Montecarotto is a small town in the Marche region in the province of Ancona, situated between the Esino valley and the Misa valley, half an hour from Senigallia and Fabriano, twenty minutes from Jesi and fifty minutes from the capital, Ancona.
It is a village of medieval origin with a tradition of excellent craftsmanship, such as the School of Tower Clock Builders and the School of Organ Builders. The village is nestled in the landscape of the Marche hills, which are embellished by the cultivation of vines and olive trees. Verdicchio wine is a product of excellence, Montecarotto being one of the Castles of Jesi.
The town has about two thousand inhabitants, over the centuries it has been surrounded by sixteenth century castle walls, and splendid nineteenth-century buildings, inheritance of the wealthy families of that time.
Some treasures of Montecarotto not to be missed: the Municipal Theatre of 1800, the MAM Mail Art Museum, the only public museum in Italy dedicated to this particular form of contemporary art, the Clock Tower, the Parish Church of SS Annunziata and the Natural Park of Trabocco, the suggestive wood at the base of the village hill, currently a Protected Floristic Area.
HOW TO GET TO MONTECAROTTO
Take the A14 highway, exit at Ancona Nord, follow directions for the Jesi-Fabriano-Roma, continue on the SS76, exit at Castelbellino and follow the signs for Montecarotto.
Montecarotto-Castelbellino Railway Station: Ancona-Rome line.
To consult the train timetables, visit the Trenitalia website www.trenitalia.com
Port of Ancona (about 37 km)
It is connected with the ports of Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro. For more information, visit the website of the Dorica Port Services, the company that manages passenger and vehicle traffic within the port of Ancona www.doricaportservices.it