santa maria nuova

In ancient times, this village was called Santa Maria delle Ripe. In 1201 an act of submission was signed to the larger Seigniory of Jesi, from which it became independent at the end of the nineteenth century. Evocative evidences of the past of this village are preserved in the archaeological site in Pietrolone, where remains of a funeral aedicule and a decorated villa were found both dating back to Roman times.

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua, in the central square, is well known because of the basilica altar with polychrome ceramics by Vitali da Foligno (first example of an altar facing the faithful after the reform of Vatican Council II) and an eighteenth century mechanical organ. St. Joseph Church is a classic example of eighteenth-century architecture with its masonry front. The single hall interior has rich stucco decorations, late baroque altars, an eighteenth century wooden crucifix and paintings including one of the seventeenth century attributable to Aquilini.

In addition to the two churches, the Castellani walls and the Roman Ruins are a worthwhile visit.  

some information

Region: Marche

Province: Ancona

Abbreviation: AN

Post Code: 60030

Population: 4,248 residents

Area: 18.04 sq. Km

Altitude: 249 masl

Area Code: 0731

Name of the citizens: Santamarianovesi

Patron Saint: St. Anthony (June 13)

Market-day: Thursday 8.00am – 2.00pm


Companies, Activities, Craftsmen for your Shopping in the Marche

Stile e moda Stock

Gioie e Gingilli Gioielleria

Euroagricola Vivaio

a tavola

Some tips on where you can taste our typical dishes

Tramonti e Colline

I Duchi Pellegrini Agriturismo

Tango Pizza

festivals and events

Many festivals, especially in summertime, are celebrated:

at the beginning of June the Hunter’s Feast,

June 13 the Patron Feast of St. Anthony of Padua,

at the end of June the Italian and World Accordion Championship,

in August the International Roller Skating Show and the Regional Bob Car Championship.  

Santa maria Nuova
Santa Maria Nuova

enjoy your holiday!

These are some useful links for the best itineraries to visit Santa Maria Nuova:

Comune di Santa Maria Nuova
Italia Mia