Credits: Joahn Tornqvist
The best way to travel throughout the Piceno county, in Le Marche region, is to ride a vintage Vespa motorbike.
North of the River Aso, a short drive from Fermo takes you to the hill-top village of Moresco, with its tiny piazza – again triangular – that seems to have come straight from some opera set. No surprise, therefore, to see a sign announcing that this is “uno dei borghi più belli dell’Italia” … although neighbouring Monterubbiano is hardly less alluring. Beyond Petritoli, the road rises as you approach Montelparo; and from Montefalcone, perched on a spectacular outcrop of rock 757 metres above sea level, the view once more takes your breath away. Not for nothing, one imagines, is its name ‘mount of the falcon’.
Here, the beaches of the Riviera delle Palme seem another world, and the intimate scenes nearer the coast have given way to something more rugged….
Sebastian Cresswell Turner *
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* S.C.Turner is a free-lance journalist based in London. He writes for “The Guardian” and “The Telegraph”.