Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno is just the fourth largest town in the region of Marche, we deem it to be the most pretty of them all - sharing first place together with Urbino.

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Even though Ascoli Piceno is just the fourth largest town in the region of Marche, we deem it to be the most pretty of them all – sharing first place together with Urbino.

Ascoli is situated in a breathtakingly beautiful area in the southern part of Marche, very close to the border with Abruzzo.

“Ascoli Piceno is one of the most beautiful small towns in all of Italy, and I don’t see any other like it”, Guido Piovene wrote in his book “Travel to Italy” in 1957.

Ascoli Piceno is located in Marche


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How to reach Ascoli

By car

It is easy to reach Ascoli if you are driving in a car, since the city is located outside of the subtle but incredibly beautiful hilly terrain of Marche. 

By using the A14 highway you can reach San Benedetto del Tronto, and from there you will continue on towards Ascoli, taking the exit near Marino del Tronto, which leads you into the eastern part of the village. 

If you are making the journey from Rome, you should take the exit headed for the A24 highway and Teramo, and from there travel towards Ancona on the A14 highway. If you prefer driving on smaller roads you can also reach Ascoli by driving on the SS4, which offers a shorter distance than the highway, but with significantly more hills and turns. 

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Visit Ascoli Piceno by train

We have a partnership with Trenitalia that makes it simple and easy for you to buy your train ticket online.

All you have to do is buy the ticket, get on the train and present the ticket with the QR code to the train conductor.

Ascoli does not have its own train station, which leads back towards San Benedetto del Tronto, which has public transport directly connected to Ascoli. 

San Benedetto del Tronto is connected by trains with larger cities like Milano, Bologna, Ancona, Pescara and Bari. Once you are in San Benedetto del Tronto you will need to jump on the busses called “START”. 

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Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno

No city with respect for itself is without its own piazza in Italy. In Ascoli Piceno that place is Piazza del Popolo, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful piazzas in all of Italy. This is of course a huge boon and acknowledgement for the small Italian village.

The beautiful Renaissance square features noble bell towers, monasteries and churches. So be prepared to spend a few days in the city, in order to feel the atmosphere of this stunning square, and also get your camera ready. This is the epitome of the Renaissance and the epitome of world-class architecture.


Ascoli Piceno in Marche

Attractions in Ascoli Piceno

The city is an old medieval town, which means there are all kinds of ancient and impressive buildings. Here you can experience various duomos (cathedrals and churches) in different styles.

Museo Archeologico offers a display of the ancient Piceno people. And also the Cattedrale di Sant’Emidio, il Battistero di San Giovanni, as well as many other sights can be enjoyed endlessly here.

Rua delle Stelle

There’s hardly anything better than a stroll along romantic Rua delle Stelle, after a visit to the Piazza del Popolo. It is one of the most fascinating streets in the city, and in the whole region of Marche. Rua delle Stelle is actually a path which you will find in the historical center of the city.

A part of this path snakes alongside the Tronto River, starting at Porta di Borgo Solesta, passing the Porta Romana district before arriving at what was once the church of Santa Maria delle Stelle.

Piazza Arringo i Ascoli Piceno