Borgo Pace is the most "internal" municipality in the Metauro Valley. Its large territory extends to the borders of Umbria,Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, in the heart of the Apennines.
This has always been an area of commerce, spirituality, villages and castles.
The origin of Borgo Pace is due precisely to one of the several rural castles that were in these mountains. In the late Middle Ages, the inhabitants of Castel Bavia (Castrum Abbatiae), a small castle above the existing city center and of which only a few ruins remain today, decided to abandon the castle walls. They descended into the valley where the two torrents meet and built a new settlement that took the name of Burgus Pacis.
Tradition says that the name Borgo Pace derives from the fact that in this valley, where the Meta and Auro torrents join to form the Metauro river, took place the meeting among the Roman leaders Cesare Ottaviano, Marco Antonio and Emilio Lepido. It established the beginning of a period of peace and gave rise to the historic period of the “Second Triumvirate”.
After its foundation, the town grew and became an important center of Massa Trabaria. It received, in the first half of the 1800s, the title of Municipality and the jurisdiction over the villages of Lamoli, Parchiule, Sompiano, Palazzo Mucci, Castel de Fabbri and Dese, which are still today active and important parts in the territory.
During the passage of the front line in the Second World War, the historic center of Borgo Pace was largely destroyed by the Germans in retreat, an episode that profoundly influenced the appearance of the Municipality. Today Borgo Pace is a town of 550 inhabitants, with a vast territory that includes the entire Apennine until the Bocca Trabaria pass, which is an ideal place to be in contact with the nature, culture and spirituality of the Upper Valley of the Metauro. Its accommodation facilities, food and wine excellences, sports facilities, a network of well-marked paths and small remote villages make it an ideal place to lose yourself into the central Apennines.