Riviera del Conero, Camerano. Foto © Sauro Strappato
Camerano is one of the municipalities of the Conero Park. Leaving from its countryside, several paths lead to the Conero Mount and it can be very relaxing taking long walks, or riding a bike or a horse, immersed in the colours and scents of the Mediterranean maquis. The town was inhabited by the Picentes 8,000/9,000 years ago and numerous Picentes burial tombs were discovered in the area. Their findings are exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum of the Marche region in Ancona. The town gave birth to Carlo Maratti, known as Maratta, one of the greatest seventeenth-century Baroque painters, famous for the beauty and luminosity of his Madonna’s faces. The inhabitants of this small town are famous for the culture of know how: they were able to reinvent themselves in difficult times. In recent years numerous companies, characterised by their expert manual work were founded: the production of musical instruments, bustiers, hats and shirts. The culture of know how has also encouraged young generations to rediscover the ancient agricultural traditions and the love for their land. Several local wineries and farms have been established and produce the Rosso Conero wine, made from Montepulciano grapes, and many products at zero km.