Here are some recommendations for those interested in visiting religious establishments:
• the Basilica della Santa Casa (Shrine of the Sacred House) in Loreto (approx. 10 kms. from Castelnuovo)
• the Basilica of San Nicola , with its famous dome, in Tolentino (approx. 35 kms.).
In the Macerata area, you can visit at least five Romanesque-Cistercian churches:
• Santa Maria at Piè di Chienti, not far from Civitanova Marche
• San Claudio al Chienti, in the Corridonia countryside
• Abbazia di Rambona (the Rambona Abbey) at Pollenza
• Abbazia di Fiastra (the Fiastran Abbey), near Urbisaglia, in theTolentino countryside
• Abbazia di San Firmano (the St. Firman Abbey), in Montelupone.