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Sarnano, a mediaeval borgo in the Macerata province, in the Marche region, at the foot of the Sibillini Mountains is located at about 600 meters on the sea level and has always been an appreciated tourist resort and a renowned termal centre.
The abundant springs of mineral water, the modern structures and the high-qualified staff make it an important centre in this sector.
The healthy climate, the beauty of the surrounding territory and the sport and recreational structures make Sarnano a well-known holiday resort.
In the summer horseriding, hiking, and mountain biking allow visitors to fully benefit of the beauties of the complex, thanks to paths and itineraries of variable difficulty.
For the bravest, there is also the fascinating possibility of a free hang gliding or paragliding flight.
In winter, you can practise skiing using the reascending plants of Sassotetto and Maddalena, availing yourself of ski lessons, as well as of good accommodation.
Do not forget long distance and randonnée skiing, which allow you to move about freely in the magic environment of these mountains.
For those fond of art, there is plenty of art sites and monuments to discover in the resorts of this territory.
In Sarnano the historical centre is particularly appreciated, since it still preserves its mediaeval urban texture and in the summer is livened up by the events and suggestive historical re-enactments, recalling far-off times.
In the very ancient and high part of the town there is the church of Santa Maria Assunta, where valuable works of art are kept, such as those by Lorenzo di Alessandro, Girolamo di Giovanni, Nicolò Alunno and Pietro Alemanno.
In the Alta square you can admire also the Palazzo del Popolo - transformed into a splendid theatre in the last century; the Palazzo dei Priori and the Palazzo del Podestà.
Going down the streets you come about the Picture gallery, in which very interesting works are preserved, among which a Madonna by Vittore Crivelli and the library, gathering several manuscripts dating back to the XIII and XIV centuries. The Museum of Ancient and Modern weapons is particularly interesting, the Museum of the Hammer and the Museum of the Flora and Avifauna of the Apennines.
The tourist who discovers these places realizes that, apart from the beauty and the harmony of the territory, there lands still preserve everywhere fragments and witnesses of a past which lives on in the various churches, monasteries, abbeys, sculptures, frescoes and all other works which enrich this town. Sarnano is located not far from the Monti Sibillini National Park, as well as from interesting cultural, gastronomic and tourist places in the Provinces of Macerata and Ascoli Piceno, such as the Opera Festival of the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, the Monte Conero National Park, tens of festivals and gastronomic events, concerts, mediaeval towns and ancient churches.
Besides, Sarnano can be reached by car in 45 minutes from the coastline, rich in high-quality seaside resorts and beautiful beaches.