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The village of Serra San Quirico strikes those who look at it from afar both for its curious shape, reminiscent of a galley set in the rock, and for the naturalistic context by which it is surrounded, being within the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Regional Park. It is a pleasure to discover the area with trails and paths, and for those who love nature and outdoor activities, an unmissable place is Mount Murano, a reference point for mountain bikers, trekkers, equestrians and climbers.
The well-preserved and typical historical centre is rich in places and monuments of cultural and historical interest. These range from the striking Copertelle, covered walkways above the walls, to the ancient Cassero Tower, passing by the churches of San Filippo Neri, San Quirico and Giulitta and San Francesco. Concealed by a severe and simple façade, the church of Santa Luciais a Baroque jewel inside. It is part of a larger museum complex that includes the Marche Regional Historical Cartography Library, theErmanno Casoli Prize 1998-2007 Museum of Contemporary Art and the Natural History Museum of the Territory. In the surrounding area, theRomanesque-Gothic Abbey of Sant'Elena (about 7 km away) and the hamlet of Domo, with a charming historic centre and the church of San Paterniano, are worth a visit.
In terms of food and wine, the local excellences are Verdicchio DOC wine, 'calcione', a typical cake with cheese, sugar and eggs, extra virgin olive oil, cheeses and cold cuts.