Villa Sgariglia Resort Campolungo
Localita Campolungo, Ascoli Piceno, 63100, Italy
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The outside setting of the cafe Mellini
Take home some of Marinella's creative foods
what is the closest hotel.rental/ airport to ascoli piceno? pls tell me all the info you can and a cheap hotel to stay at would be great..........thanks
The nearest MAIN LINE railway station is in San Benedetto del Tronto.
On the Bologna-Lecce line.
This can be reached from Ascoli Piceno by local train or bus
Buses are run by START are on here: http://www.startspa.it/ - Look at top right for times. or this: http://www.startspa.it/ap-sbt-cit-an.htm
nearest airports are:
ANCONA Falconara Airport
This hotel has reasonable rates; http://www.cantinadellarte.it/ at Rua della Lupa, 8
Travel Tips for Ascoli Piceno
Since the founding of Ascoli Piceno as a free city-state, this is the square where public assemblies were held. The word "arengo" means just that and so the corruption to Arringo. The buildings look like they were erected just recently and the splendid Cathedral of S. Emidio is a fine example of just that. On its left is the octagonal Baptistry of S. Giovanni. Somewhat sadly, I felt, some young urchins were bounding their bikes up and down the steps while I took the photo but, that's life!
If you've ever wondered about the geometrical significance of the Baptistry, wonder no more. The square plant of the bottom part represents the terrestrial world, the dome is the sky; in other words, the immensity; the central octagonal part represents baptism as the mediation between the earthly and the divine.
The saint after whom the cathedral was named came from Trier in Germany and was the first bishop of Ascoli. After his martyrdom in 303AD, St. Emidio became the patron saint of the city and this is celebrated annually on August 5th. He is also invoked in all of Italy as protector against earthquakes.
Out of sight to the right is the Arengo Palace, seat of the town hall.
It is here that the Municipal Art Gallery can be viewed and, while I was there, an exhibition featuring the Longobards was on.
In Ascoli you had better be...
In Ascoli you had better be prepared to speak some Italian. This is a small town, off the beaten track, and foreign tourists are rare enough to attract attention from the locals, to the extent that we got stared at fairly frequently. Absolutely no one made any attempt to speak to us in English, which I find to be quite rare in Italy, and it was always assumed we understood what they were saying. (not always true!) Most people were very nice, while maintaining some reserve.
We were traveling from Norcia to Ancona to catch an overnight ferry to Croatia. Consequently were able to spend just a few hours wandering around. To say that we were impressed with Ascoli would be an understatement. All four of us are intent on returning for an extended visit.
Ascoli Piceno is the major city of the southern Marche with enough museums, churches, squares, and parks for several days of exploring. The mountains and the Adriatic are short drives. I can envision a week in Ascoli with a car, alternating between in-city days and day trips into the surrounding area.
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