Mount Giove Walk

Edited by Enrico Tosi and Luciana De Marchi
March 2023

Length: about 5.8 km.
Average walking time: about 2.5 hours, including stop at Mount Jupiter Monastery.
Route, looped in the second part, characterized by remarkably large oaks and olive groves.
Recommended hiking poles, comfortable shoes, backpack and water bottle.

The route is accessed from Fano by driving along the Via Flaminia in the direction of Rome.

After crossing the bridge over the A14 Highway, as soon as you enter the next traffic circle, take the first exit on the right signposted Centinarola.

After driving a few dozen meters on Monfalcone Street, you can park your car on the right.

Turning back, take the Monte Giove Municipal Road.

Along the challenging ascent of about 1.3 km, the entrance to the large private structure “Castle of Mount Jupiter,” once Villa Hagemann, is notably on the right.

The road is partly recessed between sandstone walls.

Upon reaching the false plain, the Monastery of Mount Jupiter is already visible in the distance.

After finishing the climb, at the fork with a religious shrine, take a right.

The road to the left leads back downhill to the Via Flaminia.

Proceed for about 1.2 km.

Along the route, but set back, rise several private residential buildings.

At the fork, take a left onto the New Mount Jupiter Road.

Start of the loop trail that goes around the hill.

The route is undulating, with little slope except for the last section.

The view already can sweep toward the sea.

Also present are a few abandoned buildings.

At the top of the climb appears the signpost for the Hermitage of Mount Jupiter already visible at some distance.

A kennel is located along the small road on a considerable slope.

On clear days, Mount Catria, Mount Nerone, Mount Carpegna and San Marino are visible in the background.

At a short distance, the Prelate’s religious complex within a small wooded area can be seen on the right; at a medium distance, leaning toward the sea and in an elevated position, is the village of Novilara.

At the end of the ascent you reach the secondary entrance to the Monastery; possibility to stop both outside and inside the religious structure equipped with a refreshment point.

Opening hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed other days.

The complex is part of the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict and includes a church, library, old pharmacy, several small cells and guest quarters.

Particularly busy mid-morning on Sundays with worshippers arriving by car to attend Mass.

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From the large terrace there is a view toward the sea, the city of Fano and the Metauro valley.

We set off again through the ancient portal of the main entrance along the monumental narrow road on a considerable slope.

The fairly steep descent continues for several hundred meters.

Return to the junction at the beginning of the loop trail.
Keep to the left to resume the road taken on the outward journey.

At the bottom of the downhill slope one finds oneself on Monfalcone Street.

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