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A 494 meters above sea level, just 10 km from the coast of Grottammare, Ripatransone is called the "Belvedere del Piceno", to the stunning 360 degree views from its summit that opens onto the surrounding area. A view that allows you to appreciate the variety of landscapes of Piceno, from the sea to the hills of vineyards and olive groves until you see the Sibillini Mountains, about 40 km away. The fifteenth-century walls that enclose an old town itself is a striking work of art: next to the urban, medieval type, like all centers of the hinterland, you can admire Renaissance and Baroque buildings, particularly along the main course. Ripatransone is also a small town rich in culture, museum center third of the Piceno has a remarkable historical and artistic heritage, preserved in its museums, among which the important Archaeological Museum with rare finds of prehistoric and Roman civilization Piceno. To visit the Art Gallery, with works cha come to sec. XV and refined architectural works such as theater Mercantini, recently restored and the amphitheater of the sources. In museums, during the summer, you can enjoy free guided tours. One interesting feature in Ripatransone is the narrowest lane Italy, just 43 cm wide, between 2 medieval buildings.
Offida is a pretty hill town, 18 km from the sea, which has preserved its medieval urban structure. In its historical center, among the most beautiful of Piceno, enclosed in beautiful crenellated walls, stand the Town Hall, home to the historic theater "Serpente Aureo", and the Church of S. Maria della Rocca. The Town Hall is a brick building very elegant balance of its proportions, enhanced by a fourteenth-century tower crowned with battlements. The Church of Santa Maria della Rocca is instead the main monument, situated on a majestic cliff, with a beautiful crypt of Romanesque-Gothic style. Offida is most famous for working with bobbin lace, obtained through the web of fine threads wound on bobbins in wood. Even today, walking through the streets of downtown, you can meet women who work the pillow on our doorstep. An art that is still handed down from mother to daughter. Some of the most beautiful works made ​​bobbin are currently in the Lace Museum, preserved in the Palace Pagnanelli, which also houses the Municipal Art Gallery, and the Museum of Archaeology and Popular Traditions. Also worth visiting is the Museum Sergiacomi Aldo (1912-1994) that contains the works of the homonymous sculptor of Offida. Offida is also home on Fridays in July and August of a fascinating evening craft market.
Acquaviva, 365 meters above sea level, on the hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea, offers a pleasant occasion, a few km from the sea (6 km from the coast of San Benedetto), for a walk in the fresh air, among the picturesque lanes, narrow and winding, medieval historic core. Here, the old village, there is a monument symbol of the country, the medieval fortress, a beautiful fortress, a masterpiece of military Marche, dating from the fourteenth century, which has preserved its ancient and majestic beauty. From the top of the keep, the show is enchanting landscape that you can discover with a view of the sea, the hills to the peaks of the Gran Sasso. Acquaviva is also a country that preserves its historical traditions and crafts. Still survives the art of making baskets with wheat straw, the so-called 'pagliarole', typical hand woven baskets. Among the most important should be noted the 'Palio del Duca', medieval reenactment held on the first Friday of August, during which the two districts of the old town, the fortress and the hill, face off in a series of medieval games. In summer, every Wednesday in July and August, the streets of the old town, is held in the evening a picturesque 'Market Association of typicality'.
Ascoli Piceno, a city of travertine, is one of the most beautiful towns of the Marches, full of suggestions, a jewel of Art to visit. Indulging the pleasure of discovering its artistic treasures and monuments that can be read in the palaces, squares, facades of houses in the old town. A beautiful old town, which has harmony and elegance to the beauty of Ascoli travertine, with its typical shades of ivory and fine grain, stone with which for 2000 years has been built around the urban fabric of the buildings of all types up to the pavement of its squares. Ancient capital of Piceno, more ancient than Rome, Ascoli is a city of many faces showing her great past, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, in its architecture, as in the evocative glimpses of its squares, most notably the People's Square, the symbol of the city, lounge in Italy, which overlooks the scenic Church of St. Francis in a beautiful Romanesque-Gothic style. Ascoli, the town of ’oliva all’ascolana’, is also famous for the Tournament of the Quintana, which is held every year between late July and early August, which is a re-enactment of the ancient medieval games among the various districts of the city , along with a spectacular parade in costumes fifteenth. To visit the many museums in the city that testify to the historical and artistic wealth of its past.
Along the 5 km long seaside promenade, one of the most picturesque in Italy, we understand why this place is called "Riviera delle Palme": flanked by 7000 palm trees, 20 different types, interspersed with flowers and oleanders, St. Benedict today has nearly 50,000 inhabitants. The splendid waterfront, recently redeveloped, with 8 km bike path, located on the east side of the waterfront and allows you to fully enjoy the spectacle offered by lush vegetation. San Benedetto del Tronto, in addition to being an important fishing port and fish market that sells fish active throughout Italy, is one of the most popular seaside resorts of the Adriatic coast, loved for its long beach sand, palm trees to grow on the beach and the large pine forests that characterize the center. The port of Saint Benedict also offers the opportunity to take advantage of touring boats for trips on the sea near the coast, during which tenders are delicious tastings of freshly caught fish with the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the open sea. From the sea, which is still one of the cornerstones of the history and economy of the city, were received important evidence preserved in the Fish Museum and the Museum of amphorae.