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With my little methane car, my discovery of the interior of the Marche begins from Sassoferrato. Two things I expected but many others surprised me. The area was one of the largest sulfur mines in Europe, the country had 12,000 inhabitants … immediately after the closure more than 4,000 left and many went to work in the steel industry in Michigan where they founded a community with an emblematic name: Iron Mountain, or iron mountain. (READ ALSO)

The second thing I expected was a tribute to Sassoferrato, Giovan Battista Salvi, one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century at birth. His works are found all over the world and one in Casperia which, coincidence of coincidences, I have to meet in the Thursday program of the Municipality Friend on Radio Radio.

What I did not expect is instead a warm welcome and a gourmet lunch in a small restaurant just opened right in front of the town, La Taverna di Bartolo.

In reality it is a historic inn that has recently been reopened and cooks with all the best local products, including the famous truffles.

Not to be missed in any way, indeed worth a trip.

The meeting with Mayor Maurizio Greci was very interesting (he is an engineer too and we have similar ways of seeing) and we will tell him in an interview because the internal areas are a surprise. And the first story about Cabernardo, the hamlet where the mine was located, has already arrived.

After a tour of the art gallery where there is a beautiful collection of engravers from the Marche with a particular attention to the seventeenth century but with amazing views of Rome in the eighteenth century.

A bottle of water and we leave through the Gorges of the Frasassi Caves. This is goodbye, we will be back!


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Claudia Bettiol

IT Ingegnere, futurista e fondatrice di Discoverplaces. Consulente per lo Sviluppo Turistico dei Territori, specializzato nella sostenibilità e nella promozione culturale dei piccoli territori e delle piccole imprese. Ama i cavalli ENG Engineeer, futurist, joint founder of Energitismo and founder of Discoverplaces. Consultant for the development and promotion of the Touristic Development of Territories specialising in sustainability and in cultural promotion of small places and small enterprises. She loves horses

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