Sant'Angelo in Vado is one of most fascianting places to visit in the province of Pesaro e Urbino in Le Marche. Of Roman origin, the town is located in the high valley of Metauro River and sourronded by some of the most the picturesque countryside of the region.
The original Tifernum Mataurense can still be seen from the spectacular ruins of the ancient Roman Villa of Domus del Mito with its magnificent mosaics which date from the I century BC. Do drop by the the Archaeological Museum of Antiquarium for some more precious remains and ornaments.
The Longobards renamed the place St.Angelo in honour of St. Michael Arcangelo. 'In Vado' was added after, but it is still not clear if it refers to the ford of the river or 'guado', or 'vado', a kind of plant which grows by the same river and was used as a dye to give textiles a blue colour.