Montegallo, a nest of tranquillity with suggestive outline of Mt Vettore
From the top of a high hill this village, previously called Santa Maria in Lapide and “Mons Sanctae Mariae in Gallo”, dominates the enchanted kingdom of mythic Sibilla.
The municipality of Montegallo includes 23 villages, situated at the feet of the Vettore Mount (2,476 m), the highest peak of the Sibillini Mountains. The architecture of the town is bound to the presence of the Benedictine monks, who settled in the territory before the birth of the municipal magistracies. The name Montegallo is believed to derive from the presence of Narcisio Gallo (an envoy by Charles the Great) who is believed to have founded, in the 15th century, the castle of the territory on the mount. The population moved later towards the valley, giving birth to the present Balzo, chief town of Montegallo.
Watching over this angle of paradise, in the most elevated part of the village, is the 17th century church of San Bernardino, with an antique decorated portal and interesting interiors, characterised with six monolithic columns in tuff.
What to see:Palace Branconi with elegant facade Casa Brandani, from the 17th century are facing the streets of the centre
In Balzo:doors and windows in carved stone enriching the oldest dwellings built among the 15th and the 16th century. The church of Santa Maria in Pantano, once used as a station on Francisca road (crossing over the Sibillini) Santa Maria in Lapide, unique rest of an ancient monastery of monks Farfensi are also very interesting.
Unpolluted nature of Montegallo, together with sincere hospitality of its inhabitants, introduces a visitor to harmonious serene timeless atmosphere.
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