting there is quite simple, if you are tired of lounging in the sunny beaches of Pedaso and you are in need to change the scenery is enough to take the car and with a half an hour drive you arrive in this beautiful mountain community. Montedinove is far from Ascoli Piceno only 30 km.
The first thing that strikes you upon arrival is undoubtedly the breathtaking views that goes from the Adriatic coast to the Sibillini Mountains, from the Conero mountain to Gran Sasso in the region Abruzzo. If you have a pair of binoculars you will forget the time passing by.
Montedinove offers a lot to the tourists who love history, landscapes, wine and gastronomic traditions. In the summer, especially during the month of August the historical centre becomes a car-free oasis and the square Novana is transformed in a great open-air lounge. They organize concerts, theater, exhibitions andvarious cultural evenings. The evenings will be unforgettable, a dive into the true Italy made of laughter, love, creativity, legends, history, food and good wine. You will feel at home.
Walking through the historical centre is a pleasure not to be missed. You can notice all the care and love that the people have used in restoring their houses leaving intact the medieval style of Montedinove.
The most interesting monument is undoubtedly the walled portal on the wall of the church of Santa Maria de' Cellis. It is composed of three different materials: travertine, sandstone and terracotta and it is full of intense esoteric symbolism. The symbolism of the portal is currently under intense study but it seems they are linked to the Order of the Templars.
There are three events not to miss in Montedinove :
The first Sunday in June " The Feast of St. Thomas of Canterbury "
12-13 August "Montedinove Sapori e arte" culinary walk through the streets of the village to the discovery of ancient tastes with music and street performer.
The first weekend of November, "Sibillini in Rosa " great celebration of “Apples Rose Sibillini Mountains” with tastings of typical dishes with apples rose.
You'll fall in love with Montedinove as we did as soon as you arrive.