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What to know about Poggio

Il Poggio is a locality of the Riviera del Conero on the slopes of Monte Conero and dominates the famous Portonovo bay.

Il Poggio it is a small village rich in history, due to its geographically strategic position it guaranteed military defense against attacks by populations from the Adriatic, a defensive bulwark during the Middle Ages from attacks by Pirates and Saracens who landed on the Marche coast.

Il knoll in fact it belongs to the medieval defensive system of the city of Ancona, Named Castles of Ancona; in this context, together with MonitormassignanoNumana e sirolo, had in the Middle Ages and until 1532 the function of defending the southern coastal stretch of the Ancona area.

Il knoll it is located on the western slopes of the Monte Conero o Monte d'Ancona, inside the Conero regional park; together with the neighbor massignano it has always been linked to typical mountain activities: coppicing, stone quarries, reforestation, the production of coal. The proximity to the woods was also important for what concerns folklore and customs.

The prestige of the knoll it is put on display in the ancient Church of Saint Lucia, dating back to the year XNUMX in Romanesque style.

The church stands at the highest point of the town, from which it is possible to admire the wonderful panorama that the Riviera del Conero. In fact, looking north it is not impossible not to appreciate the beauty of the famous Mezzavalle beach and Beam.

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What to see in Poggio

Medieval church of Santa Lucia,

Church of San Biagio, with the precious Renaissance organ,

Monument to the fallen of the First World War

Paths of Monte Conero starting from the Poggio

Traversata del Monte: near the Osteria del Poggio take a path that runs along the western side of the Conero;

Sentiero dei Gigli: the path starts near the Poggio sports field and crosses part of the old quarries where the Conero stone was extracted several years ago;

Path of the Roman Caves: starts from the southern part of the Poggio sports field and crosses a large part of the Conero forest to end at the entrance to the Roman Caves;

Poggio ring: the path starts from the church of San Biaggio and leads to the valley of the Boranico stream, crossing cultivated fields.