Ascoli Piceno


ID: #3862
Type: Villages and city of art
Location: Riviera delle Palme, Piceno and Sibillini Mountains
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Visit Ascoli Piceno Marches

How to see in Ascoli Piceno

People’s  square

Palace of the Captains

Saint Francisco church

Arringo square

Bishop’s Palace and Civic picture-gallery

Meletti Caffè

Sanit Emidio temples

Vie delle Stelle e Roman Bridge

Type of accommodation in Ascoli PicenoHotelResidenceCountry House, Camping, Agriturismi, Bed and Breakfast (choose our recommended facilities in the left column).

Distance from the sea:  36 Km

The nearest seaside resort: Palms Riviera.

How to reach Ascoli Piceno by car: thanks to a good A/14 motorway junction, Ascoli Piceno is connected with the gate of San Benedetto del Tronto.

How to reach Ascoli Piceno by train:  the nearest railway station to Ascoli Piceno is San Benedetto del Tronto (Bologna-Lecce). The rail links between San Benedetto del Tronto and Ascoli Piceno are guaranteed by a local train line and a bus service of the START Company Ltd.

How to reach Ascoli Piceno by bus: the bus company START Ltd. (+39.06.446.05.67, +39.0736.259.091) connects three times a day Rome with Ascoli Piceno and vice versa.

How to reach Ascoli Piceno by plane: The nearest airports are: Pescara, Ancona and Rome. There are train services from Pescara and Ancona to San Benedetto del Tronto. The easiest  way to reach Ascoli Piceno from Rome with public transports is the bus company START Ltd.


It is possible to visit the city on foot, even for families with children and strollers.

The city is accessible to people with disabilities.


Tourist Information and Welcome Office

Town Hall – Sala dei Mercatori
Piazza Arringo, 7
Opening Hours and Days:
from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 06.30 p.m
Saturday: from  09:00 a.m. to 01:00 / from 02:00 p.m. to 06:30 p.m.
Sunday and holidays service managed to the Cooperative: from 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Phone  0736.298.334

IAT Tourist Information and Welcome Office

Phone 0736.253.045 – fax 0736.252.391


Cultural Events Information
Captains Palace – People Square
Opening Hours and Days:
from 08:30 a.m. to 01:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 03:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Phone 0736.244.975 – 0736.244.989
Fax. 0736.244.976



Ascoli Piceno is the capital of the province of the Marche.

The old town of Ascoli Piceno is almost entirely made of travertine and it is the most admired in the Region and in the central Italy too, for its artistic and architectural treasures.

Ascoli Piceno is called the City of hundred Towers because it preserves several noble and bell-towers.

The Renaissance People Square is one of the most beautiful square in Italy tank to its historical, artistic and urban importance.

Ascoli Piceno is a bishopric. Instead, the business area develops in the lower valley of the Tronto river.

The city is not far from the Adriatic sea and it borders on two protected natural areas: the Gran Sasso National Park, the Laga Mountains and Sibillini Mountains National Park.

On People’s Square there are some of the most important buildings as Captains Palace,the historic Meletti Caffè and the Saint Francisco Church.

The oldest square in Ascoli Piceno is the important Arringo Square, where there are the Baptistery of Saint Giovanni with medieval origins, theSaint Emidio with the crypt dedicated to the Saint Patron. Besides there are the Bishop’s Palace and the Arengo Palace the home of the picture-gallery.

It is possible to visit the following monuments: the Roman Solestà bridge which can be visited inside, the Roman theater ruins, the Annunciation Caves a Mammoth Roman period construction, the Pia Fortress, the Malatesta Fort and the Longobardo building with the Ercolani tower.

In Ascoli Piceno there are also temples dedicated to the patron saint as: Sanit Emidio Caves and Sanit Emidio Red and Vincent and Anastasius church with the characteristic façade divided in panes.

Ascoli Piceno is characteristic for its squares and monuments, but also for its streets, as: via Pretorianavia di Solestàvia delle Stellevia Soderinivia del Trivio,antico cardo and Mazzini main street.

Ultime da Ascoli Piceno