Agugliano is at the top of a hillock surrounded by gentle rolling hills. A nice view of the Conero promontory can be enjoyed from the overlooks of the town.
It’s been populated since ancient times; it was ruled by the Picenes and then by the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was pillaged by barbarian troops and in the upper Middle Ages it was provided with a fortified castle, of which the only defensive walls and the underground passages and grottoes are left. They were used in the past as ways of escape from enemies.
Agugliano belongs to the “Land of Castles” association, together with nearby Camerata Picena, Polverigi, Santa Maria Nuova and Offagna.
The hand- made Ice-cream Festival of is one of the most important events organized in Agugliano. It takes place in June. It aims at the promotion of hand- made ice- creams and it gathers top- quality ice- cream creators coming from Italy and abroad. It was given a prize during the International fair of hand- made ice- creams in Longarone, the most important one in this sector.
In the hamlet Castel d’Emilio, a medieval village, a new centre of studies of hand- made ice-creams has been opened and it collaborates with the universities of Ancona and Camerino. In July a typical thin type of bread called crescia is dedicated a local food event with music and dances. In July, in Agugliano, you can attend the “National festival of vernacular theatre”.