Town of Apiro
Piazza Baldini, 1-0733 611 131
Originally, this small town in the Marches had different names: Pire, Piro, Lapiro. The current Apiro dates back to before the twelfth century, derived from greek PJR, pjros (fire).
Collegiate Church of St. Urban dedicated to the patron, was built in 1632 for the work of Giangiacomo Baldini. The church in the Baroque style, is divided into three naves: the main altar houses an altarpiece of the seventeenth century, depicting the coronation of the Virgin and St. Urban I Pope with a majestic wooden frame carved and gilded. Keep a prestigious organ of Venetian Gaetano Callido, built in 1771. The sacristy, with wooden furniture of the ‘700, is home to a valuable collection called “Treasure of the Collegiate” and consists of paintings, busts of saints in silver, vestments and sacred.
Municipal building massive quadrangular building, identified with the ancient Palazzo dei Priori, built in 1246. The council chamber preserves a work of great artistic value in the history of painting Gothic-friendly Marche: the “Altarpiece” Allegretto Nuzi of 1366.