It is on a hillside at 411 metres above sea level and around nine km from the coast. It features as one of the five hills in this area and its shield displays it as just that.
It is quite an honour to appear on the I Borghi Piú Belli d' Italia list and that is largely due to its beauty and well-preserved history. There are in particular two churches that are noteworthy and other buildings that date from the 15 - 16th centuries. The town enjoys breathtaking views and a beautiful park facing the Sibillini Mountains, which characterizes the horizon opposite the sea.
The nearest train station is in San Benedetto del Tronto around 23 km away or Porto San Giorgo around 24 km away. In other words this is not a destination to arrive at by public transport. It is however worth the drive as you get to experience stunning coast and mountainous scenery.
The town has a few shops, food stores and restaurants.
The town is known for its flavour palette that is based on beans, grains vegetables, olive oil and pork flavored with the local red Rosso Piceno or Falerio. So ask for specialties: Tajuli or Taccu, which are both types of pasta prepared without eggs and served with vegetables, pork, sardines or ragu of dried cod.
Flower town Every year around May - June the festival INFIORATA is held which is a big flower festival. Many visitors are lured along with artists who perform various designs with the colourful flowers in the streets.