The Piceno is the southern section of Marche Region, between the basins of the rivers Tenna and Ete Morto, to the north, and Tronto, to the south on the border with Abruzzo Region.
Hilly ridges descend from the mountain chain of Sibillini to the Adriatic sea. Near the coastline, they rise in suggestive terraces overlooking the sea, on which, from the Middle Ages, defensive and clean air needs have favored the creation of urban centers unique for historical and artistic treasures, embedded the colors and scents the citrus groves and the Mediterranean.
On the ridges, at short distance from each other, have grown from ‘XI – XII century’ ‘, inhabited castles protected by walls, jealous of their autonomy that is resistant over time to the control of two reference cities , Fermo and Ascoli.
Visit Piceno according to the articulation of ridges and valleys is the best choice to appreciate within the most appropriate places of art and worship, landscape values and traditions, productive and typical gastronomic specialties.
It’s ‘also an opportunity to immerse in itineraries and unusual routes, high in interests and ideas.
Hotels, hostels, holiday homes, campsites, holiday villages, stately homes, country houses, farm holidays, bed and breakfast offer hospitality to satisfy all needs.
Nothing obvious and repetitive, in three thousand years of history.
(From « Itinerari Piceni », Province of Ascoli Piceno)
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