Apecchio (PU)

Apecchio (PU)

The village of Apecchio is located on the border between the provinces of Pesaro and Urbino and Perugia, at the confluence of the Biscubio and Menatoio rivers. Its territory is extended, from a height of 400 meters above sea level up to 1526 meters at the summit of Monte Nerone. We are therefore also on the border between Marche and Umbria, on the Umbrian-Marche Apennines.

Of ancient origins, its history in medieval times is linked to the Ubaldini della Carda family. Today you can admire the Ubaldini Palace, severely damaged by an earthquake in 1781 as well as by the wear and tear of time, but which, thanks to recent restorations, has recovered part of its ancient splendor. Also interesting is the presence of a Jewish quarter, born from a Jewish presence that dates back to the end of the 15th century.

Among the most curious artifacts we must certainly mention the Peace Globe, built by a local craftsman in the hamlet of Colombara: it is a globe of 10 meters in diameter capable of imitating the Earth's rotation, made of wood and divided over three floors. Due to its exceptional size (it can hold up to 600 people) it entered the Guinness Book of Records.

From the food and wine point of view, Apecchio stands out for its truffles and craft beer.

In the first weekend of October, the "Exhibition of Truffles and forest products" is rooted in a long tradition, transforming the old houses in the historic center into typical restaurants and medieval inns where you can taste local cuisine, including of course the truffle.

The link with the brewing world is more recent: thanks to the birth of some craft breweries, Apecchio has become the "City of Beer" and promoted the establishment of a dedicated Association and the birth of a National Festival of "Alogastronomy".

You can find useful information for tourism in Apecchio on the website: www.vivereapecchio.it