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The short distance that separates the Montefiorentino convent from its municipai capital, the suggestive medieval village of Frontino, is a wealth of scenic views. The St. Peter and Paul Church is enriched with the Baroque-style Madonna and Child and a 16th century wooden tabernacle, resplendent with gift. A few more steps on and to the right you will find the Art Museum whose rooms contain donations by Franco Assetto, an internationally famous Torinese artist, whose passion for Montefeltro is so consuming that ha has left precious elements of his art there. In fact, at the edge of the Frontino, in the panoramic square that looks cut over the neatest, florid public gardens, this artist has placed his Water Sculpture dedicated to the guiding figure of the Primary School Teacher.
This work is a monumental fountain composed of square stone blocks, framed by high hedges that embrace the sculpture on both sides. Retracing one's steps the walls of palazzo Vandini are close at hand, nowadays transformed into a romantic hotel with ample cross-vaulted cellars. Here there is an underground communication trench leading out of the walls which at one time fed to a watermill, defended by a high tower of the same period as the castle, which supplied bread and flour during prolonged seiges.
Down the road that connects Carpegna to Lunano you will find the watermill mentionated above: careful restoration has brought to light its original medieval form as well as reactivating the mechanisms which now produce authentically ground flour, identical to that of long ago. Other restoration work includes that carried out on the San Girolamo hermitage (14th century) which stands above the watermill in a splendid secular oak wood.

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