22 Sights in Ascoli Piceno, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 22 sights are available in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

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1. Eremo di San Marco

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The hermitage of San Marco is a hermitage located in the municipality of Ascoli Piceno, south of the city. The religious building, dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, owned by the municipality, inherited from the Sgariglia family, is clinging to the rocky wall of Colle San Marco, near the hamlet of Piagge. The building represents an important memory of art and spirituality for the city of Ascoli. Visible from Piazza del Popolo, it has watched over the Tronto Valley for many centuries, glimpsing the wide panorama that reaches as far as the Adriatic Sea.

Wikipedia: Eremo di San Marco (IT)

2. Palazzo del Governo

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The Government Palace of Ascoli Piceno, also known as Palazzo San Filippo, is considered one of the largest buildings in the city. Its architecture occupies the entire east side of Piazza Fausto Simonetti and houses the headquarters of the Prefecture and the Provincial Administration. The name of Palazzo San Filippo is attributed to this building because a portion of it was a convent built in the seventeenth century that belonged to the congregation of the Filippini.

Wikipedia: Palazzo del Governo (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)

3. Chiesa di San Gregorio Magno

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The church of San Gregorio Magno, in Ascoli Piceno, was born as a transformation into a place of Christian worship of a pagan Roman temple, of larger dimensions, which was built between the late Republican Age, first century BC, and the early Augustan Age, first century AD in the area, behind the Palazzo dell'Arengo, where the Piazzetta di San Gregorio opens up, which connects the city plan to the Colle dell'Annunziata.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Gregorio Magno (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)

4. Musei della Cartiera Papale

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The papal paper mill of Ascoli Piceno is an architectural complex made of robust regular travertine councils. The multifunctional vocation of the building has welcomed, over time, various work activities, such as: the paper mill, the water mills, the tanning of the fabrics and the ironworks, all carried out with the inseparable and precious symbiosis of the driving force of the waters of the near the Castellano stream.

Wikipedia: Cartiera papale (IT)

5. Museo Archeologico Statale di Ascoli Piceno

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The State Archaeological Museum of Ascoli Piceno is housed in Palazzo Panichi in Piazza Arringo. It was born with the function of a Museum of the Territory and in particular of the southernmost strip of the Ascoli area: the Tronto valley and the Tesino valley with an expansion up to the Salino valley, in the province of Teramo, which in the nineteenth century gravitated towards Ascoli.

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6. Palazzetto Longobardo

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The Longobardo Palace of Ascoli Piceno is a small medieval building of Romanesque art, used as a residence, which has no ties with the people of the Lombards. Its architectural composition is a palatium-turris, the only example of a perfectly preserved city of the early municipal age, which includes the palace and the adjacent tower of the Ercolani.

Wikipedia: Palazzetto Longobardo (IT)

7. Loggia dei Mercanti

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The Loggia dei Mercanti is a sixteenth-century work that was placed against part of the right side of the church of San Francesco, of which it covers about a third, between Corso Mazzini and Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno. The edge of the western front is located almost exactly at the intersection of the two main roads of the Roman city.

Wikipedia: Loggia dei Mercanti (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)

8. Edicola di Lazzaro Morelli

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Lazzaro Morelli's aedicule, in a classicistic style, is located in Ascoli Piceno in Piazza del Popolo, adhering to an apse of the external wall of the church of San Francesco. It was built in 1639 and dedicated to the Madonna of Reggio at the behest of the client, the governor pro tempore Mons. Gerolamo dei conti Codebò di Modena.

Wikipedia: Edicola di Lazzaro Morelli (IT)

9. Teatro Ventidio Basso

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The Ventidio Basso Theater is the communal theater, concert hall, and opera house in the city of Ascoli Piceno region of Marche, Italy. It is located on via del Trivio, in front main cloister of the church of San Francesco, near piazza del Popolo. The exterior was erected in neoclassical-style, with grand interiors.

