is a little village few kilometers far from the sea. It is rich of history and culture surrounded by the magnificent landscape
of olive trees which produce a special olive oil.
date back to Roman times. In fact there are some findings, among which a Roman inscription dated 79 B.C. found near the ancient
Pieve which would confirm the hypothesis according which Cartoceto was founded by a group of Carthaginians escaped from the
Battle of Metauro during the second Punic war (218-201 B.C.) This episode would even explain the name Cartoceto.
hypothesis would trace its origin back to the barbaric invasions (VI-VIII century) when the people living in the valley had
to escape the devastations.
documents tell us that since XII century, Cartoceto was a fortified village surrounded by walls and was described as one of
the defensive strongholds of Fano. We know for sure that the castle and the walls were completely destroyed on the 13th
July, 1572 by a violent earthquake.