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GENGA

Only few kilometres from Fabriano, immersed in the nature Sentino valleys, you can meet the beauty of Genga, a small village rose probably in X century thanks to the inhabitants of Sentino (Sassoferrato) who exausted for the continuous incursions of the Barbarians looked for a greater security in higher areas.

The Castle of Genga, original nucleus of the village, surely is previous to the date of 1090, year during which Genga became property of the Conti family who bought it to the monks of the S.Vittore delle Chiuse's Abbey.
Genga Counts kept the power for centuries submitting to the infuence of Fabriano, paying cutolles and imposed duties. It passed then under the control of the Roman Church to which Genga also gave a Pope: Leone XII, born with the name of Annibale Genga.

Genga obviously is worth the visit and in spite of its dimensions it's able to offer remarkable starting points to the visitor that is interested in the art: the Museum of the Parocchiale keeps works by Gentile da Fabriano, while the Castle accommodates a museum that reach its maximum value in some works by Antonio da Fabriano.

Genga is also important for its vicinity with the Grotte di Frasassi, speleologist paradise known all over the world.

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