Wikipedia: Teatro Ventidio Basso (EN)

10. Forte Malatesta

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Fort Malatesta is a fortified work of urban defense of the city of Ascoli Piceno. Built near the banks of the Castellano stream and the Cecco bridge, an obligatory step for those who entered the city from the east, it was rebuilt on the remains of previous architecture erected over the centuries.

Wikipedia: Forte Malatesta (IT)

11. Chiesa di San Salvatore di Sotto

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The church of San Salvatore di Sotto, built according to the canons of the Romanesque style, currently deconsecrated, is located in the city of Ascoli Piceno. It is so called to distinguish it from the church of San Salvatore di Sopra which was built outside the city walls beyond Porta Romana.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Salvatore di Sotto (IT)

12. Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso dell'Icona

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The Church of the Holy Crucifix of the Icon, also called the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, is a Catholic place of worship, located in Piazza Cecco d'Ascoli in the western area of the historic center of Ascoli Piceno, between the Roman Theater and the medieval walls with Porta Romana.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso dell'Icona (IT)

13. Battistero di San Giovanni

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The Ascoli Piceno Baptistery, also known as the baptistery of Saint John, is a religious building found on the eastern end of the piazza Arringo at the center of Ascoli Piceno and sitting next to and just north of the cathedral dedicated to St. Emygdius, the city's patron saint.

Wikipedia: Ascoli Piceno Baptistery (EN)

14. Porta della Musa

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On the left side of the Cathedral of Sant'Emidio there is the side entrance of the cathedral of Ascoli Piceno called La Porta della Musa. A poetic name that derives from the inscription of the couplet, in Latin, which can be read in the block of travertine walled near the door:

Wikipedia: Porta della Musa (IT)

15. Torre degli Ercolani

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The tower of the Herculaneum rises in the city of Ascoli Piceno. Its architecture belongs to the medieval complex of Romanesque art which, together with the Lombard palace, is the only example of a palatium-turris in the city that has survived intact to this day.

Wikipedia: Torre degli Ercolani (IT)

16. Pinacoteca Civica

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The Pinacoteca civica of Ascoli Piceno, considered one of the most important in the Marche region and in central Italy, occupies the north (entirely) and west (partially) wings of the first and second floors of the Palazzo dell'Arengo in Piazza Arringo.

Wikipedia: Pinacoteca civica (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)

17. Statua del Cristo Redentore

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer, or of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a work built with blocks of travertine and is located on the hill of the Sacred Heart, a modest hill located in Ascoli Piceno, in the northern part. It is 12 meters high overall.

Wikipedia: Statua del Cristo Redentore (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)

18. Monumento a Cecco d'Ascoli

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The monument to Cecco d'Ascoli is a work dedicated to Cecco d'Ascoli born Francesco Stabili, an illustrious figure of poet, doctor, teacher, philosopher and astrologer/astronomer, located in Ascoli Piceno in Piazza Giacomo Matteotti.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Cecco d'Ascoli (IT)

19. Ponte Romano di Solestà

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The Roman bridge of Solestà is a bridge in the city of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche region. The building dates back to the period of the Augustan age and boldly plunges itself into the recessed banks of the Tronto river.

Wikipedia: Ponte romano di Solestà (IT)

20. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Donne

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The church of Santa Maria delle Donne in Ascoli Piceno was built at the beginning of the thirteenth century on the plain of San Panfilo, outside the city walls, just beyond Porta Romana, in the district of the same name.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Donne (IT)

21. Museo dell'Arte Ceramica

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The Museum of Ceramic Art is located in Ascoli Piceno, in the suggestive cloister of the former convent of the Romanesque church of San Tommaso overlooking the homonymous square. He was inaugurated on June 1, 2007.

Wikipedia: Museo dell'arte ceramica (IT)

22. Chiesa della Madonna del Ponte

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The church of the Madonna del Ponte is one of the religious buildings of modest size in the city of Ascoli Piceno. It is located just across the bridge of Santo Spirito, in the Porta Cartara district.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Madonna del Ponte (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)


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