Castelleone di Suasa

When we talk about Castelleone di Suasa we refer to an area surrounded by greenery and a town full of history. It is not so far from the Adriatic coast and the chain of Monte Catria. From here, one can admire the wonderful landscapes of the rolling hills of the Marche region. It is a place where it is still possible to enjoy the rhythm of rural life among many wide and narrow valleys.

When we talk about Castelleone di Suasa we refer to an area surrounded by greenery and a town full of history. It is not so far from the Adriatic coast and the chain of Monte Catria. From here, one can admire the wonderful landscapes of the rolling hills of the Marche region. It is a place where it is still possible to enjoy the rhythm of rural life among many wide and narrow valleys.

It is located on a hill at 206 m above the sea level and to the right of the river Cesano. The historic centre of Castelleone di Suasa still preserves some parts of the fortified village that constituted the first nucleus, formed after the definitive abandonment of the Roman city of Suasa, between the sixth and seventh centuries AD.  During the medieval period, various noble families have ruled it. In 1474 it passed under the control of the Della Rovere family, until 1641, when the town lived its best period, especially thanks to Livia della Rovere, the last Duchess of Urbino, who spent here her last years of life. In 1695, the fief of Castelleone passed to the Cardinal Francesco de’Medici and then, after his death, to the Albani family. After the intricate events that occurred during the Napoleonic period and the Restoration, in 1860, the town becomes part of the Kingdom of Italy with the name of Castelleone di Suasa.

The Regional Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum of the Roman City of Suasa reveal the great past of the city, which benefited from a strategic position and a great richness since the II century B.C. Moreover, the high walls and beautiful buildings are part of the big architectural heritage of the city.

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