Dispatch from Castelli di Jesi: The story of the Pievalta church

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The Pievalta winery takes its name from this yellow church on the hill above the estate.

The name, Pievalta, indeed, means “church on high.”

The church is also the symbol of the winery and it is depicted on our labels.

We do not know exactly when it was built but on the church’s façade, there is a plaque dedicated to the fallen of the first World War.

In the past, it was the church of farmers and people that live in this area. Now it is a symbol of an old agricultural world that is gone. Only a few families live here now and the church is opened only once a year, the first week end of May, on the occasion of the feast of Santa Croce.

—Silvia Loschi, winery manager, Pievalta

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