Not far away from Ancona,
being nearly melt with its territory, Falconara
is a touristic goal due to its promenade but it's also able
to have cultural interest for the presence of its medieval
In the territory, inhabited since the ancinet time, have been
recovered several finds that testify the preRoman presence
of populations. In the sea in front of Falconara was instead
recovered a Roman boat with its cargo of amphoras today conserved
in the National Museum of the Marches.
But the history of Falconarais more recent and linked to that
one of the Castle built by Counts Cortesi
at the same time of those in Varano and Sirolo (VII
cent.). It is believed that these counts had Germanic
origin and arrived in this region at the time of the battles
between the Byzantin troops commanded by Belisario and the
Goths (VI sec.).
Other monuments of cultural interest in Falconara are Castelferretti
(1384-1386), the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia
(XV sec.), Villa Monte Domini (1505) and the Rocca
Priora (XII sec.) whose construction perhaps is connected
to the birth of Federico II of Svevia, happened in Jesi in
December 26th 1194.