San Ginesio - Simply Gorgeous
San Ginesio was badly hit by the earthquake and rebuilding is still in progress. Visit anyway to show your support for the people who need all the support they can get. The Agriturismo Agra Mater is a wonderful option nearby.
San Ginesio is one of those little
villages where you get that immediate sense of belonging. Once you
arrive you'll feel as if you should never leave. Actually before you
arrive, the moment you see San Ginesio, on a hilltop in the
distance, you'll know you've discovered somewhere special.
Where to Stay in San Ginesio
San Ginesio is
the gateway to the magnificent Sibillini National Park and
mountain range, making it a good base to explore this part of the
Marche. If you'd like a hotel right in the village you'll need to book at the Albergo Centrale. It is the ONLY
option and fills up quickly so don't wait to long to book.
NB: The Albergo Centrale is currently closed for renovations as a result of the earthquake that occurred a few years back. If you'd like to stay in the area though the lovely Agriturismo Agra Mater, in the countryside nearby, is a good choice - lovely rooms, great food and views too.
About the Town
What a joy it is
exploring this wonderful medieval town, most of the
old town was built around five hundred years ago and yet it is
Highlights are the
churches and the old walls but really everything from the piazzas to the
tiny family run shops are a joy.
San Ginesio is famous too for once
being an important Jewish village but little of that history remains
now. Much like the once large Jewish community in Venice most
were forced to leave over the centuries.
For more on what San Ginesio has to
offer watch the video below...
Where to Eat
Treat yourself to lunch at Restaurant San Fabiano (click for map and address) which is located in the
surrounding countryside. If available order Vincigrassi, a famous
dish from the area, related to lasagna - although the locals will
deny that vehemently.
When to Visit
Any time from May
to September is good but best would be the second week of August when
the medieval festival is held. All the town gets into medieval
mode, with costumes galore and ancient battles re-enacted.
Where is San Ginesio
If you would like a guided tour of the
area please let me know. I have a friend from here who's family
has lived in these parts for generations.
Normally I'd suggest you
explore on your own but in this case the tours are so unique and offer
such a superb “insiders” perspective that they are well worth
doing. Contact me below for more.
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