In search of the Golden Oil
At the gates of Fano, along the historic Flaminia consular road, you will find tiny medieval castles shining on the hills, small inhabited Medieval villages surrounded by walls, remained intact over the centuries.
Saltara is a Medieval village surrounded by green hills full of olive trees. Take a walk through the historic center of the town, where you can climb the steps from the main square to admire the characteristic covered market and its quiet, narrow streets. A few kilometers outside of Saltara, Villa del Bali is worthy of a visit. The villa houses an interactive science museum, complete with a planetarium and observatory.
Cartoceto is a well-preserved and picturesque medieval town on a hill, 300 meters above sea level,
Cartoceto is the heart of the production of the D.O.P. oil. Be sure to visit the olive presses at Frantoio del Trionfo, which have been active since 1660, where you can look out over the splendid view of the valley of the Metauro River and taste and purchase delicious oils. Also try their “solid oil” specialty.
Not to miss:
- The church and convent of San Francesco in Rovereto in Saltara
- The interactive Bali Museum
- The 18th century clock tower in Cartoceto
- Oil tasting at the Frantoio del Trionfo in Cartoceto
- Solid oil
- The pecorino cheeses and organic marmalades of Gastronomia Beltrami
- The Lolibon olive-growers coop for the purchase of oil
Saltara, the olive presses of Cartoceto and the Bali Museum. Starting from Fano the road runs for 15 kilometers through beautiful hilly landscapes. In Cartoceto do not forget to visit the gastronomy shop of Vittorio Beltrami, one of the best cheese producers in the world.