Return to your route, heading south for a further 7.5 kilometres and you'll arrive in Stroncone, counted amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy and located 450 metres above sea level. You'll immediately notice the medieval nature of its historic centre, with its narrow and winding streets and the ruins of the fortified walls.
Entering the village through its medieval gate, you'll find yourself in front of the Church of San Giovanni which contains frescoes by the Zuccari school. Continue climbing the town's narrow streets and you'll reach the Church of San Nicolò, you'll be struck by the beauty of its Romanesque portal from 1171, adorned with a Byzantine bas-relief. Don't miss out on a visit to the Palazzo Comunale, which has a vast archive of parchments, illuminated manuscripts and coins.
Conclude your trip with a delicious meal in one of the local tavernas or restaurants. Try the unpretentious yet refined dishes which may include truffle, cheese, legumes, walnuts, meat, the famous pizza bianca cooked under embers, the renowned wood-baked bread, pasta and tasty soups. Your mouth's watering already, isn't it?