Nature, art, culture
The Marches are located between the Umbria-Marche Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, the region has a mainly mountainous and hilly territory while the coast extends along the Adriatic Sea for 180 km. The Marche region offers a long coastal stretch that is characterized by the presence of beautiful beaches of golden sand, gravel or rocks, picturesque bays and marinas overlooking the Adriatic. In the southern part of the Region is the Riviera delle Palme, a coastal area known for its wide beaches, green palms, oleanders and pine forests and with renowned seaside resorts such as Cupra Marittima, Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto. A short distance away, in the hinterland, there are many historic villages such as Ripatransone, Offida or Monteprandone, up to the beautiful Ascoli Piceno, with its churches, its squares and a food and wine treasure, in which the famous "Ascolana olive" excels. , famous all over the world.
San Benedetto del Tronto
Known as the capital of the "Riviera delle Palme", San Benedetto del Tronto is a seaside resort in the Marche region. It is located in the province of Ascoli Piceno and is visited by thousands of tourists every summer. It is famous for the seafront full of sculptures, gardens and works of art and for the numerous activities that can be done in the open air. Known since 1800, it is characterized by the numerous Art Nouveau villas and palm trees that line the seafront.
The city of travertine retains all the charm of an enchanted place where the white stone is the leitmotif of a history spanning two thousand years. Ascoli Piceno, located on the southern border of the Marches, between Abruzzo and Lazio and crossed by the consular via Salaria, fascinates the visitor for the richness of its monuments and its works of art that can be discovered inside its numerous churches, museums and its historic buildings.
The Riviera delle Palme
San Benedetto del Tronto is located in the heart of the Riviera delle Palme, a stretch of coast in the Marche region which owes its name to the widespread presence of this plant. The Riviera extends for several kilometers passing through Grottammare and arriving in Cupra Marittima. One of the best ways to discover this strip of the Adriatic coast is by taking the cycle-pedestrian path that crosses the three municipalities, almost always skirting the coast.
The heart of the village is Piazza del Popolo, with its unusual triangular shape, overlooked by buildings of different styles and materials. On the main side you can admire the Palazzo Comunale, with an elegant loggia of thirteen travertine columns and a 15th century portico. formed by brick columns with travertine capitals. The portico of the town hall leads to the splendid Teatro del Serpente Aureo, built in the 19th century, rich in stucco and gilded carvings. The eighteenth-century Church of the Collegiata also overlooks the same square, which has a facade with a composite style and the Church of the Addolorata, where the Coffin of the Dead Christ is kept. Not far away is the Church of S. Agostino.
Grottammare Alta, the ancient village of the city, stands on the hill and overlooks the modern part, offering suggestive panoramic views. Already from the A14 motorway coming from the north, the village captures the attention of travelers before the tunnel hides it from view. The village belongs to the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is absolutely an essential stop on a trip to the Marche region.