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Ascoli Piceno rises to the confluence of the rivers Castellano and Tronto, on one cliff cape to approximately 25 kilometers of distance from the Adriatic. The name encloses also its ancient origins.
Ascoli Piceno has been founded from the italico people of the Piceni; subsequently it has been conquered from the Roman, than it they called Asculum.
But Ascoli has a mostly medieval aspect; numerous towers are in fact present. These towers came made to construct from the noble families of the city as power and wealth symbols.
Before that Federico II, in 1242 made some to destroy nearly the half, seems ce of they were quite 200. Currently if they count some approximately 50, some inglobate in the houses, others used like bell towers of churches.
The heart of the city is Public square of the People, lastricata of travertino. It is found to the crossing between the thistle, via of the Trivio, and the decuman, Mazzini course. Here the beautifulst Palace of the Captains of the going back People to XIII the century shows oneself, when three various buildings and one came unifica you tower.
In Public square of the People the gotica Church of Saint Francisco always shows oneself who was constructed in the first half of 1200. To side of the church two chiostri is opened. The greater Chiostro laughed them to 1500 and is constituted from 20 arched. The smaller Chiostro, more ancient, is constituted from 22 arched.
Beside the church we find the Loggia of the Merchants, one commissioned structure much elegant one in the 1500 from the corporation of the lanaioli. The most ancient public square than Ascoli is public square Harangues, the religious and political heart of Ascoli; here we can find the Dome. The church has been reconstructed in the course of the centuries but the more ancient parts go back to VIII the century, but the aspect of the facade is that intentional one from Strains of the Amatrice in 1500.
Beside the Dome we find the Baptistry, of octagonal shape, has a more ancient inner part, while the outside in travertino going back to XI the century.
In public square I always harangue we find the Palace Episcopal, the Palace of the Arengo, the church of Saint Gregorio Magno (of XIII the century), the church of Saint Vittore and that one of Saint Maria Intervineas (V century). To Ascoli a going back roman theatre to the century is present also I b.c.
The better period to visit Ascoli is on July, August, September.
Every the first Sunday of the month the Giostra of the Quintana (one of the most ancient Italian historical rievocazioni is kept). The six sestieri of the city are defied in the giostra of the Saracino, where the knights must try to hit the shield of a fantoccio that he represents a saraceno.
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