Ascoli Piceno Tourism & Travel Guide

7 Days
San Benedetto and Ascoli Piceno

I've been five days in Italy as I type this on a train north to Bologna from Ancona. On my ...

Kurian Joseph
21 Days
Red-eye to Rome
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Red-eye to Rome

~~What’s that they call it, the Butterfly effect? An infinitesimal occurrence with incommen...

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Rome
Days 7, 8 & 9: Finally, the royal city of Rome!Our first stop in Rome was the iconic Colosseum. What a spell binding mom...
Naples
Day9. Naples -Capri or| National Archaeological Museum |Walking food tour |Castle NuovaAs they say the place is as beaut...
Florence
Day 3 & 4: Train to Florence & immersing ourselves in artThe Trenitalia network covers all of Italy and has convenient s...
Modena
Next up is the Acetaia, where you delve into the secrets of the illustrious 12-year old balsamic vinegar or Aceto Balsam...

About Ascoli Piceno

What a beautifully perfect little town Ascoli Piceno is. Situated in a valley with mist covered hills surrounding it, the old town predates the origin of Rome by 600 years. We arrived in a light rain that brought the temperature down to near single digits and walked to the historic town centre after parking just outside of it. Characteristic of ancient Roman towns, the duomo (cathedral) dominates a cobblestoned piazza (town square) at one of its ends. A Brown marble building in typical pre renaissance architecture – now the town hall (formerly the bishop’s residence) that houses a museum - flanks an adjacent side. More modern buildings that house restaurants, cafes and galleries complete the square and an elaborate fountain takes the centre. As the historic areas are closed to traffic, the sounds you hear are the tock – tock of heels on cobblestone and the bitonal peel of the church bells that lend an aural dollop of charm. I recollect reading that the beauty of this town takes even blasé Italian tourists by surprise; it really is difficult to remain unmoved by the mystical energy of this place.

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