For those who love ancient monuments, imposing castles, and places of historical interest, Monterubbiano is one of the hidden gems that you might want to explore on your next visit to Italy.
This place was once an important stronghold of noblemen, who vied with each other to control the area. The castle, in fairly good condition, is one of the most noticeable landmarks of the area. Exploring the ancient buildings, be it the medieval churches, or the forts, are like stepping back in time.
In particular, since the area does not see large tourist crowds, you can take your time to explore things at a leisurely pace. For those who want to learn more about medieval buildings, this is the perfect place to be start, for here you can explore the Church of S. Maria, featuring notable artwork dating back 500 years, and the St. Stefano Church, with charming architecture.
The Town Hall, built in the medieval era, still serves its purpose, and is a place where administrative machinery functions, and also, a site of some historic importance. If your evenings are free you might want to visit the Pagani auditorium, to enjoy an evening of music and theatre. The library is another place you want to visit, if you like to locate old books and hidden treasures, that can only be found in old libraries. For those with fondness for local flora, the ornamental gardens are a must visit. Additionally, the St. Francesco Museum also offers many interesting exhibits to explore, if you have an afternoon free, that you want to spend quietly exploring the heritage of the area.