Walking In The Apennines
Offer unparalleled and exciting activities to explore the Apennines area: discover genuine treasure troves of natural and cultural excellence all year round.
Walking in the Apennines offers three different ways of finding out about our area: trekking, walking and adventure activities. Our excursions are available to people of all ages, whether they are sporty or not, or nature lovers – whatever your passion, everyone’s interests are catered to.
We want our excursionists to enjoy the Apennine mountains in a responsible way and participate through physical, affective and interactional activities.
In the warm seasons, you can enjoy going downhill on a bike, swim in the refreshing waters of a torrent or relax by a fortress or a castle and enjoy the wholesome local food. In winter you can enjoy snow-walking on the snowy mountain ridges where the impressive and breathtaking scenery will surely warm your hearts.
Walking in the Apennines is for everyone!
This excursion concerns a century old story. A simple walk on M. Pietralata in which we will trace the the origins of this incredibile story
The Pianacquadio beech forest is the ideal place to hunt for invertebrates hidden in the mysterious undergrowth
A journey back in time to the Roman era: from Cagli to the Gola del Furlo along the ancient Flaminia Roman road
Lying on a rock spur, a natural ledge of the Val Marecchia, is the striking town of Pennabilli well-known for its "Luoghi dell'Anima" created by T. Guerra.
A relatively demanding and fascinating trek in mountain beech forests and on the scenic mountain top meadows of Monte Catria, ending at the cross positioned at a height of 1700 metres
We cross the plateau of Monte Petrano at night on the soft Alpine grass and stop to do some star and planet gazing in some of the best spots
An extraordinary adventure walking and swimming in the river Candigliano: one of the most spectacular waterways which characterise the M. Catria and M.Nerone massifs
A thrilling adventure in the snow on top of Monte Carpegna on the night of a full moon!
A particular excursion in the muffled silence of the biggest turkey oak forest in Europe. We cross the wide spaces of the forest called the “Macchia del Sasso”
For all those who love the snow and want to experience a thrilling excursion, we recommend a trip to Monte Catria during the winter. We use the ski-lifts to get to the top
This fascinating, fun and easy excursion takes place on the majestic snowy plateaus of Monte Nerone, where there is an incredibile range of landscapes
The excursion begins on the high path of Val d’Abisso, which provides an incomparable view of the gorge below. We will enter the cave without difficulty
Fascinating twilight walk through the Tecchie forest among huge trees and spacious meadows until reaching the refuge of Cà Tecchie where we will eat around a spellbinding bonfire
Beginners course which is safe, easy, fun and suitable for children too
The eagles dominate the skies of the Furlo Gorge and as we walk along the pathway we might be able to catch sight of these magnificient birds of prey
This extraordinary place is so rich in animal life that it is easy to see an impressive number of birds in every season of the year: from daytime birds of prey, to cliff birds and aquatic birds
A truly exciting one of its kind excursion: the trek is in the river itself and excursionists walk across some wild territory.
A fun walk along the wide riverbed of the Marecchia: blocks, gravel and limstone spurs rise up from the bed of soft clay, making the place unique and spectacular
An extraordinary adventure walking and swimming in the river Burano: one of the most spectacular waterways which characterise the M. Catria and M.Nerone massifs
An easy excursion on mountain bikes along the Flaminia road within the breathtaking Furlo gorge, surrounded by the sheer drop walls of the canyon
Strong, majestic and impenetrable is the fortress of San Leo that has arisen from the rock. We can see what the errant knights would have seen in a long and distant past
Walking along the narrow streets which characterise Urbino, under the spectuacular towers of the DucalPalace and letting ourselves by overwhelmed by the fantastic panorama of the old fortress park, we will feel as if we are in the Renaissance period
Mystery, history, art and artisans from the past are some of the surprises in store when we visit Urbania.
An easy and fascinating trek in the heart of the inter-regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello,between the two striking stones, on the huge coloured clay badlands. We then go up the Medicea path until we reach the town of Sasso
An easy excursion on Monte Ercole along a marked trail complete with illustrative panels.
