Attractions

Top Choice Piazza in Ascoli Piceno

Piazza del Popolo

The harmonious and simply lovely Piazza del Popolo has been Ascoli's salotto (sitting room) since Roman times. The rectangular square is flanked on the west by the 13th-century Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo. Built…
Museum in Ascoli Piceno

Pinacoteca

Gathered around a tree-shaded courtyard, the second-largest art gallery in Le Marche sits inside the 17th-century Palazzo Comunale. It boasts an outstanding display of art, sculpture and religious artefacts; there a…
Cathedral in Ascoli Piceno

Duomo della Città di Ascoli Piceno

Topped by a pair of mismatched towers, Ascoli's duomo was built in the 16th century over a medieval building and dedicated to St Emidio, patron saint of the city. In the Cappella del Sacramento is the Polittico, a p…
Church in Ascoli Piceno

Chiesa di San Francesco

This beautiful church was started back in 1262 as an homage to a visit from St Francis himself. In the left nave is a 15th-century wooden cross that miraculously made it through a 1535 fire at the Palazzo dei Capita…
Church in Ascoli Piceno

Chiesa di San Pietro Martire

The 14th-century Chiesa di San Pietro Martire is dedicated to the saint who founded the Dominican community at Ascoli. The chunky Gothic structure houses the Reliquario della Santa Spina, containing what is said to …
Museum in Ascoli Piceno

Museo Archeologico

Ascoli's archaeological museum holds a small collection of tribal artefacts from Piceni and other European people dating back to the first centuries AD.
Museum in Ascoli Piceno

Museo dell'Arte Ceramica

The Museo dell'Arte Ceramica has displays on the major Italian pottery towns, including Deruta, Faenza and Genoa.
Gallery in Ascoli Piceno

Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea

This gallery homes in on a small collection of Italian contemporary art, including a number of graphic works.
Historic Building in Ascoli Piceno

Torre degli Ercolani

This 40m-high tower, west of the Chiesa di San Pietro Martire, is the tallest of the town's medieval towers. Palazzetto Longobardo, a 12th-century Lombard-Romanesque defensive position and now the Ostello dei Longob…