Ascoli Piceno Vacations
Ascoli Piceno in Marche has a population of roughly 51,000 people.
The national capital Rome is situated 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Ascoli Piceno, while Florence is 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the northwest.
The area in and around Ascoli Piceno is world-renowned for its religious buildings, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy the many sites. The Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo and the Tempietto Sant'Emidio Rosso are two of the most visited of these. The Chiesa di Santa Maria del Lago and the Tempietto di Sant'Emidio alle Grotte are two other picturesque places of worship in Ascoli Piceno.
Travel back in time by visiting the many important heritage sites in Ascoli Piceno. Some of the most fascinating local historic attractions to see are the Forte Malatesta, the Porta Gemina and the Fortezza Pia.
Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Arringo are great spots to rest those weary feet and to experience the seasonal colors of Ascoli Piceno. This is where you can see the more relaxed face of Ascoli Piceno.
Ascoli Piceno is home to some acclaimed performing arts houses; the most popular is the much-loved Teatro dell'Aquila. Ascoli Piceno locals enjoy an energetic arts scene, so check the entertainment guides to see what’s on during your vacation.
Before you leave Ascoli Piceno, do try to see the Church of St. Francis the Fonte di Sant'Emidio and the Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio; three more places which help make the area the special place it is.