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  • 1 Piazza del Popolo (Place du Peuple) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Popolo I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    This elongated and harmonious square paved with large slabs is surrounded with Gothic monuments (palace of the Nation's Captains, S. Francesco church, Traders' lodge...) and Renaissance monuments and is enclosed by elegant arcades. It is customary fo..

  • 2 Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Popolo I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    This palace was built in the 13C and then modified in the 16C by various architects who brought the building to its current specification, led by Cola dell' Amatrice who is credited with the austere rear façade. Inside, there is an attractive arcaded..

  • 3 S. Francesco (Saint-Francis Church) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za del Popolo I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    Built between the 13th and 16C, this church has certain telltale signs of Lombard influence. On the right, beside the elegant loge des Marchands, there is a beautiful 16C portal surmounted by a monument dedicated to Julius II. On the left flank, ther..

  • 4 Pinacoteca (art gallery) Interesting

    Museums and art

    P.za Arringo I - 63100 Ascoli Piceno

    Set up in the noble setting of the town hall, the museum accommodates a large collection of paintings and sculptures completed between the 15 and the 19C. The painting of the Marches is represented in the works of Cola dell'Amatrice, Carlo Crivelli a..

  • 5 Corso Mazzini (Cours Mazzini) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Mazzini I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    Palaces from a variety of periods flank this street with façades decorated with maxims written in Latin and the popular language. Along this street, known as the noble street, you will find Malaspina palace ( No. 224), with its elegant arcades and tr..

  • 6 S.S. Vincenzo e Anastasio Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za Ventidio-Basso I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    Of early-Christian origin, this beautiful example of Romanesque architecture stands out for its façade of 64 panels, previously covered by frescoes. Inside there is a 6C crypt containing some Fresco fragments from the 14C.

  • 7 Ponte romano di Solestà (Roman bridge of Solestà) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Ponte di Solestà I - 63100 Ascoli Piceno

    Built under Augustus, this audacious bridge is made up of a single arch more than 25 metres long. In front of it, there is a 14C door with a 16C washhouse close by.

  • 8 Cathedral (Duomo)

    Religious buildings

    P.za Arringo I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    Built in the 12C, this Cathedral is fronted by a grandiose Renaissance façade designed by Cola dell'Amatrice. On the left side, notice the Door of the Muse, which is a graceful work of the late Renaissance. Inside there is a magnificent polyptych by ..

  • 9 Caffè Meletti (Café Meletti)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Popolo I - 63100 Ascoli Piceno

    Situated in the arcades of the piazza del Popolo, this caf, open in 1904 is a jewel of Liberty style - the Italian Art nouveau. The fame won by this cafe was helped by its "anisette" and a film (Les Dauphins, by Citto Maselli in 1960).

  • 10 Museo archeologico (archaeological museum)

    Museums and art

    P.za Arringo 28 I - 63100 Ascoli Piceno

    Situated in the Panichi palaces, opposite the town hall, this museum harbours pieces from the Picine period ( (9-6 BC) as well as Roman mosaics from the 1st century AD.

  • 11 S. Agostino (Église Saint-Augustin)

    Religious buildings

    Corso Mazzini I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    Built in the Renaissance, this church harbours a fresco by Cola dell'Amatrice and a 14C Madonna of Humility, which evokes the Fabriano school.

  • 12 Via delle Torri (Tower street)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. delle Torri I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    They were many towers that used to stand here, hence its name. The 12C twin towers, which remain to this day, help you conjure an image of how it once looked. The 14C Church of Saint Peter is located at the end of the street.

  • 13 Via dei Soderini (Soderini street)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. dei Soderini I - 63100 Ascoli-Piceno

    The main street of the medieval town is bordered by many palaces, feudal towers, and intersected at right angles by narrow picturesque streets. Don't miss the small Lombard palace (palazzetto Longobardo) built in the 11 and 13C flanked by the elegant..

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