Ostra Vetere

Ostra Vetere is a medieval little town, set on a hill, which is located between the rivers Misa and Nevola. It is 18 km from the city of Senigallia.

Ostra Vetere is a medieval little town, set on a hill, which is located between the rivers Misa and Nevola. It is 18 km from the city of Senigallia.

In 1251, it became part of the territory of Jesi, under its ancient name “Montenovo”. During this period, Ostra was ruled by the Boscareto family.

In 1882, after a dispute with the town of Montalboddo (today called Ostra) for the cultural and historical heritage of the Roman town of Ostra, Montenovo changed its name in Ostra Vetere.

Medieval walls surround the historic centre, which is dominated by the church of Santa Maria di Piazza, a neo-gothic building designed by the architects Gualandi from Bologna and built between the end of XIX C. and the beginning of XX C.

The three main entrances are still well preserved: Porta Santa Croce, Porta Nova e Porta Pesa. By the latter, it is possible to reach the top of the hill through a long stairway.

The main square stands on the area where once there was the ancient church of San Francesco al Mercatale, which has been demolished at the beginning of 1900. Today one can still admire the remaining cloister decorated with paintings and some of the rooms of the convent.

Another important building is the monastery of Santa Lucia, which, after the Napoleonic suppression, has been converted into a farmhouse. Nowadays it belongs to the town and it is the house of the Terra di Montenovo Museum, an exhibition divided into four parts: the art gallery, the historical library, the archaeological part and the Azienda Agricola Marulli collection, with ancient machines and tools.

Outside the historical centre, there is the convent of Santa Croce (XV century) and the sanctuary of San Pasquale Baylon where it is preserved an important work of Claudio Ridolfi.

Along the road for Pongelli, there is a little church of 1400, where it is said there is a miraculous shrine with paintings of Giovanni Battista Lombardello, “il Montano” or “della Marca”.

A further place to mention, close to Pongelli, is the archaeological area of Muracce and the House of Earth.

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