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Genga. The Marches town that is a medieval castle  

By Monday, 01 August 2022 11:42

The little town of Genga is a medieval castle built on a rock in the heart of the Marches region, close to the town of Fabriano in the province of Ancona. Recognised as the birthplace of Pope Leo XII (1760-1829), Genga owes its notoriety to the Frasassi Caves, visited every year by over 300,000 tourists from all over the world. 

Popular with hikers, climbers, cavers and bikers

Located within the Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi Regional Natural Park, the park, the cave and the surrounding area are very popular destinations for hikers, climbers, cavers and bikers. And for wellness lovers the famous Frasassi Spa is a must to indulge in some well-deserved pampering and relaxation.

A treasury of art

The Museum of Art, History and Territory in the Castle of Genga narrates the community's religious sentiments and social patterns. But the little town is rich in artistic attractions from the Church of San Clemente, to the new church with its Renaissance and Baroque altarpieces. In the museum you can admire a triptych and standard by Antonio da Fabriano, dating from the 15th century, and the white marble statue Madonna and Child attributed to the school of Canova, a splendid example of neoclassical sculpture.

Religious itineraries

The municipality of Genga is also known for its sacred dimension thanks to the many itineraries of evocative churches and hermitages in the area, and recently a convention inspired by an article of the Italian constitution referring to the right to manifest one's religious beliefs, was organized in the museum.  

A venue for conferences and events  

The conference Posso dire di credere in Dio? (Can I say I believe in God?) was an in-depth reflection on freedom of thought and expression in the religious sphere. It was also an example of how this little town lends itself to the organization of conferences and events on an international level. The area is also well organized to receive visitors, with a wide choice of small hotels rental properties and farmstays, as well as local restaurants specializing in the traditional cuisine of the Marches.  

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