The village of Massignano is located 256 meters above sea level, 6 km from the Adriatic coast. The municipal territory includes the districts of Villa Santi and Marina di Massignano, for a total of 1600 inhabitants.
The village stands on the surrounding hills – mainly composed of limestone, sand, sandstone and clay – that alternate small forests and clearings to cultivated fields (mainly wheat, olive and vine)in a territory with a strong agricultural vocation.
The municipality borders to the north with Campofilone, native land of “maccheroncini”, to the west and south with Montefiore dell’Aso and Ripatransone, one of the most beatiful Italian village, and in the end with Cupra Marittima, Grottammare, an authentic gem, and San Benedetto del Tronto.
Not far from the beautiful art cities of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo, as well as the characteristic village of Offida.
From the town as from several points of the surrounding countryside open to the eyes glimpses of wonderful beauty: the hills dotted with small villages stretch out like a rolling carpet between the blue of the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini mountains, also known as “blue mountains”. A territory that lends itself to slow tourism to discover food and wine, nature and traditions.
Of note is the important nursery activity of the Val Menocchia, of great economic value for the entire municipality. Widespread since the second half of the twentieth century, it is grafted on a centuries-old tradition of fruit arboriculture, as evidenced by the past presence of citrus groves in ancient mansions, or the latest almond, walnut and mulberry trees.
The beach is characterized by golden sand mixed with pebbles and shells, a crystal clear sea, breakwater cliffs, a backdrop that descends gently towards the wide and low dunes dotted with Mediterranean scrub behind. Along the beach there are some concessions with bathing services, alternating with large stretches of free beach.
On the territory there are woods formed by oaks, elms, robinia, hornbeams, ornithines and maples, while along the ditches poplars, willows and alders prevail. Among the mammals that find shelter we remember the squirrel, the fox, the badger, the porcupine, the wild boar and the roe deer; among the birds the green woodpecker, with its characteristic vibrant call, and the buzzard, a raptor often visible in its wide vaults.
There is a small dam along the Rio Canale stream, on the border with Campofilone and Montefiore dell’Aso. Built between 1985 and 1994 and managed by the Regional Reclamation Consortium, it performs the seasonal functions of regulation in support of the homonymous irrigation system (about 650 hectares) located between the three municipalities.
From the town as from several points of the surrounding countryside open to the eyes glimpses of wonderful beauty: the hills dotted with small villages stretch out like a rolling carpet between the blue of the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini mountains, also known as “blue mountains”.
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