The “ Piceni ” are considered today among the most mysterious and little known peoples of archaic Italy.
Yet their presence was often decisive for the destiny of the Roman republic. But it is precisely roman historiography that seems to avoid mentioning the Piceno (and the picenes), despite many of its most famous public and military figures were of origin Picenian. The image that emerges from the writings Romans is that of a pleasant land but peripheral, linked to agriculture and populated by a myth people and far from power. Often to get rid of an old politician – already out of the games – he was sent in a villa in Piceno, to enjoy a golden retirement.
A land of peace and prosperity, known for good wine and exquisite food.