On October 4, 1301, Carlo di Valois along with Corso Donati decreed the exile of Dante Alighieri in Castello della Pieve. But what and where is Castello della Pieve?? Only a few kilometers from the small town of Mercatello sul Metauro in Northern Le Marche is this tiny hamlet. It is mysterious, quiet and beautiful.
Perched on a hill, this little borgo is where time stands still. I’m not sure there are many people living here but if you count a few stray cats as population, then maybe so. Most of the population has shifted to Mercatello.
An imposing tower from the 12th century stands in the middle of this dark stoned hamlet and makes this characteristic village even more dead and sleepy… There’s a restaurant called Il Girone dei Golosi that was closed when I visited (Jan 2018). I am hoping it must be an important place in the summer, especially with the view of the valley.
Wouldn’t you fancy a walk in this hamlet related to Dante Alighieri??
Segui il tuo corso et lascia dir les genti -Dante Alighieri
Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.
Ishita works and lives in Delhi.