Frontone, Marche

Frontone is an enchantment of nature: perched on a top of a steep hill it dominates from on high the valley below with its grandeur and bravura; the history of Frontone is tied above all else to the castle, contested by princes and warriors in order to dominate the surrounding principalities and still today represents one of the finest examples of military architecture of the eleventh century. The first news about the Frontone Castle dates back to the eleventh century and its history is linked to the Lords of Gubbio, Cagli and Urbino and a history that is rich in nobility and charm. The castle of Frontone is owned today by the town and is open to visitors. The natural environment in which this beautiful castle is located, is absolutely one of the most striking in the Marches, as it is located very near to the imposing Mount Catria:  a surrounding area that is pristine and lush, situated 600 meters above sea leave, but still well preserved by the skillful work of men who have lived and continue to live here making Frontone an ideal place for a holiday communing with nature. It is possible to explore the entire area on foot using the trails and mule tracks that run through the terrain to the peaks of Catria (1700m) to Acate (926m). Here in this wild area surrounding the Frontone castel you will discover hidden natural gems, like mushrooms, strawberries, blackberries and truffles, as well as other infinite surprises