Sites & cities that bear the name of Sassoferrato


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : ca. 11th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Castrum Saxum Ferratum

Description : Sassoferrato is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche region of central-eastern Italy. To the south of the town lie the ruins of the ancient Sentinum, on the Via Flaminia. The last dating of the city through inscriptions is of 343 AD after which there is no longer any mention of Sentinum , which will be abandoned, a couple of centuries later, by the inhabitants decimated by hunger and plague and unable to defend it from enemy raids. , especially by the Lombards . The population will move to neighboring hills where, around the year 1000, the Castrum Saxum Ferratum will rise. The castle above the town is mentioned from the 11th century; the town belonged to the House of Este from 1208, later to the Atti family, becoming a free municipality in 1460 after the assassination of Luigi degli Atti.

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