But no! There are 12 churches full of frescoes and fantastic art, a monastery called Santuario Madonna del Cerro, an abbey, a castle, and a very important archaeological site called Sentinum, which sits along the ancient Via Flaminia road system, not to mention quite a few museums, from art to archaeology to ethnography.
Ok, so I’m on the third paragraph and I’m going to (finally!) make my point. If you call something historic in Italy, you must be prepared to open it up to visitors at least on day a year. This day is coming up. Things you might never get to see will be open to you during the Piccola Grande Italia festival on June 2, 2012. If I were you I’d go to Sassoferrato. There are some incredible treasures there, besides the ones I’ve pictured here (a scene from the Abbey and a mosaic from the archaeological museum).
I’ve written about the treasures of Sassoferrato before, perhaps you’ve forgotten: