Via Campi, 26
62035 -Pievebovigliana (MC)
Regione Marche
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The history

Pievebovigliana, located in the high chienti valley, was known since Neolithic.

The aboundance of water, the fertility of the land, the healthy climate and the favourable location were appreciated by Gauls which decided to set up the first settlements.

Since Gauls were devoted to the ox (i.e. bove), they gave the name to this Plebs (Pieve-bovigliana).

After Gauls, Piceni and Romans left traces of their passage. Then, Carlo Magno, Longobards and Carolingians contributed to valorize the architecture of many places around (i.e. plebal church of S. Maria Assunta and its romanic crypt, church of S. Giusto, etc.).

Later, during the domination of the noble and powerful Duchy Da Varano from Camerino, other traces were left (i.e. Beldiletto castle, the Dove-cot tower and the old mansion Marchetti, all of XII-XIV century).

Pievebovigliana is also known for the famous conventual complex of S. Francesco, built for the will of Saint Francis from Assisi during his transit in this land, and its important paintings.

Today, Pievebovigliana hasn't lost the memory of the past centuries.

People did not follow the migration wave to the cities deeply convinced to live in an incontaminated, healthy and quiet place.

The economy of the country is mainly of agricultural and artisan kind. Pievebovigliana is well known for the liquors production, honey and wood handicrafts, and hand-loom weaving using ancient designs.

We thank the Mayor of Pievebovigliana, Mr. Sandro Luciani, and the local pro-loco for the material used for the web site construction.