Route "THE PLOT OF THE STORY. THE FABRIC OF HISTORY"
We will visit the ancient village of Civitella del Tronto , a town known as a city-fortress, for the exceptional adaptation of his urban fabric the military needs of strong above. Every way that we will cover will tell the story of those historical figures who spent part of their lives in these places, such as Ferdinand II of Bourbon , Carlo Pisacane, Matthew Wade, Angelina Montegiove, Fra Guglielmo Isnardi . The outstanding social environment was born in this village, a microcosm peopled by merchants, landlords and military gentry, Italian and European, is the most effective showcase in the exhibition rooms of Nina Art Museum Creative Textile . Precious haute couture clothing welcome us in halls set up so that we soak in the history of the nineteenth century, when the ' Unification of Italy erased the boundary of the Tronto and radically he changed the history of Civitella . At the end we will take the way back.
Route "THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE ENEMY"
Arrival in the square in front of the sanctuary of the Our Lady of Enlightenment , to see from below the fortress city of Civitella del Tronto, the unique combination of urban complex and military structures, merged into a steely defensive logic and last stronghold Bourbon to fall after the unification of Italy in 1861. We will enter the shrine, a privileged location for the invading armies of the past, where you will see the ancient sculpture Abruzzo Renaissance. Exit will travel walk is the access road to the village of Civitella (1 km). We access the Spanish fortress through a rising mechanized system. Each corner will be an excellent location to enjoy an observation . After the tour we will reach the village below through The Ruetta , narrow alley, gradually compressed between two houses, to admire a unique urban complex adapted to the needs of the military strong. We will, therefore, the way back.
Route "Ascoli Piceno CITY OF TRAVERTINO"
Architecture Renaissance and the museums tell centuries of history and creativity. The route winds through these elegant squares, real open-air museums, on which overlook the most beautiful monuments of the city. It starts from the medieval Piazza Arringo , bordered by some of the most significant buildings of the city: Baptistery (the Romanesque era), the majestic ( inside which it is preserved polyptych beautiful Carlo Crivelli ), the Town Hall within which is located the Pinacoteca Civica ; it then crosses the sixteenth Piazza del Popolo , surrounded on two sides by a beautiful porch, bordered by the Palace of the Captains (fruit of the union of more medieval buildings), from Coffee Meletti (rare example of Art Nouveau cafes), the Basilica of St. Francis XIII-XIV century. with Loggia dei Mercanti .
Along Corso Mazzini (the ancient Roman decumanus) is reached Piazza S. Agostino dominated by the façade of the Romanesque church (recently renovated, in whose convent a Cultural Pole was realized that houses the Municipal Library and the Gallery of Contemporary Art) and by two imposing towers noble (Ascoli was once the city of a hundred towers, and I'm still remained a large number); the tour ends along the rue characteristics to reach Square St. Thomas , former Roman amphitheater, with the Church of San Tommaso (Romanesque), its cloister is home to the Art Museum ceramic . Among the travertine blocks and columns milky color you can admire the fine collection of pottery from the most important workshops Ascoli and popular cities such as Castelli, Deruta etc.
Route "OFFIDA. THE LAND of GOLDEN SNAKE"
By the cult of the golden snake ancient tradition of bobbin lace , through the tangible evidence of a Eucharistic miracle . Starting from the monument to the lace (Offida bobbin lace town) at the entrance of Offida, travel along the ancient streets to visit the unique Theatre of the Golden Snake , hosted in medieval Town Hall. From there we will reach the Lace Museum pillow where you can see a live demonstration of the complex textile art. The most famous monument of the city awaits us at the end of the village, in a secluded position: the ' Abbey of Santa Maria della Rocca (XI sec.), Double church built on the remains of a Lombard castle. Returning to the country we will visit the Church of St. Augustine , which houses the relics of the Eucharistic Miracle.