A challenging trek along the ridge of Monte Carpegna in which you will be pleasantly overwhelmed by the mysterious beech and yew forests and then reach the eye-catching “Passo del Trabocchetto”
This easy and fascinating walk takes us through the wood which is truly majestic in parts.
An easy excursion in the beautiful and unexpected beech forest of Montone
This is an easy walk in a place rich in natural works of art, monoliths to photograph and on which to be photographed.
An easy trek in two completely different but striking spots: the imposing beech forest of Pianacquadio and the spacious topmost meadows of Monte Carpegna
This is a rather challenging trek in which we will walk inside mixed turkey oak and beech forests and then along mountain pastures to then follow the bandit trail.
A fascinating ring itnerary in which Monte Paganuccio and its landscapes are the main focus. We can admire the magnificent mountain top meadows, where wolves and eagles hunt
We will walk along another bandit trail on the slope of Monte Paganuccio, and explore the forests and the most beautiful landscapes of this mountain
This is an excursion of moderate difficulty within one of the most beautiful valleys and destinations in the Marches: the "Fosso dell'Eremo"
This is not a particularly difficult excursion of the pass of Bocca Serriola which provides sweeping views of the valley of the Tevere and the mountains of Cortona as far away as Amiata
A fantastic and not too difficult trek through mountain beech forests and along the topmost meadows of Monte Catria, up to the cross positioned at a height of 1700 metres
This is a fascinating and not particularly difficult excursion along a trail with continuous ascents and descents on the Tirreno-Adriatico watershed. We will cross and walk through really spectacular environments such as the fir forest of Fonte Abete
An inspiring excursion in the valley of Rio Vitoschio where the beginnings of the striking rocky formation called “le Porte” clenches the torrent enfolding it within a fascinating landscape
A fascinating excursion in Bosco di Tecchie through tall turkey oak and beech trees which are distributed according to altitude and their position on the slopes
Discover the Montefeltro
Towns which are part of the Montefeltro leader
Urbino, a UNESCO Word Heritage Site, is the perfect Renaissance city and undisputed capital of Montefeltro. It contains numerous churches and buildings which can be visited including the Palazzo Ducale, residence of Duke Federico of Montefeltro, Raffaello’s house, the Duomo, the former monastery of Santa Chiara, the Mausoleo dei Duchi, the Teatro Sanzio and many […]
In the past, Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante, could boast of over 40 kilns and at least 150 majolica workshops which produced exquisite artistic ceramic articles, considered the most beautiful of the Renaissance period. The ceramic tradition still thrives today. There are numerous attractions in the town of Urbania such as: the Palazzo Ducale, the beautiful […]
Tavoleto takes its name from the Latin word Tabuletum, a place where the wood of the thick forests was made into benches for the constructions sites of Rome. Worth visiting is Castello Petrangolini, the Giardino Raffaello Sanzio, the church of di San Lorenzo, the church of Sant’Ercolano in Ripamassana, a small village near Tavoleto, and […]
Talamello, lying in the heart of the Montefeltro, is a centre of arts and flavours. It is situated on the slopes of Monte Pincio on a wedge of sandstone rock. Particular caves have formed there and the FOSSA cheese (cheese of the pit), typical of the area, is matured inside them. Also worth mentioning is […]
In 1463 the castle of Sasso was permanently taken over by Federico da Montefeltro (Duke of Urbino) in person, after a violent siege. Given its strategic importance, the castle of Sassofeltrio was completely re-built on the site where the destroyed Malatestiana castle once stood. The task of re-building the castle was given to one of […]
It is said that Sassocorvaro derives from the “stone nest of crows” given that a large number of these birds still nest on the hills today. Others believe that the town took its name from the lating word “corbis”, meaning basket, due to the characteristic form of the hilltops on which the fortress and entire […]
Sant’Angelo in Vado lies on the ruins of the ancient Tiphernum Mataurense whose name derived from tipher or tifia, the water plant which grows in marshland. The remains of the town, a substantial part of the Roman district, are conserved in the under the Campo della Pieve, an important archeological site. Like other towns of […]
