Appignano is a Commune with about 4000 inhabitants, placed to few kilometers far from the city of Macerata.
Alta Pinus (this is the latin name of
the town) rises toward the end of XI century. This commune is known
as the “town of the potters” thanks to the production of ceramics
which belongs to the local tradition.
Appignano is famous also as “centre
of the furniture”, appellative earned during the time because of
his production of furnitures and wood works; it also distinguishes in
the manufacturing sector, especially in the circle of the clothing.
The town center is set to an altitude
of 199 meters on the sea level and it's sorrounded by the green rural
area of Marche region, where you can admire marvelous landscapes,
starting from the Appennini montains to the west, and ending on the
Adriatic sea to the east.
The commune of Appignano is also one of
the winners of the “Green flag” price, recognition that is given
to public corporate body that are distinguished in the politics of
guardianship of the environment also for turist purposes, in the
typical products development of the territory.
Leguminaria is a demonstration that
takes place in October among the suggestive walls of Appignano. The
protagonists of this event are the vegetables which belong to the
excellence in the agricultural production of this territory.
During this event you will have the opportunity to taste a lot of local recipes with vegetables, accompanied with a big variety of wines and gastronomic products.
The Forano convent rises in the
proximity of the town of Appignano and it is absorbed by the nature
and rural territory that sorrounds the urban center; it has been
built in the XIII century and it is remembered for a stay of San
Francesco from Assisi, which is passed from the ancient gothic portal
of the convent (where we can find the incision dedicated to the
Appignano is an interesting town to
visit and a perfect place where you can spend a relaxing holiday
inside of the nature of Marche region and its fascinating history.