The town of a hundred towers, the town of travertine, the centre of the Piceno land.
There are many ways to define Ascoli Piceno, the capital of the most southern province of the Marche and, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful cities of the region.
Ascoli Piceno has so many angles, perspectives and aspects to discover that shut her up in a single category is not easy.
Where to begin our story of Ascoli?
Surely from it’s magnificent Piazza del Popolo, a square where the white travertine floor makes it shiny and glistening.The square is dominated from the Church of San Francesco, on the short side, on both sides by an elegant portico, and on the another the majestic Palace of the Captains (the city hall) dominates the scene.To the left of this building the old Caffè Meletti one of the historic cafes of Italy, which has preserved its liberty style décor.
Don’t forget to visit and tasting of the Meletti anisette, a sweet liqueur made from aniseed, typical of the area.
Ascoli Piceno offers much more, such as the masterpiece of Crivelli, kept in the Duomo, the hundred towers, the papal paper mills, churches, and other more things to discovered.
How to get to Ascoli Piceno
Ascoli Piceno is 30 Km far from the coast and from San Benedetto del Tronto (A14) connected by the free highway “Ascoli-Mare”. You can arrive by train (from San Benedetto del Tronto Station) and by bus (especially from Rome). Look at the Roma Marche Linea. The nearest airports are Bologna, Roma ,Pescara and Falconara/Ancona. Try the voli Low Cost Expedia.