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Atri Travel guide
Atri : Michelin's recommendations
The ancient settlement of Hatria-Picena, founded by an Italic people and later on a Roman colony, has a beautiful hillside setting overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Some traces of the Roman town have survived, e.g. below the chancel of the cathedral and in Piazza Duomo. The historic city centre has retained its medieval alleyways, as well as many splendid Renaissance and Baroque buildings.
Tourist attractions Atri : Things to see and do
Piazza Duchi d'Acquaviva
It is impossible not to be impressed by this landscape, known locally as scrimioni (streaks), which has been compared to scenes from Dante's Inferno. Composed of a series of precipices, a vegetation so sparse as to be almost nonexistent and white sed..
Built on the foundations of a Roman edifice, probably a temple, this 13C-14C building is a fine example of the transitional Romanesque-Gothic style. It features a superb series of sculpted doorways which became a model for later production in the reg..