Guided tour of Ascoli Piceno – province of Ancona
Nicknamed “the city of travertine” and famous for its olive all’ascolana (Stuffed Olives Ascolana Style), olive all’ascolana, Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful, Medieval town of art which conserves the urban layout of Roman times. Positioned between the mountains and the hills of the Apennine range, it is marked out by the route of the Tronto river and Castellano stream.
To visit with an Ascoli Piceno tour guide:
Piazza Arringo, Medieval centre of civic life, is embellished with two fountains and the impressive buildings of The Municipal Chambers and the Cathedral, besides the octagonal Baptistery of the 13th century;
Cathedral of Saint Emidio, ancient origins, holds within it the Pala of Saint Emidio a masterpiece painting by Carlo Crivelli;
Municipal Building, called the Arrengo, which holds inside the Municipal Art Gallery, one of the most important in the Marche;
Piazza del Popolo, a splendid civic armchair bordered by an elegant Renaissance colonnade. It is dominated by the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo and by the Church of Saint Francis, built by the Franciscans and considered to be one of the best Italian works of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic;
The O. Licini Contemporary Art Gallery, hosted in the interior of the former convent of Saint Augustine, it is dedicated to some f the most important 19th-century artists of the Marche (Lincini, Pericoli);
Bridge of Solestà, majestic bridge from the period of Emperor Augustus, it is made from large blocks of travertine;
Palazzetto Longobardo (Lombard Palace) from the 12th century and the Ercolani Tower, Palazzetto Longobardo (Lombard Palace) from the 12th century and the Ercolani Tower, 35m tall, it is the most beautiful and that best maintained of those remaining in the town centre.
Near Ascoli Piceno we advise a guided tour of the enchanting village of Offida, town of lace.