LANDMARKS IN CAGLI
il Torrione: The Torrione is the symbol of Cagli, part of the old fortified wall that used to surround the town. Built in 1481, on the orders of the famous Duke of Montefeltro and under the supervision of the military architect, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, it is to be found within a few hundred metres of Palazzo Bonclerici. Nowadays, stripped of its former military significance, the Torrione houses works of contemporary sculpture by local artists.
il Palazzo Comunale: Built at the start of the 14th century, along with many other public buildings, the Palazzo Comunale was restored during the Renaissance by the already-mentioned Francesco Giorgio di Martini. A majestic palace it dominates Cagli's central piazza and houses the Museo Civico Archeologico e della via Flaminia where the visitor finds relics dating back to Cagli's pre-Roman era, even as far as the Bronze Age.
il Ponte Mallio: Originally Pons Mallium, il Ponte Mallio dates back to the Roman era - 265 BC. It is perfectly preserved,along with tens of metres of the original via Flaminia built by the Romans. It's easily found - at the northern entrance to Cagli, at the confluence of the Bosso & Burano rivers.
la Chiesa Cattedrale: At the end of the piazza opposite to the Palazzo Comunale lies the cathedral church. Its position at the opposite end of the piazza signifies the separation of church and state. Commenced in the early 14th century, the church has been modified and extended many times over the centuries. The portals are relatively modern, built during the 19th century (as were many other of Cagli's important buildings). In the chapel one finds two works of the famous 17th-century Cagli painter, Gaetano Lapis - la Comunione degli Apostoli and la Caduta della Manna nel Deserto, The Manna falling in the Desert.
il Teatro Comunale: Constructed in 1878 under the patronage of the aristocratic families of Cagli, the communal theatre is one of the most beautiful in Le Marche and still the centre of Cagli's cultural life, as it hosts every year a large program of ballet, prose and lyric theatre. In addition, there are more than a dozen interesting churches of various eras and styles plus the odd palace or two - plenty to see during your holiday in Cagli.