Sant’Agata Feltria is a mountain town in the upper Marecchia valley and is characterised by a fortress which now houses a museum. The town has conserved its historic centre and several monuments of historical note including the convent and church of San Girolamo and in particular the theatre of Angelo Mariani, built entirely in wood, […]
San Leo, said to be the real Montefeltro, is located on a huge rocky inpenetrable mass in the Marecchia valley. It can be reached by the only road cut out of the rock. The town boasts of wonderfully preserved architectural marvels such as: the pre-Romanic church, the Romanic Lombard cathedral dating back to the 12th […]
Piobbico lies at the foot of Monte Nerone, at the convergence of two rivers, the Biscubio and Candigliano which join in the centre of the town. Surrounded by green countryside, the town is characterised by the Castello Brancaleoni, who were the traditional historic dynasty of the town. There are several churches to visit and nature […]
Pietrarubbia, characterised by the particular colour of its rock (the name Petra Rubea indeed means “red rock”), began as an important Feretrano fortified castle during the late medieval ages. The town, which has been completely restored, is one of the most beautiful places in the Montefeltro. Indeed this magnificent site enchants the visitor with its […]
Piandimeleto lies in the river Foglia valley and still maintains its walled historic centre, its perpendicular roads, the “door of the dead” and the spectacular castle of the Oliva counts. Today this castle houses several museums including the farming and earth science museums. There is also a complete herbarium which contains a collection of plants […]
Petriano owes its name (Prae tres amnes: above three rivers) to the three rivers which flow through it. Like all fortified towns, it is situated on a hill, and this location gave the town the strategic advantage of being able to look out for enemies in the old days. The Raffaello spa is located within […]
Built on the rocks of della Rupe and del Roccione, Pennabilli is a characteristic medieval town. It owes its town design to the unification of two castles, Billi on the Rupe and Penna on the Roccione. Today Pennabilli is a thriving tourist and cultural centre of the highest standards. There is a variety of cultural […]
Peglio is a small town of the Montefeltro standing on a rocky spur. Its church, dedicated to its defender S. Fortunato bishop of Todi, was one of the oldest churches in the diocese of Urbino. The church of San Fortunato contains two crypts and the Stations of the Cross in terracotta possibly dating back to […]
Novafeltria is a large town which gathers many different stories from the incredibile tales of the sulphur mines in Perticara and Miniera, to those of the mills along the river Marecchia, as well as the reconstruction of the medieaval villages against a backdrop of badlands and ravines. Evidence of the traditional milling activity can be […]
The area including and around Monte Grimano contains the whole variety of environments existing in the upper Conca valley, ranging from the river to the hills. The historic centre of Monte Grimano developed around the ancient tower which stood in the middle of the fortified walls. Worth visiting is the parish church of S.Silvestro, the […]
The town is situated in the upper valley of the river Conca and is well-known for its nature trails and heavy snowfalls which makes it an ideal place for winter sports. Part of the Montecopiolese territory belongs to the Regional Nature Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello. At the two far ends of the town […]
Montecerignone rises from the spur of a rock in the middle of a small valley in which the river Conca flows through. A visit to the the town is strongly recommended because of the beauty of its unspoilt 14th century town structure, as well as the presence of numerous churches and the majestic citadel which […]
The name Montecalvo indicates the stark nature of the landscape characterised by clay hills and striking badlands. The hill upon which the town is situated was an important outpost on the confines of the Montefeltro and Malatesta lands, and had a fundamental strategic role in the defence of the two dominions which fought over its […]
The town has developed in the centre of the valley of the Conca river. In the past the river caused much flooding destroying a large part of the town itself, although it also favoured industrial activities such as a fulling mill, a dyeing plant, a textile printing factory with mangles and mills, a woolen mill […]
This is a pleasant town nestling in the green upper Metauro valley surrounding by unspoilt and delightful landscapes. The medieaval historic centre is completely unspoilt and its original structure has been conserved. Worth visiting is the Collegiate Church of San Francesco, the Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Gasparini. Since 2002 Mercatello sul Metauro has been awarded […]
