The name of the small town in Le Marche – Morro d’Alba – dates back to 1862. Up to then Morro (from the word mar or mur, meaning rock, wall) was a village whose territory was of great strategic and agricultural importance. It began to be called villa for the first town in an act of 1197 and then in 1213, when the council of Senigallia gave it over to the town of Jesi, to whom it belonged until the reign of Napoleon.
he term alba (altura) refers to a small Medieval castle, situated near the ancient village. At Morro d’Alba – situated at the crossroads of two rivers, the Misa and the Esino – important geological remains of Roman and Gothic have been discovered. At Sant’Amico, near the Fonte Re spring, a medallion settlements was discovered bearing the head of Teodorico, King of the Goths. This is now housed in the Museo delle Terme di Roma.
Morro d’Alba is also a strategic point for your discovery of our region ; you can reach Senigallia and your spiaggia di velluto, Jesi and yours castelli, Ostra, Corinaldo, Mondavio, Arcevia, the famous Grotte di Frasassi, the ducal city of Urbino, the santuario di Loreto,Ascoli, Recanati, Cingoli the balcony of the Marches, Fabriano and your Museo della carta, the Riviera del Monte Conero, the hermitage of Fonte Avellana and the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini.