Filottrano has an elegant and harmonious eighteenth-century architecture. A short walk in the center of the town lets you discover noble palaces and historic houses. Not to be missed is the small staircase called “Porticella” leading to the church of St. Mary of the Angels.
Until 1950s the economy was predominantly peasant, afterwards this city was transformed into a tailor-made destination, creating the “made in Filottrano”. You can now shop at numerous textile companies.
Filottrano is deeply linked with traditions and folklore that are protagonists of several festivals that cheer up the local evenings. In July you can taste the genuine peasant cuisine at the Threshing Feast. The Contest of the Boot takes place the first Sunday of August. On Saturdays you can see the Permanent Exhibition of World War II Relics at the Town Hall (advanced reservation required) and then continue to the Church of S. Mary of the Angels where a permanent exhibition of statues from the nativity scene of Lecce is set up.
Museum of Biroccio Marchigiano
Born as a simple agricultural wagon, the biroccio later assumed various functions in the rural life of the central Italian regions, until it acquired aesthetic value which in the Marche region has turned into conspicuous polychrome decorations differentiated by geographical locations.
The museum hosts many artifacts of indigenous people from Mesoamerica, ranging from objects of the tribes of the great lands (painted skins, bows and arrows, calumet, sheaths for daggers, belts with rattles) to Aztec and Mexican terracottas, engraved coconuts, stone axes, worked shells, painted pumpkins from Mesoamerica and Haiti. In the next hall there is an exhibition of Mexican herbarium, a malacology collection, minerals and stones from the Mexican mines, other than G.C. Beltrami personal weapons and belongings and its manuscript from the volume “Le Mexique”.
The Centofinestre villa, in neoclassical style and renovated by Ghinelli an architect in 1827, has one of the largest gardens in the region.