The city of Ascoli Piceno has ancient origins, its past several thousand years (existed before Rome) is shown in the remains, in the testimonies remained to challenge the centuries, can still be seen and visited.
The city of Ascoli Piceno is located near the Apennines and by its geographical position takes precisely the sub- Apenninic climate.It is near of the Monte Ascensione, from San Marco hill and the Mountain of Flowers .
It is located within walking distance of two national parks , the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga and National Park of Monti Sibillini.
The beauty of historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the city of Ascoli Piceno is undisputed that so much has been submitted for nomination as a World Heritage Site UNESCO territory. In the coming years it will become part of this ranking of sites in the world that demonstrate the importance from the point of view of the cultural and natural. His style is Renaissance and floors are travertine especially in the historic center.
The main square, Piazza del Popolo, presents this beautiful travertine flooring and side balconies which, together with crenellated tower , offer a striking image, especially at night with the reflection of artificial lights with a very singular play of colors and shadows. In front of Palace of the Captains it can see the great elegance of the building. And there, we are not far off the other two beautiful squares , Piazza Arringo which is the oldest and Piazza Ventidio Basso, where he plays the well-known event of the Quintana, an historic event with jousting tournament and parade of historical costumes.
There are also some theaters recently refurbished to visit such as the Ventidio Basso, the Philharmonic Theater and the Roman Theatre. There are, moreover , the university with different faculties, three libraries, the Public Library, Library and Diocesan Archives and the State Archives.
There are many museums such as the Art Gallery, the Gallery of Contemporary Art Osvaldo Licini, the Pottery Museum, the Museum of the Middle Ages, the Diocesan Museum, the Museum of Paper Mill papal and others. The strategic geographical position of Ascoli Piceno allows you to quickly reach the Terme Acquasanta, the Mountains and also the beach of San Benedetto del Tronto and therefore the neighboring towns on the Adriatic Riviera.