The name of the village is derived from settlements of the Benedictine monks, who first came to colonize this mountain area. During the 13th century a number of subordinates of the nearby hamlets established a commune on the Benedictine site, and for better protection they built massive walls and towers. In later centuries the commune was included in the Church State and in 1860 it was annexed by the Italian Kingdom.
From the city's small square on clear days you can enjoy the sight of the magnificent mountain landscape, see the whole coast east of Ascoli Piceno. Saturdays on the square you can buy local products such as lentils, sausages, honey and autumn, chestnuts.
The area around Montemonaco offers good opportunities for trekking and a few kilometers away, over the plateau towards the coast, conditions are ideal for parapendio paragliding.
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