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Montegallo, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche region, Italy

Situated at the foot of Mount Vettore, is formed of many separate hamlets, with the municipal seat at Balzo.

The economy is mostly based on biological agriculture, the main produce being chestnuts and truffle; more recently the trend towards organic food and uncontaminated environments has given rise to a remarkable tourist development.

Info

Altitude: 870 m a.s.l -- Population: ca. 700 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 63040 -- Phone Area Code: 0736 -- Patron Saint: San Bernardino da Siena celebrated on 20th May -- "Frazioni" & Localities: Abetito, Astorara, Balzo, Bisignano, Casale Nuovo, Castro, Colle, Collicello-Corbara, Fonditore, Forca, Migliarelli, Piano, Propezzano, Rigo, Uscerno -- GPS Coordinates: 42°50'37"N 13°19'54"E -- Useful links: a map of Montegallo

History

The settlements rose around the abbey of Santa Maria in Lapide. In 1250 it came under the influence of Ascoli. After the Second World War, there was a massive emogration to Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and other destinations.

What to see

  • in Balzo, Palazzo Branconi, with a fine medieval facade

Where to stay

province of Ascoli Piceno
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