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Only few kilometres from Fabriano,
immersed in the nature Sentino valleys, you can meet the beauty
of Genga, a small village rose probably in
X century thanks to the inhabitants of Sentino (Sassoferrato)
who exausted for the continuous incursions of the Barbarians
looked for a greater security in higher areas.
of Genga, original nucleus of the village, surely
is previous to the date of 1090, year during
which Genga became property of the Conti family who bought
it to the monks of the S.Vittore delle Chiuse's Abbey.
Counts kept the power for centuries submitting to the infuence
of Fabriano, paying cutolles
and imposed duties. It passed then under the control of the
Roman Church to which Genga also gave a Pope: Leone XII, born
with the name of Annibale Genga.
Genga obviously is worth the visit and in spite of its dimensions
it's able to offer remarkable starting points to the visitor
that is interested in the art: the Museum of the Parocchiale
keeps works by Gentile da Fabriano, while
the Castle accommodates a museum that reach its maximum value
in some works by Antonio da Fabriano.
Genga is also important for its vicinity with the Grotte di
Frasassi, speleologist paradise known all over the world.