The Alte Valli of Potenza and the Esino Zone H Mountain Community territory heads in the Marche region in NE-SW direction from the Apennines to the Adriatic and is included in the Province of Macerata.
Squeezed between valleys, got petrified on bitter slopes, on rolling hills or lying along the valley floor there are nine municipalities:
- Fiuminata, city of "crescia fogliata";
- Sefro, trout's city;
- Pioraco, paepr's city;
- Castelraimondo, Infiorata's city;
- Gagliole, fortress's city;
- San Severino Marche, Salimbeni's city;
- Treia, the game of cuff football's city
- Esanatoglia, sport & open air's city;
- Matelica, Verdicchio's city.
It reaches the maximum altitude of 1571 m with Monte Pennino and minimum of 130-140 m in the plain of Potenza near Treia, where the river has already started to slowly flow into the sea.
INTRODUCTION TO THE TERRITORY
The Mountain Community territory is included in the north-west of the Province of Macerata, covers an area that stretches along the SW-NE from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. The boundaries that respect the municipal administrative limits, correspond to the Apennine watershed to the west, taking the regional border; to the north mark, for a short distance, the provincial limit, then dropped from the foothills the mountains to the hills of Macerata, reaching to the east the river Potenza valley; to the south follow, more or less closely, the trend of the upper and middle course of the river and its main tributaries. This vast area encloses, nestled between mountain valleys, perched on bitter slopes, on rolling hills or lying along the valley floor, nine municipalities: Fiuminata, the most internal, consists of several villages; Sefro, small and wooded; Pioraco, the Roman Prolaqueum ; Castelraimondo and Gagliole, ancient castles, San Severino Marche, the largest; Treia, the most advanced towards the coast; Esanatoglia and Matelica, outbuildings only recently. The territory reaches the maximum altitude of 1571 m. with the Monte Pennino and the minimum of 130-140 m. in the plain of Potenza, near Treia, where the river has already started to slowly flow towards the sea, presenting different geographical and biological components.