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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 perfectly preserved.

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

Tours

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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