Holidays in Le Marche : Historic places to visit (Citta d'arte nelle Marche)


Le Marche is a region rich in culture, artistic and architectural beauty, the ideal destination for cultural holidays in search of art treasures, offering numerous cities of art of great value amd importance, among which are: Urbino, Macerata, Loreto, Recanati, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno.


Remarkable is the regional heritage, with works ranging from Romanesque to Gothic Cistercian from the fourteenth century to the Renaissance paintings by Raphael, Charles Crivellii and Lorenzo Lotto. The cities of the region are rich in historic and medieval atmosphere, or the eighteenth century, or in the nature of a city "ideals" of the Renaissance period. In urban centers, often still surrounded by walls, alternate ancient sites and commercial power, squares touched by ancient Roman roads, buildings of ancient noble families or places of spiritual and ecclesiastical offices.



In Fermo you can admire the huge underground complex of pools Epuratorie (Roman cisterns) Augustan era, unique in Europe, works of art including the Nativity by Rubens, the fifteenth-century city walls with its massive towers and battlements, the cathedral and the wonderful panoramic terrace overlooking the coast.

Ascoli Piceno named the City of a Hundred Spires, whose old town owes its look to harmonious and compact travertine. In the view of the city in the Middle Ages stood about 200 towers of the nobility, in 1242 Frederick II did destroy ninety. Today, we can still trace fifty: Some intact, many downsized and incorporated in homes. Do not miss the masterpiece painted in 1473 by Carlo Crivelli, the Polyptych of St. Emidio, complete with the original frame is stored in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Another must see is The Coffee Meletti, one of the 150 coffee houses in Italy, was in the original Liberty style, overlooking Piazza del Popolo, the "living room" of the city ..


Urbino is so rich in history, art and culture to be considered one of the cradles of the Renaissance. Do not miss a visit to the Doge's Palace where you can admire the works of Raphael, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello and Giovanni Bellini. In addition, the Cathedral, where you can admire the Last Supper of Barocci, and the birthplace of Raphael. From Fortezza Albornoz you can admire a splendid panorama.

Ascoli Piceno


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