21 Sights in Ascoli Piceno, Italy (with Map and Images)
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1. Eremo di San Marco
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 perched on 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 been watching over the Tronto Valley for many centuries, seeing the wide panorama that reaches the Adriatic Sea.
2. Palazzo del Governo
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, belonged to the congregation of the Filippini.
3. Musei della Cartiera Papale
The Papal Paper Mill of Ascoli Piceno is an architectural complex made of sturdy regular squared blocks of travertine. The multifunctional vocation of the building has welcomed, over time, various work activities, such as: the paper mill, the water mills, the tanning of fabrics and the ironworks, all carried out with the inseparable and precious symbiosis of the driving force of the waters of the nearby Castellano stream.
4. Chiesa di San Gregorio Magno
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, larger, which was built between the late Republican Age, I century BC, and the early Augustan Age, I century AD in the area, behind the Palazzo dell'Arengo, where the Piazzetta di San Gregorio opens which connects the city floor to the Colle dell'Annunziata.
Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Gregorio Magno (Ascoli Piceno) (IT)
5. Museo Archeologico Statale di Ascoli Piceno
The State Archaeological Museum of Ascoli Piceno is housed inside Palazzo Panichi in Piazza Arringo. It was born with the function of 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 on Ascoli.
Wikipedia: Museo archeologico statale di Ascoli Piceno (IT), Website
6. Palazzetto Longobardo
The Lombard palace of Ascoli Piceno is a small medieval building of Romanesque art, used as a dwelling, which has no ties with the Lombard people. Its architectural composition constitutes a palatium-turris, the only perfectly preserved example of the city of the early communal age, which includes the palace and the adjacent tower of Ercolani.
7. Loggia dei Mercanti
The Loggia dei Mercanti is a sixteenth -century work that was leaning part of the right side of the church of San Francesco, of which he covers about a third, between Corso Mazzini and Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno. The edge of the western front is almost exactly located at the intersection of the two main road axes of the Roman city.
8. Edicola di Lazzaro Morelli
The aedicule of Lazzaro Morelli, of classicistic taste, 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 of the Codebò counts of Modena.
9. Teatro Ventidio Basso
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.
10. Forte Malatesta
The Malatesta fort 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.
11. Chiesa di San Salvatore di Sotto
The church of San Salvatore di Sotto built following 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.
12. Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso dell'Icona
The church of the Holy Crucifix of the Icon, also called the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, is a place of Catholic worship, located in Piazza Cecco d'Ascoli in the west of the historic center of Ascoli Piceno, between the Roman theater and the medieval walls with Porta Romana.
13. Battistero di San Giovanni
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.
14. Porta della Musa
On the left side of the Cathedral of Sant'Emidio opens the side entrance of the cathedral of Ascoli Piceno called La Porta della Musa. 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:
15. Torre degli Ercolani
The tower of Herculaneum rises slender and powerful 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 palatium-turris that has survived intact to this day.
16. Pinacoteca Civica
The Civic Pinacoteca of Ascoli Piceno, considered among the most important in the Marche region, and of central Italy, occupies the northern (entirely) and west wings (partially) of the first and second floor of the Arengo palace in the Arringo square.
17. Monumento a Cecco d'Ascoli
The monument to Cecco d'Ascoli is a work dedicated to Cecco d'Ascoli to the century Francesco Stabili, illustrious figure of poet, doctor, teacher, philosopher and astrologer / astronomer, located in Ascoli Piceno in Piazza Giacomo Matteotti.
18. Statua del Cristo Redentore
The statue of Christ the Redeemer, or of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a work built with travertine blocks and is located on the hill of the Sacred Heart, a modest hill located in Ascoli Piceno, in the north. It is a total of 12 meters high.
19. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Donne
The church of Santa Maria delle Donne of Ascoli Piceno was built at the beginning of the thirteenth century on the Piana di San Panfilo, outside the city walls, just beyond Porta Romana, in the homonymous neighborhood.
20. Museo dell'Arte Ceramica
The Museum of Ceramic Art is located in Ascoli Piceno, in the charming cloister of the former convent of the Romanesque church of San Tommaso overlooking the homonymous square. It was inaugurated on June 1, 2007.
21. Ponte Romano di Solestà
The Roman bridge of Solestà is a bridge in the Marche region of Ascoli Piceno. The building dates back to the period of the Augustan age and is boldly thrown between the recessed banks of the river Tronto.
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