Ascoli Piceno
Ascoli Piceno
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Ascoli Piceno The Essential
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With its many towers, this small town in the Marche region is known as "Little Siena" because of its harmonious mix of secular and religious buildings. The former Roman Asculum, a city of travertine stone, enjoyed periods of prosperity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It attracted many artists from other regions, among these the Venetian Carlo Crivelli (1430-94), influenced by Mantegna and Bellini, was the most prestigious; he, in turn, had a profound effect on local painters.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Ascoli Piceno
Piazza del Popolo (Place du Peuple)
Piazza del Popolo (Place du Peuple)
This elongated and harmonious square
30 minutes
Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo
Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo
This palace was built in the 13C and
15 minutes
S.S. Vincenzo e Anastasio
S.S. Vincenzo e Anastasio
Of early-Christian origin, this
15 minutes
Ponte romano di Solestà (Roman bridge of Solestà)
Ponte romano di Solestà (Roman bridge of Solestà)
Built under Augustus, this audacious
60 minutes
Corso Mazzini (Cours Mazzini)
Corso Mazzini (Cours Mazzini)
Palaces from a variety of periods flank
15 minutes
S. Francesco (Saint-Francis Church)
S. Francesco (Saint-Francis Church)
Built between the 13th and 16C, this
15 minutes