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Pennabilli

Located on the Western slope of Monte Carpegna, most of its territory is located within the Sasso Simone and Simoncello Natural Park and allows for relaxing walks in the lush Apennines.

Pennabilli owes its urban structure to the union of two ancient castles, that of the Billi above the cliff, and that of Penna above the rock. Its history has seen the succession of Umbrians, Etruscans, and Romans. Its beautiful old town dates back to the year 1000 when it was structured with fortifications, defenses, and sacred buildings.

In 1004 a descendant of the Carpegna family, nicknamed “Malatesta”, began the construction of the Fortress on the rock, marking the birth of the famous family that would have dominated the whole of Romagna.

It is advisable to discover this city along the roads that go up to the top of the two hills that make it up. So you can discover the wonders of this village, the mandala donated by the Dalai Lama, the Sasso Simone and Simoncello Park Museum, Mateureka (Museum of Calculus), and the World of Tonino Guerra with its “places of the soul”:

  • the vegetable garden of forgotten fruits:
  • the road of the sundials
  • the petrified garden
  • the angel with a mustache (a poetic museum that houses only one painting)
  • the sanctuary of thoughts
  • the refuge of the abandoned Madonnas
  • the Madonna of the snow rectangle

I also recommend an excursion to the lake of Andreuccio and the ancient village of Petrella Guidi.

 Restaurants

  • il Piastrino
  • Belfico
  • Madamadorè in Novafeltria