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Grottammare and surroundings
Its name comes from "Grotte a Mare" and dates from the eleventh-century Xil, although some historians traced back to its origin to an earlier era, following the discovery of some elements belonging to a necropolis Picena. To visit: the Roman Cistern, called "the bath of the Queen" near the Church of S. Martino, the Church of S. Augustine of the sixteenth century, in which a fresco attributed to Vincenzo Pagani, or the "Our Lady of Mercy", the Church of St. pievanile John, who welcomes Ie remains of Bishop Bartholomew Bacher (1726-1814); the Collegiate Church of St. Lucia was built by Pope Sixtus V. The ancient village has a medieval system typically has an irregular plan, closed the palace priory, the tower, the church, by the lodges and the theater. The eastern side of the square and almost completely occupied by the Theatre dell'Arancio. Dating back to the late eighteenth century, it takes its name from the orange tree, which was once located at the center of the square. To admire the villas in the Art Nouveau style, the sea along Viale Cristoforo Colombo. Grottammare, on the Riviera delle Palme, is a great place to vacation. Note the nineteenth century seaside resort already boasts miles of beach and a smooth crystal clear Adriatic sea is probably that boasts every summer the Blue Flag. Lush gardens, orange groves and a lush waterfront welcome tourists all year round, thanks to a very mild climate and temperate. Parks and pine forests as well as bicycle and pedestrian trails behind the beach will make your stay in Grottammare particularly suitable for relaxation and recreation. Particularly beautiful the medieval village, situated on the highest part of the city where you can enjoy a wonderful view on the entire coast of Piceno.
Tourism in the Piceno: Nature, knowledge and tastes.
The Piceno: from the coast to the mountains covered with snow, one great scene! Ancient border of the Papal States and the Kingdom of Naples and the Chienti, the Sibillini and the Adriatic Sea. A multitude of cultural and environmental heritage, two natural parks, the Monti Sibillini National and Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga; a predominantly hilly landscape harmoniously shaped over time, fine craft traditions, which do not annoy the guest, but fulfill him in a territory button and quiet at the same time a beautiful coastline that runs through the territory along the length with unique mutations landscape. A climate favorable weather, but also a human climate friendly and helpful. Agricultural land produce the fruits of the typical Mediterranean crops, including the olive and the vine, whose production areas are located in the northern ridge of the middle and lower valley of the Tronto. From the Apennines, the hills, the Adriatic Sea, between castles and caves, rivers and colorful festivals; by car, on horseback, by bike, by mountain bike or on foot or by bike and on a Vespa, every turn you pleasant surprises: beautiful mountain landscapes, hills watched over by castles or covered in vineyards, romantic beaches on the sea. There are many itineraries, trails and paths to suit your desires and indulge your passions in a relaxed atmosphere in a land of ancient traditions and unique flavors like the Terre del Piceno.
Food and wine and agricultural productions of excellence.
The Territory Piceno offers a wide range of local products, local dishes and culinary traditions of ancient and therefore a huge variety of flavors and aromas. In the Territory Piceno you can taste the flavors of the past, made ​​of simple dishes, enriched by the typical products of our countryside and mountains. The verdant hills of Piceno Territory, gently sloping from the Apennines to the sea and are the ideal area, the most important of the Marche Region for the cultivation of vines and besides for the production of wine and oil quality. There are numerous wineries, famous throughout the world, have their headquarters in the Territory. Food and wine of the Territory Piceno, presents dishes from the sea and land, being the area lying between the Adriatic coast and the central Apennines. There are numerous recipes ranging dall'apprezzato fish soup, plates of meat, truffles and mushrooms and especially for olives ascolane, hallmark of an entire region Marche.