The Virgin and the oak tree
Legend goes that a local farmer did climbed on a leafy oak tree to beat the acorns to feed the pigs. Unfortunately, the branch where he was leaning broke and the man fell ruinously to the ground managing to remain unharmed. By attributing the grace received to the Madonna he decided to have it built right under the oak is the church . The oak with its ancient age of about 500 years is counted among the most beautiful and largest oaks in the Marche. In fact, it develops on a trunk over 5 meters in circumference for 27 meters in height and 29 in foliage. The church of the “Madonna delle Grazie” dates back to the eighteenth century but in the act of construction it was incorporated a pre-existing votive shrine of the fifteenth century with frescoes attributed to Pierpalma da Fermo, one “Crucifixion” and a “Madonna who adores the Child” both dating back to the end of the 15th century.