Where to stay and Gastronomy:

A region to enjoy

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Urbania and its surroundings

In the little Metauro town a warm welcome awaits the visitor.

Festa nazionale della Befana

A region to enjoy...

There are many occasions during the year with its busy calendar of events which follow the changing seasons, in particular the Festival of the “Befana” from 2 to 6 January. Along with its considerable historical, artistic and cultural inheritance, Urbania is surrounded by stunning Apennine countryside which can be enjoyed on foot or by mountain bike. For grown-ups and children there is a fun and enchanting visit to the Bosco dei Folletti. The sweep of country between Urbino, Raphael’s birth place with Federico da Montefeltro’s beautiful palace, and the Tuscan border at Lamoli, with its Benedictine abbey, is full of delightful stopping places. Fermignano is nestled between its tower and bridge over the Metauro; and beyond Urbania, at Sant’Angelo in Vado, with its rich history and truffles, one ascends the valley again to the medieval villages of Mercatello sul Metauro and Castello della Pieve; then through charcoal-burning woods to the Alpe della Luna, at the Tuscan border, and the charming village of Borgo Pace. It is an uncontaminated area, rich in wild fauna and autochthonal species of plants and flowers where the Metauro river has its origins.

It is easy to reach Umbria from Urbania, along the Bocca Serriola road which passes through Piobbico with its majestic Brancaleoni castle, caves and mountain paths, on past Apecchio, with its Ubaldini palace and its precious environmental heritage. There are other villages and towns to discover as well in the Pesaro Urbino area, the “Provincia Bella”, and beyond.