Ostra Vetere

Municipality of Ostra Vetere

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What to know about Ostra Vetere

Ostra Vetere is a small hilltop village in the province of Ancona perched on small plateaus from which you can see the Adriatic Sea looking towards Senigallia. Tradition has it that Ostra Vetere, known as Montenovo until 1882, was founded by refugees from the ancient Roman city of Ostra after having escaped the invasion of the Goths in 409 AD. C. while in reality in the territory it is documented, up to the XII century. only a monastic cell near the hill where the town stands today.

The toponym Montis Novi greenhouse appears for the first time in a document of 1137 while the municipality of Montenovo only towards the first half of the 200th century. During its history, the town has gone through fluctuating phases of expansion and growth alternating with phases of destruction and impoverishment, also suffering the oppression of Sforza and Della Rovere. Later the rural municipality followed the story of its other peers in the Marca Anconetana under the influence of the Papal State.

The monuments to see are different, from church of Santa Lucia, built in the eighteenth century. which bears valuable baroque decorations, cthe church of Sant'Antonio al Borgo incorporated into the imposing Peruzzi Palace dating back to the seventeenth century. which shows an interesting coffered ceiling and a sixteenth-century fresco.

Il Civic-Parochial Museum "Maria Crocefisso Satellico" is located in the evocative rooms of the former convent of Santa Lucia delle Clarisse, a monumental building of medieval origin, renovated at the end of the 2008th century. Inaugurated in XNUMX, following a restoration, the complex houses in addition to the museum also the archive and municipal library. The museum itinerary is divided into two levels, on the ground floor in fact there are the tools used in the last century for the production and processing of agricultural products, mostly related to olive oil, while on the first floor there is an artistic exhibition with finds of local sacred art.

Also noteworthy is the church of San Severo, which preserves two Baroque altars with seventeenth-century altarpieces and an organ from 1895, and the cchurch of the Santissimo Crocifisso built in the sixteenth century. incorporating a pre-existing sacred shrine, divided internally into two bodies separated by a wooden gate.

There are several noteworthy civil buildings including Buti Palace - which preserves a sculptural group in white stucco of particular value that occupies an entire wall of the bedroom - and Muralli Palace, which until the first half of the nineteenth century, before it became the property of the family who made it the seat of their farm, was used as a monastery of the Poor Clares.

Travel tips

Church of Saint Lucia

Muralli Palace

Buti Palace

Church of San Severo, Church of Sant'Antonio al Borgo, Church of SS. Crucifix

Satellico parish civic museum

How to get to Ostra Vetere

From the North and the South, take the A14 motorway (from the north towards Ancona and from the south towards Naples), exit at Senigallia, continue towards Ostra, continue on the SP 360, cross Bettolelle and follow the signs for Ostra Vetere

the reference station is the Senigallia station around 21 km away. To consult the train timetables visit the website of the State Railways www.ferroviedellostato.it/

the town is served by Autolinee Conerobus www.conerobus.it

the nearest airport is Ancona, Raffaello Sanzio di Falconara Airport, about 32 km away