The medieval town of San Ginesio, Le Marche, Italy
The Romans were the first people to leave any lasting evidence of their architecture. The most notable excavation in the area is of the town Urbs Salvia. The town of Piane di Falerone uses its Roman theatre for outdoor performances in summer.
A number of castles were built during the medieval era in the Camerino area by the wealthy and powerful da Varano family . Some have been restored and are worth visiting. Of particular interest are the Castello Pallotta in Calderola and La Rancia in Tolentino. Information about these and many others can be found on the castle website.
Locally our most famous son was probably Alberico Gentili, born in San Ginesio, our commune town and one of the founding fathers of international law. Unappreciated in his home town during his life time he died in exile in London. There is now a centre for the study of his work in San Ginesio. For further details about his life read our blog. You can also find out about the life of Padre Matteo Ricci or various other famous Marchigiani.