Since the sixth century the Benedictine monks stood out for their herbal knowledge. The study and production of medicinal plants were popular practices inside the convents and the Abbey of Lamoli was not an exception.
Borgo Pace is the most "internal" municipality in the Metauro Valley. Its large territory extends to the borders of Umbria,Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, in the heart of the Apennines.This has always been an area of commerce, spirituality, villages and castles.
The whole territory is an open-air museum, where nature, culture, ancient and modern stories intersect in a millenary balance.
These are just some of the activities that Borgo Pace offers with its constellation of small villages, a fairytale territory, a place where you feel good.
Torquato Tasso in his “Canzone al Metauro” describes this river as "richer in history than in water",
The Metauro rises in Borgo Pace, not from a spring but, as reported in the emblem of the town, from the union of two streams that join just below the village to form the Metauro.
After one hour, one day or one week stop, don’t miss the opportunity to take home some souvenirs "to taste", one of the many local products offered by the territory and by the wisdom of the people of Borgo Pace: the Sompiano red potato, truffles and mushroom, the pasta di Borgo Pace.
During the last World War the mountains of the Alpe della Luna were the scene of great battles that contributed to the difficult path to liberate Italy. At the end of the war to commemorate the great battle and the partisans who lost their lives in it, the Monument to the Resistance was built at the entrance to the village of Parchiule.
Last stronghold in the Marche region before starting to climb the hairpin bends of Bocca Trabaria,Lamoli is a place of spirituality with very ancient origins. The small village is established around the Benedictine Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo that the devotees of San Benedetto founded in 543.
Welcome to Bocca Trabaria, the gateway of Massa Trabaria, a millennial crossroads of travelers, saints and ... beams. Located just over 1000 meters above sea level, the Bocca Trabaria pass is the border between Marche and Umbria, between Valle del Metauro and Valle del Tevere.
In mountain environments such as in Borgo Pace, winters are long and cold and nature needs to take a long break during the cold season. This means that in spring, with the increase in temperatures, all the great biodiversity of these areas awakes at the same time.
Placed high up, on the right bank of the Meta torrent, the Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo in Lamoli preserves the austere and intimate atmosphere of the Benedictine buildings, perfectly summed up in the famous Rule "Pray and Work".
There is only one word to describe the rich and various nature of the Borgo Pace area: biodiversity.
Different habitats, ranging from the mountain one of Bocca Trabaria to the hilly one near the village of Borgo Pace, hold a great variety of animal and plant species.
For lovers of outdoor sports, Borgo Pace is an ideal place.
Both to regenerate after a working day and not to miss the workout during a holiday, all sportsmen will be able to find the right place in Borgo Pace to practice sport in a relaxed way and surrounded by nature.
Among the latest trends in ecotourism there is certainly the wild swimming, namely swimming in environments closely with wild nature. In the heart of the Marche Apennines, can be found with a dive into the cool waters of the natural pools of the Auro stream.
From the village of Figgiano you start to climb higher, you come near the stones that once marked the border between the Tuscan Grand Dukedom and the Pontifical State. Today those stones divide the Marche region from Tuscany and right here, at an altitude of 1000 meters, not far from an impressive iron cross, is located the Colubraia Oratory, a small church along the borders.
At the turn of August 15th there is the Lamoli Panzanella Festival.
Panzanella is a traditional dish of the peasant cuisine in Tuscany, which is a few kilometers from Lamoli. Panzanella is a poor dish: old bread was soaked and mixed with vegetables that were easily available in the garden.
Every last weekend of August is celebrated a festival dedicated entirely to the typical product of Borgo Pace: the Red Potato. Of course there is the music and above all there is delicious food: gnocchi with duck sauce, fried potatoes, roaster meat and of course the famous Crostolo di Sompiano.
The House of Writing in Borgo Pace is a multifunctional space ready to welcome the work of professionals within an apparatus for the production and sharing of publishing, artistic, theatrical and socio-cultural projects.
Six inhabitants, an holiday farm, a panoramic terrace and many stories to tell. This is the village of Figgiano, a group of houses clinging on one of the crags of the Auro valley.
It isn’t only a beautiful village, but also a crossroads of the most panoramic trails in this area.
The walks in the woods of Borgo Pace are enriched by the presence of a great variety of mushrooms, beautiful to see and, in many cases, good to eat. In autumn comes the time of the most wanted product after mushroom: the truffle.
the Strada della Luna connects Borgo Pace with Badia Tedalda through small rural agglomerations and ancient villages, a road traveled over the centuries by travelers, traders, pilgrims and all those people who wanted to reach Tuscany.
Even if its territory is mountainous, the Alpe della Luna is a land of waters and rivers. From one of its main peaks, the Monte Maggiore, two of the most important rivers in the province of Pesaro and Urbino rise: the Foglia and the Metauro.
Fully surrounded by nature, Parchiule is an excellent example of a perfectly preserved ancient rural agglomeration: here the houses are still in the style of the central Apennines, intact for centuries and today lived as first or second homes.
Parchiule is in a place where many paths start.