One of the most beautiful villages in Italy
Montegridolfo was disputed in the past by the Malatesta, Montefeltro, Borgia, Venetians and by the State of the Church, given its strategic position between the Marche and Romagna.
The entrance to the village takes place from the keep, an elegant and important arch-shaped door dominated by a tower, known as the "Clock Tower", built by the Malatesta family in 1338.
The Montegridolfo Castle, which encloses the ancient village, was restored at the end of the 2000s.
The village is well preserved, along the narrow streets you can see the houses with light-colored brick facades, the flowered corners and the inns.
Right next to the clock tower is the town hall, while the Palazzo Viviani (an ancient stately home), a building that stands on the remains of the fortress, is now a renowned hotel with restaurant.
In the square we find the Viviani Chapel and a "black Madonnina", which took the place of the thirteenth-century church of Sant'Agostino, destroyed in the war event of 1944.
GOTHES LINE MUSEUM
During the Second World War, Montegridolfo was on the Gothic line, that is a defensive line with a German lookout post from which the whole territory could be controlled.
The Museum was built in 1990 and is located under the Castle of Montegridolfo.
It is divided into two sections: in the first, war relics and weapons used during the conflict are exhibited, the second is reserved for war propaganda or the press: notices, posters, flyers, folding postcards, posters, newspapers , photographs and even films and videos from the war period.
The courier in Rome reports the breakthrough of the Line of the Goths by the allies.
The typical product of Montegridolfo is the extra virgin olive oil of Fraternali Grilli Primo. For four generations, the Fraternali Grilli family has been involved in the production and marketing of extra virgin olive oil, a key ingredient as we all know, of Italian cuisine.
Procession of the Via Crucis
On the evening of Good Friday, the community of Montegridolfo celebrates the crucifixion of Christ with a historical reenactment in traditional period costumes.
It starts from the church of San Rocco, located at the foot of the walls.
The public lighting is turned off and everything is illuminated by torches, torches and candles, creating an atmosphere of old times.
New oil festival on the table
Second Sunday in December:
The best quality products of the year are awarded.
An event for all fans, local and surrounding producers.
Horse riding at the agritourisms, cycle tourism and bowling green. The village also offers nature trails and walks on the hills.