This typical country church, dating back to the 16th century and renovated on several occasions, stands on the site where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to a farmer on 5 June 1411. There was a popular belief that if women who had just given birth drank the holy water from the well inside the church, they would produce abundant milk. The feast of Santa Maria Apparente is celebrated on 5 June each year. She is co-patroness of the city of Civitanova Marche, together with St. Marone. The “Torrione”, an ancient fortified mill from the 14th century, is also located in the same area.