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ASCOLI PICENO

The ancient capital of the Piceni preserves memories and monuments that are among the noblest in our country. A stone calendar with its pages chiseled into the local travertine.


  • Ascoli Piceno

    The ancient capital of the Piceni preserves memories and monuments that are among the noblest in our country. A stone calendar with its pages chiseled into the local travertine.

  • Borgo Castello di Mozzano

    Contrada Castello - The oldest medieval agglomeration of the hamlet and the remains of an ancient fortress situated on the road leading to the small hamlet of Tronzano.

  • Ponte Nativo

    A natural bridge along the banks of the Fluvione, one of the most
    characteristic representations of the area’s historical identity.

  • Convento di San Francesco

    The church, with its adjoining convent – one of the first to be erected by the Franciscan order in the Piceno area – was probably founded by St. Francis himself. It underwent transformations in the 15th and 17th centuries, became property of the state in 1885, and again underwent a conservative restoration in the 1980s.

Length km

19

Time hrs

05:30

Max alt. mt

505

Difficulty

E

CONVENTO OF SAN FRANCESCO

The church, with its adjoining convent – one of the first to be erected by the Franciscan order in the Piceno area – was probably founded by St. Francis himself. It underwent transformations in the 15th and 17th centuries, became property of the state in 1885, and again underwent a conservative restoration in the 1980s.

  • Depart from

    Ascoli Piceno

  • Arrive at

    Venarotta

  • Length

    19 km (12 mi)

  • Max altitude

    505 mt (1,657 ft.)

  • Elevation gain

    680 mt (2,231 ft.)

  • Elevation loss

    420 mt (1,378 ft.)

  • Hiking time

    5 hrs 30 min



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PONTE NATIVO

Natural bridge along the banks of the Fluvione, one of the most characteristic representations of the area’s historical identity.

CONVENTO OF SAN FRANCESCO

The church, with its adjoining convent – one of the first to be erected by the Franciscan order in the Piceno area – was probably founded by St. Francis himself. It underwent transformations in the 15th and 17th centuries, became property of the state in 1885, and again underwent a conservative restoration in the 1980s.

Difficoltà E

Escursionistico


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