Monte San Giusto
A delightful little hamlet perched on a knoll between the Cremone and Ete Morto valleys, Monte San Giusto has a beautiful view of the sea. The historical center boasts an elegant 16th century palace, now home to the Municipality offices, with a courtyard reminiscent of that in the Ducal Palace in Urbino. There are also interesting churches dating to the 14th century. The original Roman settlement was destroyed during the barbarian invasions in the 3rd century, and was only rebuilt in the High Middle Ages. Under the Lombards, Monte San Giusto was ruled by the Duke of Spoleto, then until the 16th century it was part of Farfa Abbey. In the 12th century it became a free municipality. Monte San Giusto’s most important period followed the election to Bishop of Chiusi of its citizen Niccolò Bonafede, who transformed his hometown into a true Renaissance court.
Official website: http://www.comune.montesangiusto.mc.it/
“The greatest Renaissance representation of Golgotha” according to the art historian Bernard Berenson, can be admired in Monte San Giusto in the Church of Santa Maria in Telusiano. The Bishop Niccolò Bonafede commissioned Lorenzo Lotto’s Crocifissione (Crucifixion). At the time Lotto lived in Venice, and he probably completed most of the painting there, adding the portrait of the painting’s commissioner, kneeling on the lower left, in Monte San Giusto. The painting, signed and dated “Lotus 1531”, still has its original 16th century frame, created according to Lotto’s drawing.
Church of S. Maria in Telusiano
Hours 10.00- 12.00 and 16.30- 19.00.
To visit at other times and for information: 0733 53354, Parish of Monte San Giusto
Autostrada A14 exit Macerata/Civitanova Marche, take the SS 77 towards Tolentino/Macerata, exit at Morrovalle, follow signs for Monte San Giusto/Montegranaro, pass Villa San Filippo, follow signs for Monte San Giusto.
Morrovalle - Monte San Giusto train station
The Ancona airport is about 66 km away
The Port of Ancona is about 64 km away
Monte San Giusto: La Crocifissione splende di luce nuova
10/12/11, h. 17.15
Chiesa di S. Maria in Telusiano, Monte San Giusto (MC)
Saluto delle autorità e intervento dei lighting designer di Consuline Francesco Iannone e Serena Tellini.
Dalle ore 18.00: incontro alla scoperta della monumentale Crocifissione con il prof. Giovanni C.F. Villa e inaugurazione del nuovo impianto di illuminazione dell’opera. A seguire, presentazione del materiale promozionale sulla città di Monte San Giusto.
Places to eat:
Via San Nicola, 26
Monte San Giusto (MC)
Tel. +39 0733 530 690
Where to sleep:
Hotel La rosa dei venti
Via Macerata 77
62015 Monte San Giusto
tel. +39 0733 530500
Rooms starting from 40 €
Contrada Acquevive, 16
62010 Mogliano (MC)
tel. +39 0733 557743; +39 0733 523610
mob. +39 392 1613647
Rooms starting from 45 €
Distance from Monte San Giusto: 10 km
Hotel Horizon Yoda Hotels
Via Veregrense 1
63812 Montegranaro (FM)
tel. +39 0734 873864
Distance from Monte San Giusto: 5,5 km
Rooms starting from 90 €
Documentario Crocifissione, Monte San Giusto