Welcome to Ascoli Piceno

With a continuous history dating from the Sabine tribe in the 9th century, Ascoli (as it's known locally) is like the long-lost cousin of ancient Rome and a small Marchigiani village, heavy on history and food. Weary legs will appreciate its lack of hills and all travellers will appreciate its historical riches, excellent pinacoteca, one of Italy's unsung perfect piazzas and the calorific veal-stuffed fried olive... Read More

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Travertine Stone Lab Tour

The travertine stone workshop in Ascoli Piceno starts with a private or on-request transfer to Frazione Rosara Travertine Quarry, less than 2 miles (3 km) from Ascoli Piceno city center. You will meet your guide at your arrival; the guide is also the quarry-owner, so he can explain all the secrets of the quarry.The first step is an introduction in the quarry with the explanation of basic sculpting techniques; in the second step you'll get the first guided approach with the chisel and other sculpture tools; the third step is a guided "arco a secco" construction.You will learn how to build a door arch like Romans in the old Empire, using the travertine stones provided. At the end of your tour and workshop, you will have the opportunity to buy artistic constructions or brick bags to bring home for your children and you. Afterwards, you will be brought back to the Ascoli Piceno city center.

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Pottery Lab in Ascoli Piceno

The Pottery Lab experience starts from 10am in the artisan lab close to Ventidio Basso square, San Pietro Martire and Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio churches, other labs available in Ascoli Piceno.The Lab starts with an introduction to Piceno's and Italian's clay, the second step consists in modelling clay guided by the artisan, and the third and final step will be baking time. In this course you can bring back home your own souvenir thanks to the RAKU technique in baking clay objects, which will make your creations available in an hour.All materials and tools included, souvenir included. Available on request:- shipping your pottery- other languages