The small town of Maiolo, situated in the middle valley of the river Marecchia, is a scattered mountain community which has taken the place of a nearby village of the same name destroyed by a landslide in 1700. Today Maiolo has conserved its small hamlets, the old peasant houses and its small squares without being […]
Towards the massif of Carpegna, between Val Conca and the upper Val Foglia, lies the town of Macerata Feltria, geographical and historic centre of the territory, which despite being broken up into hollows, spurs, mountains and valleys, has a unified landscape, historical and cultural entity in the form of the Montefeltro. The current aspect of […]
Lunano is characterised by a castle which overlooks the valleys surrounding the town. Set up a little after the old millenium, the castle stood on a hill at the confluence of the Mutino torrent with the Foglia river. Today we can see what remains of the castle: the doors, road, walls, well, church and tower. […]
Frontino nestles in front of the Carpegna mountain, and overlooks the valley of the Mutino river, whose stones pave the town’s roads and were used to build the beautiful towers and castle walls. Worth visiting is the Franciscan Convent of Montefiorentino, with its Oliva Chapel, the jewel and treasure of the Renaissance, as well as […]
This town, dating back to Roman times and located on the left bank of the river Metauro, has a small but significant historic centre containing some beautiful architectural monuments such as the tall medieval Tower of the Militia and the splendid three-arched bridge which crosses a spectacular waterfall. The paper mill set up by the […]
A small Romagnolo town, Casteldelci is situated on the slopes of Monte Fumaiolo, the source of the Tevere, and boasts a thousand year old history with cultural influences from the nearby region of Tuscany. The most famous person of that town was Uguccione, a valiant adventurer and friend of Dante Alighieri, as well as being […]
Carpegna, is the main town of Montefeltro, and lies on the edge of Mount Carpegna, surrounded by the green of its beech forests. It is the centre of the rugged and at the same time gentle Montefeltro which was the land of saints and adventurers, of dark legends and history. Near the town there is […]
Cantiano is a small town at the foot of Monte Catria. The Via Flaminia crosses through it and it contains a characteristic mediaeval historic centre and an abundance of archeological ruins. Nature is intact here given that its geographical structure has caused it to lie between two ridges. It also contains significant palentological sites. In […]
Cagli is the third biggest town in the Marches. It is rich in historical buildings, churches and squares and is immersed in the deep green of the Apennines. The town has always been a productive arts, cultural and trade centre, famous for its wool (and later silk) manufacturing and leather tanning. It is worth visiting […]
In Borgo Pace the two torrents of Meta and Auro merge to give rise to the Metauro river, the longest in the Marches region. In addition to the spectacular landscapes of Alpe della Luna, visitors can admire the Benedictine Abbey of Lamoli, dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo and numerous other spiritual places of religious importance. […]
The castle of Belforte all’Isauro was built in the late medieval period upon a previously existing Longobard settlement of the 4th century A.D. and casts a protective eye over the town which nestles in the hills of the Marchigiano Apennines between Umbria and Tuscany. In the month of October there is the Honey Festival in […]
This town confines with Emilia Romagna. From the middle ages to 1463 the area around Auditore was constantly tied to the history of Rimini. In this town there is the most important World War museum existing in the Marches region. It contains over 3000 relics retrieved from the battlefields of the Gothic Line which belonged […]
This town is situated near the magnificent Furlo Gorge and is famous for its research, production and sale of the prized truffle. Those visiting Acqualagna, along the Via Flaminia, will be able to explore not just the splendid Nature Reserve of the Furlo Gorge, rich in flora and fauna, but also the historical Benedictine Abbey […]
This is a mountain town characterised by a rich landscape of green pastures, snowy peaks, springs of mineral and sulfur water, populations of deer, wild boar and wolves as well as the Great Golden eagle. Apecchio has also been the refuge of numerous peoples in the past such as: the Picentes, Umbri, Celts, Etruschans, Romans […]
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